DCSD Assesment Schedule



DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSESSMENT DATES

2019-2020


Federally Mandated

ACCESS For ELLs

Students who have been identified as English language learners 

Grades K-12

January 13-February 14, 2020


Colorado NAEP 

Grade 8

(To be done on a sampling basis on odd years)

October 14–December 20, 2019 

NAEP Selected Schools 

State Mandated

CMAS  (Colorado Measures of Academic Success)

ELA and Math 

Grades 3-8

March 23-April 24, 2020 (Extended  Window)*See Below


CSLA (Colorado Spanish Language Arts)

Grades 3 and 4 who meet eligibility criteria only

March 23-April 24, 2020 (Extended  Window)*See below

CoAlt - Alternate English Language Arts and Math

(DLM - Dynamic Learning Maps) 

Students with Cognitive Impairments

Grades 3-11

March 23-April 24, 2020 (Extended  Window)*See below


CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success)

Grade 5, and 8  Science (All Students)


Grade 4, and 7  Social Studies

(Administered on a sampling basis to schools)



Grade 11 Science (All Students)


April 6-April 24, 2020 (Official Window)



April 6-April 24, 2020 (Official Window)

Social Studies Grades 4, and 7 Selected Schools 


April 6-April 24, 2020 (Official Window)

CoAlt - Alternate Science and Social Studies

Students with Cognitive Impairments

Science - Grade 5, and 8


Social Studies - Grade 4, and 7   

(Administered on a sampling basis to schools)


Grade 11 Science (All Students)


April 6-April 24, 2020 (Official Window)



April 6-April 24, 2020 (Official Window)

Social Studies Grades 4, and 7 Selected Schools 


April 6-April 24, 2020 (Official Window)


PSAT 9 

Grade 9

PSAT 9:    

School choice for initial test date:

April 14, 15 or 16 2020 

Accommodations Testing Window:

April 14-21, 2020 

School choice for make-up test date:

April 28 or 29,  2020

College Preparatory Exam (PSAT 10)

Grade 10

PSAT 10:    

School choice for initial test date:

April 14, 15 or 16 2020 

Accommodations Testing Window:

April 14-21, 2020 

School choice for make-up test date:

April 28 or 29,  2020

College Entrance Exam (SAT)

Grade 11

SAT : 

Initial testing date:

April 14, 2020 

Accommodations Testing Window:

April 14-16, 2020

Make-up Test Date:

April 28, 2020

READ Act Interims (DIBELS, i-Ready)

Grades K-3

BOY:  August 19-August 30, 2019

                  1st-3rd grade and cohort students

          September 12-September 27, 2019     

                  Grade K

MOY:  December 2-18, 2019

EOY:  April 22-May 6, 2020

School Readiness-TS GOLD

Grade K

August 7-October 4, 2019


State Recommended

CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)

Universal Screen

Grades 3 and 5 or 6

Referral Grades 1-5


Universal Screen

Grade 2 and Referral Grades K-1

September 3-24, 2019




April 27-May 15, 2020

School Choice

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) 

Grades K-12

(School-selected Assessment)

Fall           August 19, 2019-September 30, 2019

Winter     December 3, 2019-January 28, 2020

Spring      April 6, 2020 - May 19, 2020

PSAT NMSQT (National Merit)

Grade  10 or 11

October 30, 2019 (Schools must request alternate test date as primary test day October 16, 2019 is during Fall Break)


*ASPO application to request an earlier testing window (Math/ELA/CSLA) has been approved by  CDE for Spring 2020 Testing.  Please remember that the extended window is ONLY for online Math and ELA (including CSLA) and that ONLY districts with limited device capacity are eligible to participate in the extended window.