NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

Connecticut Student Assessment Main Page

Overview

The Connecticut Summative Assessment system includes the following assessments:

2019 - 20 Summative Assessment Calendar

The CSDE submitted a waiver to the United States Department of Education (USED) on March 20, 2020, in regard to federal assessment and accountability requirements.  The CSDE received formal approval on March 27, 2020 from the USED that Connecticut can begin to implement the provisions in this waiver which includes no summative testing (Smarter, NGSS, CT SAT, CTAA and CTAS) and no Next Generation Accountability for the 2019-20 school year.  Since many students in Grade 11 use the Connecticut SAT School Day for college acceptance/placement, the CSDE will work closely with the College Board to determine how best to afford all students the opportunity to take an SAT assessment either this spring or sometime in the future.

If you would like to comment on CSDE’s waiver request, please email your comment to eseawaiver@ct.gov by Friday, April 10, 2020.

Due to the school closures related to the COVID 19 and the subsequent assessment/accountability waiver from the USED, the administration of the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment is cancelled for the remainder of the 2019 – 20 school year.  The CSDE will not be collecting and reporting any Physical Fitness Assessment results for the 2019-20 school year, including assessments that have already been administered.

Assessment Policy Overview  

2019-20 - Connecticut's Summative Assessment System - Assessment Policy Overview - This resource outlines the general policies of the Connecticut State Department of Education for all state summative assessments that are administered to Connecticut public school students.

Special Population Resources

Public Assessment Results

  • Public results for state summative assessments can be found on EdSight

District Secure Assessment Results

United States Department of Education Peer Review Status Letters