Bilingual Education/ESL Exemptions
CMT and CAPT Exemption Information
Connecticut’s English Language Learner (ELL) Exemption Guidelines
- If the ELL student has enrolled for the first time in a U.S. school and has attended for fewer than 12 calendar months, the student MAY be exempted from the reading and writing portions of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) or the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT).
All Ell students must take the math and science portions of the CMT/CAPT regardless of how long they have been enrolled in a U.S. school.
To be eligible for a CMT/CAPT exemption, the student must be administered an appropriate language proficiency assessment (a component of the identification process) AND be identified in the Public School Information System (PSIS) as an English language learner.
12 calendar months = a school entry date that is one year prior to the start of CMT/CAPT testing. For example, the March 2012 testing window begins on March 5, 2012, ELL students who entered a U.S. school for the first time after March 5, 2011 would be eligible for a CMT /CAPT exemption.
If you require further information, please contact:
Marie Salazar Glowski
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction
Connecticut State Department of Education
165 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 2219
Hartford, CT 06145
Telephone: (860) 713-6750 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Content Last Modified on 10/6/2011 11:55:48 AM