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Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/AVA_UserGuide_2019-2020_VT-FINAL-3.26.pdf
Updated March 26, 2020
This user guide provides an overview of how to access and use the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). AVA allows teachers to view items on the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.
Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_SB-Test-Coordinator-Manual_2019-2020_FINAL.pdf
Updated February 24, 2020
This manual provides information for District/School Test Coordinators regarding policies and procedures for the 2019-2020 Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_SB-Test-Administration-Manual_2019-2020-FINAL.pdf
Updated January 22, 2020

This manual provides information for Test Examiners administering the Smarter Balanced online assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. It includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to administer the online tests.

Test Administrator (TA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TA_UserGuide_2019-2020-FINAL.pdf
Updated November 22, 2019

This user guide is designed to help users navigate the Test Delivery System (TDS) including the Student Interface and the Test Administration (TA) Interface, and help support Test Administrators manage and administer testing for students participating in the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program online assessments.

How to Activate a Test Session: Interim Assessments /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Interim-Test-Session_Brochure-2019-2020.pdf
Updated October 14, 2019

This document provides a quick step-by-step of how to start a test session for the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments, including the interim blocks. 

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.

Braille Requirements and Testing Manual /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Braille_Reqs_Manual_2017-2018_VT.pdf
Updated March 11, 2019

This manual includes information about supported operating systems and required hardware and software for Braille testing.  It provides information on how to configure JAWS, navigating an online test with JAWS, and how to administer a test to a student requiring Braille.

Smarter Balanced Braille Options for 2018-2019 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Braille-Options-2018-19_1.30.19.pdf
Updated January 30, 2019

An overview of the Braille options in the 2018-2019 Smarter Balanced administration.

AIR Ways Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/AIRWays_UserGuide_2018-2019.pdf
Updated January 22, 2019
This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment performance reports in the AIR Ways Reporting System.
Practice and Training Test User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/PracticeAndTrainingTest_UserGuide.pdf
The Practice and Training Test User Guide provides an overview of the Practice and Training Test Site and information about accessing the Practice and Training Tests.
Test Security Incident Log /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Test_Security_Incident_Log.xlsx
Updated March 06, 2018
This log is to be downloaded and used to record test security incidents and appeals.  Consult the Test Coordinator Manual to understand how to respond to testing improprieties, irregularities, and breaches.
AIRWays Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_AIRWays-Reporting-Guide-19-20_FINAL.pdf
This user guide provides instructions and supports for users viewing interim and summative assessment performance reports in AIRWays Reporting.