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      2016-2017 Testing

State Standardized Testing Schedule Spring 2017
Testing Exemption Instructions

Colorado legislation gives parents the right to refuse to have their children take the state standardized tests without any negative consequences to the student, teacher or school.

If you will be exempting your student from testing, please follow the directions to complete the exemption form in your parent account at by following these directi​ons​. We ask that you do this at least two weeks prior to testing so that the school can develop its assessment schedule.

The new law only applies to the state mandated tests and does not apply to other tests given in the classroom as part of the course work.


AP Exams - May 1 through May 12, 2017:

AP Exam and Online Registration Information

         District ACT - February 28, 2017:


         PARCC English Language Arts/Math - March 14 through 17, 2017

         CMAS Science - April 5, 2017

         State PSAT - April 11, 2017:

PSAT calculator guide

        State SAT: April 11, 2017:

SAT calculator policy

facebooklogo.png        State SAT Test — April 2017 ​  facebooklogo.png

When: April 11, 2017
Who: All 11th graders at CCHS
What: Free testing for the state SAT 
Details: The essay test on state SAT is optional. (See below for additional details.)
The state SAT: Get to know the SAT

SUBJECT      TEST DURATION         ​      INFORMATION                                   
​Reading Test​65 Minutes​Multiple choice test based on reading passages: classic/contemporary work or literature; a U.S. founding document; social science; 2 science passages (Earth science, biology, chemistry, or physics)
​Writing and Language Test​35 Minutes​Multiple choice test based on passages: read, find mistakes and weakness, and fix or improve information or ideas.
​Math Test:

​25 minutes — no calculator

55 minutes — calculator

​Most questions will be multiple choice with some grid-in answers — 2 portions: math test with calculator and math test without calculator: heart of algebra, problem solving and data analysis, and passport to advanced math                                                                                              
​1. The essay test is optional.
2. The default for all CCHS 11th grade students will be no essay test.  Thus, students will automatically be enrolled to take the reading test, writing and language test, and math test.
3. Students who want to take the essay portion on the state SAT must indicate their preference. Further instructions will be available starting January 27th. Students will have the opportunity to indicate their preference between January 27th and February 12th Deadline extended to Tuesday, February 14th.
Updated Instructions - click here: Adding the Essay to a Student Account.pdf
Deciding whether to take the essay portion of the SAT
  • Not all students will need to take the essay portion of the SAT.  It is, however, free.
  • If you take the essay test, you will want to be comfortable with the essay’s requirements. This test is an indicator of how well a student can explain how an author builds an argument to persuade an audience.  Students will be required to support their explanation with evidence from the passage.  In other words, it’s a style analysis: read a passage, consider how the author uses evidence, reasoning, or stylistic elements, and demonstrate your understanding of how the author builds an argument. Being a good writer and doing a good job of writing in this style of essay may not necessarily be harmonious skills.  If this style seems new or unfamiliar, practicing this style of writing is recommended.
    Taking the essay portion may allow you to keep your options open — the college you’re applying to might require the SAT with the essay. Click here for more information:
  • Have you prepared adequately for the essay portion of the test? The SAT website has sample prompts and more information.
  • Remember, for all tests such as the SAT, you are not obligated to share the results with a college. Rather, only send the results from this SAT test if you feel that it represents you the best.

QUESTIONS??? Contact:

Marcus McDavid
​Parent refusals may be completed online through the portal.  For more information, click the following link: http://
*All information identified in the information section above is based on the College Board’s website:​ ​



For any questions relating to ACT Aspire, Pre-ACT, Practice ACT, SAT or AP Exams please contact Marcus McDavid's office at 720-554-2255.

For any questions relating to PARCC or CMAS please contact Kevin Uhlig's office at 720-554-2308.

For any questions relating to PSAT please contact Michael Mazenko's office at 720-554-2185.


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