The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) is Colorado’s standards-based assessment designed to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. The test is typically administered to third- and fourth-grade students in March and April.
It is anticipated that the PARCC (Partnership for Assessments of Readiness for College and Career) English Language Arts and mathematics assessments will replace the TCAP reading, writing and mathematics assessments in the spring of 2015. PARCC is a multi-state assessment consortium that has developed shared English language arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments. About 20 states participate in the consortium.
We are proud of our school's achievement on state assessments, in 2013 having our highest achievement scores ever and in 2012 and 2011 receiving the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for student growth.
For more information on school performance across Colorado visit the Colorado Department of Education website.
Article written by Superintendent Diana Sirko about assessment in the Roaring Fork School District http://www.postindependent.com/opinion/10884346-113/students-assessments-student-needs