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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.
Braille Requirements Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Braille_Reqs_Manual_Final.pdf
Updated November 14, 2018
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 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.
Student Interface Overview /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Student_Interface_Training_Final.pptx
Updated October 26, 2018
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.
System Support Plan for TDS /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_EOL_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
2018-2019 TDS Support Modifications /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_2018-2019-TDS-Support-Modifications-Add-Drop.pdf
This document describes American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) plan for supporting operating systems during the 2018–2019 test administration and its subsequent years. This plan helps districts and schools manage operating system deployments based on the support timelines.
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.
NeoSpeech Voice Pack Installation Guide /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/Installing_NeoSpeechVoicePack_2018_FINAL.pdf
This manual provides instructions for installing the NeoSpeech Voice Packs on supported computers for the 2018–2019 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration. This is optional for windows users.
Configurations and Troubleshooting for Android /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Configurations-and-Troubleshooting-for-Android-20182019.pdf
Updated November 14, 2018
Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for Mac /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Configurations-Troubleshooting-and-Advanced-Secure-Browser-Installation-for-Mac_20182019.pdf
Updated November 14, 2018
Configurations and Troubleshooting for Linux /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Configurations-and-Troubleshooting-for-Linux_20182019.pdf
Updated November 14, 2018
Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for Windows /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Configurations-Troubleshooting-and-Advanced-Secure-Browser-Installation-for-Windows-20182019.pdf
Updated November 14, 2018
Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation for ChromeOS /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Configurations-Troubleshooting-and-Advanced-Secure-Browser-Installation-for-ChromeOS_20182019.pdf
Updated November 14, 2018
Quick Guide For Setting Up Your Online Technology /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/SD_Quick-Guide-for-Setting-Up-Your-Online-Testing-Technology-20182019.pdf
Updated November 15, 2018
These manuals contain technology requirements and instructions that will assist technology coordinators in preparing computers and devices for online testing. They are organized by operating system (Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, iOS) and can be used in place of the Secure Browser Installation Manual, the Technical Specifications Manual, NeoSpeech Voicepack Manual, and the System Requirements document.
Secure Browser Installation Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010755-0010755-SD_Secure_Browser_Installation_Manual_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
This manual provides instructions for installing the secure browser on supported computers and mobile devices for the 2018–2019 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration. This manual can be used in place of the Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation manuals. 
Systems Requirements /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010752-SD_System_Requirements_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
This document contains basic technology requirements for the 2018–2019 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration. This manual can be used in place of the Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation manuals. 
Technical Specifications Manual /core/fileparse.php/2122/urlt/0010751-0010751-SD_Tech_Specs_Manual_Final.pdf
Updated November 09, 2018
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 2018-2019 South Dakota Smarter Balanced online test administration.  This manual can be used in place of the Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation manuals. 
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.