Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

The district's curriculum defines what students should know and be able to do in each course, based on state and national standards and frameworks.  The district is working diligently to improve K-12 articulation, align district practice with state expectations, including the Common Core State Standards, and provide students with a sound instructional program that will equip students with the knowledge and experiences, necessary to be successful in the 21st century. 

Listed below are some related resources for parents and other community members to review in order to better understand the goals and objectives of the curriculum and instruction professionals of the Torrington Public Schools.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Sample Test Click on the link to learn about the SBAC assessment that students in CT will be taking. This assessment will replace the CMT and CAPT tests (except for Science) for students in CT and in TPS.
 CCSS in CT   Presentation
What are the Common Core State Standards ( CCSS)? How will this change my child's learning experiences? Learn about them in this brief presentation from the CT Department of Education.
SAT Practice Practice Test The link is a free resource for parents and students to access to practice for the SAT.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) FAQ This link is a parent Q&A for NGSS.
CT Core Standards Parent Resource Parent resource regarding new Connecticut Core Standards and testing. More information can be found on