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CSDE Assessment Guidelines - Corrected Link /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CSDE-1819-Assessment-Guidelines.pdf
Updated February 06, 2019
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).
NGSS Sample Items Brochure /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT_NGSS_Science-Sample-Items_Brochure.pdf
This brochure provides instructions to access and score NGSS sample items in AIR’s Test Delivery System (TDS).
Next Generation Science Standards Interim Assessment Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/NGSS-Interim-Assessments_Quick-Guide_2018-2019.pdf

This quick guide provides the following information related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Interim Assessments:

I. an overview of the NGSS Interim Assessments offered;

II. instructions for how to preview the NGSS Interim Assessment in the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA);

III. instructions for a student to log in and take a NGSS Interim Assessment using the Secure Browser;

IV. instructions for how to proctor a NGSS Interim Assessment in the Test Administration Interface; and

V. instructions for how to access NGSS Interim Assessment results in the AIRWays Reporting System.
NGSS Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-1819-NGSS-Test-Administration-Manual.pdf
Updated January 28, 2019
This manual provides information for Test Administrators (TAs) administering the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Test. It outlines rules and policies that should be followed prior to, during and after test administration.
NGSS Assessment Periodic Table /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/NGSS_Assessment_Periodic_Table.pdf
NGSS Assessment Periodic Table (Spanish) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Tabla_Periodica_Elementos.pdf
Updated March 13, 2019

The online Periodic Table is available for the Grade 8 and Grade 11 NGSS Assessment. This is a paper version of the online Periodic Table available to all students.

If desired, students have the option of using this printed paper copy of the Periodic Table.

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.

Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-1819-Test-Coordinator-Manual.pdf
Updated January 28, 2019
The Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) provides the District Administrator with information pertinent to the following summative statewide student assessments supported by the American Institutes for Research (AIR): Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Summative Assessments, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS). This manual does not include directions for the Connecticut SAT School Day, LAS Links, the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment, or the Kindergarten Entrance Inventory.