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Student & Family Guides For 2017 State Testing

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CMT Science Overview (Grades 5 & 8) 
This brochure explains how the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) for Science assesses students’ abilities, as well as how the test determines where students fall within the statewide standards of achievement.
CAPT Science Overview (Grade 10) This brochure explains how the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) for Science assesses students’ abilities, as well as how the test determines where students fall within the statewide standards of achievement.
Parent Overview CTAA This overview for parents/guardians describes components and resources for Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Smarter Balanced Test Format (Narrated) This module describes what a Computer Adaptive Test is and how it works when taking the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts and Mathematics online assessments.
Smarter Balanced Test Type Items This page has tutorials on item types that may appear on the online tests. Students and families can prepare for the tests by becoming familiar with the item types and how to answer them.
Practice And Training Tests For All State Assessments
The training tests combine sample items for different grade levels and subject areas. These tests are for students to practice using the tools and features available within the online system. The practice tests are longer and provide sample items for each grade level and subject areas.
CMT and CAPT Science Program Overview (2016) This document provides an overview of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) in science administered at Grades 5 and 8 and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in science administered in Grade 10.