Adams County Youth Survey
Students in 27J Schools are invited to participate in the Adams County Student Survey. The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and parents have the opportunity to decline their student’s participation. It will be given to 3rd – 12th grade students in Adams County Districts 12, 14, 27J, Westminster Public Schools, and Mapleton. Students at Eagle Ridge will participate in the survey on one day in October.
The Adams County Student Survey has been administered since 2008 to all students in grades 6-12 in the Adams County school districts, and beginning three years ago grades 3–5 were included. The data from these surveys will help ERA measure the impact of prevention and intervention activities on youth behaviors, often including focus areas identified in school improvement goals.
For more information and to view the survey questions, please click here.
Spring Assessment Information
Colorado is assessing 9th and 10th-grade students using the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10. This will help them prepare for the SAT their junior year, which is not only a state-mandated, national test required for college/university entrance and some scholarship programs, but it is also one of the options to meet the Colorado graduation requirements beginning with the class of 2021 (see page 8 of our handbook for more information). Once students take the PSAT, they will be able to use online resources with College Board and Khan Academy to get free, personalized help and practice for the SAT. These assessments are now better aligned to prepare students for college and careers by measuring their academic readiness and growth at each grade level.
The CMAS Science assessment is required by the state of Colorado to specifically determine if an 11th-grade student is at grade level in their science learning. We also use this data to help drive our instruction.
The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. Later this spring, we will have time for the students to review their results and learn about possible career paths that they will most likely enjoy. While the military uses this assessment as a part of their entrance requirements, NO scores from this administration will be released to the military. This will also be an opportunity for the Class of 2021 and beyond to meet the graduation requirements set by the State of Colorado and explore potential career fields.
In general, all standardized assessments implemented are data-points our school will use to determine our effectiveness and how we can better serve our students. These scores help us determine student readiness for classroom assignments and course-placement as well as college readiness.
We are very proud of our students for scoring the top in the district in years past, and we look forward to them continuing to perform their best this year!
Resources Available to Help Prepare:
- College Board resources and information
- Khan Academy free practice and help (login/connect to College Board account to get personalized practice)
- March2Success free practice and diagnostic tests
- Understanding and Using Scores from the SAT
- ACT Practice tests
2021-2022 Assessment Schedule
In order to exempt your student from an assessment (opt-out), please fill out this form prior to the test date.