SBAC: Upload the Data
Integrate your Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium data into Otus
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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

Otus enables educators and administrators to upload SBAC (Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium) assessment data for students. This student information can be uploaded and viewed within the Analytics, 3rd Party module of the platform.

There are two options when it comes to uploading SBAC data:

➡️ Option 1: Otus uploads the data for you. Please email us at or contact your Client Experience Partner to let us know that you would like to have SBAC data uploaded. You can also check out this video from our Otus Live series for more information on how to share 3rd party data with Otus.

➡️ Option 2: Main Administrators can upload the data from within the Main Admin account, without needing to send it to us. The steps below will help with this option!

The Otus Student Performance Platform enables educators and administrators to upload Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium data for students.

➡️ Step 1: Access Analytics

  • Navigate to the Analytics module. By default you will land on the 3rd Party Data page.

➡️ Step 2: Add a New Tile (if needed)

  • If this is the first time you've uploaded SBAC data you will need to create a new tile.

  • Find the + Add New tile at the end of the list. Select this tile.

➡️ Step 3: Choose the Company

  • Select Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium from the product list and click the arrow to the right.

➡️ Step 4: Download and Complete the Template

  • The next few screens will provide you with the option to download a SBAC template and then upload data for individual testing years. 

➡️ Step 5: Upload the Completed Template

  • Click the upload button next to the year the data was collected and select the appropriate file from your computer.  (You can upload multiple years at a time before clicking the arrow to the right).  A spreadsheet icon will appear next to the terms that have been successfully uploaded.

➡️ Managing Uploads

  • You can manage and upload new SBAC data by selecting the ellipsis located in the upper right hand corner of the SBAC tile and choosing Manage Uploads.

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