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

CoACT Summary Data

Colorado SAT and PSAT
Colorado has given a college entrance exam each spring to all 11th graders enrolled in public schools since 2001. The SAT was chosen as Colorado’s 11th grade college entrance exam because of its alignment to the high school Colorado Academic Standards and because of the free reports and test preparation services provided by College Board for all students. Eleventh graders attending public schools in Colorado began taking the SAT in spring, 2017.

The SAT is closely aligned to challenging classroom work of Colorado schools and focuses on the key skills and concepts that evidence shows matter most for college and career readiness, including:

  • Mathematical concepts, skills, and practices important for success in career training programs.
  • Reading, comprehending, and writing high-quality essays supported by evidence.

CDE hosts district and school level reports at the links below.

CO SAT Summary Data

CO PSAT Summary Data

NAEP, first administered in 1969, is the country’s largest continuing measure of trends in academic achievement for K-12 students. In addition to urban districts, it measures performance among students in cities with 250,000 residents or more, in individual states and across the nation. In 2016-17, Denver Public Schools participated in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) component of NAEP.