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The Coordinator and TA training for state assessments is designed to assist in preparation for state testing. These trainings should be augmented as needed and appropriate for your local district.

Basic Security Training (February 20, 2020: New for 2019-20)

Spring Test Coordinator Training PPTX (Updated: February 7, 2020)

Spring TA Training PPTX (February 18, 2020: New for 2019-20)

(January 21, 2020: New for 2019-20) This training module provides information and features of the AIR Ways system reporting system which provides teachers with detailed information on student performance on Interim assessments.  

(April 24, 2018: Updated, refer to the revision log on the last slide) This training module provides information on accessing and managing forms and reports in the Assessment Reporting Management System (ARMS) application within EDS.

These assessment update webinars are in collaboration with the Assessment and Teaching and Learning divisions.

Additional information is available in the Assessment Update Webinars Overview document posted to the left. Audio recordings of the Assessment Update Webinars, beginning in June, are accessible to DCs through WAMS > Assessment Operations > File Downloads.

View System Requirements

Webinar Registration

August 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
September 16, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
October 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
November 18, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
December 16, 2020 at 3:30 PM PDT
January 20, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT
February 17, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT
March 17, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT
April 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT
May 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT
June 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM PDT

Historical Webinars

6/17/2020: PPTX, Q&A
5/12/2020: AudioPPTX, Q&A
4/15/2020: AudioPPTX, Q&A
3/11/2020: No webinar available
2/12/2020: AudioPPTX, Q&A
1/15/2020: AudioPPTX, Q&A
12/18/2019: PPTX, Q&A
11/18/2019: PPTX, Q&A
10/16/2019: PPTX, Q&A
9/11/2019: PPTX
8/14/2019: PPTXQ&A
6/12/2019: PPTX, Q&A
5/14/2019: PPTX, Q&A
4/17/2019: PPTXQ&A
3/13/2019: PPTX, Q&A
2/19/2019: PPTX, No Q & A available
1/16/2019: AudioPPTXQ & A
(October 29, 2018: New for 2018-19) The Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) is a component of the Test Delivery System that allows authorized users to view interim assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.  The intended purpose of the AVA is to provide TAs:
  • with access to the actual interim assessments before students are tested.
  • a greater understanding of the content being assessed, and the time needed for students to complete an interim assessment.

It is important that educators review the AVA User Guidance document prior to using this application.

(February 14, 2019: New for 2018-19) This presentation provides support on the process for device and software configuration, embossing requests, and using Braille sign in to the student testing site.
(January 21,2020: New for 2019-20) This module will prepare users to use the Data Entry Interface (DEI) to enter student responses on standard print, large print, and Braille WCAS and ELPA21 assessments.
(February 3, 2017: Updated, refer to revision log on the last slide) This Smarter Balanced ELA Interim Assessment Scoring module provides an overview of the Interim assessment process by covering information on the:
  1. Planning and preparation of using the Assessment Viewing Application, the Interim Blueprints, and the THSS materials.
  2. Administration and scoring, using the TA Interface to manage student's tests, train, and score constructed response items in the THSS.
  3. Reflection of viewing summary reports in the Online Reporting System and/or more detailed item-level and student-level reports in AIR Ways Reporting.

ELA Interim Assessment Scoring

September 4, 2019: OSPI Assessment teams joined together to create a series of trainings for the 2019-20 administration. The materials provided within this section are in support of new DCs and DAs.

Additional Resources

Acronyms in New DAC & DA

Quick Start Guide

Q&A – 8/21/2019, Q&A – 8/23/2019

New DC & DA Training

New DC & DA Training  Day 1

All DC & DA Training – Day 2

Navigating the Testing Portal for Interim Assessments (draft)

(September 24, 2018: New for 2018-19) This training module will assist TAs and other school personnel as they navigate the Online Reporting System (ORS).
(February 22, 2018: New for 2017-18) This module will define and discuss Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks.

(October 30, 2018: New for 2018-19) The Test Delivery Interface (TDS) modules are designed to help Test Coordinators and TAs understand the interface students will use to take the online test.

TDS Interface Module

Test Administrator

Student (Updated: 1/21/2020)


(March 10, 2020: New for 20-21) This training presentation provides instruction for receipt, processing, and return of all assessment materials.

These trainings may be augmented as needed and appropriate for your local district.

Additional Resources

Test Material Variance Form

(October 23, 2018: Updated, see revision log on the last slide) This module assists users as they navigate and manage user accounts and student information and test settings within the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE).  

(April 25, 2017: New for 2016-17) This module answers basic questions about Smarter Balanced test scores, including Summative claim score categories and IAB scores.

This module will define and discuss Smarter Balanced computer adaptive testing (CAT).