Petition for Approval of Special Documented Accommodations 2018-19

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 NGSS Science, or the CT SAT School Day. In these cases, the District Administrator (DA) must contact the CSDE to provide information regarding a request for special documented accommodations. Upon preliminary eligibility, the CSDE will send the PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF SPECIAL DOCUMENTED ACCOMMODATIONS 2018-2019 to the DA, which must be completed and returned to the CSDE in order to determine eligibility. Upon processing, the CSDE will submit a letter of approval or rejection to the DA.
Special documented accommodations for Smarter Balanced/NGSS Science include:
  • Scribe
  • Read Aloud of ELA Reading Passages
  • Print on Demand
  • Human Signer for Math and ELA
Special documented accommodations for the CT SAT School Day include:
  • American Sign Language
  • Use of a Human Signer (other than Signed Exact English)
  • Human Signer Passages Accommodation (other than Signed Exact English)
Such inquiries should be made by December 10, 2018, for the NGSS Science Assessment (Grade 11), and by January 28, 2019, for all other assessments (Smarter Balanced, NGSS Science Grades 5 and 8, and Alternate Assessments). For more information, please contact Deirdre Ducharme or Janet Stuck, or see the Assessment Guidelines (2018-2019 edition). Please provide the information we need by going to We will submit your petition request on your behalf.
Creation date: 12/7/2018 2:53 PM     Updated: 3/29/2019 11:41 AM