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Online, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) (Coming Soon)
Updated February 06, 2020
Online, Summative Test Administrator Script (Coming Soon)
Updated February 07, 2020
Test Administration Checklist (Coming Soon)
Updated February 07, 2020
Simplifed Test Directions (Coming Soon)

The Online, Summative, Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the South Dakota Smarter Balanced and South Dakota  Science online, Summative assessments. The TAM is required reading for all districtand school-level users who will be administering tests in 2019-2020 school year.

The Online, Summative Proctor (PR) Script provides the PR with information that can be easily referenced and printed during the day of test administration. It includes the PR script that must be read aloud and login procedures for students taking the online, Summative assessment.The PR Script is only one section of the Online, Summative, Test Administration Manual.

The Simplified Test Directions is a designated support that allows Proctors to simplify or paraphrases the test directions found in the Online TAM or PR Script according to the Simplified Test Directions Guidelines. Use of this support might require a separate test setting.

District, School, and Proctors/Teachers can use the Online, Summative, Test Administration Checklists to prepare for online testing. 

ELA Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) (Coming Soon)
Updated February 06, 2020
Math Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) (Coming Soon)
Updated February 06, 2020
Science Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) (Coming Soon)
Paper-Pencil Assessment Addendum (Coming Soon)
Updated March 16, 2020

The Paper, Summative Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the South Dakota Smarter Balanced and South Dakota Science paper, summative assessment. ELA, Math and Science each have their own manuals. The TAM is required reading for all all district- and school-level users who will be administering tests for the 2019-2020 school year.. For district users entering student responses for the science paper tests, refer to the Data Entry Interface User Guide.

Paper Response Card Quick Guide (Coming Soon)
Updated June 13, 2020
Paper response cards are paper manipulatives for students with a paper accommodation documented in their IEP. This quick guide provides an overview for using paper response cards for administration of the SDSAA. 
South Dakota Science Alternate TAM (Coming Soon)
Updated March 09, 2020
Paper Response Card Quick Guide (Coming Soon)
Updated March 09, 2020

The South Dakota Science Alternate (SDSAA) Test Administration Manual (TAM) provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration SDSA. The TAM is required reading for all district and school level users who will be administering tests in 2019-2020 school year. This document provides districts with all policies and requirements governing administration of the Science Alternate test administration.

Paper response Cards are paper manipulatives for students with a paper designated support documented in their IEP. This quick guide provides an overview for using paper response cards for administration of the SDSAA.