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AIR Ways User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/VI_AIR-Ways-User-Guide.pdf
(Updated September 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 School Year) This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing assessment performance reports in AIR Ways.
Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/VI-AVA_User-Guide_2016-2017.pdf
(Updated September 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 School Year) This user guide provides information for the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA), which allows authorized users to view interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes. This guide will assist users as they navigate the application.
Scribing Protocol Guidelines for the Smarter Balanced Assessments /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Smarter-Balanced_Scribing-Protocol.pdf

This document contains guidelines on the process that Test Administrators will follow if they have students participating in the Smarter Balanced assessments who need a scribe.

Additional information can be found in the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines document also available on the VIDE portal.

Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/VI_THSS_User_Guide_2016-2017.pdf
(Updated September 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 School Year) This user guide will assist teachers who are scoring handscored items for students who take the Smarter Balanced interim assessments.
Test Administrator (TA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/VI_TA_User_Guide_2016-2017.pdf
(Updated September 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 School Year) This user guide will assist Test Administrators as they navigate the online system interface.
TIDE User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/TIDE_User_Guide_2017-2018.pdf
(Updated for 2017-18) This user guide will provide users information on how to navigate the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).
Online Reporting System (ORS) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/VI_ORS_Guide.pdf
(Updated September 9, 2016 for the 2016-2017 School Year) The Online Reporting System (ORS) User Guide will assist users in navigating the online reporting system for online assessments.
Smarter Balanced Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/2016-17-TAM_02092017.pdf
The Smarter Balanced Online Test Administration Manual was created by the Consortium to provide guidance to test administrators as they prepare and administer the Smarter Balanced assessments for the 2016-2017 year.
Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Implementation Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Usability-Accessibility-and-Accommodations-Implementation-Guide.pdf
Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-UAAG_2017-2018.pdf
These guidelines and implementation guide shape the delivery of online testing for all students being administered the Smarter Balanced assessments, including those with visual, auditory, linguistic, or physical needs. The guidelines were developed in collaboration with member states and nationally recognized experts on English language learners and students with disabilities. The research-based policy outlines three categories of resources to ensure that the assessments meet the needs of all students. The categories further distinguish between embedded tools included in the testing platform and non-embedded tools.
  1. A set of universal accessibility tools—such as a digital notepad and scratch paper—will be available to all students.
  2. Designated supports—like a translated pop-up glossary—will be made available to students for whom a need has been identified by school personnel familiar with each student’s needs and testing resources.
  3. Accommodations will be available to students with a documented need noted in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan. These tools include Braille and closed captioning, among others.