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This page provides information for the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.

Announcements

  • Becoming a Certified Proctor

    Test administrators are required to complete the online TA Certification Course and acknowledge the Test Security Agreement for the 2020-2021 school year in order to administer tests. The Steps to Become Certified to Proctor a Test outlines how to complete the Test Administrator Certification Course and acknowledge the Test Security Agreement in TIDE. Users will not be able to proctor an online assessment and receive access to the Test Administration Site for the interim or summative assessments without completing the steps.

    Added September 11, 2020
  • Chrome Version 72 Now Supported

    Google released a new dot version of ChromeOS v72, version 72.0.3626.119. CAI has confirmed this version resolved the previously identified issue that prevented users from accessing CAI testing sites. If your school had already upgraded to v72, please ensure you upgrade to this or a later dot version of 72. If your school has not upgraded to v72, you may do so at your discretion, ensuring you upgrade to this or a later dot version of 72.

    Added February 27, 2019
  • Chrome Version 72 – Unable to Access CAI Testing Sites

    Google released a new Chrome version on Friday and CAI has identified an issue with Chrome version 72 that prevents users from accessing CAI testing sites. Google and CAI are currently working on a fix. Chromebooks on ChromeOS v71 or earlier are not affected. If you are on a version of ChromeOS earlier than 72, do not upgrade your devices to ChromeOS v72. It is also recommended that you turn off auto-updates to prevent this upgrade before a fix is identified.

    If your district has already upgraded devices to Chrome version 72, another platform will need to be used to test until a fix is released. Once the fix is released by Google and CAI confirms that this issue is resolved, we will post notification that users may upgrade to 72.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • Reminder: Update Secure Browser for MacOS

    This is a reminder that support for the MacOS Secure Browser 10.4 will be discontinued after Friday, December 28. Please download and update your secure browser if you are using a MacOS device.

    Added December 19, 2018
  • New Secure Browser for MacOS (Action Required)

    The new Secure Browser for MacOS is now available. Please download and update your secure browser. All users with devices running MacOS must update to the new Secure Browser 10.6. Support for the current Secure Browser 10.4 will be discontinued after Friday, December 28.

    Added December 3, 2018

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