Spring State Assessment Information


    Hello BHS Parents and Students, 

    The week of April 13-15 students will be completing SAT (11th grade) 4/13, PSAT 9 (9th grade) 4/14, PSAT10 (10th grade) 4/15. We will have a reomte learning day for all students on FRIDAY April 16

    To help you engage in conversation as a family about whether or not your child will participate here are some considerations:

    • PSAT prepares students for SAT as the same knowledge and skills are assessed and students become familiar with test format and procedures.
    • PSAT and SAT results are often utilized and necessary on scholarship applications.
    • PSAT score reports also provide helpful information when making decisions about advanced courses.
    • SAT scores have been included as part of the admission process to colleges and universities.  Currently, in Colorado the need for SAT scores is currently waived for at many colleges and universities for admission.  If your child is planning on attending college or university, in or out of state, it is best to verify with the specific organization to learn more about current and future admission requirements. 
    • PSAT scores provide students with information about their progress towards College and Career Readiness. 
    • SAT scores are an indicator of College and Career Readiness. For the class of 2022, SAT will be one way students could demonstrate college and career readiness needed for graduation. 
    • Juniors may sign up for the SAT with Essay from January 18- February 16 only by signing on to your College Board Account. 

    Any parent that wishes to exempt their student from testing must complete the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWKPrWy8yBswJGUHOEPPILReP5nswjZGlqGX8EwqCXVdT5uQ/viewform 

    Some friendly reminders:

    • Arrive PROMPTLY between 8:10-8:20 AM, you should go through the Covid Screener and be in your testing room by 8:30 AM.
    • All students testing must wear a mask. 
    • Students are encouraged to bring their own calculator, number 2 pencils, a water bottle and snack.
    • Grab and Go lunches will be available after testing in the cafeteria.

    All students must complete the screening process in order to enter the building: 

    • Virtual Students will be testing in the mods and will take their temperature and complete their symptom check at the mods. 
    • A Cohort will enter at the Sophomore Entrance by the Gamble Gym on the east side of the building,complete their temperature and symptom check, and will be testing in the downstairs CA Hallway.
    • B Cohort will enter at the Freshmen Entrance by the Cafeteria, take their temperature and complete their symptom check, and will be testing in the upstairs CA Hallway.
    • C Cohort will enter at the Junior Entrance, by the main entrance on the east side and will take their temperature and complete their symptom check, and will be testing in the upstairs North Bulldog Hallway.
    • D Cohort will enter at the Senior class Entrance by the CLC Gym and will take their temperature and complete their symptom check, and will be testing in the South Bulldog Hallway.

    Testing will begin promptly at 8:30am and will finish around 12:00. Students who enter the school late may not be able to test if testing sessions have already begun.

    Students who receive accommodations for 2 day testing will be required to come and test on both days and will be separated by cohort. 

    If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Minor at jminor@sd27j.net



    2020-2021 District Assessment Schedule














    August 19 - October 2


    December 7 - January 22


    April 26 - May 21

    27J Common Assessments - Year Long Courses


    October 6-16


    December 8-18     (No SEL)


    February 9 - 26


    April 27 - May 14

    27J Common Assessments - Semester Courses


    September 15-25

    October 13-23

    November 10-20

    December 8-18

    January 19-29

    February 16-26

    March 16 - April 2


    April 27 - May 14


    Fall PSAT10 & SAT Information 

    Starting with the class of 2021 and beyond, students across the state of Colorado are required to demonstrate College and Career Readiness with a graduation demonstration. Due to Covid-19, the demonstration requirement has changed and will now be fully implemented with the class of 2022. One way students can demonstrate readiness is by scoring a 500 on SAT Math and 470 on SAT Reading and Writing.

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic spring testing was canceled. In order to provide students with an opportunity to test for college entrance exams, Colorado will provide both fall and spring testing. In the fall seniors will have the opportunity to take the SAT, juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT10, and sophomores may take the the PSAT10/NMSQT in the fall but will required to pay for the exam.


    • SAT for seniors is November 7 or December 5 (Free)- Students that RSVP'd received an email on 9/4 with a waiver code. Students must sign up for the exam at www.collegeboard.org
    • PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors on October 14 (Free)- Students and parents have received an RSVP to take the test, if students wish to opt out fill out the form below, otherwise all students remote and in person are expected to come to BHS on October 14 to test at 8:30 AM. 
    • PSAT/NMSQT Sophomores is October 14 (required to pay $17.00, limited to the first 30 students)- Please sign up by paying the bookkeeperin the main office. 

    In the spring, 9th grade students will take the PSAT 9, 10th grade students will take the PSAT 10, and 11th grade students will take the SAT and CMAS test. These tests are free and will be taken during the school day.

    Students who are excused from a state assessment:
    Will not receive a score for that assessment.
    Will not have negative consequences imposed as a result of my excusal from state assessments.
    Will not have standardized test scores which are frequently used to determine placement in advanced courses/programs and to identify specific instructional needs of students. If a student does not take the annual state assessments, parents/legal guardians will need to work closely with educators to make decisions supporting their child.

    If you do not want your student to take the fall test please opt your student out by filling out the form here.

    If you have additional questions please reach out to Jennifer Minor, Testing Coordinator, jminor@sd27j.net 

    Common Formative Assessments 

    2020-2021 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


    SAT with Essay Opt In Directions


    PSAT 10 and SAT Student Data Consent Form (PSAT 10 and SAT ONLY) Provides consent so students can participate in an optional questionnaire and provide college admission officers information to help students plan for their future. It also shares data with colleges for scholarships and other programs that students may be eligible for. 

    Printable PSAT 10 and SAT Student Data Consent Form

    Student Data Questionnaire Supplemental Instructions for Students




    Dear Brighton High School Families, 


    In April, students in Colorado public schools will complete state testing. 9th grade students will take the PSAT9, 10th grade students will take the PSAT10, 11th grade students will complete the SAT and 11th grade Science CMAS assessment (The Colorado Measures of Academic Success). Please visit our school website for more information https://www.sd27j.org/domain/2711. Beginning with the class of 2021 students may obtain their Graduation Demonstration by scoring a 470 in English and a 500 in Math on their SAT. 

    11th grade students completing the SAT have the option to also complete the additional Essay portion of the SAT by signing up at www.collegeboard.org by February 18, 2020. Some Colleges and Universities require the optional essay portion of the exam and we encourage students to research their College to determine if it is an entrance requirement.


    10th and 11th grade students can also elect to complete the Student Data Consent From, by completing this form prior to testing, students will have the opportunity to connect with potential College and Scholarship opportunities. Sign up by visiting the assessment page of the BHS website and completing the Student Data Consent Form by March 31, 2020. 


    Each year, parents consider whether or not to have their students participate in state assessments.  Prior to the assessment window, we ask that you consider the following information as part of your decision process.  School District 27J is in the business of educating students. We are preparing our students to have the knowledge and skills for their future college and career choices. The results from the CMAS, PSAT, and SAT assessments provide:

    • Valuable information about student achievement toward grade level expectations
    • Evidence of student growth from one school year to the next
    • Evidence of the skills and competencies necessary for college and career readiness

    The results of the assessment are utilized by the School District 27J Community in the following ways:

    • Students and parents can identify areas of strength and improvement 
    • High School students can use the PSAT and SAT results to support decisions around high school course selections including advanced coursework options
    • District-level administration utilizes the results to determine the effectiveness of curriculum and instructional practices which support decisions that are made with regard to professional development and the use of resources.
    • State determines the school performance framework and rating


    As provided by Colorado State Law, parents are allowed to excuse their child from taking CMAS, PSAT and SAT. If you choose to excuse your child from participating in state assessments please complete the link here before April 1, 2020: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWRLOU_F8FgLKi4zAuVDyZq6ezYky8FNM02PtNGzgt4ARytQ/viewform


    Thank you in advance for your support!  If you have additional questions, please contact Jenn Minor, School Assessment Coordinator, jminor@sd27j.net or 303-655-4151.



    Jenn Minor 

    Student Assessment Coordinator Brighton High School






    Class Schedule

    Transportation and dining options


    Week of April 2020 





    Testing will begin at 8:30 AM and ends at approximately 12:30 PM. Students who are taking the SAT with Essay** or have accommodations will end later. NO afternoon classes. NO school for 9th, 10th and 12th graders. 

    Lunch will be served in the Dawg Diner from 12:00-2:00

    Busses depart BHS at normal 4:32 time.

    Jenn Minor 





    9th &


    Testing will begin at 8:30 AM and end at approximately 12:30. NO afternoon classes. NO school for 11th and 12th graders. Students testing with accommodations will end later. 

    Lunch will be served in the Dawg Diner from 12:00-2:00

    Busses will depart BHS at normal 4:32 time.

    Jenn Minor 




    Normal school day for ALL Students. 

    Senior class meeting during advisory 



    CMAS Sci


    Testing will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 12:00. NO afternoon classes. NO school for 9th, 10th and 12th graders.

    Lunch will be served in the Dawg Diner from 12:00-2:00 

    No afternoon transportation 

    Jenn Minor 


    Estimadas familias de la Preparatoria Brighton, 


    En abril, los estudiantes en las escuelas públicas de Colorado completarán la prueba estatal. Los estudiantes del noveno grado tomarán la prueba PSAT9,  el décimo grado tomará la prueba PSAT10, el undécimo grado SAT y la prueba estatal CMAS de ciencias (CMAS - Medidas de los logros Académicos en Colorado).  Por favor visite nuestro sitio web para más información https://www.sd27j.org/domain/2711. Para los estudiantes que se graduarán en el 2021 ellos deberán demostrar en su prueba SAT una puntuación de 470 en inglés y 500 en matemáticas.

    Los estudiantes del undécimo grado que tomen SAT tienen la opción de hacer la porción adicional de redacción en SAT al inscribirse a:  www.collegeboard.org. Algunas de las universidades de dos años y las de 4 exigen que tomen la porción de reacción y animamos a los estudiantes a que investiguen en la universidad a la que quieren ir para determinar si esta prueba es obligatoria para su ingreso. 


    El alumnado del 10 y 11 puede elegir completar la Forma de Permiso para la obtención de datos del estudiante, antes de tomar la prueba, ellos tendrán la oportunidad de conectarse con la universidad a la que potencialmente quieren asistir y también tener la oportunidad para obtener becas. El estudiante debe registrarse en la página de evaluaciones en el sitio web de BHS para completar la forma de permiso para la obtención de datos del estudiante.


    Cada año, los padres pueden considerar si el estudiante participa en las pruebas estatales o no. Antes del período de evaluaciones, les pedimos que consideren la información siguiente como parte de su decisión. El Distrito Escolar 27J está en el negocio de educar a los estudiantes. Los estamos preparando para que tengan los conocimientos y las aptitudes para las opciones futuras de sus estudios universitarios o de una carrera técnica. Los resultados de  CMAS, PSAT, y SAT proporcionan lo siguiente:

    • Información valorable sobre el aprovechamiento del estudiante que es esperado al nivel de grado
    • Evidencias del crecimiento académico del estudiante de un año al otro
    • Evidencias de las aptitudes y competencias necesarias para demostrar que está preparado para la universidad y/o una carrera técnica 

    Los resultados de la evaluación son utilizados entre la comunidad del Distrito Escolar 27J de estas formas: 

    • Los estudiantes y los padres pueden identificar las áreas fuertes del estudiante y las áreas donde tienen que mejorar 
    • Los estudiantes de la prepa pueden usar los resultados de PSAT y SAT para decidir los cursos que deben tomar incluyendo los cursos avanzados. 
    • La administración a nivel del distrito utiliza los resultados para determinar la eficiencia del plan de estudios y las prácticas de enseñanza para apoyar las decisiones tomadas en cuanto a la capacitación profesional y el uso de recursos 
    • El estado determina el rendimiento de la escuela y la clasificación 


    La ley del estado de Colorado le permite a los padres que excusen a sus hijos de las pruebas CMAS, PSAT y SAT. Si ustedes eligen que sus hijos no participen en las evaluaciones estatales por favor hagan clic en este enlace:: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWRLOU_F8FgLKi4zAuVDyZq6ezYky8FNM02PtNGzgt4ARytQ/viewform


    ¡De antemano les damos las gracias por su apoyo! Si tienen preguntas adicionales, por favor comuniquese con Jenn Minor, Coordinadora de evaluaciones Escolares al, jminor@sd27j.net o al 303-655-4151.



    Jenn Minor 

    Coordinadora de evaluaciones escolares de la Preparatoria Brighton



    Grado que tomará la prueba

    Horario de clases

    Opciones de transporte y comidas


    Semana del 9 de abril 2020





    La prueba comienza a las 8:30 AM  y termina aproximadamente a las 12:30 PM. Los estudiantes que tomarán la redacción de SAT** o aquellos que reciben acomodaciones terminarán más tarde. NO habrán clases después de la prueba. NO hay clases para los alumnos de 9, 10 y 12 grado.

    Se servirá comida en la cafetería de la escuela de las 12:00-2:00

    Los camiones se irán de BHS a su horario normal de las 4:32 

    Jenn Minor 





    9° y 10° 

    La prueba comienza a las 8:30 AM y termina aproximadamente a la 12:00. NO hay clases después después de la prueba. NO hay clases para los estudiantes del 11 y 12 grado. Los estudiantes que reciben acomodaciones saldrán más tarde.  

    Se servirá comida en la cafetería de la escuela de las 12:00-2:00

    Los camiones salen de BHS a su horario normal de las 4:32 

    Jenn Minor 




    Horario de clases normal para TODOS los estudiantes. 

    La clase del 12 grado tiene una junta durante su clase de asesoramiento 



    CMAS ciencias


    La prueba comienza a las 8:30 AM y termina a las 12:00. NO hay clases después de la prueba. NO hay clases para los estudiantes del 9, 10 y 12 grado 

    No hay transporte por la tarde 

    Jenn Minor