Alternate Assessment ELA & Math

This portal is your access point for the assessment system tools and resources.

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  • All AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, THSS, AIR Ways Reporting, and ORS will be down for maintenance starting on Friday, May 18 8:00 pm Mountain Time and will re-open on Sunday, May 20 at 8:00 pm Mountain Time.

    Added May 14, 2018
  • The Data Entry Interface (DEI) is now re-opened for all paper tests and will not close until the end of the day on May 18. Student responses for all paper testing must be entered in the DEI before the system closes again.

    As a reminder, the Learners Characteristic Inventory (LCI) will also continue to be available in the DEI until the end of the Summative test window on May 18.

    Added May 9, 2018
  • Please be aware that the Data Entry Interface (DEI) is scheduled to close at 10pm MT tonight, Friday, May 4. Student responses for all paper testing must be entered in the DEI before it closes. If anyone is unable to meet this deadline, please contact the Idaho Help Desk for next steps.

    Added May 4, 2018
  • The Test Delivery System universal tool known as “Reading Mode” has been removed from all tests last night to address issues where tables and charts are cut off in stimuli and reading passages. We have found Smarter Balanced items were not consistently configured to work with this Test Delivery System feature. In place of Reading Mode, the stimuli/passages on all tests will appear with the ‘Expandable Passage’ option. These changes will be automatically implemented upon student log-in this morning.

    If a student needs additional supports to simplify their reading load, “Streamlined Interface Mode” can be turned on in TIDE. Please see figure 267 of the Idaho Assessment Systems Manual for an example of how items will appear in “Streamlined Interface Mode” to assist in determining if this is the correct support for your students’ needs.

    No actions need to be taken by the field unless “Streamlined Interface Mode” is needed.

    Added April 24, 2018
  • The Understanding Student's Score Reports parent and family brochures for ISAT ELA & Math, Science & End-of-Course, and Alternate Assessments for the 2017-2018 school year have been added to the ELA/Literacy & Math Assessments, the Science/EOC Assessments, and the Alternate Assessments ELA & Math Resources section in the Reporting sub-folder. They are intended to provide guidance on understanding the score report, answer a few frequently asked questions about the test, and offer direction on where to go to find additional resources. These brochures are offered in English and in Spanish.

    Added April 23, 2018

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