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

  •  February 17, 2017 – TIDE downtime tonight from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for maintenance

    TIDE will be unavailable this evening beginning at 5:00 pm for two hours for maintenance work.  No other systems will be impacted and will continue to be available.    TIDE will be available again to districts after this downtime.  We apologize for the short notification.

    Added February 17, 2017
  • February 13, 2017 – ELPA21 Speaking Recording Issues and Chrome OS 56   

    An updated version of Chrome OS 56 was released last week. However, the released version of Chrome OS 56 did not include the fix for ELPA21 speaking recording that was included in the preliminary version that AIR tested internally. AIR has been in touch with Google and is asking them to release the code that fixes speaking recording as a patch for Chrome OS 56. We will provide a follow-up as soon as we have more information regarding when this will happen. In the meantime, Chromebooks that were unable to be used for recording ELPA21 Speaking responses while running Chrome OS 55 will have the same issue when running Chrome OS 56. We continue to recommend that all schools that use Chromebooks take a training test on the Chromebook and confirm that ELPA21 Speaking records correctly before administering an operational test to students on a Chromebook.

     

    Added February 13, 2017
  • February 10, 2017 – Upcoming WCAP portal IP address change

    The WCAP portal (wa.portal.airast.org) will migrate to a new IP address on February 25, 2017.  The new IP address is 148.62.34.0/24 [Entire Class C range].  Please ensure that the new IP address is noted and updated in your systems after this date.  This information will also be updated in any technical documentation on the WCAP portal.  Please reach out to the WCAP Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added February 15, 2017
  • February 2, 2017 – UPDATE ELPA21 Issues Using Chrome OS 54 or 55 on HP, Samsung, ASUS, or Dell Chromebooks

     AIR reported earlier that there are issues with ELPA21 speaking items on HP, Samsung, ASUS, and Dell Chromebooks running Chrome OS 54 and 55. Further investigation indicates that these issues affect some Chromebooks of these brands but not all Chromebooks. Given this, we suggest that if you are planning to test students using an HP, Samsung, ASUS, or Dell Chromebook you first take a training test on the Chromebook. If the speaking items function correctly on the training test and your recordings play back clearly you can move ahead with administering the speaking test on these Chromebooks.

    Listening, reading, and writing items are functioning correctly on these Chromebooks. If you do encounter issues with the speaking items, you should still be able to move ahead with administering listening, reading, and writing tests on the Chromebooks.

    We continue to expect Chrome OS 56 to be released to the public within the next few days. AIR now has the final version of Chrome OS 56 in our lab and the issues with speaking items appear to be fixed. We recommend that you install Chrome OS 56 on a Chromebook when it is released and take a training test with that Chromebook to confirm that you do not encounter any issues.

    OSPI suggests the following interim guidance until a fix has been implemented:

    1. Verify whether your Chromebooks work correctly when taking the ELPA21 Training Test. If the Speaking portion functions appropriately, you can continue with testing as scheduled.
    2. If your Chromebooks do not function appropriately during the Speaking portion of the ELPA21 Training Test, consider administering the other Test domains (Reading, Listening, Writing Online, Writing Supplement [K-1]). For the Speaking domain, you can either administer the Speaking Test on another platform or wait until Chrome OS 56 has been released.
    Added February 8, 2017
  • February 2, 2017 – Information on ordering ELPA21 standard print test booklets

    In support of students needing a paper-pencil ELPA21 assessment, as stipulated in the student’s IEP, District Test Coordinators must contact the Measurement, Inc. Help Desk at (866) 762-1056 or MIHelp@measinc.com to place these orders. All orders for paper-pencil tests, in support of students with an IEP, will be verified and approved by the state.

    The exception to this is the required K and 1 Writing Supplement that all kindergarten and first grade students participating in the ELPA21 assessment are required to take on paper, these materials are available to be ordered by districts in TIDE without state approval.

    Added February 8, 2017
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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.