Registration for the Connecticut State Department of Education's 2017-2018 Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Trainings is now available. Sessions are offered both online and in-person.
Please Note: This registration is for the optional Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations trainings. If you are looking for the required (Alternate Assessment System) trainings, please visit this link.
This optional professional learning opportunity covers the accessibility options, including designated supports and accommodations, for students taking the Smarter Balanced and Standard Science assessments. It focuses on students with disabilities, students with a Section 504 plan, and students identified as English Learners, as well as general education students.
Participants in this optional professional learning opportunity will review legal and practical implications of providing accommodations; identify accommodations allowed on statewide assessments and the rationale for inclusion and provision to a student; identify designated supports allowed on statewide assessments and the rationale for inclusion and provision to a student; distinguish between accommodations for instruction and/or statewide assessment; and review the assessment selection process.
This training will be conducted in either of two half-day sessions in each of the six regional educational service center (RESC) areas September 2017 through December 2017.
For content questions, please contact Janet Stuck or Joe Amenta in the CSDE Performance Office. Their contact information is as follows:
Live Session Registration
Online Session Registration
This training will also be available as an online-only course using the Schoology.com Learning Managment System. Pre-registration is available now; the course's anticipated availability begins in late September, 2017.