Below you will find link to key information and documents which help to explain the recent changes in Connecticut's conversion from the CMT (Connecticut Mastery Test) and CAPT (Connecticut Academic Performance Test) to the 2015 SB (Smarter Balance).
Smarter Balance Parent Guides
By grade level and in several translations, including Spanish
Smarter Balance Interpretive Guide
Information to help you understand your child's score report
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
On October 7, 2015, the Connecticut State Board of Education adopted the SAT as the Grade 11 State Assessment. There are two key advantages to this change: 1. administration of the SAT will eliminate the former CAPT test in Grade 10 and therefore eliminates multiple tests; and 2. a mandatory SAT provides opportunities for more students to take the most commonly required college entrance test free of charge and during the school day.