Common Core in Connecticut:
Connecticut Common Core Standards

Connecticut’s efforts to implement the Common Core are part of its “Connecticut Plan”—a secondary education designed by a state task force based on model curriculum and data collection guidelines from the state department of education.

Common Core Implementation Status

1. Teacher Professional Development
2. Curriculum Guides
or Instructional Materials
3. Teacher Evaluation

New Curriculum

State designs frameworks

State provides frameworks

State designs guides

State provides guides

Local districts only

New Assessments

PARCC member

SBAC member

ACT Aspire

Developing own CC-aligned assessments

Connecticut has revised all of its assessments to align to the Common Core and will begin using SBAC assessments in 2014.

New Expenditures

New expenditures required to implement the Common Core

Current annual education expenditures

Race to the Top Phase 2 award

(State is not a Race to the Top recipient.)

Education Database Status

P-20 development required by state law

State is capable of having a P-20 database

State has access to homeschool students’ data

Potential Impacts on Homeschooling

State currently requires homeschoolers to take state-prescribed tests and report their scores

Homeschoolers must file notice of intent to homeschool

Local Action Groups

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Updated: 6/2/2014