Hawaii State Department of Education
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Information for Schools Participating in the Scientific Pilot
At this time, participating schools should have:
Students were uploaded to TIDE by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Please verify your students have been uploaded.
Other Testing Reminders
RESEARCH (E.G., ACCOMMODATED) FORMS NOW AVAILABLE.
Research forms refer to test forms with Spanish Side-by-Side Translation, Spanish Glossary, Braille, and Text-to-Speech. Districts or schools should ensure that students taking a research form have the correct accommodation set in TIDE.
For students taking a Braille form, the student will be permitted to use a handheld Braille calculator provided by their Test Administrators. Items on the Braille test that allow a calculator have been grouped together for ease of administration. Please contact the Smarter Balanced Help Desk for more information.
POST-TESTING COMMUNICATIONS TO PARTICIPANTS
Test administrators are being invited to participate in a short survey to provide feedback about their experiences with the Smarter Balanced pilot tests.
SCHEDULED SYSTEM DOWNTIME
The Pilot Test will be unavailable on Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29. No schools were scheduled to test on these days. Any schools attempting to "make up" testing days on those dates will not be able to access the system.
Throughout the assessment window please continue to help communicate the following:
If you have any questions about the Pilot Test, TIDE, or the Online Testing System, please contact the Smarter Balanced Help Desk at 866-815-7246 or email@example.com
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