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

Recent Announcements

  • REMINDER: The Grades 3-8 and 11 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments testing window will close on Friday, May 26th.  

    Added May 24, 2017
  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section, in partnership with WestEd and the Stanford Center for Assessment, Literacy, and Equity (SCALE), is now accepting registrations for the Building Educator Assessment Literacy professional development opportunity. The two-day training will be held June 1-2 at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu and will provide educators with a deeper understanding of Smarter Balanced performance tasks, how they assess the Hawaii Common Core, and the implications for classroom instruction. To register, click the “BEAL Training” link on the Smarter Balanced portal home page or click here to access the registration site. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added May 4, 2017
  • REMINDER: Today (May 3, 2017) at 11am Hawaii Standard Time, the current license for the Julie and Violeta NeoSpeech voice packs will expire. If your school has NeoSpeech voice packs installed on your Windows-based computers used for Hawaii Statewide Assessments with Text-to-Speech, your School Technology Coordinator or School Test Coordinator will need to renew your NeoSpeech voice pack licenses. Note: schools do not need to re-install the voice pack software, only the licenses. To ensure that your computer’s voice packs continue to function as expected, please download the updated licenses in TIDE under General Resources > Download Voice Pack and transfer the licenses to the appropriate license folders on Windows machines following the instructions posted on the Download Voice Pack page. Please use the “Checking TTS License on Training Test Site” instructions to check specific computer(s) for the updated license file(s) via the AIR Practice and Training Test site. These instructions will assist you in identifying computers that may need to be updated.

    Added May 3, 2017
  • The Hawaii Department of Education’s Assessment Section is seeking educators interested in learning how assessment items are developed to participate in the Hawaii State Member Managed Item Writing Project for the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Teachers of English language arts and mathematics and higher education professionals are invited to apply. The in-person training will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, 2017. The online application will be available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sbitemdev and will close on Monday, April 17, 2017.

    For additional information about the Item Writing Project for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, please click here to review the notice.

    Added April 10, 2017
  • Those who experience problems with the Online TA Certification Course (e.g., logging in, printing certificate of completion, etc.), should contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.  Please have the following information available to assist with troubleshooting – type of computer, operating system (Windows 10, etc.), browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.), and any error messages that may pop up. To avoid potential issues, please clear your cache and cookies prior to taking the course, make sure you click “EXIT” before closing your browser, and complete the course on a desktop or laptop device.  

    Added April 10, 2017
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