Recent Announcements

  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be down for maintenance beginning September 11th and will return online September 19th.

    Added August 27, 2019
  • The Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form replaced the Learner Characteristics Inventory during the 2019-20 school year and will be used by Connecticut Teachers Administering the Alternate Assessment and Planning and Placement Teams to determine eligibility for student participation in Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System. To get more information, please access the General Information & Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form portal page.

    Added August 21, 2019
  • The Secure Browsers for the 2019—2020 school year are now available for download on the Secure Browsers page of the portal. The new version of the secure browser is required for all 2019-2020 online test administrations.

    Added August 15, 2019
  • The AIRWays Reporting System will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 AM EST on July 31, 2019 until 9:00 PM EST on August 4, 2019 due to system-wide maintenance in preparation for fall testing. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added June 20, 2019
  • The Connecticut Department of Education (CSDE) is preparing to conduct standard setting in the summer of 2019 for the NGSS Assessment and the Connecticut Science Alternate Assessment (CTAS).  This is a required activity as this Spring will be the first live administration of these two new assessments.  The standard setting process involves a committee review of test items and student performance data in order to make recommendations for score ranges for the four performance levels.  The CSDE is currently recruiting Connecticut educators to participate in committees needed for each grade (grades 5, 8 and 11) and for each test.  The details of the meetings are below.


    NGSS Assessment

    Dates and Time

    July 29 and 30, 2019 (8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

    July 31, 2019 and August 1, 2019 (8 a.m. – 5:00p.m.)


    The Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, CT

    Commitment Time

    Committee members will only be selected for the NGSS Assessment Committee or the CTAS Committee.  Committee members will need to commit to both days for each meeting.

    Required Qualifications

    Committee members should be very familiar with the NGSS content as well as with the assessment.


    Committee members will receive $300 as an honorarium.


    Below is a survey link in which participants can apply for this activity.  Applicants should complete the survey by May 1, 2019.  Committee participants will be selected by May 20, 2019.  All applicants will be notified of their application status shortly after May 20, 2019.  Applicants should carefully consider their availability before applying as participation is very important once selected. 

    Added April 4, 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).