January 19, 2022, Meeting Update Notification: The January 19, 2022, Connecticut State Board of Education meeting will be held at 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, at 9:30 a.m. The wearing of masks is required of all persons entering 450 Columbus Boulevard, as well as during the meeting. All mask and social distancing protocols will be adhered to during the meeting. This meeting will be live streamed and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAyxss_PnAM

Literacy/English Language Arts


Curriculum and Instruction

Foundations of Reading Survey

Information for district administrators and teachers about the implementation and administration of the reading survey, as mandated in Section 13 of Public Act 13-245.

Open Review Period for Universal K-3 Screening Reading Assessments

The Universal K-3 Screening Reading Assessment process is now open until September 1, 2021. During the open review period, districts may electronically submit suggested assessments to the CSDE for review. Based on recommendations of the CSDE, the State Board of Education may approve any new K–3 reading assessments to be included in the publication of the Approved Menu of Research-based Grades K–3 Universal Screening Reading Assessments for the school year commencing July 1, 2023.

Research-based Universal Screening Reading Assessments for Grades K-3

On July 9, 2014, the Connecticut State Board of Education (CSBE) approved a menu of research-based K-3 reading assessments for Grades K-3. The menu of research-based reading assessments must be used by districts for the purpose of Universal Screening for Reading of the entire K-3 student population. Commencing July 1, 2016, these reading assessments have been approved for use by districts to assist in identifying, in whole or in part, students at risk for Dyslexia or other reading-related learning disabilities. The menu of research-based K-3 reading assessments is a model for all Connecticut school districts to follow. Connecticut Priority School Districts are required by statute to submit K-3 reading assessment results multiple times per year. 

If you have any questions regarding assessment requirements, email Joanne White or call (860) 713-6751.

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