Creating Web Zones for SBAC Testing

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Testing applies strict guidelines  on web access for students during testing. Web Zones, a key feature of the Web Filter, allow for easy content filtering for SBAC Testing. You can easily and quickly use Web Zones in order to limit student traffic to the following sites, as identifies by  the SBAC Technical Specifications Manual For Online Testing:

IP Addresses and URLs for Smarter Balanced Systems

System URL I.P. Address
Smarter Balanced portal/secure browser files http://sbac.portal.airast.org 108.171.168.180
Single Sign On system https://sbac.openam.airast.org 184.106.100.135
Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) https://sbac.tide.airast.org 166.78.225.29
Online Reporting System https://sbac.tide.airast.org 166.78.75.177

 

IP Addresses and URLs for Smarter Balanced California Systems

System URL I.P. Address
Smarter Balanced portal/secure browser files http://sbac.portal.airast.org 108.171.168.180
Single Sign On system https://ca.openam.airast.org 166.78.84.236
Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) https://ca.tide.airast.org 192.237.154.47
Online Reporting System https://ca.tide.airast.org g198.61.245.222

 

IP Addresses and URLs for Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus Tool

The embedded Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus tool retrieves content from two URLs. These URLs should also be open or whitelisted to ensure that students can access dictionary and thesaurus search results.

URL I.P. Address
http://media.merriam-webster.com 64.124.231.250
http://www.dictionaryapi.com 64.124.231.250

 

Users will also need to whitelists the following wildcard URLs for TA and Student Practice and Training Sites and TA Interface and Student Testing Sites:

*.cloud1.tds.airast.org and *.sbacpt.tds.airast.org