State-Mandated Testing and Assessments

Spring 2020 CMAS and CoAlt Cancellation: 

The CMAS and CoAlt assessment administrations for grades 3 through 8 math and ELA; grades 5, 8, and high school science; and grades 4 and 7 social studies are cancelled for spring of 2020.

School Day Administration of PSAT/SAT:

CDE and College Board will continue working with vendors to determine plausible contingency plans and additional guidance and information will be provided as it becomes available.


For the 2019-20 school year, the Colorado legislators and the Colorado Department of Education have provided updates to the assessment policies and practices for Douglas County School District (DCSD). You will find information regarding these changes in the links found on the left side of this page including:

  • State Assessment Excusal Form walkthrough for parents/guardians
  • DCSD Assessment Schedule
  • Douglas County High School Testing Schedule (available November 2019)
  • DCSD Assessment Policy adopted by the Board of Education;
  • A summary of House Bill 15-1323
  • Information regarding other assessments students may be interested in taking (ASVAB, PSAT-NMSQT, etc.)

For any questions, or if you are a parent requesting a paper version of an assessment, please contact the School Assessment Coordinator, Nicole Stephens at nlstephens@dcsdk12.org.