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  • Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council

    The council shall provide recommendations to the State Board of Education regarding (1) best practices relating to instruction in digital citizenship, Internet safety and media literacy, and (2) methods of instructing students to safely, ethically, responsibly and effectively use media and technology resources.

  • Early Childhood, PreK-Grade 3

    The time between birth through grade 3 is considered the early childhood developmental period. The Connecticut State Department of Education provides guidance and resources for public schools beginning in preK.

  • Early Reading Resources

  • English Learners (EL)

    English Learners main page with position statement, Guidelines for Administrators, Seal of Biliteracy information and additional resources.

  • Foundations of Reading Survey

    This webpage provides 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Mastery-Based Learning

    Mastery-based learning refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as they progress through their education.

  • Guidelines for Adapted Physical Education

    The purpose of these guidelines is to clarify and to underscore the importance of physical education—in the context of meaningful physical participation within a community of peers—for students with disabilities in a school environment.

  • Homeschooling in Connecticut

    Homeschooling as an Option to Public School Education

  • How Does Mastery-Based Learning Work?

    With mastery-based learning, all students must demonstrate what they have learned before moving on. Before students can pass a course, move on to the next grade level, or graduate, they must demonstrate that they have mastered the skills and knowledge they were expected to learn.

  • Identifying gifted and talented children in CT

    Information for Parents, Educators, and Administrators for gifted and talented children.

  • Information and Technology Literacy

    Information and Technology Literacy subsumes what traditionally has been associated with library media, audiovisual, computer and other educational technology programs.

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    The ISTE Standards for Students address how students learn, which includes — but does not depend on — the use of technology.

  • Literacy/English Language Arts

    Curriculum and Instruction, Surveys, and Assessments for English Language Arts.

  • Mastery Examination Committee

    This page provides information about the Mastery Examination Committee within the Department of Education.

  • Mastery-Based Learning Resource Center

    This website is designed to support local school districts that choose to implement Mastery-Based Learning, as well as families and community partners who want to learn more about this model.