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. Portal areas with a lock require a username and password. If you need a login, contact your District Assessment Coordinator.

Recent Announcements

  • In an effort to streamline the system maintenance, AIR will be taking online systems offline once per month. This will allow AIR to systematically roll out updates. Urgent updates and updates that won’t cause disruption to live systems may still occur outside of the maintenance window.

    The scheduled maintenance window for July will be Friday, July 22 at 11:59 pm ET until Sunday, July 24 at 11pm ET. Users can resume accessing all active, online systems on Monday, July 25.

    Please refer to the Important Dates section of the portal for specific information for the future dates.

    Added July 22, 2016
  • In an effort to streamline the system maintenance, AIR will be taking online systems offline once per month. This will allow AIR to systematically roll out updates. Urgent updates and updates that won’t cause disruption to live systems may still occur outside of the maintenance window.

    The scheduled maintenance window for June will be Friday, June 24 at 11:59 pm ET until Sunday, June 26 at 11pm ET. Users can resume accessing all active, online systems on Monday, June 27.

    Please refer to the Important Dates section of the portal for specific information for the future dates.

    Added June 24, 2016
  • In an effort to streamline the system maintenance, AIR will be taking online systems offline once per month. This will allow AIR to systematically roll out updates. Urgent updates and updates that won’t cause disruption to live systems may still occur outside of the maintenance window.

    The scheduled maintenance window for May will be Friday, May 20 at 11:59 pm ET until Sunday, May 22 at 11pm ET. Users can resume accessing all active, online systems on Monday, May 23.

    Please refer to the Important Dates section of the portal for specific information for the future dates.

    Added May 17, 2016
  • At this time the Non-Participation Code tab in TIDE closed on May 13, 2015. This feature will not be accessible until next year’s administration. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this feature please contact SDDOE.

    Added May 16, 2016
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline for scheduled maintenance on March 24, 2016 until March 27, 2016. ORS will be available on March 28, 2016. There purpose of this downtime is to prepare for the release of the Spring 2016 Summative Score Reports features.

    Added March 21, 2016
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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. Portal areas with a lock require a username and password. If you need a login, contact your District Assessment Coordinator.