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Regional Smarter Balanced Workshop Presentation (October, 2016) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Smarter-Balanced-Fall-Training-Presentation.pdf
This presentation was used for the Fall 2016 Smarter Balanced Regional Training Workshop.
Accessibility and Accommodations Module (narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Accessibility-and-Accommodations-Module-narrated.pptx
Accessibility and Accommodations Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Accessibility-and-Accommodations-Module-non-narrated.pptx
This module describes the recommended uses of available universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations for student accessibility to Smarter Balanced assessments.  It is intended for District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 42 min
Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) Module /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_AVA_Module.pptx
Updated December 01, 2017
Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/AVA-Module-non-narrated.pptx
This module explains how to navigate the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). AVA allows authorized users to view the interim comprehensive assessments (ICAs) and interim assessment blocks (IABs) for administrative and instructional purposes.
Embedded Universal Tools and Online Features Module (narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Embedded-Universal-Tools-and-Online-Features-narrated.pptx
Embedded Universal Tools and Online Features Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Embedded-Universal-Tools-and-Online-Features-non-narrated.pptx
This module acquaints students and teachers with the online, universal tools (e.g., types of calculators, expandable text) available in the Smarter Balanced assessments. This module is intended for Students, Test Administrators, and Teachers. For grades 3–8 and high school, it is encouraged that the teachers be in the room to answer questions from the students as they view the module.
This module offers an overview of the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines, the Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Process, and the ISAAP Tool. Smarter Balanced suggests a process and tool by which each student’s need(s) can be matched with appropriate Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and/or Accommodations. States, districts, or schools can use the ISAAP if they feel it is helpful. *??Please note that to view all module components in your browser, pop-ups must be enabled.
ISAAP Tool /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/ISAAP-Tool.xlsx
The Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) tool is designed to facilitate selection of the Designated Supports and Accommodations that match student access needs for the Smarter Balanced assessments, as supported by the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. The ISAAP Tool should be used in conjunction with the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines and state regulations and policies related to assessment accessibility as a part of the ISAAP process. An interactive web version and excel version are available.
Online Reporting System Module (ORS) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/ORS_Module_Fall_2017.pptx
Updated December 01, 2017
This module explains how to navigate the Online Reporting System, including participation reports and score reports.  It is intended for District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 22 min
Performance Task Overview Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Performance-Task-Overview-Module-non-narrated.pptx
This module provides an overview of what a performance task is and the purpose of the Classroom Activity as it pertains to the performance task.  It is intended for District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 15 min
Student Interface for Online Testing Module /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Student_Interface_Module.pptx
Updated December 01, 2017
Student Interface for Online Testing Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Student-Interface-Module-non-narrated.pptx
Updated October 27, 2017
This module explains how to navigate the Student Interface. This module includes how students log into the testing system and select a test, the layout of the test and the functionality of the test tools, and how students navigate through the test.  It is intended for Students, District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 24 min
Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) Module /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_THSS_Module.pptx
Updated December 01, 2017
Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS) Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/THSS-Presentation-FINAL-non-narrated_0310151.pptx
This module provides an overview of the Teacher Hand Scoring System (THSS).  The hand scoring system is to be used by teachers for scoring items on the interim assessments.  The module is intended for teachers and staff using the THSS. Approximate narrated run time: 7 min
Test Administration Overview Module (narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Test Administration Overview Module (narrated).pptx
Updated December 28, 2015
Test Administration Overview Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Test-Administration-Overview-Module-non-narrated.pptx
Updated December 28, 2015
This module gives a general overview of the necessary steps staff needs to know in order to prepare for online test administration.  It is intended for District/School Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 17 min
Test Administrator (TA) Interface for Online Testing Module (narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/TA-Interface-Module-narrated.pptx
Updated October 27, 2017
Test Administrator (TA) Interface for Online Testing Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/TA-Interface-Module-non-narrated.pptx
Updated October 27, 2017
This module presents an overview on how to navigate the Test Administrator Interface.  It is intended for District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 16 min
Technology Requirements for Online Testing Module /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Technology_Requirements_Module.pptx
Updated December 01, 2017
Technology Requirements for Online Testing Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Technology-Requirements-Module-non-narrated.pptx
This module provides current information about technology requirements, site readiness, supported devices, and secure browser installation.  It is intended for District/School Technology Coordinators. Approximate narrated run time: 15 min
Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Module /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TIDE_Module.pptx
Updated December 01, 2017
This module provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). It includes information on logging into TIDE, managing user accounts, managing student information, rosters, and appeals. It is intended for District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 15 min
What is a CAT? Module (narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/What-is-a-CAT-Module-narrated.pptx
What is a CAT? Module (non-narrated) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/What-is-a-CAT-Module-non-narrated.pptx
This module describes what a Computer Adaptive Test is and how it works when taking English Language Arts and Mathematics online assessments.  It is intended for Students, District/School Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers. Approximate narrated run time: 11 min