NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

The Connecticut Alternate Assessment System: CTAA for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and CTAS for Science  

Overview

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

The Connecticut State Department of Education revised the qualification process for Teachers Administering the Alternate Assessments.  The Connecticut Alternate Assessment Training is required for Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs).  It is a mandatory online course completed each school year to provide qualified educators with essential alternate assessment materials and permissions to administer these assessments.  Educators passing the embedded quiz for the training with a score of 80 percent or better will be assigned the Trained TEA certification and will be provided all associated privileges for administering the alternate assessments.