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AIRWays Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Quick-Guide-to-AIRWays-Reporting-19-20-users-new-to-AWR-FINAL-10.1.pdf
Updated October 01, 2019

This quick guide provides a brief overview of the steps for logging in to AIR Ways, the reports available to TEs, and how to preview items in a report. AIR Ways reports provide student performance data for a particular interim assessment or set of interim assessments.

VTAA Reporting Brochure /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTAA_ISR_Brochure-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 30, 2019

This brochure acts as a parent guide for the individual student score reports (ISRs) generated for the Vermont Alternate Assessments. It is intended to be printed and sent home with test results. It may also be used by teachers or administrators to help interpret a student's assessment scores.

Completing the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) in the Data Entry Interface (DEI) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTAA_DEI_Brochure_FINAL.pdf
Updated September 27, 2019

This document provides instructions describing how to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI) in order to submit the Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI). 

Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TIDE_User_Guide_2019-2020_FINAL.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide is designed to help users navigate TIDE.  Users can find information on managing user account information, managing student account information, student test settings and accommodations, and appeals in this user guide.

ELA ALD /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/ELA-ALDs-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 06, 2019
NGSS Science ALD /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/NGSS-Science-ALDs-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 06, 2019
Math ALD /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Math-ALD-FINAL.pdf
Updated September 10, 2019

The VTAA Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) for ELA, Math, and NGSS Science define content area knowledge, skills, and processes that students at a particular performance level are expected to know and be able to do. They provide descriptions of each performance level and are used to establish performance standards.

VTAA Training Video Part 1
Updated May 22, 2019
VTAA Training Video Part 2
Updated May 22, 2019

These are recordings of an in person VTAA training. They provide information on how to administer the VTAA, as well as information about systems that are accessed during the test window and questions from the field. 

Mathematics Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Math-Blueprint.xlsx
Updated May 09, 2019
NGSS Science Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Science-Blueprint.xlsx
Updated May 09, 2019
ELA Blueprint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-ELA-Blueprint.xlsx
Updated May 09, 2019

The Vermont Alternate Assessment test blueprints give a description of the VTAA English language arts/literacy, mathematics, and NGSS science assessments and explain how the content will be assessed for grades 3-9 ELA and mathematics and grades 5, 8, and 11 science. 

VTAA Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Test-Administrator-Manual_2018-2019_Final_5.15.19.pdf
Updated May 06, 2019

This manual provides information on how to administer the VTAA, including test features, roles and responsibilities, and step-by-step instructions. 

Test Security/Confidentiality Agreement /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Test-Security-Confidentiality-Agreement_2018-2019-ep.pdf
Updated May 03, 2019

This Test Security/Confidentiality Agreement should be used by staff in accordance with the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines and submitted to a District Coordinator. It may be used for scribes, test readers, and para-professionals assisting with the VTAA.

VTAA Training PPT /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SP19-VTAA-Training-4.26.19_post-to-portal.pdf
Updated May 03, 2019

This PowerPoint provides information on how to successfully administer the Vermont Alternate Assessment, as well as information about systems that will need to be accessed during the VTAA test window. 

Alternate Assessment Student Eligibility Criteria /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Alt-Assessment-Criteria-Checklist-VTAA-2019_final.pdf
Updated April 29, 2019

This document provides a guiding definition for significant cognitive disability as well as a criteria checklist to be used in alternate assessment eligibility determinations.