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(November 14, 2019: New for 2019-20) This user guide provides instructions and support for users viewing assessment performance reports in AIRWays Reporting.

(November 14, 2019: New for 2019-20) 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 Test Administrators:

  • 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 this entire document prior to using this application.

(November 14, 2019:New for 2019-20) The Data Entry Interface (DEI) User Guide for the ELPA21 Screener, ELPA Summative, and WCAS Science assessments will assist users in entering student assessment data such as question responses and scores.

(August 22, 2019: Updated, see revision log on page 3) The GTSA will be used for the administration of the 2019-20 Smarter Balanced, WCAS, and ELPA21 assessments.

This document guides decisions associated with student access to state assessments. The basis of the Guidelines is built upon collaboration amongst multiple states and input from nationally recognized experts on English learners and students with disabilities. The guidelines are research-based and outline three categories of resources—tools, supports, and accommodations. 

Universal Tools are available to all students based on student preference and selection.

Designated Supports are those features that are available for use by any student for whom the need has been indicated by a team of educators with parent/guardian and student input.

Accommodations are available for students for whom there is documentation of the need on an Individualized Education Program (IEP), 504 plan, or other similar learning plans.

100’s Number Table

Calculator and Electronic Device Policy

Multiplication Table

Non-Standard Accommodation & Designated Support Request

Read Aloud Guidelines

Scribing Protocol

Simplified Test Directions Guidelines

(March 12, 2019: Updated for 2018-19) This document includes information to support professional standards and ethical testing practices including policies, responsibilities, and permissions. It also provides detailed information regarding test security, incident processing and reporting.

Additional Resources
Test Security and Building Plan Template (Updated 3/13/19)

(September 30, 2019: New) The Interim Test Administration Manual and TA Script for Student Directions provides information, resources, and recommendations for educator activities for administration of the Smarter Balanced ELA and math interim assessments

(November 14, 2019: Updated for 2019-20) This user guide will assist users in navigating the online reporting system for online assessments.

Quick Start Guide /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Quick-Start-Guide-for-New-DC_DA.pdf

(August 6, 2019: New for 2019-20) This Quick Start Guide provides District Test Coordinators with information on user’s roles and responsibilities, test administration activities, establishing access to OSPI and vendor systems, and resources. Also included is a brief description of each section.

SRMAAUG — Student Record Management for Assessment Accountability User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Student-Record-Management-for-Assessment-Accountability.pdf

(August 6, 2019: New for 2019-20) The Student Record Management for Assessment Accountability User Guide details when and how to pre-ID students, TIDE student records, files layouts, and participation attempt codes.

(December 5, 2019: New for 2019-20) This user guide will assist TAs as they navigate the online system interface.

TAM: Assessments Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TAM-Spring-Assessment-Overview.pdf

2019 SPRING SUMMATIVE ADMINISTRATION

Test Administration Manual
TAM (New: 2/1/2019)

TA Script of Student Directions
Online

Smarter Balanced Online (New 3/1/2019)
WCAS Online (New: 3/22/2019)

Paper-Pencil
Smarter Balanced ELA (New: 3/22/2019)
Gr3, Gr4, Gr5, Gr6, Gr7, Gr8 and High School

Smarter Balanced Math (New: 3/15/19)
Gr3, Gr4, Gr5, Gr6, Gr7, Gr8 and High School

Alternate Forms
Braille & Large Print Administration Instructions - ELA and Math 
(Updated: 2/21/19)
Braille & Large Print Administration Instructions - Science (New: 2/21/19)

TRANSLATED STUDENT DIRECTIONS

Online ELA and Math (New: 3/8/17)
Arabic: ELA, Math, Cantonese: ELA, Math, Dakota: ELA, Math, Filipino: ELA, Math, French: ELA, Math, Haitian: ELA, Math, Hmong: ELA, Math, Japanese: ELA, Math, Korean: ELA, Math, Lakota: ELA, Math, Mandarin: ELA, Math, Punjabi: ELA, Math, Russian: ELA, Math, Somali: ELA, Math, Spanish: ELA, Math, Ukrainian: ELA, Math, Vietnamese: ELA, Math, Yupik: ELA, Math

Additional Resources

Definitions and Acronyms (New: 2/1/2019)
Forbidden Apps List 2019 (Updated: 11/7/2018)
Item Type Response Quick Sheet
Technical Skills for Keyboard Commands
Tool Button Tip Sheet
Proctoring Training and Practice Tests

Test Coordinator’s Manual (TCM) /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Test-Coordinator-Manual-Spring-2019.pdf

(March 1, 2019: New for Spring 2019) The Test Coordinators Manual (TCM) is intended to assist in the administration and security of our state’s assessments. This manual provides District Test Coordinators, School Test Coordinators, and administrators with information on the security, coding, logistical, and paper-handling/online requirements at the district and school levels.

The following Guidelines are a supporting document that is reviewed by all staff overseeing or assisting with state testing.

TIDE—Test Information Distribution Engine - ADA /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/TIDE-User-Guide.pdf

(October, 31, 2019: New for 2019-20) This user guide is intended to provide specific instruction for navigating the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE). Details include accessing TIDE, ordering materials, managing users, working with student data, rostering, appeals, test incident codes and uploading files.