ERIC Number: ED460974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Student Assessment Program: A Guide for Parents.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
In question-and-answer form, this pamphlet describes the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP). The CSAP tests are designed to measure student achievement in relation to the Colorado Model Content Standards. Every student enrolled in the grades tested is expected to take the appropriate CSAP. The CSAP tests are developed collaboratively by the testing contractor and the Colorado Department of Education. Multiple choice questions are machine scored, and open-ended responses are scored by trained certified scorers. The performance levels, which were established by Colorado teachers from across the state, are described. The booklet also explains the consequences for schools of poor student achievement as well as implications of CSAP scores for the individual student. The second section of the pamphlet discusses partents' preparing a child to take the CSAP and stresses that the best preparation for the CSAP is to ensure that the child masters the Colorado Model Content Standards. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado