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Sample Parent Letter for Alternate Assessment System Participation /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Sample-Parent-Letter-for-Districts_Alternate-Assessments.docx
Updated August 05, 2020

This letter is a sample letter that districts may use as a template to communicate with the parents of students who are eligible to participate in the Alternate Assessment System.

Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Scale Scores /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Achievement-Level-Scale-Scores.pdf
This document outlines the scale score ranges for each achievement level by grade and content area for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.
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 the American Institutes for Research (AIR) 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. 

Testing Students In PSIS Who Attend Out-of-State and Non-Approved Facilities /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Out-of-State-and-Non-Approved-Facilities.pdf
Updated August 04, 2020

Connecticut public school districts are responsible to test students enrolled in the Public School Information System (PSIS) who are being educated in out-of-state facilities or in-state, non-approved schools. This document includesinformation on how to administer the Connecticut state-wide assessments for Smarter Balanced for English language arts and mathematics (Grades 3-8), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) (Grades 5, 8, and 11), and the Connecticut SAT School Day (Grade 11). This document also includes information for administering the Connecticut Alternate Assessments (CTAA) for English language arts and mathematics (Grades 3-8 and 11) and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment (Grades 5, 8, and 11).