Welcome to Testing and Evaluation
For several decades the major statewide testing programs were Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) and Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT). With the adoption of Common Core State Standards, the Smarter Balanced Assessment system has been under development for several years.
After the 2013-2014 school year, the CMT and CAPT will be replaced with Smarter Balanced Assessments. The Smarter Balanced assessment system will give teachers, parents, and students accurate information on student progress towards the goal of graduating high school ready for college and the workplace.
For the 2013-2014 school year the Norwalk Public Schools, along with many districts across the State, will participate in the Smarter Balanced Field Test. This opportunity is critical to prepare all students for the 2014-2015 school year when Smarter Balanced Assessments will be the only statewide test administered for Language Arts and Mathematics.
Norwalk's 2014 Smarter Balanced testing will take place from March 18 through May 30th. Students in grades 3 through 8 and in grade 11 will participate in Smarter Balanced Assessments. Students in grades 5 and 8 will still complete the science portion of the CMT. Grade 10 students will take the science protion of CAPT.