Smarter Balanced and Next Generation Science
The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are comprehensive, end-of-year assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and measure progress toward college and career readiness. Students are tested in grades 3-8.
Assessments aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are administered to all students in Connecticut at Grades 5, 8 and 11. The tests at each grade assess students’ understanding of the NGSS across the corresponding grade band (3-5, 6-8 and high school).
ELA/Literacy & Mathematics
May 11 – May 27
Next Generation Science Standards
Grades 5, 8
May 11 – May 27
Grade 11 – Spring Date TBD
The Connecticut SAT School Day focuses on the skills and knowledge that evidence shows are needed for college and career success. All grade 11 students who attend public school are required to take the Connecticut SAT School Day. The Connecticut SAT has two sections: evidence-based reading and writing and mathematics. For most students, the Connecticut SAT School Day scores may also be used for college admission if desired by the student or parent. The link below provides the most up to date information about The Connecticut SAT School Day that is administered to all students in Grade 11.
The testing schedule is available below:
Connecticut SAT (online)
March: 23-25 & 29-30
SAT make-up dates:
April 26- April 28