Greetings! The Connecticut State Board of Education has undertaken a months-long process of developing it's 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

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.

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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DIBELS 6th Edition

Download this ZIP file for the DIBELS 6th Edition Materials