The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests students in grades 3-8 on literacy, math, science, and sometimes social studies. This year our students in grades 3, 5, and 7 will be taking three tests in literacy beginning on Wednesday, April 28th. Our students in grades 4, 6, and 8 will take three tests in math. In addition, our 8th grade students will take three science tests. Across the state of Colorado, schools use these tests to help determine appropriate placements for students and help guide our instruction for the next school year. They are also a good practice for future tests to help prepare students for high school graduation and college.