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
- 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
- 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.
- Homeschooling as an Option to Public School Education.
- Information and Technology Literacy Framework - Information and Technology Literacy subsumes what traditionally has been associated with library media, audiovisual, computer and other educational technology programs.
- 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