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.

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
  • As a reminder, starting in 2019-20, accounts created with an email provider such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail or Webmail will be subject to removal from TIDE. Any existing or newly created TIDE account will need to use an email address strictly associated to a district and/or school in Idaho. TIDE will be available for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 7. Passwords will be reset on August 7 as well. 

    Added August 5, 2019
  • The Configurations and Troubleshooting for Android Quick Guide; Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation Quick Guide for Chrome OS; Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation Quick Guide for Mac; Configurations, Troubleshooting, and Advanced Secure Browser Installation Quick Guide for Windows; and the Technology Setup Quick Guide are now available in the Technology Information resources section under the System Information Quick Guides sub-folder. We have created these documents to focus on providing comprehensive information on technology most used by the field.

    Added July 23, 2019
  • Starting in 2019-20, any existing or newly created TIDE account will need to use an email address strictly associated to a district and/or school in Idaho. Any account created with an email provider such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail or Webmail will be subject to removal from TIDE. As a reminder, TIDE will be available for the 2019-20 school year on Wednesday, August 7. All passwords will be reset for the new school year on August 7 as well.

    Added July 22, 2019
  • New Secure Browsers are now available for all desktop operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux). Secure Browsers are updated on a yearly basis and will need to be downloaded for student testing during the 2019-20 school year. These Secure Browsers can be accessed via the Secure Browsers icon found on the home page of the portal. The Secure Browser for Chrome OS will be released on July 1. All other mobile devices will not require a new Secure Browser. As a reminder, Secure Browsers for desktop operating systems and Chrome OS will need to be installed by August 30. Until then, students can continue to use the 2018-2019 Secure Browsers that were used for Spring 2019 Summative testing.

    Technical documentation to assist with downloading of the new Secure Browser will be available in the coming weeks. We will post an announcement as soon as those materials are available.

    Added June 18, 2019

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