The required, annual, online Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training is now available on the portal for teachers who have the primary responsibility for assessing students with significant cognitive disabilities on the Connecticut Alternate Assessment System. Teachers must be assigned a TEA user role in TIDE and should complete the training early in the year for the following assessments:
• Connecticut Alternate Assessments (CTAA) for Math and ELA (Grades 3-8 and 11) and
• Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment (Grades 5, 8, and 11)
Sessions can be accessed as many times as needed. Teachers must complete and pass the associated quiz to attain trained status for administration of the CTAA and CTAS. Refer to the Alternate Assessment webpage and training resources for more information. Additionally, please refer to the Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training- Overview for District Administrators and the Overview for Teachers Administering the Alternate as appropriate.
Also note that a separate online training will be available to teachers administering the Connecticut Alternate Assessment for English Language Proficiency (CAAELP) for eligible EL/MLs with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades K-12. Educators administering the CAAELP must also be assigned the TEA user role. More information will be coming soon.