Lackluster statewide test results don’t signify a trend, says state education commissioner

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — Colorado taxpayers spend up to $78 million a year on standardized testing, but the state education commissioner says there’s not enough information in this year’s results to show a trend.The state’s standardized testing alphabet soup simmers like this:The Colorado Department of Education released district-level English and math results, the second year of Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), Colorado’s version of the controversial PARCC test, Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career.The CDE says CMAS and PARCC are supposed to measure CAS, Colorado Academic Standards.That alphabet soup needs to simmer longer, says Katy Anthes, Colorado’s …

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