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  • AIR is releasing a new version of the ChromeOS Secure Browser (v3.1). While the new browser has some value-added features, the earlier version (v3.0) will continue to be fully supported, so there is no requirement to update this year.  However, the key feature in the v3.1 release is that it will prevent a student’s Chromebook from going to sleep during testing. This improvement will help those students working on a draft paper or on a reading passage.  It will effectively prevent Chromebook’s default inactivity timeout.

    Added February 12, 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
  • Final Opportunity: Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Teacher Hand Scoring Training  Register Now!

    A final Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) training is scheduled for February 26, 2018, and will be held at the CSDE, 450 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford.  This training is appropriate for beginners to the THSS; or new teachers, district and school administrators who will be hand scoring or training hand scorers of the interim assessments.  In this session, participants will review the scoring process and related scoring materials (rubrics, exemplars, and training guides) that can then be applied to the scoring of specific IABs administered in your classrooms.  Participants will be led through a brief hand-scoring training of Reading and Writing, with a concluding presentation that connects results to the AIR Ways Reporting System and next steps for improving instruction.  Participants must have a Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) user account and must bring a laptop.  Please contact Deirdre Ducharme or Cristi Alberino if you have any questions.

    To register, select the session date below:

    Register for February 26, 2018, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Added January 30, 2018
  • TIDE will be offline for maintenance beginning Friday, January 5th and will return online Monday, January 8th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added January 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.