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Assessment & Measurement


Why do we assess? AHS believes in the value of assessing our students in a multitude of ways. Assessment allows instruction to be more individualized by providing teachers with strengths/ weaknesses for each student. As a college preparatory school, we are preparing our students to be successful before, during, and after college.

Free Resources

SAT

  • Practice booklets can be obtained in our college counselor’s office
  • Khan Academy – free SAT test preparation. Students can even upload your PSAT scores into the site and it will help design a practice program on areas the student needs to improve in

ACT

  • Practice booklets can be obtained in our college counselor’s office
  • Naviance – student can log in and use the ACT preparation videos that are linked to their portal
  • ACTstudent.org – a website  that allows students to prepare for testing

Resources with a Cost

  • ACT/SAT preparation books – these usually cost from $20-$40 and can be found at Maria’s Bookstore, as well as online
  • Test Prep Tutoring – a academic tutoring center that will be focusing on ACT/SAT content. Please contact our college counselor’s if you would like her contact information
  • PrepNow – online test prep tutoring that can demonstrate with date results. 800-903-7737
  • Ivy Bound – online test prep tutoring.  860-666-3999

Information on ACT/SAT exams

There are a variety of ways to gain more information about the ACT and SAT test. Please refer below to the following resources

CMAS Resources

Contact Information

If you have any questions contact the Assessment and Measurement Coordinator.

Assessment & Measurement Coordinator:
testing@animashighschool.com

College Counselor:
collegecounseling@animashighschool.com 

Testing Schedule

October 11, 2017
  • PSAT/NMSQT Test Date - (Testing & Assessment Event)

    October 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Animas High School, 20091 US-160, Durango, CO 81301, USA (map)

    All Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT at Animas High School.


December 11, 2017
  • PSAT/NMSQT Test Scores Release Date - (Testing & Assessment Event)

    December 11, 2017
    collegeboard.org (map)

    2017 Fall PSAT/NMSQT test scores will be released. The quickest way to view your scores is to create an account at collegeboard.org if you have not done so already. You will be notified via email how to check your scores.'

    Shortly after all test scores will be loaded in to Infinite Campus and can be checked there at any time.


April 10, 2018
  • PSAT 8/9, 10 and SAT Test Date - (Testing & Assessment Event)

    April 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Animas High School, 20091 US-160, Durango, CO 81301, USA (map)

    All 9th, 10th and 11th graders will be taking state required College Board tests. There will not be regularly schedule classes on this date.


April 17, 2018
  • CMAS Science and Social Studies Testing Dates - (Testing & Assessment Event)

    April 17, 2018-April 18, 2018 @ 
    Animas High School, 20091 US-160, Durango, CO 81301, USA (map)

    All Juniors will be taking this state required test. This assessment will be administered by computer.

    Each performance level of the CMAS science and social studies assessments (PDF) has a high level policy claim associated with it. This policy claim gives a general idea of what is expected of a student at each level regardless of grade level. The met and exceeded expectations levels are considered on track to being college and career ready.

    Students taking CMAS science and social studies assessments are given an overall scale score that ranges from 300-900. Colorado educators set cut scores for each performance level based on the specific content that students should be able to engage with at each performance level. Elementary and middle school cut scores were adopted by the State Board of Education in August 2014; high school science cut scores were approved in April 2016.