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AIR Ways Module - ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/AIR-Ways-Module-2019-20.pptx
(January 21, 2020: New for 2019-20) This training module provides information and features of the AIR Ways system reporting system which provides teachers with detailed information on student performance on Interim assessments.  
AVA—Assessment Viewing Application — ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/AVA-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx
(October 29, 2018: New for 2018-19) The Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) is a component of the Test Delivery System that allows authorized users to view interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.  The intended purpose of the AVA is to provide TAs:
  • with access to the actual interim assessments before students are tested.
  • a greater understanding of the content being assessed, and the time needed for students to complete an interim assessment.

It is important that educators review the AVA User Guidance document prior to using this application.

DEI – Data Entry Interface /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELPA21-Screener_DEIpaperAdminTraining_2020.pptx
(January 21,2020: New for 2019-20) This module will prepare users to use the Data Entry Interface (DEI) to enter student responses on standard print, large print, and Braille WCAS and ELPA21 assessments.
Interim Assessment Scoring—ELA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ELA-Interim-Assessment-Scoring_v2.pptx
(February 3, 2017: Updated, refer to revision log on the last slide) This Smarter Balanced ELA Interim Assessment Scoring module provides an overview of the Interim assessment process by covering information on the:
  1. Planning and preparation of using the Assessment Viewing Application, the Interim Blueprints, and the THSS materials.
  2. Administration and scoring, using the TA Interface to manage student's tests, train, and score constructed response items in the THSS.
  3. Reflection of viewing summary reports in the Online Reporting System and/or more detailed item-level and student-level reports in AIR Ways Reporting.

ELA Interim Assessment Scoring (PDF)
ORS—Online Reporting System – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ORS-Training-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx
(September 24, 2018: New for 2018-19) This training module will assist TAs and other school personnel as they navigate the Online Reporting System (ORS).
Performance Task Training—Smarter Balanced /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/PT-Module-2018.pptx
(February 22, 2018: New for 2017-18) This module will define and discuss Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks.
TDS—TA/Student Interface – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TDS-TA-Student-Interface-Module-2018-19-ADA.pptx

(October 30, 2018: New for 2018-19) The Test Delivery Interface (TDS) modules are designed to help Test Coordinators and TAs understand the interface students will use to take the online test.

TDS Interface Module

Test Administrator

Student (Updated: 1/21/2020)


TIDE—Test Information Distribution Engine – ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TIDE-Module_2018-19_ADA_.pptx
(October 23, 2018: Updated, see revision log on the last slide) This module assists users as they navigate and manage user accounts and student information and test settings within the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).  
What is a CAT? /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/What-is-a-CAT-Module-FINALnon-narrated-103114.pptx
This module will define and discuss Smarter Balanced computer adaptive testing (CAT).