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Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment: Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CTAS-Test-Administration-Manual.pdf
Updated November 01, 2019

The purpose of this Test Administration Manual (TAM) is to guide Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs) and District/School Test Coordinators (DC/SC) to prepare for and administer the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities who were determined by a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) to meet the criteria for an alternate assessment.

Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Reporting-System-User-Guide.pdf
Updated September 11, 2020

This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing student Interim and Summative Assessment performance reports in the Centralized Reporting System (CRS).

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Interim-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM.pdf
Updated August 21, 2020

This manual provides information for Test Examiners administering the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  This manual includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to administer the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments online.

Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/AVA-User-Guide.pdf
Updated October 28, 2019

This user guide provides an overview of how to access and use the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). AVA allows teachers to view items on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.

CTAA Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CTAA-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM.pdf
Updated December 09, 2019

This manual provides information for the Teacher Administering the Alternate Assessment (TEA) and the District/School Test Coordinator (DC/SC) regarding policies and procedures for the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics to eligible students with significant cognitive disabilities in their school or district.

Smarter Balanced Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Summative-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM.pdf
Updated December 19, 2019

This manual provides information for Test Administrators (TAs) administering the Smarter Balanced online summative assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  This manual provides procedural and policy guidance to prepare for and administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.

Test Administrator (TA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Test-Administrator-TA-User-Guide.pdf
Updated October 24, 2019

This user guide is designed to help users navigate the Test Delivery System (TDS), including the Student Interface and the Test Administration Interface, and help support Test Administrators manage and administer online testing for students.

Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/TIDE-User-Guide.pdf
Updated August 19, 2020

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide is designed to help users navigate TIDE.  Users can find information on managing user account information, managing student test settings, appeals, and rosters.

CTAA System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/CTAA-System-User-Guide.pdf
Updated December 09, 2019

This user guide supports Trained Teachers Administering the Alternate (TEAs) navigate the Test Delivery System (TDS) as well as administer Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) practice tests and operational tests.

NGSS Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/NGSS-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM.pdf
Updated December 10, 2019

This manual provides information for Test Administrators (TAs) administering the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Test. It outlines rules and policies that should be followed prior to, during and after test administration.

Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Test-Coordinator-Manual-TCM.pdf
Updated January 02, 2020
The Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) provides the District Administrator with information pertinent to the following summative statewide student assessments supported by the American Institutes for Research (AIR): Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Summative Assessments, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment. This manual does not include directions for the Connecticut SAT School Day, LAS Links, the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment, or the Kindergarten Entrance Inventory.