Welcome!

This site demonstrates the features that are available on the portals created by AIR to access the assessment systems.

Teacher Scoring Application

Teachers may now apply to assist with scoring Summative Assessments. The following information is to assist those who wish to submit their applications and for those teachers that want to be considered for these positions should submit their applications as soon as possible.

For teachers who have had experience scoring interim assessment items, please visit the 2017 Returning Teachers for Reader/Evaluator Position site.

For all new applicants, please visit the 2017 Teachers for Reader/Evaluator Position – New Applicants site.

Recent Announcements

  • April 21, 2017 – Intermittent connectivity issues connecting to AIR servers today

    Attention Technology Coordinators:

    Some users have reported to AIR that they are having trouble reaching AIR servers. The servers are functioning normally, but there appears to be a problem reaching the servers.  When contacting a server over the internet, the first step is to look up the address of the server, and this step is sometimes failing.  AIR has identified the issue and is actively fixing it. The problem was due to a bad DNS entry being propagated. If districts continue to experience issues they should flush the DNS cache on their name server and the problem should resolve itself. If districts are not having any issues, we do not expect that they will.

    Please contact the Help Desk if you need any additional assistance: Tel 1-844-560-7365 or IDHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added April 21, 2017
  • Students taking the Alternate Assessment who do not have a paper-pencil accommodation should be completing their tests in the Student Interface (or Secure Browser). The Data Entry Interface (or DEI) should only be accessed by Teachers who have students with a paper-pencil accommodation. Once the student completes their paper-pencil test, the Teacher will transcribe the student’s responses into the DEI and submit the test. Alternate Assessments should not be completed on both of these sites.

    Added April 21, 2017
  • AIR has posted the new NeoSpeech license verification file in TIDE. The old version is set to expire on May 3, 2017, however, we encourage all users to update the file as soon as possible. Districts will simply need to copy the new license file to the appropriate folder on Windows machines used for student testing. Districts do not need to re-install the voice pack itself if it is already installed; they only need to update the license file, or “verification.txt” file. The new verification.txt file can be found in the “General Resources” drop-down in the top right corner of TIDE under “Download Voice Pack.”

    Added April 19, 2017
  • All AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, THSS, and ORS will be down for maintenance starting on Friday, 4/21, at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time and will re-open on Sunday, 4/23, at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

    Added April 18, 2017
  • The issue previously identified in the Idaho Alternate Assessments (ID-AA) where items were not being presented to students has now been resolved. AIR is reaching out to all callers who opened Help Desk cases to provide further details. Testing may be resumed at this time. If a Help Desk case was not created, please contact AIR for next steps. Please be aware that SDE’s Test Incident Log will also need to be completed for tests that experienced this situation.

    Added April 12, 2017
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Top FAQs

  • What is TIDE?

    TIDE stands for “Test Information Distribution Engine”. The TIDE system provides administrators with the tools to add and manage users and students participating in the ELA and Math ISAT assessments.

  • What is TDS?

    TDS stands for “Test Delivery System”. It is the online testing system that will be used for the practice tests, training tests, optional interim assessments and the summative assessments.

  • When will the Math/ELA ICA scores appear in ORS?

    Scores will appear immediately in ORS only after students complete both the CAT and PT tests in each subject. Students must click “submit” in TDS and Scorers (SC, TA, and TE roles in TIDE) must score all student responses for each of those tests in a given subject in THSS before scores will appear in ORS.

  • What is the Portal for?

    This portal acts as the gateway to all your assessment systems. The portal provides links and resources to help students and educators take full advantage of AIR systems.

  • Please click here to view all FAQs

Welcome!

This site demonstrates the features that are available on the portals created by AIR to access the assessment systems.

Teacher Scoring Application

Teachers may now apply to assist with scoring Summative Assessments. The following information is to assist those who wish to submit their applications and for those teachers that want to be considered for these positions should submit their applications as soon as possible.

For teachers who have had experience scoring interim assessment items, please visit the 2017 Returning Teachers for Reader/Evaluator Position site.

For all new applicants, please visit the 2017 Teachers for Reader/Evaluator Position – New Applicants site.