Connecticut Alternate Science Assessments in Grades 5, 8 and 11; and
Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English language arts/literacy and Mathematics for Eligible Students in Grades 3-8 and 11.
This overview for parents/guardians describes components and resources for Connecticut’s Alternate Assessment System designed for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
Alternate Assessment Administration Resources
CTAA Test Administration Manual
This manual provides information for the Teacher Test Administrator and District/School Coordinator regarding policies and procedures for the 2016 Connecticut Alternate Assessment in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
Writing Scoring Rubrics for Alternate Assessment
In the 2015 administration of the NCSC assessment utilized the NCSC Writing Scoring Rubrics for the constructed response writing items. These items were assigned a score for each of three individual writing prompt traits: organization, idea development and conventions. The CTAA does not include constructed response writing items at this time. These NCSC Writing Scoring Rubrics are provided to support instruction.
Performance Level Descriptors
These grade-specific Performance Level Descriptors were developed to summarize the knowledge, skills and abilities prioritized for the CTAA that students need to attain at each level of achievement (Level 1-Level 4). Each performance level includes the knowledge, skills and abilities of the preceding performance levels.
NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test Webinar Recording, Q and A and Power Point - February 16, 2018
NGSS Alternate Assessment Field Test Update - February 13, 2018
Connecticut’s Alternate Assessments - Participation Requirements Update - November 27, 2017