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  • The Assessment Section will be conducting school site visits during the statewide assessment testing windows this spring to observe test administrations. School Test Coordinators and Test Administrators may find additional information about these site visits in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added April 20, 2018
  • Registration is now open for the 2018-19 Hawaii Common Core Item Authoring Training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the Smarter Balanced home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added April 16, 2018
  • The TIDE system has added the “Discrepancy Resolution System” (DRS) feature in the “Data Management” dropdown to help users identify non-participated students at their schools. Users should use this feature to enter the applicable “Reasons for Non-Participation (non-participation code)” for each student and test. Once every student on this list generated in the DRS has a non-participation code, there should be no names left to view. To access the DRS, select the "Data Management" dropdown and then click "Discrepancy Resolution." For additional information on how to use the DRS, please refer to the HSAP TIDE User Guide 2017-2018.

    Added April 16, 2018
  • Links to the Digital Library playlists associated with the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) are now available in AIR Ways Reporting. These resources can be accessed by clicking on the "additional report information" icon within the upper-left corner of the IAB report table(s). For additional information on accessing the "additional report information" icon, please refer to page 31 of the updated AIR Ways Reporting System User Guide 2017-2018. UPDATE: Please note that a Digital Library username and password is required to access the Digital Library playlists. To request a Digital Library account go to www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org, click the "Register for the Digital Library" button, and enter your name and email address ending in "@notes.k12.hi.us." Schools that use Yahoo, Gmail, or other non-Lotus Notes email addresses cannot use the self-registration feature and should contact the HSAP Help Desk to register for a Digital Library account.

    Added April 16, 2018
  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section is currently seeking applications from retired educators to serve as Assessment Monitors. Applications must be received by Monday, April 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the Smarter Balanced portal home page to access the online application form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the Assessment Monitor program including the April 11th training and on-site monitoring, can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added April 3, 2018
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