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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
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.

The National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG) has provided teachers with quality resources that will help facilitate instruction of the Common Core State Standards (CT Core Standards) students with significant cognitive disabilities.

These NCSC Instructional Resources may be used to support educators in the delivery of instruction aligned to the Connecticut State Standards to students with significant cognitive disabilities in preparation for the Connecticut Alternate Assessment.
The NCSC GSEG intends to provide quality curriculum resources for educators to use and reference when delivering instruction that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards to students with significant cognitive disabilities. Using the Learning Progression Frameworks developed by Karin Hess NCSC curriculum developers have taken apart the Common Core State Standards (Connecticut Core Standards) to arrive at the Core Content Connectors. The Core Content Connectors (CCC's) are graphically presented in the Graduated Understandings as part of the Instructional Families. In addition, a series of Content Modules that present specific content across grade bands has also been developed.
The NCSC Communication Tool Kit includes a series of modules developed solely for use in the professional development of teachers and speech language pathologists.

Curriculum Resource Guides describe how to teach the content to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities.