Recent Announcements

  • Student Testing on Chrome OSv72

    The latest version of the Chrome v72 is now supported for student testing. If your district already updated to Chrome v72, please ensure your district has the newest release (72.0.3626.117) prior to testing. You may also continue to test on Chrome v67-71.

    Note: Earlier this month, American Institutes for Research (AIR) asked districts to hold off on updating Chrome browsers to v72 due to some errors that were being received when using this version. This issue has been resolved with the newest release (72.0.3626.117).

    Added February 26, 2019
  • New AIRWays Reporting Tutorials have been uploaded to the portal to provide users with information for accessing and utilizing the AIRWays Reporting system.Tutorial topics include:

    • How to Access AIRWays Reporting for Districts, Schools, and Teachers
    • How to Access Longitudinal Reports
    • How to Create, Manage, and Edit Rosters
    • How to Export and Print Student Data
    • How to Modify Scores
    • How to Set Up Your Reports So They Make Sense

    Added February 12, 2019
  • New! Embedded and Non-Embedded Designated Supports for English Learners Brochure

    This brochure presents a variety of designated and non-designated supports available to English learners participating in the Smarter Balanced math and English language arts assessments (for students in grades 3-8) and the NGSS assessment (for students in grades 5, 8, and 11). Please share this resource with your teachers and administrators who work most closely with these students to determine if they are appropriate.

    Updated Accessibility Resources

    The following resources were recently updated:

    Added February 1, 2019
  • On February 4, 2019, the NGSS Grade 11 assessment window opens.

    New designated supports for English learners participating in the NGSS include the Spanish Translation tool and the embedded Text-to-Speech in Spanish.  While these supports can be entered into TIDE now, they will not be available to testers until February 11, 2019.  Please make note of this if your district is scheduled to test next week.  If you have students who qualify for these designated supports, please consider postponing their test session until February 11 or a later date.

    Added January 31, 2019
  • The updated Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  practice and training tests are now available. Students and Test Administrators can access these tests on the CSDE Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal.

    Added January 28, 2019
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Welcome to the Connecticut Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal. This site provides access to resources for the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Assessment, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS).