Science & End of Course Assessment

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

Announcements

  • TIDE, the Online TA Certification Course, AIRWays Reporting, and the Online Reporting System (ORS) are now available for the 2019-20 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. 

    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 2019-20 tests using the Test Administration icon. However, Interim Assessments (ICAs and IABs) will not be available for student testing until September 3, 2019.

    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. 

    AIRWays Reporting and ORS are available at this time to view previous year's score reports and additional data. However, scores for 2019-20 Interim testing will not be available until September 3. All handscoring activity will be available in AIRWays Reporting on September 3, as well. New this year, 2019-20 Interim test scores will only appear in AIRWays Reporting; all previous years' scores will remain available in both AIRWays Reporting and ORS.

    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 7, 2019
  • The summer Interim assessment window and all practice/training tests closed on Wednesday, July 17. Teachers can continue to score Interim assessments in AIRWays Reporting through the evening of Wednesday, July 24.

    In preparation for the 2019-20 school year, all AIR systems will be closed on the evening of Wednesday, July 24. TIDE will launch for the new school year on Wednesday, August 7. 2019-20 Practice tests for IDAA will be available on Thursday, August 1. Practice/training tests and ISAT Interim assessments for 2019-20 will be available beginning on Tuesday, September 3. New Science Interim assessments will be offered for the 2019-20 school year beginning on September 10.

    Added July 22, 2019
  • 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

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