Connecticut Alternate Assessments and Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAS)

Overview

Connecticut's Alternate Assessment System for students with significant cognitive disabilities are composed of:
  • Connecticut Alternate Science Assessments in Grades 5, 8 and 11; and
  • Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English language arts/literacy and Mathematics for Eligible Students in Grades 3-8 and 11. 

Teachers administering any alternate assessment must be trained by the Connecticut State Department of Education to administer the assessment to each student individually.  To learn more, the Special Populations on State Summative Assessments page is also a good resource.