Click here to visit the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium website

Click here to visit the Students & Families Page of the 
Connecticut State Department of Education: Students & Families page

Click here for the practice and training tests page

Click here for Connecticut Common Core Standards

Click here for Common Core Standards Video Series from This series
is designed to educate parents on the Common Core Standards, and empower
them to support the transition at school and at home

Click here for information from Common Core State Standards Initiative

Click here for information about the SAT from The College Board

2017 CMT and CAPT Testing Schedule for Science
The Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) is extremely important in assessing what our students know and are able to do as learners. This information is critical in order to improve our instructional practices in the future to ensure our students achieve at high levels. New this year, tests will be delivered online. Schools no longer are required to administer the test to all students in the same grade on the same day. Each school will now determine their own schedule based on the window listed below. All students in Connecticut in grades 5, 8, and 10 are required to take the Science assessment.

Grade 5: March 27 - 31
Grade 8: March 27 - 31
Grade 10: March 27 - April 28

2017 Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule 
for ELA and MATH
All students in Connecticut in grades 3 - 8 are required to take the Smarter Balanced assessments.

Grades 6-8: 5/1/2016 - 5/12/2016  
     (Make-ups will go until 5/25/2016)

Grades 3-5: 5/8/2016 - 5/19/2016 
     (Make-ups will go until 5/25/2016)

2017 SAT - Connecticut School Day Administration
Grade 11: April 5 (makeup April 25 and 26)

On October 7, 2015 The College Board in conjunction with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) adopted the SAT as the required statewide assessment for eleventh grade students. The administration of the SAT will further expand opportunities for 11th grade students to use their individual results for college admission purposes.

• There are three parts to the SAT: Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics. 

• The essay portion of the SAT will not be administered as part of the Connecticut school-day SAT assessment.

• 400-1600 score scale.

• Four answer choices and no penalty for guessing.

The College Board offers a free practice site at https // for students who want to become familiar with the SAT format and the types of questions they will encounter.

                                                                                                                        last updated 2/14/17 jh