State Mandated Testing

Dear Pine Lane Families,

I wanted to reach out to you all as we have begun to prepare for state testing for this spring. Beginning in April our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will be taking the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) along with all of the other students in Colorado.  It will measure the Colorado Academic Standards as taught in all classrooms. This is a wonderful time for students to really demonstrate some of the amazing learning they have gained this year here at Pine Lane.

  • 3rd-6th grades - English, Language Arts & Math

  • 4th Grade only-  Social Studies

  • 5th Grade only-  Science

Grade Level


3rd Grade

April 8-12 (ELA & Math)

4th Grade

April 8-12 (ELA, Math & Social Studies)

5th Grade 

April 8-12 (ELA, Math & Science)

6th Grade

April 8-10 (ELA & Math)


As always, please try and avoid scheduling appointments or planning trips during these times.  If you do have something that cannot be changed, please contact Sylvia Otis, at 303-387-8323 or Additionally, we HIGHLY encourage participation, but we respect our parents’ decision regarding whether their children participate in this assessment process. If you choose to excuse your child, you will be able to send him/her to school those days. Please see our website under the State Mandated Assessment Tab for additional resources regarding this process. Thank you for your continued partnership!


Sylvia Otis
Assessment Coordinator

If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment, please email Sylvia Otis at   All paper based testing requests must be submitted by Wednesday, 12/12/18, 3:00 p.m.  Thank you!