Alternate Assessments

This page provides resources for administering the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Field Test.

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  • In light of the continued school closures in several districts resulting from the weather events on May 15, 2018, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is extending the summative testing window for all school districts in the state. Originally, the testing window was scheduled to close on Friday, May 25, 2018, for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Field Test, and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) Field Test. However, due to the unprecedented weather event, the window for all aforementioned assessments is being extended until Friday, June 8, 2018.

    Please note that the deadline for submission of the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) has also been extended until Friday, June 8, 2018. The LCI must be submitted in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) for all students eligible to participate in the alternate assessments. Please contact the Help Desk (cthelpdesk@air.org) to report any submitted LCIs so that the student’s Alternate Assessment Indicator may be set to “Yes” to access the CTAS and/or the CTAA.

    Added May 22, 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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