Interim Assessment Administration Resources

The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments are currently available to be administered remotely, using either the secure browser external icon or the web-based Student Testing Interface external icon, in a Chrome, Firefox, or Edge web browser. If the interim assessments are being administered in person, students must use the secure browser.

These resources support the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

  • Test Operations Management System (TOMS)
  • Select this button to assign user roles for Tools for Teachers and the California Educator Reporting System, and to view student test settings, including accommodations, before interim testing begins.

  • Completion Status
  • Select this button to access the system that will allow you to see the completion status for students taking the interim assessments.

User Guides


Training Videos

Asynchronous Hand Scoring Learning Modules

These asynchronous learning modules guide educators on how to hand score the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment performance tasks for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The asynchronous learning modules can be accessed on the following web pages:


Additional Resources

Link Description
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.
2022–23 Interim Assessments At-a-Glance external icon This document lists all IABs available by grade level ELA and mathematics.
2022–23 Interim Assessments by Grade external icon (August 2022) 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.
2022–23 Interim Assessment Overview external icon (Updated 07/27/22) 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).
Smarter Balanced Remote Teaching and Learning web page external icon This site provides suggestions regarding how teachers may use Smarter Balanced resources while students are learning outside of the traditional classroom but may also be used for in-person instruction.
California Department of Education (CDE) Interim Assessments web page external icon Additional resources for the interim assessments are available on the CDE website.

Last Reviewed: August 2, 2022