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User Guides and Manuals
Name Date Status Version Description
Reporting - User Guide
06 Oct 2020 Release 1.0

This user guide describes the features of the California Educator Reporting Systems (CERS) and provides detailed instructions for using each feature, including common scenarios that encompass related features.

Administration and Registration Tools (ART) User Guide
24 Apr 2020 Release 1.4

The Administration and Registration Tools (ART) are used for registering users in the Single Sign-On (SSO) system and students for test delivery.

As of Fall 2018 the Smarter Balanced Test Delivery System (TDS) is no longer supported.

The code base and documentation for the TDS is available within the Smarter Balanced GitHub repository.

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