Special Population Documentation and Resources
Designated Supports/Accommodations Data Collection
Usability, Accessibility, & Accommodations 2015-2016 Presentation
Assessment Guidelines Current Edition [PDF]
This document provides guidance for Connecticut school district personnel who must make decisions about testing special student populations on Smarter Balanced, CMT/CAPT Science, Connecticut Alternate Assessments and CMT/CAPT Skills Checklist Science.
Accommodations Manual [PDF]
How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instructions and Assessment of Students with Disabilities.
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.
CTAA Assessing Students Who are Blind, Deaf, or Deaf-Blind: Additional Guidance for Test Administration
This additional guidance is provided for the CTAA Teacher Test Administrator (TE) and includes (1) tasks to complete before, during, and after the assessment; (2) strategies, with definitions and examples that may be used by the TE as appropriate for individual students to enhance access to the CTAA; and (3) appendices with information for accessing the Open-Response Foundational Reading Items in Grades 3 and 4 and additional resources.
Assessing Students Who are Blind, Deaf, or Deaf-Blind: Additional Guidance for Test Administration must be used in conjunction with the Directions for Test Administration and the Test Administration Manual. This document is intended for use with students who are Blind, Deaf, or Deaf–Blind.
Special Accommodations Petition Procedure Specific to Students Identified as Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind
The following letter and associated documents was provided to District Test Coordinators on January 23, 2015 to share with all appropriate staff. The documents below describe the accommodations and procedures to provide additional accommodations to students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind on the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessments. Contact Janet Stuck (Janet.Stuck@ct.gov) or Joe Amenta (Joseph.Amenta@ct.gov) for more information.
Word to Word Dictionary Resource for English Learners
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Bilingual Dictionaries and Glossaries Authorized for Use by English Language Learners on MCAS and PARCC Tests provides potential resources for word to word dictionaries allowed on Connecticut’s statewide assessments as a Non-Embedded Designated Support for English language learners.
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