Bromley East Charter School develops, implements, and sustains a balanced assessment system in order to provide evidence that will promote learning by empowering teachers and students through the use of data.  A balanced assessment system intentionally gathers evidence of student learning through multiple types of assessments, such as CMAS, ACCESS, DIBELS, FastBridge, specific curricular tests, as well as formative assessments. The assessment results are utilized by school leaders to make intentional decisions about program and instruction effectiveness.  Teachers utilize assessment data to make informed instructional decisions. Ultimately, through a process of continual improvement, our goal is to ensure that all students are growing and learning so they are prepared for their future.

State of Colorado Assessments (Required)
Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the system of statewide tests in English language arts, math, science, and social studies that are given to all Colorado students in grades three through high school. At BECS, we administer CMAS assessments in grades 3 – 8. 
  • CoAlt (Science and Social Studies) 
  • DLM (ELA and Math)
Colorado Alternative Testing (CoAlt) is given to students in grades 3-8 who meet the participation guidelines for the CoAlt assessments. These assessments include academic content areas of ELA, math, science and social studies.  A student's Individual Education Program (IEP) team will make the decision if the student will participate in the CoAlt or CMAS assessments.
The ACCESS assessment allows educators, students, and families to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and will be aligned with the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards. 
At BECS, we administer ACCESS to all NEP and LEP students.
Acadience Reading assessments provide universal screening for students.  It allows teachers to identify students that need additional reading support.  Bromley gives this assessment to all students in grades K-3.
The Cognitive Abilities Test measures the level and pattern of cognitive development in three different areas, verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal.  It is given to students in grades 2 and 6. These scores provide one data point to be used in conjunction with other data points to measure abilities and skills. 
Additional information about state testing can be found on the Colorado Department of Education website.