User Guides and Manuals
Smarter Balanced Test Administration Manual (TAM) - For 2018-19, this manual provides information for Test Administators (TAs) on procedual and policy guidance to prepare for and administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Mathematics.
TIDE User Guide - The 2018-2019 user guide provides an overview of how to access and utilize the Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE). TIDE allows state, district and test coordinators through the testing process, from test preparation, to test administration, to post-test administration.
TA User Guide - The 2018-2019 user guide is intended for Test Administrators responsible for proctoring tests with the Online Testing System. To use this system, you should be familiar with using a web browser to retrieve data and with filling out web forms.
Smarter Quick Tips Scheduling Table - This table shows anticipated amounts of time for each test.
User Roles and Access Document - This document contains a list of user roles and access for the tasks that District Users and School Users can perform in all online Montana Smarter Balanced Assessment systems.
Online Reporting System User Guide - This user guide provides an overview of the Online Reporting System for the 2018-19 year. After reviewing this user guide, you should become familiar with navigating the system, viewing score reports, viewing participation reports in the Test Management Center, searching for specific students, and managing student rosters.
Smarter Balanced Score Report Interpretive Guide - This guide will assist teachers, parents/guardians, and students better understand the Smarter Balanced Score Report.
2018-2019 TIDE Participation Reports - This quick guide describes how to access participation reports in TIDE.
2017-2018 TIDE Account Maintenance Quick Start Guide - This quick start guide provides instructions for key tasks required for proper maintenance of the TIDE user accounts.
Smarter Quick Tips: Turning Off Universal Tools - This resource provides guidance on how to turn off universal tools for a student in the TA Interface.