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

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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.  

Other Resources

Ensuring TEA Access to the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Systems

Two overviews regarding the required Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) System Training are available: one for District Administrators (DAs in TIDE) and one for the teachers who will be administering the CTAA for ELA and Math, and CTAS (if applicable) during the 2019-20 school year.  Information also includes how to manage and update the list of TEAs and ensure that all user accounts in TIDE are updated, so that teachers can access the required online training when it becomes available.

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Overview for District Administrators–describes the responsibilities of the DA in TIDE for the mandatory online course completed each school year, to provide qualified educators with essential alternate assessment materials and the permissions to administer these assessments.  The DAs must follow these procedures to ensure the alternate assessments are administered by teachers qualified for this responsibility.

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Overview for Teachers Administering the Alternatedescribes the responsibilities of the TEA and the procedures to ensure the alternate assessments are administered by teachers qualified for this responsibility.

Performance Level Descriptors

The ELA Performance Level Descriptors and Math Performance Level Descriptors were developed to summarize the knowledge, skills and abilities prioritized for the CTAA that students need to attain at each level of achievement (Level 1-Level 4). Each performance level includes the knowledge, skills and abilities of the preceding performance levels.