Greetings! The Connecticut State Board of Education has undertaken a months-long process of developing it's 2023-2028 Five-Year Plan. After several months of meetings and retreats, engagement with thousands of stakeholders through surveys and focus groups, input by Connecticut State Department of Education staff and leadership, the latest draft, which includes goals, action items and outcomes, has been developed. Please use the link below to access the latest draft of the plan. We welcome your review and comments using the fillable form . Draft Comprehensive Plan 2023-2028

The Connecticut Alternate Assessment System (CTAA, CTAS and CAAELP)  

CAAELP Resources

In the 2023-2024 school year, Connecticut’s K-12 students identified in the Public School Information System (PSIS) as English learners/ Multilingual learners and who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) documenting a significant cognitive disability may be considered for the Connecticut Alternate Assessment of English Language Proficiency (CAAELP)Assessment.

CAAELP may also be referenced as Alt ELPA in some resources and educator training. For Connecticut’s testing purposes these are synonymous. If a Connecticut specific resource is available please consider it first because it includes Connecticut’s policies and guidance.

The CAAELP Testing Window is February 1-March
29, 2024 

Parent Overview of Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Participation Guidance for Planning and Placement Teams

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Eligibility Form

Connecticut Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal – CAAELP Resource Page

Connecticut Alternate Assessment of English Language Proficiency Exit Criteria

Sample District Letter for Alternate Assessment System Individual Student Reports - This letter can be used to distribute Individual Student Reports for any of the following Alternate Assessment System assessments; CTAA, CTAS, and CAAELP.

2022-23 CAAELP Resources

Collaborative for the Alternate Assessment of English Language Proficiency (CAAELP) Resource PowerPoint (12/2022)

Collaborative for the Alternate Assessment of English Language Proficiency (CAAELP) Test Administration Training for the 2022-23 School Year (11/21/22)

Collaborative for the Alternate Assessment of English Language Proficiency (CAAELP) Resources for the 2022-23 School Year (11/8/22)

Summer Student Assessment Update memo (7/1/22)

2022-23 Connecticut CAAELP Participation Guidelines