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This page provides users with the current status of all online HSAP systems. From this page, users may also access the individual systems.

Assistive Technology Manual 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Assistive-Technology-Manual_2020-2021.pdf
Updated March 17, 2021
Smarter Balanced Braille Option Guide 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/SB_Braille_Options_Guide_2020-2021.pdf
Smarter Balanced Braille Test Administration Manual Insert for Summative Assessments 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Braille-Insert-SB-Summative-Assessments-2020-2021.pdf
Sample Braille Ready Format (BRF) File /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/brfsample.brf
Sample Printer Output File (PRN) /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/prnsample1.prn

This manual provides information on administering the Hawaii Smarter Balanced Assessments to students who will use assistive technologies to access their tests, including students who require the Braille accommodation. A short Braille Options Guide for Hawaii Smarter Balanced Assessments and a short Smarter Balanced Braille TAM Insert for Summative Assessments are also available.

Sample BRF and PRN files are available for configuring printing software.

The Refreshable Braille Display instructional video explains how students will experience a computer-based test using the Refreshable Braille Display during test administration.

Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for ChromeOS 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Configurations_Troubleshooting_and_Advanced_SB_Installation_for_ChromeOS_2020-2021.pdf
Updated October 09, 2020
Configurations and Troubleshooting for Linux 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Configurations_and_Troubleshooting_for_Linux_2020-2021.pdf
Updated October 09, 2020
Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for Mac 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Configurations_Troubleshooting_and_Advanced_SB_Installation_for_Mac_2020-2021.pdf
Updated March 12, 2021
Configurations for iOS/iPadOS 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Configurations_for_iOS_iPadOS_2020-2021.pdf
Updated October 09, 2020
Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for Windows 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Configurations_Troubleshooting_and_Advanced_SB_Installation_for_Windows_2020-2021.pdf
Updated October 09, 2020

These documents contain configuration, troubleshooting, and advanced Secure Browser installation instructions for each supported operating system. 

Feature Restrictions for iOS Devices /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Apple-and-Smarter-Assessments.pdf
Configuration Guidelines for iOS Devices /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/L522774B_Assessment-with-iPad_FF.pdf

In order to meet test security requirements, all testing devices must run an approved secure browser. These documents include information on the Smarter Balanced guidelines for the configuration of iOS devices and the feature restrictions for iOS devices on Smarter Balanced Assessments.

This document from Smarter Balanced is intended to help schools better understand, plan for, and manage the technology necessary for successful administration of Smarter Balanced assessments.

Help Desk Intake Form /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Help-Desk-Intake-Form.docx

This form can be used to gather key information that the Help Desk often needs in order to work on a case. To help move cases more quickly to the appropriate Help Desk agent, please fill in the form and copy and paste it in your initial email to the Help Desk along with a description of the issue you are reporting. 

Operating System Support Plan for Test Delivery System 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Operating-System-Support-Plan_2020-2021.pdf
Updated June 16, 2021

This document describes the plan for supporting operating systems during the upcoming test administration and following years. This plan helps schools manage operating system deployments based on the support timelines.

Quick Guide for Setting Up Your Online Testing Technology 2020-2021 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Quick_Guide_for_Setting_Up_Your_Online_Testing_Technology_2020-2021.pdf
Updated June 16, 2021

This document explains in four steps how to set up technology in your school: 

Step 1. Setting up the test administrator workstation

Step 2. Setting up student workstations

Step 3. Configuring your network for online testing

Step 4. Configuring assitive technologies