Smarter Balance Testing

SBAC Testing Information

New educational standards, called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), are being implemented in all public schools. The CCSS are a set of consistent, high-quality academic goals in English/language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The standards define the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade level in order to graduate from high school fully prepared to enter college and the workforce: 
Introduction to Connecticut Common Core Standards

Las nuevas normas educativas, llamadas Normas básicas comunes del estado (Common Core State Standards, CCSS), se implementarán en todas las escuelas públicas de Connecticut. Las CCSS corresponden a un conjunto de metas académicas coherentes y de alta calidad en idioma y literatura inglesa (ELA) y matemáticas. Las normas definen los conocimientos y las habilidades que todos los estudiantes deben dominar al final de cada nivel para poder graduarse de la escuela secundaria completamente preparados para ingresar a la educación superior y a la fuerza laboral: Introducción a Estándares Básicos Comunes de Connecticut

 

More Resources

SBAC, Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium
CCSS, Common Core State Standards

Connecticut Standards Support Page

 

Khan Academy - Free student support
Provides an extensive library for support. Students can practice at their own pace and make use of interactive challenges, and videos from any computer with access to the web.

Parent Toolkit
Guía de ayuda para familias

 

Parent Letter
Preparing Students for Success
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