Prepared by CTB/McGraw-Hill
The matching of LAS Links items to Connecticut (CT) standards was done by two expert raters with backgrounds in K-12 teaching and English language acquisition. In the first step, similar subskills were grouped across grade levels into an easily readable horizontal grid. Then, the LAS Links items were matched as closely as possible to individual CT standards. In performing the match, the raters took into account: (1) the wording of the standards so that the skills mentioned in the standards could be matched with the skills and competencies of the item.