Standardized Testing

Federal and State mandated Standardized Tests in the Stamford Public Schools are designed to answer several important questions:

  • How is my child doing?
  • Are the schools succeeding?
  • What strategies/programs work best to help students learn?

Test results are shared with staff to guide classroom instruction. Test results are also used to place students in programs such as honors classes in the middle and high schools, summer school, gifted and talented offerings and English language classes.

Standardized Assessment Tests

TestDescriptionGrade(s)When
CAPTConnecticut Academic Performance Test     10March
CMTConnecticut Mastery Test3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8March
DRA 2Developmental Reading Assessment   1, 2, 3Sept., Jan., May
KLRTKindergarten Language Readiness Test      KSpring
LASLanguage AssessmentELL ( K to 12)February
Math - EDMDistrict Every Day Math Test1,2,3,4,5January and May
NNATNaglieri Nonverbal Ability Test      5Spring

Orleans-Hanna

 Algebra Prognosis Test

    6*,7

Spring

OLSAT

 Otis-Lennon School Ability Test

     5

Spring

PFA

 Physical Fitness Assessment

4, 6, 8, 10

Fall and Spring

PSAT

 Preliminary SAT

 10 or 11

Dates by Collegeboard

SAT

 College board    

11 or 12

Dates by Collegeboard.org

Stanford

 Stanford Achievement Test

    5, 8

January