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Assessment Viewing Application User Guide 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/AVA-User-Guide_2020-2021.pdf

This user guide supports users of the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). AVA is a component of the Online Testing System that allows authorized users to view the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments including both the Interim Comprehensive Assessments and the Interim Assessment Blocks.

Centralized Reporting for Interim Assessments User Guide 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Centralized-Reporting-Guide-for-Interims-2020_2021.pdf
Updated October 22, 2020
Centralized Reporting for Summative Assessments User Guide 2020-2021 (Coming Soon)

These user guides support users of the Centralized Reporting system and provide instructions on how to generate reports with student score information. Centralized Reporting is also a component of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments that allows authorized users to view and score individual student responses on both the Interim Comprehensive Assessments and the Interim Assessment Blocks.

ELA Focused Interim Assessment Blocks Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/ELA-Literacy-Focused-Interim-Assessment-Blocks-Blueprint-19-20.pdf

This document summarizes the ELA/literacy Focused Interim Assessment Blocks available at each grade level.

ELA Interim Assessment Blocks Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/ELA-Literacy-Interim-Assessment-Blocks-Blueprint-19-20.pdf
Updated September 04, 2019

This document summarizes the ELA/literacy Interim Assessment Blocks available at each grade level.

These documents help to differentiate Focused Interim Assessment Blocks from Interim Assessment Blocks in the TA Live Site and the Interim Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). 

Guide to Navigating the Online HSAP Administration 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Guide-to-Navigating-Online-HSAP_2020-2021.pdf
Updated September 10, 2020

This user guide provides instructions on how to use the online system applications, including the Test Administration Site and Student Testing Site.

Guide to Remotely Administering Interim Assessments 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Guide-to-Remotely-Administering-Interim-Assessments.pdf
This document outlines considerations, guidance, and processes that schools and complex area staff should discuss regarding the remote administration of the Smarter Balanced interim assessments.
Mathematics Focused Interim Assessment Blocks Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Mathematics-Focused-Interim-Assessment-Blocks-Blueprint-19-20.pdf

This document summarizes the mathematics Focused Interim Assessment Blocks available at each grade level.

Mathematics Interim Assessment Blocks Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Mathematics-Interim-Assessment-Blocks-Blueprint-19-20.pdf
Updated September 04, 2019

This document summarizes the mathematics Interim Assessment Blocks available at each grade level.

This Playbook describes how educators may use Smarter Balanced resources, such as Tools for Teachers and Interim Assessments, to support high quality instruction using the formative assessment process. There are various uses of this document, and these uses will differ based on an organization’s focus.
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Fact Sheet 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/SB-Interim-Assessments-Fact-Sheet_2020-2021.pdf

This document contains an overview of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments that will be administered.

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Overview 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Interim-Assessments-Overview-20-21.pdf

This document describes the interim assessments, including their purpose, use, and varieties. For each grade and subject, this document provides a list of all interim assessments available for the 2020-2021 school year.

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Test Administration Guide 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/SB-Interim-Assessments-Test-Administration-Guide_2020-2021.pdf

This guide provides an overview of how to prepare for and administer the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments.

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments: A Beginner's Guide /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Interim-Assessment-Flyer.pdf
The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Beginner's Guide provides a brief introduction to the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments and how they may be used in the classroom.
Smarter Balanced Interim Automated Scoring FAQs /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Smarter_Interim_Automated_Scoring_FAQ_2018-2019.pdf
Updated June 10, 2020

Automated scoring is used for scoring the Smarter Balanced ELA full writes. This document provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding the automated scoring system used for the interim assessments.

Taking Tests from Home: A Quick Guide for Families /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/HI-Taking-Tests-from-Home-Quick-Guide_2020-2021.pdf
How to Check your Internet Speed /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/HI-How-to-Check-Your-Internet-Speed_2020-2021.pdf
How to Take a Practice Test /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/HI-How-to-Take-a-Practice-Test_2020-2021.pdf
These documents provide information to parents and students to assist with accessing the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments for Remote Administration. Information includes a quick guide to taking tests from home, how to check your internet speed, and how to take a practice test.

This site provides suggestions regarding how teachers may use Smarter Balanced resources during this unprecedented time.