Interim Assessment Administration Resources

These resources support the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Do not use the manual or scoring guide when administering the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.

  • Hand Scoring Training Guides
    and Exemplars
  • Select this button to access the interim assessment hand scoring training guides and exemplars. Upon selecting this button, select the [Help] link in the top right corner and then the [Training] tab.

  • Administration and
    Registration Tools (ART)
  • Select this button to set up user accounts for the Digital Library and the Interim Assessment Reporting System. (LEA CAASPP coordinator and site coordinator access only.)


Guide to CAASPP Completion Status and Roster Management—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 10/25/16.)


Training Videos and Resources

Additional Resources

Link Description
ICAs Table of Hand Scoring Items and Total Number of Questions Per Test external icon This document is intended to assist LEA CAASPP coordinators, site coordinators, and test administrators in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the interim comprehensive assessments (ICA). The following table provides key information, including the total number of items appearing on each ICA. This total includes items that are both machine-scored and hand-scored. Also included on this table are the number of items that require local hand scoring on the non-Performance Task (PT) constructed response, the PT constructed response, and the PT essay.
IABs Table of Hand Scoring Requirements by Subject and Grade external icon These tables are intended to assist LEAs in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB). Included in each table are the total number of items on each IAB. The total number of items shown includes both machine-scored and hand-scored items. Each table also provides the number of constructed response and essay items that require local hand scoring.
Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Estimated Times for Hand Scoring Items external icon This table is a Smarter Balanced document that describes a range of estimated times required to complete the hand scoring portion of the interim assessments.
California Department of Education (CDE) Interim Assessments Web page external icon Additional resources for the interim assessments are available on the CDE Web site.