Colorado
Early Colleges

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Purpose

Purpose of Accuplacer Assessment

Colorado Springs Early Colleges Academics Department assesses students in order to:

  • Monitor and evaluate student progress towards college readiness
  • Gather evidence to support teacher reflection on effectiveness of their teaching and guide instruction
  • Provide feedback to students, parents, and other stakeholders
  • Use data from assessment to ensure deep and authentic learning of content
  • Foster reflection on how students learn best and develop an ongoing awareness of approaches of student learning
  • Develop students who are conscientiously practicing the needed characteristics to become life-long inquirers and critical thinkers