Today, the state released the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests. Colorado 3rd through 8th graders took these tests last spring.
“We know that the 20-21 school year had many twists and turns, with remote learning, hybrid learning, and quarantines. This year’s CMAS data aligns with our own internal assessment data and confirms many of our observations. We know the past year resulted in unfinished learning for our students. While there were pockets of excellent results, overall our students did not achieve at the levels LPS is used to,” said Melissa Cooper, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services. “We addressed this issue right away by expanding our summer offerings to students of all ages, which resulted in our largest free summer learning program ever. More than 700 students grades kindergarten through 12 participated. We have a renewed focus this year on getting to know all students by name, strength and need and moving them forward in their learning. Our teachers are excellent at this work, and we will continue to improve our teaching and learning to best serve every student.”