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CSDE Assessment Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/2019-20-Assessment-Guidelines-LIVE-11.12.19_MASTER.pdf
Updated November 12, 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_2019-2020_FINAL.pdf
Updated October 11, 2019

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 Item Specifications Grade 8 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Middle-School-Science-Specifications.pdf
NGSS Assessment Item Specifications Grade 11 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/High-School-Science-Specifications.pdf
NGSS Assessment Item Specifications Grade 5 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Elem-School-Science-Specifications.pdf

These documents present assessment item specifications for use with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grades 5, 8, and 11. These standards are based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education. The present documents are not intended to replace the standards, but rather to present guidelines for the development of items and item clusters used to measure those standards.

NGSS Assessment Periodic Table (Spanish) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Tabla_Periodica_Elementos.pdf
Updated March 13, 2019
NGSS Assessment Periodic Table /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/NGSS_Assessment_Periodic_Table.pdf

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.

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.