Submitted byblamoreaux onWed, 02/10/2021 - 15:09
How to Opt Out of State Testing


All students can be Opted Out of State Testing such as CMAS, PSAT/SAT, and alternate state testing, in the Poudre School District. This guide will show you how to do this from your ParentVUE account. For more information on the policy and guidelines behind this, please click here.


Note: For the CMAS assessments, this is process is only applicable in Grades 3, 5, and 7 for ELA; Grades 4, 6, and 8 for Math; Grade 8 for Science, and Grade 11 for Science (CoAlt only). If you have any questions regarding the process, please reach out to your school. 


1. Log in to ParentVUE.


2. Click on "PSD Forms and Applications" button on the main menu to the left.


3. Click the "Services Tracker" link. 


4. You will see your name in the upper-right corner letting you know you are logged in with your ParentVUE account (A). Choose the child you wish to Opt Out for (B).


5. Click the "Assessment" link under your child. 


6. Click the link for the test you wish to Opt-Out for.


Note: You will see only CMAS in the above picture, however, for those students taking PSAT or SAT, they too will be visible in this step. 

7. Scroll down to the bottom of the new screen until you see the "Parent/Guardian Response" section. 

8. Type your name in the field (A), making sure to spell it as it is shown below the box (!), then click the green "Sign" button (B).


Tip: Need a printed form instead?  Scroll up a bit and click the "State Testing Opt Out Form" in your preferred language. 

9. Click the button for the "Opt Out" Button. 


10. Click the "Ok" button to confirm your choice. 


11. You're all set! If you would like to Opt back in for any of the state Assessments you have previously opted out of, just go through the previous steps and select the "Opt In" button at the end of the process.


Again, if you have any further questions, please reach out to your school.