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  • The Assessment Section will be conducting school site visits during the statewide assessment testing windows this spring to observe test administrations. School Test Coordinators and Test Administrators may find additional information about these site visits in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added April 20, 2018
  • The TIDE system has added the “Discrepancy Resolution System” (DRS) feature in the “Data Management” dropdown to help users identify non-participated students at their schools. Users should use this feature to enter the applicable “Reasons for Non-Participation (non-participation code)” for each student and test. Once every student on this list generated in the DRS has a non-participation code, there should be no names left to view. To access the DRS, select the "Data Management" dropdown and then click "Discrepancy Resolution." For additional information on how to use the DRS, please refer to the HSAP TIDE User Guide 2017-2018.

    Added April 16, 2018
  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section is currently seeking applications from retired educators to serve as Assessment Monitors. Applications must be received by Monday, April 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the Smarter Balanced portal home page to access the online application form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the Assessment Monitor program including the April 11th training and on-site monitoring, can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added April 3, 2018
  • Update (4/2): The search service on the Digital Library is back online. Original Post (3/30): The search service on the Digital Library is presently not working. The outage started at approximately 4:20 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, March 29th. All other Digital Library features continue to function. The Smarter Balanced Operations team is currently diagnosing the problem. AIR will post another announcement once an update has been received from the Digital Library team.

    Added March 30, 2018
  • Apple’s recent update to their iOS, 11.2.5, contains important security updates. AIR recommends that iOS 11.2.5 be used as the minimum version of iOS 11 for student testing. Please note, devices running other supported versions of iOS (9.3 or 10.3) are not affected by these security risks and are not required to be updated to iOS 11.2.5.

    Added February 14, 2018
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