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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-Master-List.pdf
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/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Overview-for-District-Administrators.pdf

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 Assessment (CTAS) 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 District Administrator (DA) in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) who manages the assessment process and communication about Connecticut’s assessment system for their district. 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/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Overview-for-TEAs.pdf

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 Assessment (CTAS) 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 Teacher Administering the Alternate (TEA) and the procedures to ensure the alternate assessments are administered by teachers qualified for this responsibility.
Session 1 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-1-Eligibility-for-the-Alternate-Assessments-and-the-Role-of-the-LCI-FINAL.pdf
Session 2 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-2-Adminstering-the-Connecticut-Alternate-Assessment-CTAA-FINAL.pdf
Session 3 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-3-Administering-the-Connecticut-Alternate-Science-Assessment-FINAL.pdf
Session 4 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-4-The-ESR-and-CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Resources-FINAL.pdf

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

  • Session 1: Eligibility for the Alternate Assessments and the Role of the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI)
  • Session 2: Administering the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA)
  • Session 3: Administering the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS)
  • Session 4: Alternate Assessment System Resources and the Early Stopping Rule
The Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment TEA Responsibility Checklist /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CTAS-TEA-Responsibility-Checklist.pdf
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.