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Guidelines for Simplified Test Directions in the Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Guidelines-for-Simplified-Test-Directions.pdf
The designated support for simplified test directions allows the test administrator to simplify or paraphrase the test directions found in the test administration manual according to the Simplified Test Directions Guidelines. Students who need additional support understanding the test directions may benefit from this resource. This designated support may require testing in a separate setting to avoid distracting other test takers.
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Interim-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM.pdf
Updated October 24, 2019

This manual provides information for Test Examiners administering the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  This manual includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to administer the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments online.

Smarter Balanced Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Summative-Test-Administration-Manual-TAM.pdf
Updated December 19, 2019

This manual provides information for Test Administrators (TAs) administering the Smarter Balanced online summative assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  This manual provides procedural and policy guidance to prepare for and administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.

Smarter Balanced Braille Options for 2018–2019 /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Braille-Options.pdf
Updated January 24, 2019
Various braille options are available for students that take Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The selected braille option must be indicated in TIDE Test Settings.
Manually Entering Designated Supports and Accommodations /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Manually-Entering-Designated-Supports-and-Accommodations-Brochure.pdf
Updated October 15, 2019

The 2019-20 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) will be available for administration on September 24, 2019. Please refer to this brochure for considerations that impact the selection of accommodations prior to test administration.

Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) /core/fileparse.php/51/urlt/Test-Coordinator-Manual-TCM.pdf
Updated January 02, 2020
The Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) provides the District Administrator with information pertinent to the following summative statewide student assessments supported by the American Institutes for Research (AIR): Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Summative Assessments, the Connecticut Alternate Assessment (CTAA) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics, and the Connecticut Alternate Science (CTAS) Assessment. This manual does not include directions for the Connecticut SAT School Day, LAS Links, the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment, or the Kindergarten Entrance Inventory.