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Monitoring Test Progress: Test Status Code Report and Test Completion Rates /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Monitoring-Test-Progress-Brochure.pdf
Updated September 09, 2020

It is very important that districts and schools track test completion for students taking the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Summative Assessments, Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessments, and the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form. The Monitoring Test Progress brochure contains instructions for generating Test Status Code Reports and Test Completion Rates in TIDE. These are excellent tools that should be used to track test completion for students at both the district and school level.

How to Activate a Test Session: Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/How-to-Activate-Test-Session-Interim-Brochure.pdf
Updated August 14, 2020

This document provides instructions on how to activate a test session for the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments using the Test Administration (TA) Interface.

Assigning Student Interim Grades /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Quick-Guide-Assigning-Interim-Grades.pdf
Updated December 16, 2019

This document explains how to assign interim assessments to students out of their
grade level or band (i.e., interim grades).

Accessing TIDE /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Accessing-TIDE-Brochure.pdf
Updated August 28, 2020

This brochure provides instructions for how to reset your Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) account from a previous school year, how to log in to TIDE, and a brief overview of user management. District and school personnel will need to use TIDE account credentials to access all secure online systems used to administer Connecticut Comprehensive Assessment Program online assessments. 

Understanding and Creating Rosters /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Understanding-and-Creating-Rosters-Brochure.pdf
Updated August 21, 2020
Rosters are groups of students associated with a teacher in a particular school. Rosters typically represent entire classrooms in lower grades, or individual classroom periods in upper grades. This document provides instructions for how to create, view, and modify rosters in TIDE and in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS).
Accessing Participation Reports /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Accessing-Participation-Reports-Brochure.pdf
Updated December 26, 2019

This document provides instructions for how to extract participation reports from TIDE for the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) & the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form. The submission of the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form is required in order to confirm student eligibility prior to the administration of any alternate assessment. Accessing and reviewing the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form participation reports can assist Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEA) to track the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form submissions to ensure that eligible students are registered for either alternate assessment.

Managing Student Test Settings in TIDE /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/TIDE-Test-Settings-Brochure.pdf
Updated August 27, 2020

This brochure provides a brief overview on how to manage student test settings in TIDE. Students’ embedded accommodations, non-embedded accommodations, and designated supports must be set in TIDE prior to test administration for these settings to be reflected in the Test Delivery System.

How to Access the Data Entry Interface (DEI) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/How-to-Access-DEI-Brochure.pdf
Updated November 01, 2019

This document provides instructions describing how to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI). The DEI is used for the submission of the Connecticut Alternate Assessment Eligibility Form and the Connecticut Alternate Science Assessment (CTAS) Student Score Worksheets as well as transcription of Large Print, Braille, and Out-of-State Tester Student Responses for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Assessment.

Manually Entering Designated Supports and Accommodations /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Manually-Entering-Designated-Supports-and-Accommodations-Brochure.pdf
Updated August 19, 2020

The 2020-21 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) will be available for administration on September 1, 2020. Please refer to this brochure for considerations that impact the selection of accommodations prior to test administration.

Quick Guide to Administering Smarter Balanced and NGSS Interim Assessments Remotely /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Quick-Guide-to-Administer-Interim-Assessments-Remotely.pdf
Updated September 01, 2020
This document describes how test administrators (TAs) can remotely administer the Interim Assessments and how students may access and participate in an Interim Assessment.
Supporting Distance Learning Using Interim Assessments /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Supporting-Distance-Learning-Using-Interim-Assessments.pdf
Updated September 02, 2020
This resource describes recommended uses and considerations for the incorporation of the Interim Assessments during distance learning. These assessments can support instruction aligned to the Connecticut Core Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards with elementary, middle, and high school students.
User Role Permissions for Secure Online Systems /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/User-Role-Permissions-for-Secure-Online-Systems.pdf
Updated August 27, 2020

This brochure outlines the user roles and permissions for each secure online testing system used to administer the online assessments for the Connecticut Comprehensive Assessment Program. These systems include: Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE),  Test Administration (TA) Interface, Data Entry Interface (DEI), Assessment Viewing Application (AVA), and the Centralized Reporting System (CRS).

This document provides considerations for students who may need the provision of external materials to access the optional Interim Assessments remotely during distance learning. There are three categories of supports available during testing: universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations.