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Parent Overview of Connecticut's Alternate Assessment System /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Parent-Overview-of-Connecticuts-Alternate-Assessment-System.pdf
Updated March 23, 2018

This overview for parents/guardians describes components and resources for Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Connecticut was a partner state in the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) which was  created to apply the lessons learned from the past decade of research on alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS) to develop a multi-state comprehensive assessment system for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Connecticut worked with other partner states and experts to develop this assessment which became the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) beginning with the 2016 administration. This site includes numerous resources focusing on students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The NCSC Wiki provides materials to support educators with instruction aligned to the Connecticut Core Standards. This Wiki also provides curriculum, instructional, core content connectors, and parent resources.