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Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Session Tasks – Master List /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Connecticut-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Session-Tasks.pdf
Updated November 01, 2019

This document contains all Session Tasks that are included in each session of the Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Required for Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs). Please review these tasks in order to make sure they have been completed before test administration.

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Overview for District Administrators /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019-2020_CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Overview-for-DAs_Final.pdf
Updated August 30, 2019

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Performance Office and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have revised the qualification process for Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs) assessments. The Alternate Assessment System includes both the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts and math for eligible students in Grades 3-8 and 11 and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment  for eligible students in Grades 5, 8, and 11. This revised process will ensure that TEA training includes the most current information as testing policies and system enhancements shift from year to year.

 

The information included in this overview describes the responsibilities of the DA in TIDE for the mandatory online course completed each school year, to provide qualified educators with essential alternate assessment materials and the permissions to administer these assessments. The DAs must follow these procedures to ensure the alternate assessments are administered by teachers qualified for this responsibility. 

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Overview for Teachers Administering the Alternate /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019-2020_CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Overview-for-TEAs_Final.pdf
Updated August 30, 2019

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Performance Office and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have revised the qualification process for Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs) assessments. The Alternate Assessment System includes both the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts and math for eligible students in Grades 3-8 and 11 and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment for eligible students in Grades 5, 8, and 11. This revised process will ensure that TEA training includes the most current information as testing policies and system enhancements shift from year to year.

 

The information included in this overview describes the responsibilities of the TEA and the procedures to ensure the alternate assessments are administered by teachers qualified for this responsibility.

Session 1 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019_Session-1-Eligibility-for-the-Alternate-Assessments.pdf
Session 2 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019-Session-2-Administering-the-Connecticut-Alternate-CTAA-Assessment.pdf
Session 3 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019-Session-3-Administering-the-Connecticut-Alternate-Science-Assessment.pdf
Session 4 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019_Session-4-The-ESR-and-CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Resources.pdf

To obtain "Trained TEA" status, users should review these Alternate Assessment System Training sessions: 

  • Session 1. Eligibility for the Connecticut Alternate Assessments
  • Session 2. The Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English Language Arts and Mathematics
  • Session 3. Administering the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment
  • Session 4. The Early Stopping Rue (ESR) and Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Resources
The Connecticut Alternate Assessment TEA Responsibility Checklist /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/1920-CTAA-TEA-Responsibility-Checklist_Final.pdf
Updated August 27, 2019

The Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) is a secure test administered to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and 11. The CTAA was designed to be administered by the Trained Teacher Administering the Alternate (TEA) in a one-to-one test setting with the student. The responsibilities and suggested steps for the Trained TEA are defined in this document.

The Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment TEA Responsibility Checklist /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/1920-CTAS-TEA-Responsibility-Checklist_Final.pdf
Updated August 27, 2019

The Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) is a non-secure test that is administered to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 5, 8, and 11. The CTAS was designed to be administered by the Trained Teacher Administering the Alternate (TEA) in a one-to-one test setting with the student. The responsibilities and suggested steps for the Trained TEA are defined in this document.