Scantron Is an Approved Colorado Interim Assessment Instrument

Scantron’s Performance Series is approved for supporting early literacy and other interim assessments in Colorado schools. Schools can use these assessments as part of their unified improvement planning (UIP).  Learn more about approved assessment instruments for interim testing.

Performance Series is a research-based, criterion-referenced computer-adaptive test that lets K–12 educators quickly pinpoint the instructional level of students across a range of subjects (including but not limited to Reading and Math), capture immediate results, and produce standards-based reports including suggested learning objectives, on a scaled score.

Performance Series is a fully-integrated computer adaptive diagnostic assessment used for tracking student growth over time and identifying specific skills for improvement. Performance Series enables educators to identify the proficiency levels of students corresponding to state-specific standards, assess K–2 and help understand 3rd grade readiness, as well as measure growth, understand student performance in relation to others, predict summative test results, inform instruction, help with placement, and provide direct links to several teaching and learning resources such as Lexile, Edgenuity, Classworks, and others.

Learn more about what Performance Series offers Colorado educators.

Specific Resources for Colorado Educators

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Colorado Item Bank

The Scantron Colorado Item Bank contains a total of 4,273 items in grades K–12.…

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Push to Excel, Prepare to Succeed

Adams County School District 50, CO Schools in Adams County experience significant improvement in…

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Reading Foundations to Reading Linking Study and Recommendations

The Performance Series K-2 Reading Foundations exam was specifically designed to address the early-…

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K-2 Reading and Mathematics Foundations Item Banks

Educational progress happens at all grade levels. For educators, this starts with an accurate…

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The Lexile Framework for Reading

Scantron Performance Series offers the Lexile® measure to enable teachers and parents to easily…

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Next Generation Science Standards Item Bank

An increasing emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) means educational standards must…

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High School Math: Algebra and Geometry

An increasing emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) means educational standards must…

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Matemáticas en Español Item Bank

Scantron offers a comprehensive assessment solution designed to empower educators working with Spanish-speaking populations.…

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K-12 Core Four and Core Four PLUS Item Banks

The Scantron K–12 Core Four Item Bank contains over 22,000 items, aligned to and…

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College and Career Item Bank

The Scantron College and Career Item Bank contains more than 14,000 test items in…

“Scantron has helped our schools determine the specific needs for our students individually and showed us how to promote success in the future.”

Martha Maestas Elementary Librarian Westminster Public Schools

“Scantron has helped us pinpoint (along with other data) the level in which a student is functioning,”

Karen Audett English Language Development Assistant Westminster Public Schools

Scantron has provided the tools needed to validate student learning and support teacher decisions to move students to the next Performance Level when they are ready.

Dr. Oliver Grenham Chief Education Officer Adams County School District 50

Every Student Succeeds Act in Colorado

CO ESSA Plan

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Colorado State accountability Data Tools & Reports

How Scantron Can Help

Academic Indicators

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Academic Achievement

Provides on-grade testing for specific grade-level achievement measures with customizable performance bands and cut scores; items aligned to state standards; ACT WorkKeys and SAT or ACT Practice Test scoring solutions available.

Displays test scores from a variety of sources in interactive dashboards for overall and population group view.

Academic Progress

Provides computer-adaptive testing on a scaled score for grade-level-independent results. Tracks growth over time against subject scoring scale; results aligned to state standards.

Shows changes in scores over time from a variety of test score sources; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.

Graduation Rate

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Connects Student Information System data in real-time; shows graduation rate year over year.

Progress in Achieving English Language Proficiency

Standards-based Reading and ELA computer-adaptive test; customizable performance bands and cut scores.

Shows scores from a variety of test score sources; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.

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School Quality Indicators

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Science Achievement

Measures science proficiency and growth using computer-adaptive science test and Scantron’s Next Generation Science Standards item bank*

Shows science scores in a dynamic dashboard.

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Reduction in Chronic Absenteeism

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Shows absenteeism and effect on student achievement in dynamic dashboards; Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.

Measures student engagement and school climate to discover underlying causes.

Dropout rates

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Early Warning System supports customizable thresholds and at-risk indicators.

Measures student engagement and school climate to discover underlying causes.

*Next Generation Science Standards is a registered trademark of Achieve, Inc. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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