Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.29.50 PMColorado schools administer the PARCC assessments for English language arts and mathematics that align with the Colorado Academic Standards. The tests measure complex skills like critical-thinking and problem solving – skills that were not fully measured on previous tests.

The PARCC-developed tests are part of our state’s overall testing system, called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, which also includes tests in science and social studies.

View a sample score report here.

Score Reports

Parents and guardians will receive score reports from their school district in late summer, summarizing how their student performed on the English language arts/literacy and mathematics tests. The score reports feature valuable, customized information on student score results, in an easy-to-read, simple format.

Need more information?

For more information and resources to help you get the most from the score reports, please visit the Colorado Department of Education website.

Visit the Colorado Department of Education website


For state specific questions or to contact your local state official, fill out this form.

Help your child at home

Families of students in grades 3-8 can take advantage of the GreatKids Test Guide for Parents to better understand what their child was tested on and how to support their child’s learning, grade-by-grade and subject-by-subject. To get started, grab your score report and choose your state and the grade your child was in last year. Also available en Espanol.

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PARCC Released Items

The PARCC consortium has released the test questions from this year's PARCC end-of-year assessments. Click the link below to view the PDF versions of the released items, and to learn more about assessments in the classroom. Visit website >

Checklist: 5 Ways to Help Your Child

Here is a helpful five-step checklist for parents to help their kids get ready for testing. It features links to a host of resources from PARCC and partners such as the National Parent Teacher Association, Learning Heroes, Raise the Bar, and Great Kids, that provide parents and teachers with a host of information about the tests. Download PDF >