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P/T conferences are postponed at BMS until Monday Feb 26

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 18, 2017, 5:30-7:30PM
  • Monday, December 4, 2017, 5:30-7:30PM
  • Monday, March 5, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM
  • Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:30-7:30PM
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 2017-18 Assessment Calendar

Galileo Interim Assessment1 Windows
  • Fall Beginning-of-Year Assessment: August 28 - September 15, 2017
  • Winter Middle-of-Year Assessment: January 16 - February 2, 2018
  • Spring End-of-Year Assessment: April 30 - May 18, 2018
Spring 2018 CMAS2 Schedule
  • CMAS Testing Window: April 9-27, 2018
  • CMAS Social Studies (7th Grade) >Not tested 2018
  • CMAS Science (8th Grade)
    • Thursday, April 17 - Sessions 1 (AM) & 2 (PM)
    • Friday, April 18 - Session 3 (AM)
  • CMAS English Language Arts (all grades)
    • Tuesday, April 10 (AM) - Session 1
    • Wednesday, April 11 (AM) - Session 2
    • Thursday, April 12 (AM) - Session 3
  • CMAS Mathematics (all grades)
    • Tuesday, April 10 (PM) - Session 1
    • Wednesday, April 11 (PM) - Session 2
    • Thursday, April 12 (PM) - Session 3
  • CoAlt Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM): TBD
1Galileo is Bayfield School District's interim assessment tool. These tests in ELA, math, and science (60-75 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.