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University of Connecticut Neag School of Education ORCA

Using the ORCAs

The ORCAs can now be used in your classroom free of charge. If you are interested in using the ORCAs with your students, please email us at  Please provide your name, title, school district, state, country, approximate number of students who will be taking the assessment, and your contact information.  We will respond within two weeks with access information.


Once you have access to the ORCAs, you will be able to register your students for assessments. Your students will then be able to login and take the assessments with their own personal username and password.  Once your students have completed the assessments, you will be able to view and score their responses using our scoring system.  


In the meantime, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the ORCA Administration and Scoring Manual. Click here to download the manual.  Once you have received your registration information with login and password, you will need to refer to the manual while administering and scoring the ORCAs.  If you have any questions, please email us at


You may also wish to view a brief video that describes the ORCAs. You can do that here


ORCA data is solely available to the teacher/school leader/researcher who is provided with an account, user id, and password.  We do not look at data, “harvest” any data, or use data for research in any way, unless we first request and obtain your permission, student permission, and parent/guardian permission.    Our policies with respect to confidentiality of student information are supervised by our Institutional Review Board at the University of Connecticut.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Bone at or 860-486-0202.