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.
The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) continues to prepare teachers to administer the Smarter Balanced Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics to all students in Grades 3-8, as well as CMT Science in Grades 5 and 8 and CAPT Science in Grade 10. One component of the Smarter Balanced Assessment system and the CMT and CAPT Assessment System includes understanding, selecting and providing access to the assessment. To assist administrators and all teachers working with general education students, students with disabilities, and students who are English learners, we are providing two types of optional professional learning opportunities for these topics.
Option 1: 2016-17 CSDE ONLINE Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Training is a professional learning opportunity presented as an ONLINE course. Information provided during this training will allow participants supporting students assessed with the Smarter Balanced Assessments, CMT Science and CAPT Science to understand what accessibility options are available. This focus includes students with disabilities, students with a Section 504 plan, students identified as English learners (EL), as well as general education students.
Option 2: 2016-17 CSDE LIVE Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Training is a professional learning activity that will be presented at each of the six Regional Educational Service Centers (RESC). Morning and afternoon sessions will be available depending on enrollment numbers. Information provided during this training is compatible to the online version listed above. All participants are strongly encouraged to bring a computer/tablet to fully participate in the session. Registration for live trainings has ended. Educators still desiring to complete the training must complete the online option.
For content questions, please contact Janet Stuck or Joe Amenta in the CSDE Academic Office. Their contact information is as follows:
Online Session Registration