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Online, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Online-Summative-TAM-FINAL.pdf
Updated February 06, 2020
Online, Summative Test Administrator Script /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Online-Summative-Proctor-Script-FINAL.pdf
Updated February 07, 2020
Test Administration Checklist /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Online-Summative-Checklists-FINAL.pdf
Updated February 07, 2020
Simplifed Test Directions /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/guidelines-for-simplified-test-directions.pdf

The Online, Summative, Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the South Dakota Smarter Balanced and South Dakota  Science online, Summative assessments. The TAM is required reading for all districtand school-level users who will be administering tests in 2019-2020 school year.

The Online, Summative Proctor (PR) Script provides the PR with information that can be easily referenced and printed during the day of test administration. It includes the PR script that must be read aloud and login procedures for students taking the online, Summative assessment.The PR Script is only one section of the Online, Summative, Test Administration Manual.

The Simplified Test Directions is a designated support that allows Proctors to simplify or paraphrases the test directions found in the Online TAM or PR Script according to the Simplified Test Directions Guidelines. Use of this support might require a separate test setting.

District, School, and Proctors/Teachers can use the Online, Summative, Test Administration Checklists to prepare for online testing. 

ELA Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/Sp20_SBAC_PaperPencil-TAM-for-MAAC-NEAC-DE_ELA_Blueline2_110519.pdf
Updated February 06, 2020
Math Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/Sp20_SBAC_PaperPencil-TAM-for-MAAC-NEAC-DE_Math_Blueline2_110519.pdf
Updated February 06, 2020
Science Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/2020-Science-Summative-Assessment-Paper-Pencil-TAM.pdf
Paper-Pencil Assessment Addendum /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Paper-TAM-Crosswalk.pdf
Updated March 16, 2020

The Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the South Dakota Smarter Balanced and South Dakota Science paper, summative assessment. ELA, Math and Science each have their own manuals. The TAM is required reading for all all district- and school-level users who will be administering tests for the 2019-2020 school year.. For district users entering student responses for the science paper tests, refer to the Data Entry Interface User Guide.

AIRWays Brochure /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-AIRWays-Reporting-Brochure.pdf
Updated September 11, 2019
AIRWays User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-AIRWays-Reporting-Guide.pdf
Updated September 18, 2019
Quick Guide to AIRWays Reporting /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Quick-Guide-to-AIRWays-Reporting.pdf
Updated September 13, 2019
AIRWays Interpretive Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1819-AIRWays-Interpretive-Guide-FINAL.pdf
Updated April 02, 2019

These user guides provide instructions and support for users viewing the 2019-20 assessment performance reports and handscoring in the AIRWays Reporting System. 

Full Function Calculator
Updated September 26, 2017
Standard Calculator
Updated September 26, 2017
Scientific Calculator
Updated September 26, 2017
DESMOS Calculator Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Calculator-Manual.pdf
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.

Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-AVA-Guide-Final.pdf
Updated December 17, 2019

This user guide supports users of the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). AVA is a component of the Online Testing System that allows District-Level and School-Level users to view the interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.

Secure Inbox Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Secure-Inbox-Guide.pdf
Updated November 21, 2019

The Secure Inbox serves as a secure repository that lists files containing the data that you have exported in AIR systems. These user guides provide instructions and support for Secure Inbox users. 

Test Delivery System Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Test-Delivery-System-Guide.pdf
Updated September 18, 2019

This user guide supports educators and proctors who manage testing for students participating in the South Dakota Smarter Balanced summative assessment, interim assessment, and the practice or training tests for the 2019–20 school year.

TIDE User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-TIDE-Guide.pdf
Updated December 10, 2019

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 reporting system. 

Tools, Supports, and Accommodations (TSA) Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-Tools-Supports-and-Accommodations-TSA-Guidelines.pdf
Updated November 22, 2019

The Tools, Supports, and Accommodations Guidelines (TSA) provide districts and schools guidance for making decisions about best use of tools designated supports, and accommodations for administering the South Dakota English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science assessments to all students.

User Roles and Access to South Dakota AIR Assessment Systems /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-User-Role-Permissions-Guide.pdf
Updated December 10, 2019

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 Assessments systems (TIDE, TDS, AVA, AIRWays Reporting). It is recommended to review this document prior to assigning a system user permission to individuals in your districts or schools. 

 Note: This information will not be included in the individual system user guides and will reference this standalone document.

Illustration Glossary Overview /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/Illustration-Glossary-Guide-for-SD.pdf
This document describes the illustrate glossary - an accessibility feature available for mathematics assessmets. 
This document describes the ELA and Math interim assessments, including their purpose, use, and varieties. For each grade and subject, this document provides a list of all interim assessments available for the 2019–20 school year
Paper Response Card Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-Science-Alt-1920-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM-FINAL.pdf
Updated March 09, 2020
Paper response cards are paper manipulatives for students with a paper accommodation documented in their IEP. This quick guide provides an overview for using paper response cards for administration of the SDSAA.