East Hartford Public Schools (EHPS) uses a variety of assessments to determine student needs, guide instruction, and gauge student progress.
The universal tests in EHPS are:
STAR Reading and Math assessments
SAT (for grade 11)
CMT/CAPT Science exam (grades 5, 8, and 10)
Smarter Balanced Assessment for ELA and Math (grades 3-8)
Information about these assessments can be found below. Any questions or concerns regarding assessments should be directed to:
Dr. Sarah Brzozowy
District Assessment Coordinator
CMT/CAPT Science (grades 5, 8, and 11)
The Connecticut State Department of Education continues a commitment to science education and monitors student growth and achievement on a regular basis.
More information about the CMT/CAPT Science test can be found here
SAT (Grade 11)
In 2015, the Connecticut State Board of Education passed legislation that the SAT would be used as the 11th grade assessment for Math and Reading.
More information on the school day SAT can be found here
Smarter Balanced Assessment (Grades 3-8)
East Hartford Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all students leave high school ready to be successful in college and career. The Smarter Balanced Assessment, aligned to CT Core Standards (the college- and career ready standards) will be administered to students in Grades 3 through 8 in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. It is a computer adaptive summative assessment that will track a student’s growth over time. East Hartford Public Schools will begin to administer Smarter Balanced starting on March 15, 2016.
For more information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, click here
STAR Reading and math (grades K-12)
East Hartford Public Schools utilizes the STAR Reading and STAR Math tests as a universal measure of student progress and growth throughout the year. The STAR Assessment is given in the Fall, Winter, and Spring to provide a measure of growth.
The protocols for STAR testing can be found here