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  • Attention to Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Users! Smarter Balanced is conducting a Focused Target Interim Assessment Blocks survey to collect feedback on a possible enhancements to the existing interim assessment system. This proposed design would offer blocks that measure smaller bundles of content (one or two targets in math, and up to three targets in ELA). This is a critical opportunity for users to openly offer feedback on a system that has the potential to better support assessment and instructional goals; therefore, we urge users to complete and share this survey with colleagues who actively use the interims. The survey is open for submission through May 17, 2018.

    Added April 20, 2018
  • CSDE and AIR have received some questions about the timing and sessions of the NGSS Field Test. Please note that the NGSS Field Test is designed as one continuous test and does not have sessions. Test Administrators may choose to give students a 10-minute break after about 45 minutes of testing. This break is optional. Each student will receive approximately the same number of questions on the Field Test, however, questions will vary from student to student. The Field Test consists of 6 item clusters with multiple questions and 12 short, often one-question, items. 

    Added April 9, 2018
  • After completing the NGSS Field Test, students and test administrators are strongly encouraged to complete online feedback surveys. There are separate surveys for students and test administrators. These surveys should only take about 5 minutes to complete.

    Added March 26, 2018
  • 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
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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 Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Field Test.