Connecticut Interim Assessments: Smarter Balanced and Next Generation Science

Related Resources

Documents Web Pages
  • CT Comprehensive Assessment Portal/Resources: This site contains information about Connecticut’s Comprehensive Assessment Program and resources aligned to the assessments.
  • Smarter Balanced Content Explorer/Test Development and Design Documents: This page provides materials used in the process of developing the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.
  • Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers: Tools for Teachers is a searchable, interactive online collection of instructional and professional learning resources developed by educators for educators. Resources include Playlists that address progression in skills or understanding for a topic. It requires access to login.
    • Interim Assessment Item Portal: a feature of Tools for Teachers that allows educators with access to the interim assessments to view or print the interim items for in-class activities.
  • Lexile and Quantile Hub: These measures provided by MetaMetrics, Inc. can be used by educators and parents to manage reading and math instructional programs and resources. All information and resources are housed on the Hub.
  • Science Standards and Resources Home Page
  • Pop Up PD: Short, focused professional development sessions on topics requested by educators.
  • CT Learning Hub: The CT Learning Hub provides universal access to curated tools and resources anytime, anywhere and puts resources in the hands of CT families, students and educators. The Hub is a free and interactive web page of digital resources to support online and offline learning.
  • CT Core Standards: The Connecticut Core Standards provide teachers, students, and families with clear expectations of what a student should know and be able to do at each grade level. The standards focus on English Language Arts, Mathematics as well as literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects in Grades 6-12. 
    • Materials for Teachers: Instructional materials to support educators across content areas.
    • Connecting the Claims to Classroom Instruction: This presentation will engage you in activities to better understand what students need to know and be able to do to demonstrate mastery of the standards. Through this exploration, teachers will also understand how classroom instruction can support student learning.
Videos These brief videos were created by the CSDE to support educators in their understanding of the interim assessments, and in the integration of interim assessments into their curricula. Three new videos that provide information about Interim Connections Playlists and the Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile. These videos can be used in trainings and conference presentations and may be shared with colleagues.  Tools for Teachers (login required):  

Smarter Balanced videos that explain various components of the assessment system.

The Centralized Reporting System Video Series: This video series overviews key components of the Cambium Assessment Inc. reporting tool.