South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment

School districts will be using the American Institutes for Research (AIR) services to administer the South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment. Use this site to access resources and download the secure browser.

Recent Announcements

  • Intermittent connectivity issues connecting to AIR servers

     Some users have reported to AIR that they are having trouble reaching AIR servers. The servers are functioning normally, but there appears to be a problem reaching the servers.  When contacting a server over the internet, the first step is to look up the address of the server, and this step is sometimes failing.  AIR has identified the issue and is actively fixing it. The problem was due to a bad DNS entry being propagated. If districts continue to experience issues they should flush the DNS cache on their name server and the problem should resolve itself. If districts are not having any issues, we do not expect that they will.

    Please contact the Help Desk if you need any additional assistance: Tel 1-855-838-8378  or  SDHelpDesk@air.org 

    Added April 21, 2017
  • TIDE:

    Students removed from TIDE are not being processed as expected. AIR is aware of the issue and we are working on a resolution. We will provide an update once it is available.

    Added February 17, 2017
  • Attention School Coordinators and Teachers

    School Coordinators must create rosters for teachers and their students each academic year. This step must be completed first in order for teachers to view Interim or Summative data in the Online Reporting System (ORS).

    Teachers should also confirm with your School Coordinators that the rosters are correct prior to reviewing student scores. Once rosters have been created, teachers can view student scores in ORS from the current and previous administrations or modify the rosters as necessary.

    For a brief tutorials, refer to the Adding Roster and Viewing and Editing Roster videos.

    Added February 15, 2017
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South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment

School districts will be using the American Institutes for Research (AIR) services to administer the South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment. Use this site to access resources and download the secure browser.