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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

  • To receive a Summative test score, a student must have completed both the Summative CAT and Summative Performance Task for the desired subject. Using the date completed of the last test taken, ORS should display the student's score within 14 business days. However, the first batch of scores will be released on March 28, 2019 and then on a rolling basis.

    Note: This assumes that the student had answered enough questions to receive a score based on the participation rules.

    Added March 11, 2019
  • 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 (TE) to view Interim or Summative data in the Online Reporting System (ORS). TEs should also confirm with School Coordinators that their 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 brief tutorials, refer to the Adding Roster and Viewing and Editing Roster videos.

    Added March 6, 2019
  • The Online Summative Testing Window for Grades 3 to 8 and 11 begins on March 6th. For more details, refer to the downloadable resources available on the portal:

    Reminder: The ICA Assessment Window ends on February 28th. ICA assessments can be hand scored after the test window closes. 

    Added March 4, 2019
  • Support for 2017-2018 secure browsers ended on December 31, 2018. All schools participating in online testing should confirm they have the correct Secure Browser installed prior to the Summative test window opening.

    For more information refer to the Secure Browser page.

    Added March 4, 2019
  • The Julie voice pack is an optional Windows-only resource available for students who use Text-to-Speech while testing with the Secure Browser. If you have other voice packs installed, consider having your students listen to those voice packs with the practice and training tests. Students should test with the voice pack they prefer. 

    Added March 4, 2019
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Welcome!

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.