Excusing Students from State Assessments

  • Colorado Revised Statue 22-7-409 requires schools to administer statewide assessments to all students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, writing, mathematics and science.  In accordance with House Bill 15-1323, the Thompson School district has implemented board policy IKA-R for a parent to excuse his or her student from state assessments.

    The school and district will not impose any negative consequences to the student or parent, if a parent completes the paperwork for their student to be excused from the CMAS, PSAT or ACT state assessments.

    While testing is occurring in the school, the student will be supervised in a safe environment.  The student will be able to work quietly on school work or read a book.  Parents may keep their student home while testing is occurring.  The absence will be excused if the exemption form has been completed and turned into the school.

    Please contact your school administrator for additional requirements for excusing your child from state assessments.