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Common Core State Standards - Resources for Connecticut Teachers

Welcome to CEA's resource section for the Common Core State Standards. This website has been designed by teachers to help teachers understand the recently adopted standards and provide resources to help you help your students excel.

Common Core Standards

Levels of Teacher Concern
Entrance Points Into the Common Core

Levels of Teacher Concern Collaboration with Others Refining Your Practice Required Materials Working with Common Core About Common Core
I am new to the Common Core and would like to know more about it. How will working with the new Common Core Standards affect me? What materials will I need to implement the Common Core Standards? I have been working with the standards, but how do I refine my practice? How can I collaborate with others who are with Common Core?


The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Information

CT SBAC Sample Assessment Results

The 2015 Connecticut Smarter Balanced Assessment are new tests and replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and or Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in English language arts/Literacy and Mathematics. This report shows achievement on assessments based on the Connecticut Core Standards, which define learning expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level

Grade 5 Student

Grade 8 Student

Grade 11 Student

Connecticut's Achievement Level Descriptions for the Smarter Balanced Assessment

The Connecticut Core Standards set learning expectations for what students should learn and be able to do at each grade level so that by the time they graduate from high school, they are ready to succeed in college and in the workplace. The Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure each student's progress toward meeting these expectations.

Grade Bands: 3-5, 6-8, High School

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