TA Certification Course
Anyone who will be administering a Smarter Balanced Assessment to students must first pass the online TA Certification Course. To access this course, Test Administrators will need their TIDE username and password. Test Administrators will not be able to log into the Test Administrator (TA) Live Site without passing this course. Please note that this requirement does NOT include proctors because they will not be using the online assessment system. Proctors will only assist with monitoring students during assessments. Even if you were certified for the 2019-2020 administration, you must retake the online TA Certification Course because it has been updated for the 2020-2021 school year.
Training and Practice Tests
The Training and Practice Tests site can be used to access training tests and practice tests online to become familiar with the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please see the “Interim Assessments and Practice Tests” section of the FAQs for additional information about these resources.
Training Modules and General Resources
Training modules for individual testing systems are posted in the “Training and Webinars” resources section on alohahsap.org.
A number of manuals, user guides, and a list of Important Dates are also available to assist with the use of the online assessment system. Go to the Smarter Balanced Resources page on alohahsap.org to view all of the available information. Additionally, the HSAP Help Desk is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. HST, Monday–Friday (except holidays) at 1-866-648-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.