School Accountability

BMS School Advisory and Accountability Committee (SAAC)

Every school in Colorado has an advising committee that is charged with examining key elements of school functioning. Bayfield Middle School will leverage this team to examine the following.
  • School performance reports
  • School Unified Improvement Plan development
  • Budgeting and prioritization
  • Program development and supporting learners

BMS SAAC Meeting Dates

  • Monday, September 17, 2018, 5:30- 7:00PM
  • Monday, December 3, 2018, 5:30-7:00PM
  • Monday, February 25, 2019, 5:30-7:00PM
  • Monday, April 22, 2019, 5:30-7:00PM
Anyone is welcome to join and participate in our advisory committee. Please email SAAC Chairperson Deb Wilhelm,, if you would like to be a more involved member of the team.

 BMS 2018-19 Assessment Calendar

NWEA Maps Interim Assessment1 Windows
  • Fall Beginning-of-Year Assessment: September 10 - September 20, 2018
  • Winter Middle-of-Year Assessment:  December 3 - December 20, 2018
  • Spring End-of-Year Assessment: April 15 - April 26, 2019 (Tentative)
Bayfield Middle School is now administering the PSAT 8, a paper exam that measures post-secondary readiness. The PSAT and SAT are the primary performance measures at the high school. This test will inform students towards their readiness and will be delivered in the fall. It is not currently a part of the school's state performance framework.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
NAEP Testing Window
Bayfield Middle School has been selected to participate in the National Assessement of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics for the nation's report card. Only select 8th graders will take these tests. The results help look at the state and national performance level but are not designed to give school or individual results.
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
Spring 2019 CMAS2 Schedule (TENTATIVE)
  • CMAS Testing Window: April 8-26, 2019
  • CMAS Social Studies (7th Grade) >Not tested 2019
  • CMAS Science (8th Grade)
    • Tuesday, April 9 - Sessions 1 (AM) & 2 (PM)
    • Wednesday, April 10 - Session 3 (AM)
  • CMAS English Language Arts (all grades)
    • Tuesday, April 16 (AM) - Session 1
    • Wednesday, April 17 (AM) - Session 2
    • Thursday, April 18 (AM) - Session 3
  • CMAS Mathematics (all grades)
    • Tuesday, April 16 (PM) - Session 1
    • Wednesday, April 17 (PM) - Session 2
    • Thursday, April 18 (PM) - Session 3
  • CoAlt Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM): TBD
1NWEA is Bayfield School District's interim assessment tool. These tests in ELA, math, and science (45-50 minutes each) allow the school to gauge the progress of students throughout the year. Results are returned immediately after the window. These data are used to inform instruction, examine future placement, predict performance on state assessments, and set performance goals for the school's Unified Improvement Plan (UIP).
2Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are annual state exams in Math, English Language Arts (ELA), Science, and Social Studies. Tests are in three units of 75-110 minutes each. They are used to monitor students' ability to apply content and concepts to demonstrate master of state standards. Results are used to improve student instruction and monitor district progress towards targets set.