Welcome Smarter Balanced Assessment!

This site provides resources for administering the Smarter Balanced Assessments for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy.


  • The secure browsers for the 2016—2017 school year are now available. It is required this version of the secure browser be downloaded for all 2016—2017 online test administrations.

    Added August 16, 2016
  • TIDE will be down for maintenance Monday, February 1st from 2:00pmET to 6:00pmET. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added September 27, 2016
  • The Teacher Handscoring System is now available. This system can be used to score items from the Interim Assessments.

    Added January 19, 2016
  • TIDE and How to Start/Monitor Online Testing and Test Settings Training Webinar

    This training webinar will be offered on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  It is intended for District Administrators, District Test Coordinators, and School Coordinators.  It will provide an overview of how to navigate the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) and the Test Delivery System (TDS).  Participants will learn how to add users in TIDE, add and manage rosters, set student settings in TIDE, and start and monitor a test session using the TA Interface.

    Register for the webinar you wish to attend by clicking on the date below.  After registering, a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent.

    Training Dates

    • December 1, 2015, 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
    • December 3, 2015, 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
    Added September 27, 2016
  • TIDE will be down for maintenance Tuesday, October 13th, 5:00 – 5:30pm ET. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added September 27, 2016

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