Assessment Schedules and Info

District Assessment Information

Littleton Public Schools, like every district in Colorado, is required to assess all of its students. State law (Section 22-7-409(1.2)(I)(A), C.R.S.) requires that every student enrolled in a public school take the state's assessments.  

The district believes that participation in these assessments provides parents and guardians very important data and information that includes:

  • Academic achievement data which indicates progress toward achieving career and college readiness;
  • Academic growth data which indicates progress through the academic standards;
  • Diagnostic information that will help teachers and schools make instructional and placement decisions as well as monitor progress.

Additionally, the data provided by the state assessments are important to the school and district. Schools and teachers use this data for a variety of purposes; as part of the body of evidence of student learning, for school improvement, and for program decisions such as intervention and enrichment opportunities. This data provides the district with external measures which schools use to make instructional decisions and evaluate instructional programming.

For the broader Littleton community, accurate assessment results, which measure our expectations for students, are a critical indicator of the academic health of the overall school and district. Littleton Public Schools and the community place a high value on our performance and district accreditation rating. This rating is based on several measures including student achievement, student growth, growth gaps, graduation rates, dropout rates, and SAT scores.

The Littleton Public Schools assessment schedules are available at the following links. They are specific to elementary, middle, and high because the assessment plans vary by level.

State law also requires that the district have a process for parents/guardians who wish to exempt their child from certain state assessments. This process is outlined in our Board of Education policy regulation IKA-R Exemption Procedure and Information to Parents/Guardians.

Parents/guardians may complete the letter below to exempt their child from state assessments.

IKA-E State Assessment Exemption Request 24-25.pdf

IKA-E State Assessment Exemption Request Spanish 24-25.pdf