Welcome to the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP)

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

Recent Announcements

  • July 21, 2015 – 2016-17 Linux Secure Browser release for Monday, July 25

    The secure browser, version 9 will be available for Linux to download on Monday, July 25th from the WCAP Portal Secure Browsers page, http://wa.portal.airast.org/browsers/. Please note this is a change in dates from the previous WCAP portal announcement below. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 1.844.560.7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added July 21, 2016
  • July 13, 2015 – 2016-17 Secure Browser Available for Download Soon

    The secure browser, version 9 will be available for Windows and Macs to download on Friday, July 15th from the WCAP Portal Secure Browsers page, http://wa.portal.airast.org/browsers/. The secure browser for Linux will be available to download on Friday, July 22 from the same WCAP Portal Secure Browsers page. An updated mobile secure browser app for iOS is expected to be available in early September. At this time, AIR and OSPI do not anticipate the need to release a new version of the mobile secure browser app for Android or Chrome operating systems for 2016-17. Please also note, the text to speech and recorder tools that are found on the Practice and Training tests in the Test Delivery System will not function correctly with the new secure browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux until early August, well in advance of the start of interim testing on August 16th, 2016. The update we make at that time will not require any work from technology coordinators. If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 1.844.560.7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added July 13, 2016
  • June 20, 2016 – Upcoming AIR Systems Summer Downtimes

    Monthly MaintenanceThe June monthly scheduled maintenance of all AIR systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS, IRV, AVA and THSS) begins on Friday, June 24 at 8 pm PT. All systems will be back online by Sunday, June 26 at 7:00 pm PT.  The next monthly maintenance for July will be the weekend of July 22-24.

     TDS The Test Delivery System (TDS) has a scheduled downtime from Friday, July 29 at 6:00 pm PT until Wednesday, August 3 at 6:00 PM PT to prepare for the upcoming school year.  TDS will be available again on Thursday, August 4 with the launch of the updated Assessment Viewer Application (AVA) and the return of the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests and MSP Training Test on the WCAP portal.  As a reminder, the 2016-2017 Smarter Balanced Interims will be available on August 16 for the 2016-2017 school year.

    TIDE – The Test Engine Distribution Engine (TIDE) has a scheduled downtime from Thursday, July 21 at 3:00 PM PT until Monday, July 25 at 9:00 PM PT to prepare for the next school year.  TIDE will be available again on Tuesday, July 26 but not all features will be available.  For example, there will not be any students in TIDE under View Students.  Rosters can be created for students from last year, for ORS reporting purposes only.  Manage Users will be available.

    TIDE has a second scheduled downtime beginning on Thursday, August 11 at 5:00 pm PT-Sunday, August 14 at 9:00 pm PT.  On Monday, August 15 TIDE will have a redesigned look and will be fully open for the 2016-2017 school year.  More information about the TIDE redesign and any updated features will be available at the end of July.  Additional updates will be coming soon.

    ORS – The Online Reporting System (ORS) will have a scheduled downtime on Tuesday, July 19 to prepare for the deployment of MSP and Off Grade Science scores in ORS.  The scores will be available on Wednesday, July 20.  ORS will have another downtime on Monday, July 25 to deploy the Spring End of Course (EOC) scores in ORS.  Spring EOC scores will be available beginning on July 26.

    Added June 20, 2016
  • June 10, 2016 – TDS Downtime in Preparation for SY2016-2017

    The Test Delivery System (TDS) has a scheduled downtime from Friday, July 29 at 6:00 PM PT to Wednesday, August 3 at 6:00 PM PT to prepare for the next school year.  TDS will be available again on Thursday, August 4 with the launch of the Assessment View Application (AVA) and the return of the Practice and Training tests on the WCAP portal.

    As a reminder, the 2016-17 Interims will be available starting on August 16 for the 2016-17 school year.

    Added June 10, 2016
  • June 6, 2016 – Return of test booklets for End of Course tests to MI for scoring

    Please be sure to monitor your return schedule of all EOC test materials.  These booklets are needed to be retuned on the approved schedule to MI so that scoring is completed and score files and online reporting system score results are delivered in a timely manner. If you have any questions or run into any issues that would prevent you from returning your materials on schedule, contact the OSPI and MI helpdesks at: MIHelp@measinc.com; Assessment@k12.wa.us

    Added June 6, 2016
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Welcome to the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP)

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