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Rosters Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Rosters-Quick-Guide.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
This guide provides an overview of the rosters within the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). After reviewing this  guide, you should become familiar with the rosters and settings that can be used in the TIDE system. For an overview of TIDE please refer to the TIDE User Guide.
AIRWays Interim Reporting User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_AIRWays_UserGuide_Final.pdf
Updated December 10, 2018
This user guide instructions and support for users viewing the 2018-19 interim assessment performance reports and handscoring in AIRWays. For additional interim (ICA or IAB) reports, refer to the Online Reporting System User Guide.
Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_AVA_UserGuide_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018

This user guide supports users of the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) for the 2018–19 school year. AVA is a component of the Online Testing System that allows District-Level and School-Level users to view the Interim Assessment (ICA or IAB) for administrative or instructional purposes.

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 November 09, 2018
This manual provides an overview of the Online Reporting System for the 2018-19 school year. After reviewing this manual, you should become familiar with navigating the system, viewing score reports, searching for specific students, and managing student rosters.
Test Administrator User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD-TA-User-Guide-Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
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 2018–19 school year.
TIDE User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_TIDE_User_Guide_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 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 2018-2019 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 November 09, 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, ORS, AVA, AIRWays Reporting). It is recommended to review this document prior to assigning a system user permission to individuals in your districts or schools. Updated for the 2018-2019 school year. Note: This information will not be included in the individual system user guides and will reference this standalone document.
These vidoes provide users with tutorials for accessing and utlizing the AIRWays Reporting system for ICA and IAB 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.
Test Administrator Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_TA_Quick_Guide_2018-2019_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
This Quick Guide briefly covers how to manage test sessions and the student view when logging into a test. This guide has been updated for 2018-19 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.