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User Roles and Access to South Dakota AIR Assessment Systems /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-User-Role-Permissions-Guide-Final-.pdf
Updated November 04, 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.

TIDE User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-TIDE-Guide.pdf
Updated September 19, 2019

This manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) for the 2019-2020 test administration. 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. 

Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-1920-AVA-Guide_FINAL.pdf
Updated October 25, 2019

This user guide supports users of the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) for the 2019–20 school year. 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.

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.

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. 

These vidoes provide users with tutorials for accessing and utlizing the AIRWays Reporting system for interim and summative reports.

Non-Participation Code Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_-Non-Participation-Code-Quick-Guide_2018-2019.pdf
Updated November 19, 2018
This manual provides an overview of Non-Participation Codes 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.
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 Appeals Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Appeals-Quick-Guide_2018-2019.pdf
Updated November 19, 2018
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.
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.