The U.S. Department of Education approved most of Colorado lawmakers' plans to amend this year's Colorado Measures of Academic Success, also known as CMAS, tests.
- Most Colorado students will only take a standardized test in one subject this year. The US Department of Education approved most of Colorado lawmakers' plans to amend the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS. Students in third, fifth, and seventh grades will be tested in English language arts, while fourth, sixth, and eighth graders will take the math assessment. Federal officials did not approve the state's request to cancel all science assessments. Eighth graders will be required to take them, but the science tests are waived for fifth and 11th graders. Social studies tests will not be given this year.