Interim Assessment Administration Resources

These resources support the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

  • Test Operations Management System (TOMS)
  • Select this button to assign user roles for the Digital Library and Interim Assessment Reporting System, and to view student test settings, including accommodations, before interim testing begins.

    Note: To create/manage student groups, go to the Interim Assessment Reporting System.
  • Reporting System
    Sandbox
  • Select this button to access the sandbox training tool. Username and password are not required, but users are prompted to select a role before entering the sandbox.

Manuals

Instructions

Training Videos and Resources

Additional Resources

Link Description
2019‒20 Interim Assessment Overview external icon This document provides a description of the interim assessments that include the types, features, and usage. For both English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, and by each grade, it provides an at-a-glance summary of the interim assessments that includes the focused Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs).
Interim Assessment Reporting System Sandbox external icon The reporting system sandbox is a training tool intended to help local educational agency (LEA) staff learn about the features and functions of the Interim Assessment Reporting System in a non-secure environment. It offers users virtually the same functions as the reporting system, but uses practice test items and fictitious student data.

Note: The best browsers to use for the Sandbox are Edge, Chrome, and Firefox. The Sandbox is not fully compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer and some screens will not display properly.
Smarter Balanced Training Tests, Practice Tests, and Interim Assessments At-a-Glance external icon This document provides a side-by-side comparison of training tests, practice tests, and interim assessments to help teachers decide which tool best fits their needs.
2019–20 Interim Assessments by Grade This document is intended to assist LEA staff in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) and the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs). The table provides key information, including the claims, targets, the total number of items, and the number of items that require local hand scoring by grade level.
California Department of Education (CDE) Interim Assessments web page external icon Additional resources for the interim assessments are available on the CDE website.
2019–20 Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments At-a-Glance This document lists all IABs available by grade level ELA and mathematics.