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  • Previously, AIR planned on releasing an updated secure browser for the Chromebooks. After further consideration, AIR has decided not to rollout the new app this spring. Please continue using the 2017-2018 version of the secure browser for Chromebooks (v3).

    Added March 23, 2018
  • The Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Field Test required materials are now available on the portal. These required materials include:

    • District Assignment Spreadsheet to determine district assignment of Form 1 or Form 2 to administer the Performance Tasks for the CTAS Field Test
    • Form- and grade-specific Performance Tasks PDFs
    • Form- and grade-specific Resource Packets
    • Form- and grade-specific Student Score Worksheets

    To access these required materials, please select the Connecticut Alternate Assessments program card on the home page of the portal. Then, select the Connecticut Alternate Science Field Test Required Materials card.

    Please see the communication sent to District Administrators (DA’s in TIDE) from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Student Assessment Performance Office for additional information.

    Added March 16, 2018
  • NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test – District Administrator Training

    A training for the NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test will be held Friday, February 16 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. (EST).  This webinar training will provide information regarding the administration and components of the NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test.  It is intended for any district staff that oversees the administration of this assessment.

    This training will provide the following information about the NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test:

    • background and purpose;
    • development and design;
    • components;
    • administration;
    • DA responsibilities;
    • training plan for Trained Teachers (TEAs);
    • required materials;
    • recording and entering student ratings; and  
    • participation reports.

    Click on the link below to register for the webinar.

    Friday, February 16 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. (EST)

    A confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the e-mail address you provided during registration.

    The webinar will be recorded and posted.

    Please contact the CSDE Performance Office at 860-713-6860 with any questions.  

    Added February 5, 2018
  • The Secure Browser for use with Mac computers running OS 10.13 is now available for download on the Secure Browser page of the portal. This browser must be installed on each computer that has OS 10.13 in order to take the summative and interim assessments. 

    Added February 2, 2018
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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) Field Test, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), and the Alternate Science.