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This portal is your source for information about the Hawai‘i Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Recent Announcements

  • Earlier this month Apple released the updated Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) operating system, which if installed on student Mac test devices, will cause the AIR Secure Browser to fail to launch. School TAs and/or Technology Coordinators should not update any Mac computers being used for testing until the AIR software review team has confirmed Mac OS 10.15 is compatible with AIR testing systems. Another announcement will be posted once compatibility has been confirmed.

    Added October 18, 2019
  • The Assessment Section will host a Smarter Balanced Test Coordinator Office Hour to answer questions about test administration on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Click here to join the meeting and the password for this webinar is iMQQ3esh. Viewers without computer audio may call in to 1-213-306-3065 and the access code is 801 584 778.

    Added October 18, 2019
  • On the afternoon of Thursday, October 3rd the Digital Library and TIDE sign-in systems will be integrating, allowing users who are logged into AIR systems to move directly to the Digital Library without having to sign in with a separate Digital Library account. During the implementation of this update the direct sign-in page for the Digital Library will be briefly unavailable on Thursday afternoon from approximately 2:30pm-4:30pm HST. Once the integration is completed, new user accounts created in TIDE will be automatically provisioned in the Digital Library. Users with both TIDE and Digital Library accounts will be able to sign-in to both systems using their TIDE username and password. Questions? Please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added October 2, 2019
  • Registration is now open for the October 2019 Test Coordination Training for NEW Smarter Balanced and HSA Science (NGSS) Test Coordinators. 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 September 19, 2019
  • Test administrators are required to complete the revised online TA Certification Course for the 2019-20 school year in order to administer statewide assessments, including the Smarter Balanced and NGSS Interim Assessments. The revised course requires the TA's to answer at least 8 out of 10 questions correctly in order to be certified. Test coordinators, test administrators, and teachers may log in and access the course by clicking here (login required), or by clicking on the Online TA Certification Course button found on the Training Sites section of this portal.

    Added August 13, 2019
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