On May 22, 2014, a follow up to the May 12, 2014, e-mail regarding the revised Individualized Education Program (IEP) page 9 and the 2015 Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) Test Supports/Accommodations Form was forwarded to Connecticut directors of special education and pupil personnel services from Dr. Patricia Anderson, education consultant in the Bureau of Special Education.
The following is the content of that e-mail:
Directors of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services:
This follow up e-mail to the May 12 e-mail dissemination of page 9 of the IEP (ED620) and the IEP Manual guidance is to let you know that the following documents have been updated with this new information and posted on the CSDE Web site under PPT Process and IEP Forms as follows:
Individualized Education Program (IEP) Forms
- Revised 5/2014: IEP Manual and SDE Forms [PDF] [DOC] ***
- Revised 5/2014: IEP Page 9 (ED620) [PDF], [DOC], Smarter Balanced Test Supports/Accommodations Form [PDF]
***PLEASE NOTE: In ED620 – the primary change was made to page 9 – State and District Testing and Accommodations. HOWEVER – slight modifications were made to update two other IEP pages to reflect the change from CMT/CAPT to Smarter Balanced and CT Alternate Assessments:
- Page 4 in the top header of the Present Levels of Performance page; AND
- Page 7 – #8 under Evaluation Procedures
Student Assessment is sending out the following Updates for Special Populations this week in the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) Weekly Update regarding a slightly modified version of the Smarter Balanced Test Supports/Accommodations Form (latest version is dated 5-22-14); page 2 of the Accommodations Form now contains the Supports/Accommodations Quick Guide (dated 5-21-14), which is a brief description of all the supports and accommodations available on all statewide assessments; and some additional tools. All of these documents are posted on the Student Assessment Web site and will be on the Smarter Balanced Assessments Resources section of the Bureau of Special Education’s Web site next week.
Updates for Special Populations
In preparation for the 2014-2015 school year, various documents have been created for special populations. They include:
- Test Supports/Accommodations Form: General Education, Special Education, Section 504 Students, EL Students – (2014 – 2015 Test Supports/Accommodations Form) This document is used to indicate what accommodations and/or supports are needed during testing on the Smarter Balanced Assessments and the CMT/CAPT Science Assessment;
- Supports/Accommodations Quick Guide – This document appears as the second page of the Test Supports/Accommodations Form: General Education, Special Education, Section 504 Students, EL Students. It is intended as a quick description of the supports and accommodations available on the Smarter Balanced Assessments and the CMT/CAPT Science Assessment. [NOTE: If you have trouble printing this document – use 11 x 17/ledger size paper]. A more complete guideline will be made available that will replace the Assessment Guidelines 2012-2013 Edition available on the Student Assessment Web site.
- Connecticut Read Aloud Protocol for Smarter Balanced Assessments Security/Confidentiality Agreement – This document in conjunction with Guidelines for Read Aloud, Test Reader allows a certified educator to provide a read aloud when the text to speech is not available to a student; and
- CTAA and CMT/CAPT Skills Checklists Science Eligibility & Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) – This form is required to be completed for any student who will participate in 2014-2015 alternate assessments. This includes the new Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA), which has been referred to as NCSC for language arts & mathematics and the CMT/CAPT Skills Checklist.
If you have any questions, please contact CSDE staff as follows:
Student Assessment/Accommodations Questions:
Joe Amenta (860-713-6855) firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Stuck (860-713-6837) email@example.com
Patricia Anderson (860-713-6923) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Mangs (860-713-6938) email@example.com