Interim Assessment Viewing System

What’s New?

FeatureChange
Skippable items added to the Interim Assessment Viewing System Users are able to select [Next] and move through the interim assessments without entering an item response.

Viewing System: Overview

The Interim Assessment Viewing System contains all of the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. It is designed to allow teachers to review the interim assessments and understand the types of questions on the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) and the Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) as well as the scope of the content on an interim assessment. It allows teachers to better gauge when to administer a specific interim assessment. This tool is only available to users who have the Test Operations Management System (TOMS) credentials that allow administration of an interim assessment.

The Interim Assessment Viewing System provides read-only access to all interim assessments.

The Interim Assessment Viewing System is available to all educators with roles that allow access to interim assessments. The Interim Assessment Viewing System can be used for professional development and training purposes. It is intended to allow educators to understand the types of questions on the IABs and ICAs, as well as to familiarize students with test format and content. In addition, the viewing system may help inform decisions about the selection and assignment of accessibility resources for students.

Detailed Instructions

Take the following steps to access the system:

  1. Go to the CAASPP website.
  2. Select the [Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments] button (figure 1).

    CAASPP website with Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments called out

    Figure 1. CAASPP website

  3. From the Interim Assessment Administration Resources web page, select the [Interim Assessment Viewing System] button (figure 2).

    Interim Assessment Administration Resources screen with Interim Assessment Viewing System button highlighted.

    Figure 2. [Interim Assessment Viewing System] button

  4. A prompt to log on using TOMS credentials will appear. Once logged on to the viewing system, select a grade level from the drop-down list on the Choose a Test Grade screen (figure 3).

    Choose a Test Grade screen with the Grade drop down list highlighted.

    Figure 3.  Choose a Test Grade screen

  5. A page that lists all the available tests will appear for the grade level selected. Select the test of interest (figure 4).

    Choose a Test Grade screen with the Grade drop down list highlighted. Results shown.

    Figure 4.  Available Tests screen

  6. The Audio/Video Checks screen allows users to verify the functioning of any audio and video feature that any of the test items may include. Unmute device speakers to hear the sound, if necessary. Select the [Play] icon (Play arrow icon) (figure 5).

    Audio/Video Checks screen with play icon highlighted

    Figure 5. Audio/Video Checks screen

  7. Select [I could play the video and sound] and then select [Continue] to move to the first page of the test. It is not necessary for audio to be present for educators to view the test.