Connecticut Core Standards

Assessment - School and District Leaders

Smarter Balanced Resources

  • Connecticut State Department of Education—Student Assessment News 
  • Connecticut State Department of Education Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal – This site provides access to resources for the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy, CMT/CAPT Science Assessments, and the Alternate Assessment
  • Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments -This site provides important background information on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments as well as links to resources to support classroom instruction. Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments/ Classroom Activities – ELA/Literacy and Mathematics    
  • Smarter Balanced Digital Library- is a searchable, interactive online collection of instructional and professional learning resources developed by educators for educators. These resources are aligned with the intent of the Common Core State Standards and help educators implement the formative assessment process to improve student learning. The Digital Library will also include resources to interpret data and reports from the Smarter Balanced summative and interim assessments.
  • CT State Assessment Guide— provides Connecticut-specific information about assessment consortium, testing timelines, sample test questions, impacts on students, new accountability systems and ways for parents to get involved and support their child’s learning at home. (National PTA)

SAT Resources

Communication Tools for Smarter Balanced

Parent Resources

Below are resources that can be used when communicating with parents and guardians about the Smarter Balanced assessments.