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Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training Course Required for Teachers Administering the Alternate.
Session 1 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-1-Eligibility-for-the-Alternate-Assessments.pdf
Updated September 24, 2020
Session 2 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-2-Administering-the-Connecticut-Alternate-CTAA-Assessment.pdf
Updated September 24, 2020
Session 3 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-3-Administering-the-Connecticut-Alternate-Science-Assessment.pdf
Updated September 24, 2020
Session 4 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Session-4-The-ESR-and-CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Resources.pdf
Updated September 24, 2020

To obtain "Trained TEA" status, users should review these Alternate Assessment System Training sessions: 

  • Session 1. Eligibility for the Connecticut Alternate Assessments
  • Session 2. The Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English Language Arts and Mathematics
  • Session 3. Administering the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment
  • Session 4. The Early Stopping Rule (ESR) and Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Resources
Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Overview for Teachers Administering the Alternate /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Overview-for-TEAs.pdf
Updated June 23, 2020

The information included in this overview describes the responsibilities of the TEA and the procedures to ensure the alternate assessments are administered by teachers qualified for this responsibility.

Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Overview for District Administrators /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Overview-for-DAs.pdf
Updated August 21, 2020

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Performance Office and Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI) have revised the qualification process for Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs) assessments. The Alternate Assessment System includes both the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts and math for eligible students in Grades 3-8 and 11 and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment  for eligible students in Grades 5, 8, and 11. This revised process will ensure that TEA training includes the most current information as testing policies and system enhancements shift from year to year.

The information included in this overview 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 – Session Tasks – Master List /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CT-Alternate-Assessment-System-Training-Session-Tasks.pdf
Updated August 26, 2020

This document contains all Session Tasks that are included in each session of the Connecticut Alternate Assessment System Training – Required for Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs). Please review these tasks in order to make sure they have been completed before test administration.

The Connecticut Alternate Assessment TEA Responsibility Checklist /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CTAA-TEA-Responsibility-Checklist.pdf
Updated August 27, 2020

The Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) is a secure test administered to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 3-8 and 11. The CTAA was designed to be administered by the Trained Teacher Administering the Alternate (TEA) in a one-to-one test setting with the student. The responsibilities and suggested steps for the Trained TEA are defined in this document.

The Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment TEA Responsibility Checklist /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CTAS-TEA-Responsibility-Checklist.pdf
Updated July 24, 2020

The Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) is a non-secure test that is administered to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in Grades 5, 8, and 11. The CTAS was designed to be administered by the Trained Teacher Administering the Alternate (TEA) in a one-to-one test setting with the student. The responsibilities and suggested steps for the Trained TEA are defined in this document.