About the Collection: Assessment Accommodations


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As a result of the administration of the Connecticut Statewide Summative Assessments, there are several data collections that are used to collect Accommodation information for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the NGSS Science Test and the Connecticut SAT School Day.

  • The collection of Accommodations/Designated Supports for Smarter Balanced Assessments and NGSS Science is managed using the American Institutes for Research (AIR) Test Information Delivery Engine (TIDE).
  • The collections of Accommodations for high school students taking the Connecticut SAT School Day is conducted through the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Web site managed by College Board.
  • The collection of specific documented accommodations to support the access needs of student's participating in the Smarter Balanced assessments, Connecticut SAT School Day, NGSS Science test is collected through the submission of a formal petition. These petitions are granted based on the student’s documented needs. It is collected by a form distributed by the Performance Office.
  • The Smarter Balanced Text-to-Speech and Read Aloud Decision Guidelines for ELA Reading Passages are a collection of data supporting the decision making process for students requiring oral access to the ELA Reading Passages. The guidelines support the PPT/504 team when determining eligibility for Text-to-Speech or Read Aloud for the Smarter Balanced ELA Reading test.
Important Dates*:


 Open Date

Submission Due Date

Final Revision Date

Freeze Dates

Prior to or During
the Testing Window

    * Should the Timely and Accurate Due Dates fall on a weekend or holiday, and the district is unable to submit the file on those dates, it is assumed that the data are due to the  CSDE on the business day prior to the listed due date.