• Brighton High School Assessments


     Assessment Overview


    Who Participates?


    Window Dates

    Specific Dates

    WIDA Screener

    Students new to 27J schools whose parents have identified that English is not the student’s primary language

    To assist in the identification of students that qualify for English Language Development (ELD) programming.


    first 30 days of school or within two weeks of a student’s enrollment  

    Common Assessments

    All students

    Content specific assessments of all core subjects that provide teachers an opportunity to track student progress towards proficiency of state standards and adjust instruction accordingly. CAs also prepare students for the rigor of state assessments. 




    Emerging bilingual students that are designated as NEP or LEP 

    To measure students’ proficiency of the English language, including their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. 



    CMAS Science

    11th grade students

    To measure students' proficiency of science standards.



    PSAT 9/10

    9th and 10th grade students

    The PSAT is aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and comes with a host of benefits, including test preparation for next year's SAT and scholarship opportunities.


    April 13


    11th grade students 

    SAT is an exam that is accepted for admission and placement in all public colleges and universities in the state. Students may demonstrate graduation requirements by scoring at least a 450 in English and 500 in Math .


    April 12

    AP Tests

    Students enrolled in an advanced placement course 

    Students will be assessed by the College Board, depending on the course the class may be used as a graduation demonstration and or students may receive college credit determined by the university the student attends. Scores will be released by the College Board in the summer. 




    The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is offered to 10th and 11th grade students on October 12, 2022. Students that would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT may elect to take the exam for $25.00. We will limit the number of students that may take the exam to the first 65 sign ups, on a first come first serve basis. Juniors and Sophomores that wish to take the PSAT/NMSQT can register by paying the bookkeeper no later than October 5. Juniors are the only ones that may test to qualify for NMSQT, sophomores often use this as a practice exam.

    The test will be administered at the District Training Room, one block north of Brighton High School,  60 S 8th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601. Arrival time is 8:10 AM, pre-administration activities will begin at 8:30 and once testing starts no late students will be admitted. Students taking the exam will be excused from school. We will not be offering make-up test days. 

    The NMSQT exam is a qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships for juniors.To learn more about National Merit see https://www.nationalmerit.org. The PSAT/NMSQT can also prepare students for the SAT exam taken in the spring, which is also a qualifying exam for the new required Colorado Gradation Demonstrations.  

    If you qualify for financial hardships such as Free and Reduced Lunch, McKenny Vento etc. please see your counselor for a free test waiver to take to the bookkeeper. As always students who receive accommodated testing through an Individualized Education Plan or 504 will be eligible for accommodations for this test as well. 

    See the Brighton High School website under Parents and Assessments for additional information. 



    Jennifer Minor & Haley Lara

    Student Assessment Coordinators















    Estimados padres y estudiantes


    El examen de calificación para becas de mérito nacional se ofrece a los estudiantes de los grados 10 y 11 el 13 de octubre de 2021. Los estudiantes que deseen tomar el PSAT / NMSQT pueden optar por tomar el examen por $ 25.00. Limitaremos el número de estudiantes que pueden tomar el examen a las primeras 65 inscripciones, por orden de llegada. Los estudiantes de 10 y 11 grado que deseen tomar el PSAT / NMSQT pueden registrarse pagando al contable a más tardar el 1 de octubre. Los estudiantes de tercer año son los únicos que pueden tomar la prueba para calificar para NMSQT, los estudiantes del 10 grado a menudo usan esto como un examen de práctica.


    La prueba se administrará en la sala de capacitación del distrito, una cuadra al norte de Brighton High School, 60 S 8th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601. La hora de llegada es a las 8:10 a.m. Las actividades previas a la administración comenzarán a las 8:30 am y una vez que se realice la prueba no se admitirán estudiantes que lleguen tarde. Los estudiantes que tomen el examen no podrán asistir a la escuela. No ofreceremos días de prueba de recuperación.


    El examen NMSQT es una prueba de calificación para becas de mérito nacional para estudiantes del 11 grado. Para obtener más información sobre el mérito nacional, consulte https://www.nationalmerit.org. El PSAT / NMSQT también puede preparar a los estudiantes para el examen SAT realizado en la primavera, que también es un examen de calificación para las nuevas demostraciones de graduación de Colorado requeridas.


    Si califica para dificultades financieras como almuerzo gratis o reducido, McKenny Vento, etc., consulte a su consejero para obtener una excepción de prueba gratuita para llevar al contable. Como siempre, los estudiantes que reciben pruebas adaptadas a través de un Plan de educación individualizado o 504 también serán elegibles para adaptaciones para esta prueba.


    Consulte el sitio web de Brighton High School en Padres y evaluaciones para obtener información adicional.



    Jennifer Minor y David Demanget

    Coordinadores de evaluación de estudiantes
















    2021-2022 Assessment Windows for BHS 





    Common Formative Assessments 


    Link to College Board Website- Students can locate Saturday testing centers 

    AlbertiO for Practice SAT testing 



    Letter Regarding Accommodations for College Board: This letter provides information for parents with a student that receives an accomidation for testing due to having a English Language Plan, Individualized Education Plan or 504. 

    Spanish College Board Services for Students with Disabilities Request Form

    English College Board Services for Students with Disabilities Request Form