Technology Information

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

Technology Information

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

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  • Please be aware that the Test Delivery System (TDS) now supports version 9 and version 10 of the Secure Browser for students testing on the ISAT Interims. Support for version 9 will end on December 31, 2017. Beginning on January 1, 2018, all computers used in student testing will need to be upgraded to take the ISAT Interim and ISAT Summative assessments (when these test windows open). Secure Browser version 10 has been available for download on the "Secure Browsers" page for Mac and Windows machines since August, and for Linux since September.

    Added December 08,2017
  • All AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, THSS, and ORS will be down for maintenance starting on Friday, 10/20 at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time and will reopen on Sunday, 10/22 at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

    Added October 12,2017
  • TIDE code was updated by AIR on Friday, 9/22.  The new code allows users to reset their password when an account is locked.

    Added October 03,2017
  • AIR is enhancing their capacity to defend against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks by implementing a protection system offered by a company called Akamai.  Akamai’s solution provides the most protection available on the market.

    There is minimal risk involved in moving from AIR’s current DDoS protection at Rackspace to the Akamai system, but we want you to be aware that AIR is making a change. Essentially, with the new system, traffic to AIR’s websites will pass through Akamai’s network to be scrubbed for any potential DDoS attacks before reaching our systems at Rackspace. This will not result in any increased latencies or other noticeable impacts to the field.

    On Saturday, September 23, AIR began routing Idaho’s inbound Internet traffic to AIR’s sites at Rackspace through Akamai’s network

     Most users will not need to do anything as a result of this change. However, since AIR’s preparations include configuring new IP addresses for some applications, schools that perform whitelisting and/or traffic shaping on their networks should be aware of these IP addresses and should double-check their configurations. Current IP addresses and their associated URLs are available upon request by contacting the Idaho Help Desk.

    Added October 03,2017
  • The 2017-2018 Comprehensive Technology Manual is now available in the Technology Information Resources section under the System Information – Systems Manual sub-folder. This document contains technology requirements for online testing, secure browser installation instructions, technical specifications, operating system support plan, and voice pack installation instructions. This manual is intended for technology coordinators and network administrators.

    Added September 27,2017