Science & End of Course Assessment

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

Announcements

  • The Understanding Student's Score Reports parent and family brochures for ISAT ELA & Math, Science & End-of-Course, and Alternate Assessments for the 2018-2019 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 May 9, 2019
  • The Paper Test Window opens today, Monday, April 1, and will close on Friday, May 10. Paper test materials ordered for students requiring this accommodation should now be available at all districts. If materials have not arrived, please contact the Idaho Help Desk.

    Students should respond directly into their paper test booklets. Once testing is completed, test proctors will need to transcribe student responses into the Data Entry Interface. The card to access the Data Entry Interface (DEI) can be found on any one of the Assessment pages. As soon as student responses are finished and test are submitted in the Data Entry Interface, materials should be returned to MI and AIR according to the Return Instructions received with the paper test materials. The last day to enter student responses in the Data Entry Interface is Friday, May 24.

    Added April 1, 2019
  • Table 8 of the Online TIDE Help Guide (found by clicking on "Help" once you log into TIDE) has now been updated with the Test Settings and Tools improvements made this week on the User Interface and the Upload file. As a reminder, please contact the Idaho Help Desk to relieve any burden on your school or district by these late changes; we are happy to help update your student's settings for you.

    Added March 28, 2019
  • Updates to the Student Test Settings in TIDE and the new Test Settings and Tools upload file are now available.  Districts that have not previously uploaded student test settings must download and use the new template.  Please be sure to use this new file template going forward.

    Districts that previously uploaded student test settings or manually entered student test settings prior to March 22, 2019 will not need to take any additional action; the system has retained the information submitted and students will receive the appropriate tools, supports and accommodations. Please note: upload templates prior to the version posted on Monday, March 25 will not work going forward. The Idaho Help Desk and the SDE Assessment Team are prepared to help districts process upload files and make student test setting updates and, again, we apologize for this inconvenience.

    If you require any additional information or assistance, please contact the Idaho Help Desk.

    Added March 24, 2019
  • After opening the summative test window, it has been brought to our attention unintended changes to the students test settings portion of the View/Edit student page and the “Test Settings and Tools” Upload file were introduced in the TIDE configuration.

    It is not our practice to implement changes at the beginning of the test window without advanced notification and we apologize for introducing this issue.  Unfortunately, we are unable to revert the system and must update the Test Settings and Tools Upload file. 

    The AIR team will be posting a new Test Settings and Tools upload file on Monday, March 25.  Districts that have not previously uploaded student test settings must download and use the new template.  Districts that need to add or update student test settings must also use the new template or make changes manually in the View/Edit student page Monday, March 25. 

    Districts that previously uploaded student test settings or manually entered student test settings prior to March 22, 2019 will not need to take any action.  The system will retain the information submitted and students will receive the appropriate tools, supports and accommodations. Please note: upload templates prior to the version posted on Monday, March 25 will not work going forward. The Idaho Help Desk and the SDE Assessment Team are prepared to help districts process upload files and make student test setting updates and, again, we apologize for this inconvenience.

    If you require any additional information or assistance, please contact the Idaho Help Desk.

    Added March 22, 2019

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