TO: Superintendents of Schools
FROM: Ajit Gopalakrishnan, Chief Performance Officer
DATE: May 21, 2018
SUBJECT: 2017-18 Summative Assessment Testing Window Extended to June 8
In light of the continued school closures in several districts resulting from the weather events on May 15, 2018, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is extending the summative testing window for all school districts in the state. Originally, the testing window was scheduled to close on Friday, May 25, 2018, for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Field Test, and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) Field Test. However, due to the unprecedented weather event, the window for all aforementioned assessments is being extended until Friday, June 8, 2018.
In spite of this extension to the testing window, the CSDE is working with its vendor to evaluate the feasibility of releasing results for the Smarter Balanced and CTAA in mid-June like last year. More information about this will be forthcoming.