Alternate Assessment ELA & Math

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

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  • The Test Delivery System (TA Interface and Student Interface) are now available for the 2018-19 school year. Students can log into the Student Interface using the same Secure Browser that was used for testing last year. However, a new version will be available for download beginning next week. Users can create test sessions through the TA Interface by logging into the Test Administration icon. As a reminder, the TA Certification Course must be taken by all users prior to administering any test under the Test Administration icon.

    The TA certification flag in TIDE has been reset for the 2018-19 school year. Once the course is completed this school year, the flag will be set to "Yes" for each user. Before Interim testing can begin, students must be loaded into TIDE. Once students are loaded in TIDE and the TA Certification flag is completed, the Interim Assessments may be taken by students. Icons for all systems and the TA Certification Course can be accessed via the ELA/Literacy & Math Assessments, Science & End of Course Assessments, or Alternate Assessment ELA & Math pages. Quick guides for all systems will become available throughout the month;  announcements will be posted as each resource is updated. In the meantime, online versions of user guides can be found in the "Help" button within each system.

    Added August 9, 2018
  • TIDE, the Online TA Certification Course, and ORS are now available for the 2018-19 school year.

    All passwords have been cleared out of the AIR systems at this time. New passwords will need to be set upon your first log-in to TIDE. New this year, AIR requires a two-factor authentication process. When you log in to TIDE for the first time, you will be asked to reset your password and a code will be sent to your email at that time. You will have 5 minutes to use the code before it expires and a new code will need to be requested.

    The TA Certification Course has been updated for the new school year. All users will need to take this course in order to administer any 2018-19 tests using the Test Administration icon.

    Before Interim testing can begin, students must be loaded into TIDE. Once students are loaded in TIDE and the updated TA Certification Course has been taken, the Interim Assessments may be taken. 

    ORS is available at this time to view previous year's score reports and additional data. However, scores for 2018-19 Interim testing will not be available in ORS until August 16.

    Icons for all systems can be accessed via the ELA/Literacy & Math Assessments, Science & End of Course Assessments, or Alternate Assessment ELA & Math pages.

    Added August 6, 2018
  • A new version of the Idaho Assessment Systems Manual – AIR Systems User Guide will be released in early 2019. In the meantime, AIR will create video tutorials with updated features that will be available as early as Fall 2018. Please refer to these videos available in the Resources section of the portal for the most up-to-date information. Announcements will be posted when each video becomes available.  

    Added July 27, 2018
  • Please be aware that AIR system downtime will begin earlier than originally anticipated. Downtime will begin at 11pm MT this evening. All AIR systems (TIDE, the Test Delivery System, the Assessment Viewing Application, the Teacher Hand Scoring System, AIR Ways Reporting, and the Online Reporting System) will be closed for the 2017-18 school year beginning at that time.

    Added July 26, 2018
  • This announcement serves as a reminder to all users that AIR systems (TIDE, the Test Delivery System, the Assessment Viewing Application, the Teacher Hand Scoring System, AIR Ways Reporting, and the Online Reporting System) will be closed for the 2017-18 school year beginning at the end of the day on Friday, July 27. As part of the yearly roll-over, TIDE will be available for the new 2018-2019 school year on Monday, August 6. On this day, all user passwords will be reset automatically by AIR and student records will be cleared out of TIDE. Once students are added to TIDE for the 2018-2019 school year, new rosters can be created.

    Previous year’s scores will be available in the Online Reporting System beginning on August 6, as well.

    Interim Assessments will be available on Thursday, August 9. Before administering tests for 2018-2019, all test proctors must take the 2018-19 Online TA Certification Course. An announcement will be posted when the updated Online TA Certification Course becomes available.

    Added July 20, 2018

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