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Reporting System User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Reporting-Guide-19-20_FINAL.pdf
Updated April 02, 2020
This user guide provides instructions and supports for users viewing interim and summative assessment performance reports in Reporting. 
User Role Permissions for Secure Online Systems /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_2019-20_User-Role-Permissions-for-Secure-Online-Systems_Brochure-FINAL.pdf
Updated December 11, 2019

This brochure outlines the user roles and permissions for each secure online testing system used to administer the online assessments for the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program. These systems include: Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), Reporting, Test Administrator (TA) Interface, and Assessment Viewing Application (AVA). 

Understanding Rosters Brochure /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_2019-20_Understanding-and-Creating-Rosters_Brochure-FINAL.pdf
Updated December 11, 2019

This brochure describes how to view, create, modify, and upload rosters in TIDE and Reporting. 

Test Administrator (TA) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TA_UserGuide_2019-2020-FINAL.pdf
Updated November 22, 2019

This user guide is designed to help users navigate the Test Delivery System (TDS) including the Student Interface and the Test Administration (TA) Interface, and help support Test Administrators manage and administer testing for students participating in the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program online assessments.

Fall 2019 Regional Training Presentation /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/2019_VT_Regional_Training_DRAFT_FINAL-102819.pdf
Updated October 28, 2019

This presentation was used for the Fall 2019 Regional Trainings. 

Quick Guide to Reporting /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Quick-Guide-to-Reporting-19-20-new-users-FINAL.pdf
Updated October 01, 2019

This quick guide provides a brief overview of the steps for logging in to Reporting, the reports available to TEs, and how to preview items in a report. Reporting provides student performance data for a particular interim assessment or set of interim assessments.

Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_TIDE_User_Guide_2019-2020_FINAL.pdf
Updated September 26, 2019

The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide is designed to help users navigate TIDE.  Users can find information on managing user account information, managing student account information, student test settings and accommodations, and appeals in this user guide.

NGSS Elementary Item Specifications /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/NGSS-Elementary-School-Specifications-without-vocab.pdf
NGSS Middle School Item Specifications /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/NGSS-Middle-School-Specifications-without-vocab.pdf
NGSS High School Item Specifications /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/NGSS-High-School-Specifications-without-vocab.pdf

The NGSS PE Specifications are documents that are used as tools to help educators unpack the NGSS standards.  In addition, each specification comes with example phenomena and sample task demands for students. The layout is similar to the NGSS evidence statements but offers more in the way of content limits and clarification statements.

NGSS Sample Items Brochure /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTSA_2019-20_NGSS-Sample-Items_Brochure.pdf

This brochure provides instruction to access and score NGSS sample items in CAI's Test Delivery System (TDS).

Vermont Science Assessment (VTSA) Test Administration Manual (TAM) /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTSA-TAM-2019-20-508_Rebrand-6.12.2020.pdf

This manual provides information for Test Examiners administering the online Vermont Science Assessment. It includes screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to administer the online tests.

VTSA Achievement Level Cut Scores /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTSA-Achievement-Level-Cut-Scores.pdf
This document outlines the scale score ranges for each of the achievement level by grade for the Vermont Science Assessment (VTSA). 
VTSA Elementary School Achievement Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/MSSA_ES_RangeALDs_FinalDraft.pdf
VTSA Middle School Achievement Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/MSSA_MS_RangeALDs_FinalDraft.pdf
VTSA High School Achievement Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/MSSA_HS_RangeALDs_FinalDraft.pdf
The VTSA Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) define content area knowledge, skills, and processes that students at a particular achievement level should know and to be able to do. They provide descriptions of each proficiency level and are used to establish performance standards. 
VTSA Reporting Brochure /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VTSA_2019-20_Individual-Student-Report_Brochure.pdf
This brochure acts as a family guide for the individual student score reports (ISRs) generated for the Vermont Science Assessments (VTSA). It is intended to be printed and sent home with test results. It may also be used by teachers or administrators to help interpret a student's assessment scores.