The Connecticut State Department of Education supports its school districts with the development of rigorous and relevant curriculum, PK-12. Curricular development takes place at the district level through meaningful, ongoing, data-informed discussions involving districtwide educators.
Supporting district-based curriculum development, the state provides resources to include frameworks with standards and grade-level expectations, templates for curriculum, and sample lessons and assessments. State-provided professional development, supplementary resources, and Bureau of Teaching and Learning staff are also available to assist.
PK-16 Content Area Support Programs
- Carl D. Perkins and Career and Technical Education
- Connecticut Virtual High School
- College Credit Opportunities
- Early Childhood
- English Learners
- Gifted and Talented
- Special Education
- New: In Connecticut, our academic standards describe what we believe every student should know and be able to do by the time they exit the K-12 education system. Collectively, state standards define what Connecticut believes to be a well-rounded education. Connecticut is considering adopting the CSTA Computer Science Standards for K-12 Education (2017). As part of the adoption process the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) would like your input regarding the quality of the standards. Please take a moment to review the standards and complete the survey by February 16, 2018.
- Career Pathways, an approach to secondary education and postsecondary planning, is designed to engage each student in the creation of a flexible, individualized Student Success Plan that includes rigorous academic coursework, credit-bearing college courses, related electives, and structured external work-based learning experiences within the context of a chosen career pathway.
- Connecticut Career Pathways - Seasons of Change and Transition This guide serves as a resource for educators and provides important links to in-depth information. It provides students with direction as active informed participants in the development of their personalized roadmaps to future career success.
- Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council - created by Public Act No. 17-67, Section 1
- Early Literacy initiatives provide support to districts and schools toward creating optimal early learning environments in kindergarten through third grade to ensure that every child is reading at or above grade level.
- English Language Proficiency Standards (CELP) - with Correspondences to K–12 English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Connecticut C3 Social Studies, and Science Connecticut Core Practices, K–12 English Language Arts Connecticut Core Standards (CCS), and 6-12 Connecticut Core Standards for Literacy in the Content Areas
- Foundations of Reading Survey - Information for district administrators and teachers about the implementation and administration of the reading survey, and mandated in Section 13 of Public Act 13-245.
- Literacy Across the Content Areas offers resources for grades 4-12 to support Connecticut’s literacy goal that each student becomes an independent, skilled, lifelong reader, writer, listener, speaker, viewer, and presenter.
- Homeschooling as an Option to Public School Education.
- Mastery-Based Learning - Resources designed to support local decisions regarding policy, practice and community engagement. Frequently Asked Questions
- Manufacturing Committee - created by Public Act No. 16-114
- Mastery Examination Committee - created by Public Act No. 15-238
- Scientific Research-Based Intervention (SRBI) is Connecticut’s framework for improving education for all students based on a three-tier response to interven-tion model (Executive Summary).
- Academic Office Newsletters