Paula NoonanPaula NoonanMay 3, 20164min300

Thousands of Colorado students opted out of the state’s Colorado Measure of Academic Success tests over the last couple of weeks, with at least one Douglas County high school at 800 students who took a pass, according to a well-placed source. High school CMAS/PARCC tests are only for ninth graders. During testing weeks, school work slows down or stops. High school students get days off when their grades aren’t being tested.