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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).
The designated support for simplified test directions allows the test administrator to simplify or paraphrase the test directions found in the test administration manual according to the Simplified Test Directions Guidelines. Students who need additional support understanding the test directions may benefit from this resource. This designated support may require testing in a separate setting to avoid distracting other test takers.
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT_Smarter_Balanced_Interim_Test_Administration-Manual_2017-2018.pdf
This manual provides information for Test Examiners administering the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  This manual includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to administer the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments online.
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT_Smarter_Balanced_Summative_Test_Administration-Manual_2017-2018.pdf
This manual provides information for Test Administrators (TAs) administering the Smarter Balanced online summative assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  This manual provides procedural and policy guidance to prepare for and administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.
Manually Entering Designated Supports and Accommodations /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT_Manually_Entering_Designated_Supports_and_Accommodations_Brochure.pdf

The 2018-19 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) will be available for administration on September 26, 2018. Please refer to this brochure for considerations that impact the selection of accommodations prior to test administration.

Students in PSIS who attend Out-of-State Facilities or In-State Non-Approved Facilities /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Students-in-PSIS-who-attend-Out-of-State-Facilities-or-In-State-Non-Approved-Facilities.pdf
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) Field Test, Connecticut Alternate Science Field Test, 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.