Adams County Youth Survey
Students in 27J Schools are invited to participate in the 2019 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 during the week of October 8th.
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 2019 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 new 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. This assessment has been waived for the 2020-2021 school year. See more information below.
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 new graduation requirements set by the State of Colorado and explore potential career fields.
In general, all standardized assessments implemented this year 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
2020-2021 Assessment Schedule
Covid-19 Precautions and Safety Cohorts:
All current health protocols will be followed, including but not limited to social distancing (6 foot separations), mask wearing, and temperature/health screens. Students who have opted to stay remote will be cohorted with other remote students. Students who have chosen in-person learning will be in a cohort with other in-person students. There will be separate entrances/exits into the school building for each cohort, and the students will be assigned to classrooms based on their cohort. Students will be dismissed from testing to go home when the time ends.
CMAS Science Update:
The federal government has granted a one-year replacement of grade 11 CMAS Science with SAT. The currently provided SAT Analysis in Science cross-test score will be publicly reported instead of administering the CMAS Science test to 11th grade.