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

  • The Interim (AVA) Assessment Viewing Application are now available for the 2016–17 school year.

    Added September 13, 2016
  • The newly updated 2016-17 South Dakota Smarter Balanced practice and training tests are now available on the Practice & Training Tests page.

    Added September 13, 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 September will be Friday, September 23 at 11:59 pm ET until Sunday, September 25 at 11pm ET. Users can resume accessing all active, online systems on Monday, September 26.

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

    Added September 12, 2016
  • The Test Administration Site (TA Interface for the Interim Assessments), the Student Testing Site (for the Interim Assessments), the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS), and the Online Reporting System (ORS) are now available for the 2016–17 school year.

    Added September 7, 2016
  • The 2016–17 Test Administrator (TA) Certification course is now available. It is recommended that District-Level and School-Level users take this course prior to administering online tests in secure mode (using the Secure Browser). Note: Some districts may have this is as a training requirement prior to administering online tests. Check with your district contact for more details.

    Added August 17, 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.