Olander School for Project Based Learning serves a very diverse student population, and we take great pride in helping every student achieve their educational potential. We use many assessment tools, including CMAS scores, to measure overall student achievement and progress of individual students. Olander's overall assessment strategy allows our dedicated team of educational professionals to identify curriculum strengths and areas for improvement.
In compliance with legislation, Colorado joined the PARCC consortia as a governing member in August, 2012. PARCC is a multi-state assessment consortium that is developing shared English language arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments. About 20 states participate in the consortium. As a governing member, Colorado is committed to relying on the PARCC assessment system. PARCC has ELA assessments in grades 3-11 and mathematics assessments in grades 3-8 with three high school assessments. PARCC has developed college and career ready determinations that will be based on the assessments given in 11th grade.