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  • 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 Newsletters

    View the current and past Performance Matters newsletters.

  • Performance Office

    Home page of the State Department of Education's Performance Office.

  • Program for International Student Assessment - PISA

    This page contains information about The Program for International Student Assessment - PISA.

  • 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.

  • Schools of Distinction 2015-2016

    The CSDE is recognizing 116 Schools of Distinction according to the following criteria: 1) Highest Performing, 2) Highest Growth, and 3) Greatest Improvers.

  • SIF Help Site

    This site is dedicated to helping you with SIF.

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment

    This pages contains resources on the Smarter Balanced assessments.

  • Smarter Balanced Parent Guides

  • Smarter Balanced Results Resources

    This page provides a toolkit of materials available for districts and members of the public to help interpret Smarter Balanced Assessment results.

  • Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers

    This page provides information about the Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers. The Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers is a searchable, interactive online collection of instructional and professional learning resources developed by educators for educators.

  • Special Education Data Collections Help Site

    This site is dedicated to helping you understand all the data elements and important processes within each of the data collections associated with special education data.

  • Special Populations on the State Summative Assessments

    This page provides information on the Designated Supports and Accommodations that are available for State Summative Assessments in Connecticut.

  • 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.

  • The Connecticut Alternate Assessment System (CTAA, CTAS and CAAELP)  

    This page contains information on Connecticut's Alternate Assessment System for students with significant cognitive disabilities. This includes The Connecticut Alternate NGSS Science Assessments in Grades 5, 8 and 11; and Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English language arts/literacy and Mathematics for Eligible Students in Grades 3-8 and 11.