Standard Setting Recruitment
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Standard Setting Recruitment

Apr 4, 2019

The Connecticut Department of Education (CSDE) is preparing to conduct standard setting in the summer of 2019 for the NGSS Assessment and the Connecticut Science Alternate Assessment (CTAS).  This is a required activity as this Spring will be the first live administration of these two new assessments.  The standard setting process involves a committee review of test items and student performance data in order to make recommendations for score ranges for the four performance levels.  The CSDE is currently recruiting Connecticut educators to participate in committees needed for each grade (grades 5, 8 and 11) and for each test.  The details of the meetings are below.


NGSS Assessment

Dates and Time

July 29 and 30, 2019 (8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

July 31, 2019 and August 1, 2019 (8 a.m. – 5:00p.m.)


The Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, CT

Commitment Time

Committee members will only be selected for the NGSS Assessment Committee or the CTAS Committee.  Committee members will need to commit to both days for each meeting.

Required Qualifications

Committee members should be very familiar with the NGSS content as well as with the assessment.


Committee members will receive $300 as an honorarium.


Below is a survey link in which participants can apply for this activity.  Applicants should complete the survey by May 1, 2019.  Committee participants will be selected by May 20, 2019.  All applicants will be notified of their application status shortly after May 20, 2019.  Applicants should carefully consider their availability before applying as participation is very important once selected.