• 2020-2021 Information Below

    State-Mandated Testing

  • State-Assessment Information

    • State Testing Excusal Form Directions (see below) 
    • Cresthill Middle School Assessment Schedule (very tentative)
    • Request a paper version (coming soon):
      • If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment please email the school assessment coordinator: Mark Wakefield, School Assessment Coordinator, by December 4, 2020.



    DCSD Assessment Schedule (Draft), 2020-2021

    DCSD Assessment Policy


    Excusal Information Letter (Detailed Building Information) -- updated soon

  • State Testing Excusal opens on October 1, 2020. Please submit excusals information by December 15, 2020.

    Dear CMS Families,


    Let me begin by clearing up any questions over what CMAS testing is for Cresthill. CMAS is the overarching category to describe CMAS, and the more specialized WIDA, DLM, and CoAlt assessments.


    7th graders will take:

    • CMAS English Language Arts 
    • CMAS Mathematics
    • *CMAS Social Studies (still to be determined)

    8th graders will take:

    • CMAS English Language Arts 
    • CMAS Mathematics 
    • CMAS Science


    We at Cresthill work diligently to meet the requirements and procedures for state-mandated assessments and the demands of a rigorous and continuing learning environment. To best plan for the needs of our students we are asking our community to have conversations about individual wishes for participation in these assessments sooner rather than later. If you determine that you do not wish to participate in CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) testing this spring we ask that you use the district procedure and excuse your students at your earliest convenience.


    Thank you for your continued support in Cresthill,

    Mark Wakefield

    Professional Learning Specialist

    School Assessment Coordinator



    *CMAS Social Studies for 7th grade if selected by the state.


    For help accessing the Parent Portal:

    Kim Lundquist – School Registrar




    Other questions:

    Gina Chamber -- Assistant Principal