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CSDE Assessment Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2018-19-Assessment-Guidelines-LIVE-9.24.18_MASTER.pdf
Updated November 26, 2018
This document is intended to provide guidance for Connecticut school district personnel who must make decisions about testing special student populations for the following assessments: Smarter Balanced, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Assessment, Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS).
Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Learner-Characteristics-Inventory_MASTER.pdf

The Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) will be used by Connecticut Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEA) to describe the population of students who are assessed with the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS). These students comprise less than 1% of the total tested student population and are students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The LCI is required to support the determination of the appropriate assessment at the  Planning and Placement Team (PPT) and must be submitted in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) in order to register a student for participation in either Alternate Assessment (CTAA and CTAS).

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Participation Guidance for Planning and Placement Teams /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Connecticut-Alternate-Assessment-System-Participation-Guidance-for-Planning-and-Placement-Teams.pdf

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 Assessment (CTAS) (for students in grades 5, 8, and 11). This flowchart should be used in conjunction with the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI).

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System – Early Stopping Rule Flowchart /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System_ESR-FlowChart.pdf
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).
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about the Connecticut Alternate Assessment System /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Frequently-Asked-Questions-and-Answers-about-the-Connecticut-Alternate-Assessment-System.pdf
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 December 31, 2018

This document provides instructions describing how to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI). The DEI is used for the submission of the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) 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.

Students in PSIS who attend Out-of-State Facilities or In-State Non-Approved Facilities /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-1819-Out-of-State-and-Non-Approveds.pdf
Updated January 11, 2019

This guidance is intended for District Administrators with students in PSIS who attend Out-of-State Facilities or who are in In-State Non-Approved Facilities. Connecticut public school districts are responsible to test students in the Public School Information System (PSIS) who are enrolled in out-of-state facilities or are enrolled in-state non-approved schools. This document includes information on how to administer the Connecticut Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) assessment, Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) assessment, Smarter Balanced assessment, and the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA). It is also required that districts test these students in Grade 11 who are enrolled in out-of-state or in-state non-approved programs with the Connecticut SAT School Day assessment.