NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

Professional Learning

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  • EdSight

    EdSight is CSDE’s data portal that provides detailed information about schools and districts and offers information on key performance measures that make up Connecticut’s Next Generation Accountability System.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion

    Contact Information pertaining to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion.

  • Performance Matters Forum 2018

    The Performance Matters Forum provides an opportunity to meet the professionals behind the voices at the CSDE end of the telephone line and to network with educators from around the state whose roles in their districts are similar to yours.

  • Performance Matters Forum 2019

    The Performance Matters Forum is a half-day conference that offers sessions highlighting best practices focused in five topic areas.

  • Performance Matters Forum 2020

    The Performance Matters Forum is a half-day conference that offers sessions highlighting best practices focused on the following five topic areas: Data Collection, Assessment, EdSight, Accountability and Research/Evaluation.

  • Performance Matters Newsletters

    View the current and past Performance Matters newsletters.

  • Research Library

    The CSDE is committed to continuously learning from data and experience to implement evidence-based educational policies and practices that result in improved student outcomes.

  • Student Assessment News

    The Student Assessment News is a publication by the Performance Office that provides information about the NGSS Science Test (including CTAS), The Smarter Balanced Assessment, The Connecticut SAT School Day, The Connecticut Alternate Assessment and the English Language Proficiency Assessment.