Exemption Request Form for State Assessments

Policy IKA-E parent request for exemption from State Assessments Form – Click Here for the form.  Completed forms should be returned to the principal’s office or district office.

CMAS Fact Sheet – What To Expect

State Assessment Letter from Superintendent Moore

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is that time of year again for our students to be engaged in taking state assessments beginning on April 4th and ending on April 21st with make-up sessions scheduled for the week of the 25th.

I ask that all our district children participate in this annual event because assessment of student progress is an integral and essential component of the teaching-learning process. Results provide information which allows teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of instructional programs and strategies. Assessments may also assist teachers in prioritizing appropriate educational interventions for students.

These tests shall include: PARCC Math and English Language Arts, CMAS Science and Social Studies and the PSAT and ACT. For more detailed information about specific grade levels and test subjects as well as projected time for testing (approximate hours needed per test) please see our website for the document “Colorado Measures of Academic Success: what to expect for 2015-2016”.

The Colorado Legislature made several changes to the state’s assessment system during the 2015 legislative session. As a result, you can find the district’s updated student assessment policies (Policy IKA, IKA-R, IKA-E) at http://huerfano.k12.co.us/

These updates include a “Parent Request for Exemption from State Assessments”, which allows those who choose not to participate in one or more tests the ability to complete an exemption form available in all school offices. *A separate form must be filed for each student exempted.

Again, we encourage all students to take the state assessments. We are hopeful that we have 100% participation. Thank you for working together to help our young people succeed.


Michael J Moore/Superintendent/Huerfano RE-1 School District