Archived Announcements

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  • Reminder: All orders for paper materials should be placed in TIDE prior to the close of the order window. The paper materials order window closes on Friday, May 26th.

    Added May 24, 2017
  • New ORS Training Webinar

    When? – Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Who should attend?

    This ORS Training Webinar is intended for:

    • District Administrators,
    • District Test Coordinators,
    • School Test Coordinators, and
    • Teachers

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will review how to navigate the Online Reporting System (ORS) in order to retrieve results from the 2016-2017 Smarter Balanced interim and summative assessments. The webinar will also cover roster management and printing individual student reports in the system.

    How do I register?

    Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added March 14, 2017
  • In order to prepare for the launch of the spring 2017 Smarter Balanced summative assessments, the Test Delivery System (TDS) will be unavailable starting at 6:00 PM this evening, Friday, March 10th. The TDS will be available again in the morning on Tuesday, March 14th for the start of the summative assessment testing window. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added March 11, 2017
  • TIDE will be down for maintenance this evening, March 10, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm EST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added March 10, 2017
  • THSS and AIR Ways Training Webinar

    When?

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Who should attend?

    This THSS and AIR Ways Training Webinar is intended for district- and school-level users who intend to administer the interim assessments.

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will provide an overview of how to navigate the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) and the new AIR Ways Reporting system. The THSS allows Scorers to score item responses that require human scoring on both Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICA) and the Interim Assessment Block (IAB). AIR Ways provides student performance reports for interim assessments. This system offers more reporting features and greater access to item level data that is not available through the Online Reporting System (ORS). AIR Ways provides access to item level data in addition to individual and group data.

    How do I register?

    Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added January 17, 2017
  • New TIDE Training Webinar

    When? – Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Who should attend?

    This TIDE Training Webinar is intended for:

    • District Administrators,
    • District and School Test Coordinators,
    • Teachers, and
    • Test Administrators.

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will provide an overview of how to navigate the new format and enhanced features of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).

    How do I register?

    Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added October 25, 2016
  • The Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) go live has been pushed back to next week. We apologize for an inconvenience this delay may cause.

    Added October 19, 2016
  • The Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) will go live on Thursday, October 20th.

    Added October 18, 2016
  • The practice and training tests will be down for maintenance this evening, October 13, after 5:00pm ET and will re-open October 14, after 5:00pm ET.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added October 13, 2016
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be down for maintenance Saturday, October 15th through Monday, October 17th. The system will be available starting Tuesday, October 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added October 12, 2016
  • Smarter Balanced Regional Training Workshops are being held this week. If you are attending a workshop you can download the presentation to use as a resource. All available training modules can be found in the Training Materials resource folder.

    Added October 12, 2016
  • Recordings of the Technology Requirements for Online Testing Training and TIDE Training webinars are now available in the Resources section of the portal. Please visit the Resources section to access these materials.

    Added October 5, 2016
  • TIDE will be down for maintenance Saturday, September 24th through Wednesday, October 5th. Student information for the 2016-2017 school year will be available when the new TIDE reopens on Thursday, October 6th.

    Added September 20, 2016
  • The secure browsers for the 2016—2017 school year are now available. It is required this version of the secure browser be downloaded for all 2016—2017 online test administrations.

    Added August 16, 2016
  • Technology Requirements for Online Testing Training Webinar

    When? –Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

    Who should attend?

    This Technology Requirements webinar is intended for:

    • Technology Coordinators and
    • School staff responsible for preparing a school for online test administrations.

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will provide an overview of:

    • the technology requirements needed for all computers and devices used for online testing,
    • information on secure browser installation, and
    • voice packs for text-to-speech.

    How do I register?

    Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below:

    After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added September 13, 2016
  • New TIDE Training Webinar

    When? – Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

    Who should attend?

    This TIDE Training Webinar is intended for:

    • District Administrators,
    • District and School Test Coordinators,
    • Teachers, and
    • Test Administrators.

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will provide an overview of how to navigate the new format and enhanced features of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) in preparation for the new system launch on October 6th.

    How do I register?

    Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added September 13, 2016
  • All systems will be down for maintenance Saturday, August 13 – Sunday, August 14. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added August 4, 2016

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