Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

New additions based on feedback from educators!
Interim assessment answer guides, hand scored item counts and scoring guides can now be found in TIDE using your log on credentials. In the General Resources tab on the top menu select Download THSS Materials.

Interim Assessment Windows
  • ICAs: August 30, 2017 – February 28, 2018
  • IABs: August 30, 2017 – May 4, 2018
  • SBAC Important Dates
Reminder: To submit scores in the Teacher Hand Scoring System, you must mark the assessment check box and then click the “Mark Selected Items Scored” button at the bottom of the THSS homepage.
Refer to page 10 of the THSS User Manual.

Preparation is imperative! Remember some accommodations require state approval and could require extra time (Hint: TTS). Districts will need to be proactive in making sure TIDE is correct and updated to have appropriate supports and accommodations provided for students taking the Interims.

For assistance in getting started, please contact Joe Moran at the Department of Education, (605) 773-3274.