Greetings! The Connecticut State Board of Education has undertaken a months-long process of developing its 2023-2028 Five-Year Plan. After several months of meetings and retreats, engagement with thousands of stakeholders through surveys and focus groups, input by Connecticut State Department of Education staff and leadership, the latest draft, which includes goals, action items, and outcomes, has been developed. Please use the link below to access the latest draft of the plan. We welcome your review and comments using the fillable form . Draft Comprehensive Plan 2023-2028

Connecticut Core Standards

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The national Common Core State Standards website,, is offline. CCSSO, which manages, has updated the web location for the Common Core standards. Please access the standards at Common Core State Standards ( The standards are temporarily located there while CCSSO works to address technical challenges with Links to the national standards on CSDE's Connecticut Core Standards web pages may not work while CCSSO fixes the issue. 

Message from the Commissioner

The Connecticut Core Standards, adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010, provide teachers, students, and families with clear expectations of what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level. The standards focus on English Language Arts, Mathematics as well as literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects in Grades 6-12. School districts develop local curricula based on these college and career standards. Taken together, standards, high quality curriculum, and instruction prepare students to meet the demands of 21st Century study, work, and life.  This website is devoted to providing Connecticut educators, families, and community members with valuable and accurate information as well as concrete supports such as:

  • Model units and lessons and standards-aligned classroom materials,
  • Program models to assist leaders and educators in their transition to the new standards,
  • Resources for professional development and learning, and
  • Parent-, student- and community-friendly materials to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.

A dynamic place of learning, this website supports those interested in the Connecticut Core Standards, providing information, examples, and resources. "


As we work together to ensure the success of every child, we invite you to share your own exemplars of student, classroom, school, and district materials aligned with the Connecticut Core Standards.

In partnership,

Charlene Russell-Tucker
Commissioner of Education