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Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TIDE_User_Guide_2018-2019.pdf
Updated November 15, 2018
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, appeals, and voice packs in this user guide.
Braille Requirements and Testing Manual /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Braille_Reqs_Manual_2017-2018_VT.pdf
Updated October 02, 2017
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 2017-2018 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-braille-options-2017-18-flier.pdf
Updated October 16, 2017
An overview of the Braille options in the 2017-2018 Smarter Balanced administration.
AIR Ways Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/AIRWays_UserGuide_2017-2018_VT.pdf
Updated October 13, 2017
This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment performance reports in the AIR Ways Reporting System.
How to Activate a Test Session: Interim Assessments /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Interim-Test-Session_Brochure.pdf
Updated September 27, 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.  It includes a complete list of all interim test labels as they appear in the Test Administrator (TA) Interface.
Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/AVA_User_Guide_2017-2018_VT.pdf
Updated September 29, 2017
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.
Online Reporting System (ORS) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_ORS_UserGuide_2018-2019.pdf
Updated December 04, 2018
This user guide provides information about the Online Reporting System (ORS), including instructions for viewing score reports, test management resources, creating and editing rosters, and searching for students.
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 Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_SB_TAM_2017-2018-.pdf
Updated January 16, 2018
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 Coordinator Manual (TCM) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Test-Coordinator-Manual_2017-2018_2.9.18.pdf
Updated February 12, 2018
This manual provides information for District/School Test Coordinators regarding policies and procedures for the 2017-2018 Smarter Balanced assessments in mathematics and English language arts/literacy.
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.
Test Administrator (TA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/TA_User_Guide_2017-2018_VT.pdf
Updated October 26, 2017
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.