The Text to Speech and Read Aloud Decision Guidelines 2016 - 17 form must be completed for any student in Grades 3-8 who will receive the accommodation of Text-to-Speech or Read Aloud of English language arts/literacy (ELA) reading passages on the Smarter Balanced assessments. This form can be completed online and submitted by clicking on the SUBMIT FORM button or by faxing it to the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860-713-7018. The Text-to-Speech and Read Aloud Decision Guidelines 2015-2016 will provide you with guiding questions about determining if a student qualifies to receive this accommodation.
Assessment Guidelines Current Edition - NEW [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.
The Connecticut Assistive Technology (AT) Guidelines provides both school districts and Birth to Three service providers guidanceto ensure that all children identified for AT services have access to AT though a framework for making decisions about AT needs of these children and students with disabilities.