Remote Administration Options

The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments are currently available to be administered remotely, using the secure browser or the web-based Student Testing Interface, in either a Chrome, Firefox, or Edge web browser. If the interim assessments are being administered in person, students must use the secure browser. Interim assessment administration options and required browser types are shown in table 1.

Table 1. Interim Assessment Administration Option
Session Type Web Browser Type
In person Secure browser
Remote Secure browser or web-based Student Testing Interface

When creating a session for students to take interim assessments, test administrators will need to select a session type of either In Person or Remote or Hybrid. Selecting the Remote or Hybrid option is a permitted option only during remote administration and will enable the remote testing features embedded within the testing interface—also known as the communication widget.

For instructions on using remote testing features, visit the Remote Testing Features web page.