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Accessibility Resources Comparison /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/accessibility-resources-test-administration-comparison.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

This document provides a reference for implementation of the Accessibility Resources Comparison for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Operational Test Administration.

Guidelines for Choosing Text-to-Speech or Read Aloud in Grades 3-5 /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/read-aloud-guidelines.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

The Guidelines for Choosing Text-to-Speech or Read Aloud for Smarter Balanced ELA Summative and Interim Assessment Reading Passages for Students with Disabilities in Grades 3-5 are now available.

Guidelines for Read Aloud /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/read-aloud-guidelines-1.pdf
Updated November 15, 2019

This document outlines the Guidelines for Read Aloud for ISAT Assessments.

Guidelines for Read Aloud in Spanish /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/read-aloud-guidelines-in-spanish.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

This document outlines the Guidelines for Read Aloud in Spanish for ISAT Assessments.

Instructions for Using Embedded Glossaries /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/instructions-for-using-embedded-glossaries.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

This document is available as a language support, including how students can access the audio component of the translations (glossary) for mathematics tests only.

Smarter Balanced Braille Options /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/braille-options.pdf
Updated October 24, 2019

This document provides references to the various Braille assessment options available in the 2019-20 Summative test administration.

Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines (UAAG) /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/usability-accessibility-and-accommodations-guidelines.pdf
Updated July 01, 2019
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations FAQs /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/usability-accessibility-and-accommodations-guidelines-faq.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

This document provides an overview of the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines (UAAG) focus on universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations to the English language arts/literacy and mathematics (math) assessments. The Guidelines are intended for school-level personnel and decision-making teams, particularly Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams, as they prepare for and implement the Smarter Balanced assessment. The Guidelines provide information for classroom teachers, English development educators, special education teachers, and related services personnel to use in selecting and administering universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations for those students who need them. The Guidelines are also intended for assessment staff and administrators who oversee the decisions that are made in instruction and assessment.

PRN Sample File /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/prnsample.prn
Updated February 09, 2017
BRF Sample File /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/brfsample.brf
Updated February 09, 2017
The BRF and PRN sample files are available for online Braille testing preparation. The Braille Ready File (BRF) file is used for print requests containing only text (including formatted tables). The Printer Output File (PRN) file is used for print requests containing tactile or spatial components (such as images). More details about the testing requirements for online Braille testing can be found in the Idaho Assessment Systems Manual – AIR Systems User Guide in the “System Information – Systems Manual” folder.
Burmese and Illustration Glossaries FAQ /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/burmese-and-illustration-glossaries-faq-2018-08-09-2.pdf
Updated September 07, 2018

Burmese is being added as another language for translated glossaries on Smarter Balanced assessments. Similar to translated glossaries currently available in the ten languages, Burmese translated glossaries will be available as a designated support for selected construct-irrelavant terms for math. Burmese will not be available for Interim tests this year. 

Illustration Glossaries are a mathematics designated support for assisting with the understanding of words or phrases in the items to help students who may not benefit from text-based glossaries currently provided in English and other languages. 

This document provides an overview of the Desmos Calculator for the Mathematics assessments.

ELA & Math Test Administration Translated Directions /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/ELA-Math-Online-Translated-Test-Directions.zip

These resources provide translated directions for the ISAT ELA and Math assessments, available in several languages, to be used during Test Administration.

ELA/Literacy & Math Resources and Practice Comparison Crosswalk /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/uaag-resources-and-practices-comparison-crosswalk.pdf
Updated October 26, 2018

The attached document can be used  by teachers and IEP teams in the field to help identify similarities between the assessment resources and classroom practices. The Crosswalk details the tools and supports available in our assessments and assists educators and decision-makers by providing a description of both the resource and its classroom equivalent.

Embedded Supports and Accommodations Quick Guide /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/Embedded-Supports-and-Accommodations-Quick-Guide-2019-2020.pdf
Updated October 25, 2019

This resource describes the universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations entered in TIDE that students are permitted to use while participating in the ISAT ELA/Literacy & Math, Science, and Alternate ELA & Math Assessments.

Mathematics Summative Assessment Paper/Pencil Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/Sp20-PaperPencil-TAM-Math.pdf
Updated November 13, 2019
English Language Arts (ELA) Summative Assessment – Paper/Pencil Test Administration Manual /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/Sp20-PaperPencil-TAM-ELA.pdf
Updated November 13, 2019

These documents provide an overview of the Summative English Language Arts (ELA) & Math paper/pencil assessments (Regular Print, Large Print & Braille) that will be administered during the 2019-2020 school year.

Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/Individual-Student-Assessment-Accessibility-Profile-ISAAP.pdf

This document includes information about the Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) process and the ISAAP tool. Updates include the most recent UAAG policies (e.g., Translated Test directions for ELA). 

Online Dictionary Guidelines
Updated March 30, 2015
An English Language Dictionary can be made available to students during Summative testing in accordance with the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. Additional information may be found on this link.
Scribing Protocol for the ISAT Assessments /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/scribing-protocol.pdf
Updated October 24, 2019

This document outlines the Scribing Protocol for the ISAT Assessments.

Smarter Balanced 100s Number Table /core/fileparse.php/1519/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Hundreds-Number-Table.pdf

This document provides a paper based table listing numbers from 1-100 available from Smarter Balanced for reference.