Dismissal times for the last day of school, Thursday May 23, 2013: Columbine 11:30 a.m., Middle School 11:40 a.m.,
Gateway 11:45 a.m., High School 12:00 p.m., Summit 12:45 p.m.
Students in Woodland Park School District complete a number of assessments that are designed to provide the student, parents and teacher with information that helps ensure a successful education. Students participate in state and district assessments to determine progress toward the Colorado State Standards, development of Literacy skills, and to help teachers identify instructional needs.
Colorado State Assessments
The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) is a standards-based assessment designed to provide a picture of how students in the state of Colorado are progressing toward meeting academic standards. Students are assessed from Grade 3 through Grade 10 in reading, writing, and math, Students in Grades 5, 8 and 10 are also assessed in science. Each content area consists of three approximately hour long sessions, except for grade 3 with two sessions for each content area. For more information on how Woodland Park students perform on TCAP assessments, go to our Shareholder's report. District assessment windows are listed below, but please check individual buildings for exact times and dates by grade levels and content areas.
Grade 3 Reading 2/25/13 - 3/08/13
Grade 3-10 Reading, Writing, Math, Science 3/04/13 - 04/05/13
The Colorado ACT is an assessment for all juniors to determine their level of college readiness. These are valid ACT scores and may be used for college entrance requirements.
April 23, 2013 (Make-Up Date: May 7, 2013)
COAlt is designed for a very small number of students with signficant cognitive disabilities who are working toward expanded benchmarks that correspond and are aligned to the Colorado Standards. An IEP team, including parents, determine which assessment is appropriate for a particular student.
Grades 3- 10: 2/06/13 - 3/22/13
The English Language Learners Assessment (ELLS) is an assessment for second language learners who are not yet proficient in English. It does not replace TCAP, but is designed to measure progress toward English acquisition, ELLS assesses a student's ability to listen, speak, read, and write in English.
January 7 - February 8, 2013
Woodland Park District Assessments
(for more information on literacy assessments, go to CELA - Colorado Early Literacy Act)
* DIBELS Benchmarking: fall, winter, spring
Grade K-10 Reading, Language Usage, Math:
* MAP: fall, winter, spring
Click Here for Parent Letter: files/MAP_Testing_Parent_Letter_Fall_2012.pdf
Students in 3rd Grade and 6th Grade take the Cognitive Aptitude Test (CogAT). The CogAT measures general reasoning abilities and problem-solving skills in three domains: verbal, non-verbal and quantitative. The CogAT scores are used to identify learning strengths and weaknesses as well as assist in identifying GATE (Gifted and Talented) students. The CogAT is administered in August for 6th graders and October for 3rd graders.
The 2nd Grade Writing Assessment is designed to give students, parents and teachers information about how a student is progressing in their writing skills. Student writing is scored by a district team using a common district scoring rubric.
Week of April 15 - 19, 2013
Technology Literacy assessment for 5th and 8th grade students. (for more information click on Technology)