Summit School District tops state averages on new CMAS scoring

Results from Colorado’s annual testing, the CMAS, are in, and Summit School District students outperformed the state in most categories. The 2015-16 school year was the third time the state has used the Colorado Measures of Academic Success social studies and science assessments.

Summit High School juniors scored about the state average on the ACT college readiness assessment with a combined composite score of 20.7, which was a half-point above the state average of 20.4. Summit students also topped state scores in science at each of the elementary, middle and high school levels. The middle school also beat state numbers in social studies, though select elementaries in the district fell just below the state average.

“We’re proud of our students and teachers accepting the challenge of preparing for the rigor of our state assessments,” superintendent Kerry Buhler said in a statement. “While Summit School District students score above their peers in the state, we know all of us in the district can and will do more to make sure every student succeeds in the classroom, every day.”

— Kevin Fixler

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