Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Interim Assessment Windows
If you are planning on utilizing ICA results, then the ICA CAT and PT assessments and hand scoring must be completed before the testing window closes.
  • ICAs: September 7, 2016 – February 24, 2017
  • IABs: September 7, 2016 – May 5, 2017
  • 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.
What are Interim Assessments?
Assessment Portal User Role Accounts and Privileges SD Overview of Interim Assessments
SBAC Overview of Interim Assessments South Dakota Smarter Balanced System Training
Math Interim Block Blueprints ELA Interim Block Blueprints
Hand Scoring Needed for Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB) Hand Scoring Needed for Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICA)
Assessment Portal Systems User Manuals

How to Administer and Score the Interim Assessments
Checking Student Accommodations, Tools, and Supports
Privileging Students for Non-Grade Level Assessments
Downloading Secure Browsers and Printing Student Test Tickets
Administering Assessments
Teacher Hand Scoring System
Assessment Viewing Application System
AIR Ways Interim Reporting System

Connecting Interim Assessments and the Digital Library
Digital Library Playlists Flier

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