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AIR Ways Interim Reporting User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_AIRWays_UserGuide_Final.pdf
This user guide instructions and support for users viewing the 2017-18 interim assessment performance reports in AIR Ways. For additional interim (ICA or IAB) reports, refer to the Online Reporting System User Guide.
Braille Requirements Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Braille_Reqs_Manual_Final.pdf
Updated August 03, 2017
Braille Sample BRF File /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/brfsample.brf
Updated August 03, 2017
Braille Sample PRN File /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/prnsample1.prn
Updated August 03, 2017
This document will provide an overview of the Braille hardware and software requirements, as well as basic test administration processes needed for the 2017–2018 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration.   These resources contain sample BRF and PRN files used for configuring settings for Braille software. For more details, see the Braille Requirements Manual.
Scientific Calculator
Updated September 26, 2017
DESMOS Calculator Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Calculator-Manual.pdf
Updated September 26, 2017
Standard Calculator
Updated September 26, 2017
Full Function Calculator
Updated September 26, 2017

This document will provide an overview and support for users accessing the DESMOS calculators in the Test Delivery System during the 2017–2018 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online practice, training and interim test administration.

Please see links to access specific Desmos calculators.

Online Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/ORS_User_Guide.pdf
Updated March 26, 2018
This manual provides an overview of the Online Reporting System for the 2017-18 school year. After reviewing this manual, you should become familiar with navigating the system, viewing score reports, viewing participation reports in the Test Management Center, searching for specific students, and managing student rosters.
Secure Browser Installation Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010755-0010755-SD_Secure_Browser_Installation_Manual_Final.pdf
Updated February 08, 2018
This manual provides instructions for installing the secure browser on supported computers and mobile devices for the 2017–2018 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration.    
Student Interface Overview /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-Student-Interface-Module-Final-2.pptx
This PowerPoint training provides an overview of the 2017-2018 Student Interface for Online Testing. After viewing this training, you should be familiar with logging in and selecting a test, test layout and tools, and test navigation.
Systems Requirements /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010752-SD_System_Requirements_Final.pdf
Updated December 21, 2017
This document contains basic technology requirements for the 2017–2018 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration.
System Support Plan /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_EOL_Final.pdf
This document describes American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) plan for supporting operating systems during the 2017–2018 test administration and its subsequent years. This plan helps districts and schools manage operating system deployments based on the support timelines.
Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010753-SD_THSS_User_Guide_Final.pdf
Updated February 08, 2018
This user guide provides an overview of the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) for the 2017–18 school year. This application allows Scorers to score tests responses that require human scoring for the South Dakota Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment. For specific information on scoring rules, see the Smarter Balanced Hand Scoring Rules document located on the portal.
Test Administration Interface Module /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-TA-Interface-Module-Final-1.pptx
This module presents an overview on how to navigate the Test Administrator Interface.  It is intended for District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers for the 2017-2018 administration.
Test Administrator User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-TA-User-Guide-Final.pdf
This user guide supports School Test Administrators (TAs) who manage testing for students participating in the South Dakota Smarter Balanced summative assessment, interim assessment, and the practice or training tests for the 2017–18 school year.
Technical Specifications Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010751-0010751-SD_Tech_Specs_Manual_Final.pdf
This manual provides information about network and internet requirements, general hardware and software requirements, and text-to-speech information—all of which is required for running various testing applications for the 2017-2018 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration.  
TIDE Appeals Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Appeals-Quick-Guide_Final.pdf
This manual provides an overview of the appeals process within the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). After reviewing this user guide, you should become familiar with processes and settings that can be used in The TIDE system. For an overview of TIDE please refer to the TIDE User Guide.
TIDE User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_TIDE_User_Guide_Final.pdf
Updated March 13, 2018
This manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). After reviewing this user guide, you should become familiar with managing user accounts, managing student information and test settings, and creating rosters that can be used to view test data in the Online Reporting System. Updated for the 2017-2018 school year.
User Roles and Access for the South Dakota Smarter Balanced Systems /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010747-0010747-SD_User_Roles_and_Access_2017-2018_Final.pdf
Updated February 08, 2018
This document contains a list of user roles and access for the tasks that District Users and School Users can perform in all online South Dakota Smarter Balanced Assessment systems (TIDE, TA Interface/TA Training Site, THSS, ORS, and AVA). It is recommended to review this document prior to assigning a system user permission to individuals in your districts or schools. Updated for the 2017-2018 school year. Note: This information will not be included in the individual system user guides and will reference this standalone document.
NeoSpeech Voice Pack Installation Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/Installing_NeoSpeech-VoicePacks-1.pdf
This manual provides instructions for installing the NeoSpeech Voice Packs on supported computers for the 2017–2018 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration.