Welcome to the Assistive Technology Certification Program!

Working with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

AIR is administering online tests to Smarter Balanced’s state members. This certification program helps districts and schools effectively plan their hardware and IT needs.

The Assistive Technology (AT) Certification Program is designed to enable hardware, software, and peripheral providers with the ability to officially confirm that their technology can successfully operate in a Smarter Balanced online test environment. By participating in the Program and undergoing system compatibility checks, the technology can be part of the official list of supported technologies used for Smarter Balanced assessments.

Note: While some assistive technologies may work “as-is” with the AIR test environment, AIR cannot guarantee that they will work unless they are certified by AIR. AIR will work collaboratively with the AT providers to make their technologies compatible with AIR’s online testing system.