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Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/201920-Alternate-Assessment-Eligibility-Form-81419-MASTER-1.pdf

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.  Forms must be submitted through the Data Entry Interface in order to register a student for participation.

Data Entry Interface (DEI): Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form Submission Deadlines

Student Subgroup

January 15, 2020

Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form Grade 11; Dually identified (special education and English learner) Grades 3-8 and 11

February 14, 2020

Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form Grades 3-8; Extended deadline for new Grade 11 students

June 5, 2020

DEI closes for the spring 2020 assessment window.

Educators must make every effort to meet these specified deadlines. Students new to the Connecticut public school system after February 14, 2020, who are determined eligible for the alternate assessment system may submit the Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form after these established due dates, prior to testing. When the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form is submitted after these established due dates, the District Administrator (DA in TIDE) must contact the CSDE (860-713-6860) or the Connecticut Helpdesk (1-844-202-7583) to request the activation of the Alternate Assessment Indicator in TIDE.

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Connecticut Alternate Assessment System – Early Stopping Rule Flowchart /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System_ESR-FlowChart-8-23-19-FINAL.pdf
Updated August 23, 2019

This document outlines all steps that a Trained Teacher Administering the Alternate (TEA) must take to determine whether or not a student qualifies for the Early Stopping Rule (ESR) for the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS).

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Participation Guidance for Planning and Placement Teams /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Participation-Flowchart-Final.pdf
Updated September 03, 2019

The Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Participation Guidance for Planning and Placement Teams flowchart provides the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) with guidance on eligibility for student participation in the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for mathematics and English language arts (ELA) (for students in grades 3–8 and 11) and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment  (for students in grades 5, 8, and 11). This flowchart should be used in conjunction with the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Connecticut Alternate Assessment System /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/FAQ-CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-9.11.19-Final.pdf
Updated September 12, 2019

This FAQ document is intended to provide local education agencies (LEAs), parents, advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information regarding the requirements for serving Connecticut’s children with significant cognitive disabilities participating in alternate assessments. This document represents the current understanding of the CSDE on this topic. This guidance does not impose any additional requirements beyond those required under applicable law and regulations. 

How to Access the Data Entry Interface (DEI) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT_How_to_Access_the_DEI_Brochure.pdf
Updated November 01, 2019

This document provides instructions describing how to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI). The DEI is used for the submission of the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) Student Score Worksheets as well as transcription of Large Print, Braille, and Out-of-State Tester Student Responses for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Assessment.