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2017-18 Testing Information


New for 2017-18, all Freshmen will take the PSAT-9 State assessment, along with Sophomores (PSAT-10) and Juniors (SAT) in April 2018.  The State of Colorado will provide this assessment free of charge and scores on the SAT may be used for college admissions. These tests are scheduled for the Durango Student Center. The SAT is required by state and federal law for all students in Colorado and can be used for college entrance. The PSAT-9, PSAT-10, and CMAS/PARCC test are required by state law. These assessments are used, in part, to determine a performance score for the SWCeS and are important for maintaining our Colorado accreditation rating. Scores are also helpful to us for academic planning and college admissions.


11th Grade Students: Tuesday, April 10th at 8 AM.


9th grade students: Wednesday, April 11th at 8 AM.


10th grade students: Thursday, April 12th at 8 AM.

CMAS Science and PARCC testing

Scheduled at both the Durango and Dolores Student Centers

CMAS Science

8th grade: Monday, April 16th at 8 AM
11th grade: Tuesday, April 17th at 8 AM

PARCC English

6th grade: Wednesday, April 18th at 8 AM
7th grade: Thursday, April 19th at 8 AM
8th grade: Friday, April 20th at 8 AM


6th grade: Monday, April 23rd at 8 AM
7th grade: Tuesday, April 24th at 8 AM
8th grade: Wednesday, April 25th at 8 AM

Parents may excuse their child from state testing without penalty. Although the SWCeS encourages that all students complete state assessments, we understand that circumstances may arise making participation in state exams difficult. Please see the requirements to excuse a student from one or more state assessments HERE

Additional PSAT and SAT National Testing Dates 2017-18

See https://www.collegeboard.org/ for more information

ACT National Testing Dates for 2017-18

Students can take the ACT any one of the following scheduled testing dates.  Testing Location: Fort Lewis College (Check the ACT website to confirm location: www.ACT.org

  • September 9, 2017 (registration deadline is August 4)
  • October 28, 2017 (registration deadline is September 22)
  • December 9, 2017 (registration deadline is November 3)
  • February 10, 2018 (registration deadline is January 12)
  • April 14, 2018 (registration deadline is March 9)
  • June 9, 2018 (registration deadline is May 4)
  • July 15, 2018 (registration deadline is June 15)

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Powell, kpowell@southwestcoloradoeschool.org

NOTE: You are required to have photo ID. To get a Colorado State ID card, please see visit the Department of Motor Vehicles Webpage.