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Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/AVA-User-Guide-2020-2021.pdf
(Updated for the 2020-21 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.
Quick Guide to Administer Interim Assessments Remotely /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Quick-Guide-to-Administer-Interim-Assessments-Remotely.pdf
This Quick Guide provides information on how authorized users may start a test session and how students may access the Interim Assessments remotely.
Reporting User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Centralized-Reporting-Guide-2020-2021.pdf
(Updated for the 2020-21 School Year) This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing assessment performance reports in the Reporting System.
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.

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.
Test Administrator (TA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/TA-User-Guide-2020-2021.pdf
(Updated for the 2020-21 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-2020-2021.pdf
(Updated for the 2020-21 School Year) This user guide will provide users information on how to navigate the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).