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

Recent Announcements

  • Registration is now open for the Winter 2019 Smarter Balanced Test Coordinator 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 December 7, 2018
  • The 2018-2019 testing window is now open for block-scheduled high schools to administer the Grade 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics assessments.

    Added November 27, 2018
  • Hawaii is participating in a pilot test to auto-score short response (1- and 2-point items) on the Smarter Balanced Interim tests. When your students take the Smarter Balanced Interims, some of the ELA and math items will be auto-scored and you will be able to review, and change if necessary, the scoring of those items in AIRWays Reporting using the same procedures you currently use to review auto-scoring of responses to full writes on the ELA Performance tasks. On December 10, we will send out a link to a survey asking about your experience with auto-scoring short-response items. Specifically, we will be asking about whether you think condition codes and scores were assigned accurately and whether you attempted to change any item’s scores.

    Added November 9, 2018
  • An updated step-by-step guide to documenting Accommodations and Designated Supports in eCSSS is now available. The document can be found in the Trainings and Webinars page under Resources.

    Added October 4, 2018
  • Test Administrators will need to complete the online TA Certification Course for the 2018-2019 school year in order to administer assessments, including the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers may log in and access the course by clicking here, or by clicking on the Online TA Certification Course card found on the Training Sites section of the portal.

    Added August 3, 2018
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