Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

Interim Assessment Windows
  • ICAs: August 30, 2017 – February 23, 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.
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
Assessment Portal Systems User Manuals Interim Assessment Quick Reference Guide

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 the System of Assessments and Resources
Digital Library Playlists Flier
SD Content Standard Crosswalk Blueprint

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