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This portal is your source for information about the Hawai‘i Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Recent Announcements

  • Accommodations for the Spring 2017-18 Smarter Balanced assessments are due to be input in TIDE no later than January 20, 2018.  Accommodation Verification forms should be submitted to the Assessment Section by January 12, 2018 for verification.  Any accommodations that have been designated via IEP or Section 504 Plan meetings after January 19th  should still be input into TIDE, or submitted for verification to the Assessment Section.

    Added January 5, 2018
  • Reminder: registration is now open for the February 2018 Hawaii Statewide Assessment Program (HSAP) training. Click the button on the right-hand side of the Smarter Balanced home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Please note, there has been a change to the training schedule: the Oahu training will be held on Tuesday, February 6th only (the February 5th training date has been cancelled). All Oahu school teams should register for the Feb 6th training date.

    Added January 3, 2018
  • The 2017-2018 testing window is now open for block-scheduled high schools to administer the Grade 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics assessments.

    Added November 27, 2017
  • Registration is now open for the February 2018 Hawaii Statewide Assessment Program (HSAP) training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the Smarter Balanced home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added November 15, 2017
  • Test and technology coordinators at schools using Macs for Smarter Balanced testing should not update their test devices to Mac OS High Sierra, as the Secure Browser will not work with this OS.  Test coordinators should immediately inform their technology coordinators and teachers using Macs for administering either the summative or interim assessments that they should not update their operating system, otherwise, the current secure browser will not work.  An announcement will be made through the Assessment News when an updated, compatible browser is available. REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added October 10, 2017
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