Smarter Balanced Assessment

This page provides resources for administering the Smarter Balanced Assessments for Mathematics and English Language Arts.

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  • In light of the continued school closures in several districts resulting from the weather events on May 15, 2018, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is extending the summative testing window for all school districts in the state. Originally, the testing window was scheduled to close on Friday, May 25, 2018, for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Field Test, and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) Field Test. However, due to the unprecedented weather event, the window for all aforementioned assessments is being extended until Friday, June 8, 2018.

    Please note that the deadline for submission of the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) has also been extended until Friday, June 8, 2018. The LCI must be submitted in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) for all students eligible to participate in the alternate assessments. Please contact the Help Desk ( to report any submitted LCIs so that the student’s Alternate Assessment Indicator may be set to “Yes” to access the CTAS and/or the CTAA.

    Added May 22, 2018

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