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Manuals for Online Testing

Resource Description

This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing student interim assessment performance reports in AIR Ways.

Braille Requirements and Configuration Manual [pdf]
Updated September 15, 2017

This manual includes information about supported operating systems and required hardware and software for braille testing.  It provides information on how to configure JAWS, navigating an online test with JAWS, and how to administer a test to a student requiring braille.

Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide [pdf]
Updated September 26, 2017

This user guide provides an overview of how to access and use the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). AVA allows teachers to view items on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.

This presentation was used for the 2017 District Test Coordinator Workshop.  It is intended for Test Coordinators.

This user guide provides information about the Online Reporting System (ORS), including instructions for viewing score reports, test management resources, creating and editing rosters, and searching for students.

The Practice and Training Test User Guide provides an overview of the Practice and Training Test Site and information about accessing the Practice and Training Tests.

Test Administrator (TA) User Guide [pdf]
Updated October 16, 2017

This user guide is designed to help users navigate the Test Delivery System (TDS) including the Student Interface and the Test Administration Interface, and help support Test Administrators manage and administer online testing for students.

Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) User Guide [pdf]
Updated September 29, 2017

This user guide provides information on the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) for Scorers and Score Managers responsible for human-scored item responses on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments.

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide is designed to help users navigate TIDE.  Users can find information on managing user account information, managing student test settings, appeals, rosters, and voice packs.