Recent Announcements

  • TIDE will be undergoing routine system maintenance from August 10th to August 26th in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. The system will be temporarily unavailable during this time. The TIDE system will go back up on August 27, 2020. 

    Added August 6, 2020
  • The Centralized Reporting System (formerly known as AIRWays) will be undergoing routine system maintenance from July 25th to August 2nd  in preparation for the fall assessments. The reporting system will be temporarily unavailable during this time. 

    Added July 16, 2020
  • Portal Survey

    Cambium Assessment Inc. is in the process of evaluating users experience with using the Connecticut Comprehensive Assessment Portal to access resources and systems to successfully administer state assessments such as Smarter Balanced, NGSS, CTAS and CTAA. We want to know what is working well and what can be better. We want your feedback!

    The survey should take about seven to ten minutes. Please complete the survey by June 30th.

    We are looking for feedback from district administrators, school coordinators, teachers, proctors, and parents.

    If you have any questions regarding the survey or need assistance, contact the Cambium Assessment Portal Survey Help Desk number 877-206-7039.

    Added June 9, 2020
  • Tools for Teachers

    The Smarter Balanced Digital Library will officially close on May 28, 2020. On June 16, 2020, Smarter Balanced will be opening a new web application that contains instructional resources and strategies to help educators.  This new application, Tools for Teachers, will be open in June as a preview to allow users to become familiar with the new site, but may not contain the full number of resources that will be available in the fall for the grand opening.  

    Tools for Teachers Features:

    • Responsive, accessible instructional resources aligned to learning standards
    • Interactive Connections Playlists that link interim assessments (learning checks) to differentiated instructional resources 
    • Formative assessment strategies embedded in every instructional resource
    • Embedded accessibility strategies for use in the classroom

    Added May 26, 2020
  • On April 24, 2020, staff from the Performance Office offered a webinar on administering Interim Assessments remotely and the new Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers Remote Learning resource page.  Below is the webinar link (and a PDF version), as well as other new resources developed to support the use of Interim Assessments remotely.  

    Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions at

    Added May 4, 2020
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Welcome to the Connecticut Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal. This site provides access to resources for the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Assessment, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS).