created by Smarter Balanced will provide you with information about determining if a student qualifies to receive this accommodation.
Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) [PDF] This form is required to be completed for any student who will participate in the alternate assessments. This includes the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) for English language arts and mathematics and the CMT/CAPT Skills Checklist.
Petition for Approval of Special Documented Accommodations 2017 - 2018 In exceptional circumstances, there may be a student whose disabilities are such that the allowable accommodations listed in the Assessment Guidelines would be insufficient to provide access to the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the Standard Science, the Connecticut SAT School Day, or the Connecticut Alternate Assessments (the CTAA and Alternate Science). In these cases, upon request, the District Test Coordinator (DA) will be provided with information regarding the Petition for Approval of Special Documented Accommodations. These special accommodation petitions MUST be submitted to the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in writing, prior to March 26 (the start of the Connecticut testing window). These petitions must also include all of the necessary documentation to support any request for the use of an accommodation other than those allowed as indicated in the Assessment Guidelines current edition. The following accommodations apply:
1) Scribe, 2) Read Aloud of ELA Reading Passage, 3) Print on Demand, 4) Human Signer for Math and ELA
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.
LAS Links ONLINE Technology Requirements - Current technology requirements to administer the Connecticut’s English Language Proficiency Assessment, the LAS Links. These will be updated prior to the opening of the assessment window.
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.