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The Connecticut Summative Assessment system includes the following assessments:

2020 - 21 Assessment Calendar

Content Areas (s) Assessment Grade (s) Testing Window
English Language Proficiency: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing LAS Links  K-12 January 4–March 5, 2021
English Language Arts (ELA) & Mathematics Connecticut Smarter Balanced  3–8 March 29–June 4, 2021
Connecticut SAT School Day  11 Primary Test Dates: March 24 or April 13, 2021 Makeup Dates: April 27 and 28, 2021
Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA)  3–8 and 11 March 29–June 4, 2021
Science Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA)  5, 8, and 11 February 1–June 4, 2021 (Grade 11) March 29–June 4, 202
Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS)   5, 8, and 11 March 29–June 4, 2021

Physical Fitness Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment 4, 6, 8, and high school  Anytime during the school year
Language skills, Literacy skills, Numeracy skills, Physical/Motor skills, Creative/Aesthetic skills and Personal/Social skills Kindergarten Entrance Inventory  Kindergarten

Snapshot Date: 10/15/2020 Submission Due Date: 12/09/2020 

2020 - 21 Resources

  • Sensible Assessment Practices - This document offers guidance to educators on how they can “assess” their incoming students when schools re-open without necessarily having to “test” them. The assessment and instructional practices in this document are intended to apply to all students, including students with disabilities and English learners.
  • Plan for Reimagining CT Classrooms for Continuous Learning - The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for developing local Continuous Learning Plans to support the reopening of all schools that will provide continuity of learning.

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.

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  

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