SDE: Superintendent's Digest Archive 2014-15

Academic Office
  • The RESC Alliance is providing coaching services for the implementation of Connecticut Core Standards [PDF]. Schools and districts that are interested may complete the coaching request form [DOC]. Applications for support must be e-mailed by July 6, 2015.
  • The Academic Office released its June 2015 newsletter [PDF]. It included Smarter Balanced Individual Student Report samples for grades 5 [PDF], 8 [PDF], and 11 [PDF]; a brochure on Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments workshops [PDF]; Connecticut's achievement level descriptors for the Smarter Balanced assessment [PDF]; a report that highlights gaps between state test results and 2013 NAEP results [PDF].
  • The Academic Office released its April 2015 newsletter. [PDF]
    • Smarter Balanced Digital Library webinars will be held through May 8. [PDF]
  • The following items were distributed with the Academic Office newsletter for March 2015. [PDF]
    • Common Core information from CCSSO and an article from U.S. News and World Report about reading ability at the kindergarten level. [PDF]
    • The education reform organization Achieve is looking for educators and curriculum developers to submit units aligned to Common Core state standards. A $1,500 award is available. [PDF]
    • The Smarter Balanced Digital Library is an online collection of instructional and professional learning resources. [PDF]
  • The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and the CSDE sponsored a Connecticut kindergarten symposium on May 12, 2015. [PDF]
  • Academic Office Newsletter (April 30, 2015) [PDF]
    • Smarter Balanced Digital Library forums [PDF]
  • Academic Office Newsletter (March 24, 2015) [PDF]
  • Academic Office Newsletter (January 14, 2015) [PDF]
    • Meeting the Challenge: CT Core Standards Success for English Learners and Students with Disabilities [PDF]
    • Comparison Table CMT/CAPT Skills Checklist and Connecticut Alternate Assessment [PDF]
    • FAQ regarding Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments [PDF]
  • Women in STEM Conference December 13 [PDF]
  • Assessment Grant Reduction
    • Assessment Reduction Grant memo (December 8, 2014) [PDF]
    • Assessment Reduction Grant application [DOC]
  • Academic Office Newsletter (November 26, 2014) [PDF]
  • Academic Office Newsletter (October 8, 2014) [PDF]
  • 2014-15 student assessment calendar
  • Position statement on K-12 social studies education
  • Student Assessment News (September 2, 2014)
  • Academic Office Newsletter (August 21, 2014)
  • Comparison of CMT/CAPT Skills Checklist and Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) [PDF]
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