Frequently Asked Questions about Online-test-administration
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Frequently Asked Questions about Online-test-administration

What are the accommodations that require SD Department of Education approval prior to its use?

Please contact the Beth Schiltz at beth.schiltz@state.sd.us from the South Dakota Department of Education with the request to add the following accommodations.

  1. Embedded Accommodations:
    • ELA CAT Text-to-Speech Passages
    • ELA CAT Text-to-Speech Passages & Items
  2. Non-Embedded Accommodations:
    • Read Aloud Passages
    • Calculator
    • Print on Demand
    • 100s Chart
    • Multiplication Table
    • Permisive Mode

The request should also include the grade and SSID information.

Once the accommodation request has been reviewed and approved, the SDDOE will update the student's test settings in TIDE. As a Proctor (PR), you will be able to confirm in TIDE and in the Proctor (PR) Interface when that setting has been updated for the student.  

If the accommodation request has been denied, the SDDOE will notify the Proctor (PR) who submitted the request.

How do I know I am administering the correct operational test?

If you are planning to administer an operational assessment (Summative or Interim), you will need to start a test session using the Proctor (PR) Interface.

  1. Click the Proctor (PR) Interface card from the portalThe login page appears.
  2. Enter your email address and password.
  3. Click Secure Login. The PR Interface appears.
  4. Select the Summative Assessment (green category) or Interim (yellow category).
  5. After you select the desired tests, click the Start Operational Session button to begin the test session.

For more details, refer to the TDS User Guide  and/or the Summative Proctor Script and Summative Test Administration Manual.

What do I do with the Test Administration Manual (TAM) after the window ends?

After testing ends, printed copies of the TAM should be destroyed per the state policy.

What is the deadline to enter non-participation codes in TIDE?

You will be need to add non-participation codes for both paper and online testers prior to the end of the test window.

What are the 2021-2022 assessment windows?

ELA and Math Assessment Windows

  • Interim IAB: August 20, 2021 - May 6, 2022
  • Interim FIAB: August 20, 2021 - May 6, 2022
  • Interim ICA: August 20, 2021 - March 2, 2022
  • Practice & Training: September 13, 2021 - December 30, 2022
  • Summative Online: March 2, 2022  -  May 6, 2022

Science (SDSA) Assessment Windows

  • Interim: October 25, 2021 - May 6, 2022
  • Practice: September 13, 2021 - December 30, 2022
  • Summative Online: March 2, 2022  -  May 6, 2022

Science Alternate (SDSAA) Assessment Windows

  • Sample test: September 13, 2021 - December 30, 2022
  • Summative Online: March 2, 2022 -  May 6, 2022

 

Which of the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) are Focused Interim Assessment Blocks (FIABs)?

The below FIABs are new for 2021-22:

Grade Subject FIAB - Assessment Name
3 Math Multiplication and Division: Interpret, Represent, and Solve
3 Math Multiply and Divide within 100
3 Math Properties of Multiplication and Division
3 ELA Research: Analyze Information
3 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
3 ELA Write and Revise Narratives
4 Math Four Operations: Interpret, Represent, and Solve
4 Math Fraction Equivalence and Ordering
4 Math Fractions and Decimal Notation
4 ELA Research: Analyze Information
4 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
4 ELA Write and Revise Narratives
5 Math Add and Subtract with Equivalent Fractions
5 Math Numerical Expressions
5 Math Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals
5 ELA Research: Analyze Information
5 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
5 ELA Write and Revise Narratives
6 Math Dependent and Independent Variables
6 Math Divide Fractions by Fractions
6 Math One-Variable Expressions and Equations
6 ELA Research: Analyze Information
6 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
6 ELA Write and Revise Narratives
7 Math Algebraic Expressions and Equations
7 Math Equivalent Expressions
7 Math Geometric Figures
7 ELA Research: Analyze Information
7 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
7 ELA Write and Revise Narratives
8 Math Analyze and Solve Linear Equations
8 Math Congruence and Similarity
8 Math Proportional Relationships, Lines, and Linear Equations
8 ELA Research: Analyze Information
8 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
8 ELA Write and Revise Narratives
11 Math Equations and Reasoning
11 ELA Research: Analyze Information
11 ELA Research: Interpret and Integrate Information
11 Math Solve Equations and Inequalities: Linear and Exponential
11 Math Solve Equations and Inequalities: Quadratic
11 ELA Write and Revise Narratives

What is the Text-to-Speech availability on the South Dakota assessments?

Text-to-speech (TTS) is available as a designated support or accommodation to all students for whom an adult or team has indicated it is needed.  When using TTS, text is read aloud to the student via embedded text-to-speech technology.

 

Embedded Supports

ELA

Items/Passages*

Items & Passages*

ELA Performance Task

Items/Passages

Items & Passages

Math

Items/Stimuli

Items & Stimuli

Science

Items**/Items & Stimuli

*Text-to-speech for ELA Passages is an accommodation for students whose need is documented in an IEP or 504 plan./** Text-to-speech is not available for inline choice dropdown menu options (example item one on Grade 8 Science Practice Test).  TTS will read the surrounding text but not the text inside of the dropdown.