Summary results for various tests are available to the general public below.  A number of specific reports are only available to relevant district personnel due to FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations.

Results by Assessment

ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). ACCESS for ELLs is given in January and is designed to assess the level at which Colorado English Language Learners meet the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards in four domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). The ACCESS for ELLs replaced the CELA (Colorado English Language Assessment) in 2012-2013.  CDE hosts district and school level reports at the link below.

ACCESS Summary Data

AP - Advanced Placement Tests
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both.  AP Exams consist of multiple-choice and free-response sections which are combined to form a composite score of 1 – 5.

Students who earn AP Exam scores of 3 or above are generally considered to be qualified to receive college credit and/or placement into advanced courses due to the fact that their AP Exam scores are equivalent to a college course score of “middle C” or higher.  However, the awarding of credit and placement is determined by each college or university and students should check with the institution to verify its AP credit and placement policies.

District and School Results

AP District and School Results

Colorado ACT - COACT
The Colorado ACT (COACT) is a specific version of the ACT made for Colorado students.  The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Math, Reading and Science.  For more information, please visit

The Demographic Group Performance Summary report below shows the average composite and test scores for the various demographic groups that make up DPS.

District Level Results                                         School Level Results                                     

2013 CoACT District Results                               2013 CoACT School Results

2014 CoACT District Results                               2014 CoACT School Results

2015 CoACT District Results                               2015 CoACT School Results

2016 CoACT District Results                               2016 CoACT School Results