Welcome, Test Administrators and Teachers!

This site provides resources for administering the Smarter Balanced Assessments for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy.


  • 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
  • THSS and AIR Ways Training Webinar


    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
  • 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 October 4, 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
  • 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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