Assessment Information

South Windsor Public Schools Assessments

Over the past few years, the State of Connecticut has introduced changes to annual standardized assessments that are administered to students, as required by law.

  • Smarter Balanced (SBAC) tests aligned with the Common Core are administered to students in grades 3-8 in the areas of English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.
  • The Connecticut SAT is the annual state assessment for students in grade 11, and assesses the critical thinking skills students need for academic success. 
  • For many years, the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) were administered to students in grades 5, 8 and 10 in the area of science. Beginning in spring 2018, the CAPT and CMT tests will no longer be administered as the state transitions to new science standards. 


Spring 2018 Testing Dates

The 2017-2018 testing administration dates for students in South Windsor Public Schools are listed below. Exact test dates by school location will be communicated to families by each school principal in early Spring.

   SBAC Testing Window *
Grade 3  SBAC Assessment for ELA and Math April 17 - May 8
• Grade 4  SBAC Assessment for ELA and Math April 17 - May 8
• Grade 5  SBAC Assessment for ELA and Math April 17 - May 8
     
• Grade 6  SBAC Assessment for ELA and Math April 30 - May 18
• Grade 7  SBAC Assessment for ELA and Math April 30 - May 18
• Grade 8  SBAC Assessment for ELA and Math April 30 - May 18
  * exact dates will be determined by school principals and communicated with parents in early spring
 
 CT SAT
 
• Grade 11  Connecticut SAT   Wednesday, March 21, 2018
     
   NGSS  
• Grade 5  NGSS Field Test Thursday, May 17, 2018
• Grade 8  NGSS Field Test Tuesday, May 22, 2018
• Grade 11  NGSS Field Test Tuesday, April 3, 2018