Connecticut Alternate Assessments and Connecticut NGSS Alternate Assessment

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.
 
Alternate Assessment Administration Resources

Test Administration Resources

The Connecticut State Department of Education Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal provides access to test administration resources for the Connecticut Alternate Assessment and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment.  

Parent Overview of Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System

 

This overview for parents/guardians describes components and resources for Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Other Resources

2017-18 CSDE Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Training and Alternate Assessment System Training

Communication

Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment Field Test - March 16, 2018

2017-18 Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment Field Test Training Letter - March 2, 2018

NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test Webinar Recording, Q and A and Power Point - February 16, 2018

NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test Update - February 13, 2018

Connecticut’s Alternate Assessments - Participation Requirements Update - November 27, 2017