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

  • April 21, 2017 – Intermittent connectivity issues connecting to AIR servers today

     Some users have reported to AIR that they are having trouble reaching AIR servers. The servers are functioning normally, but there appears to be a problem reaching the servers.  When contacting a server over the internet, the first step is to look up the address of the server, and this step is sometimes failing.  AIR has identified the issue and is actively fixing it. The problem was due to a bad DNS entry being propagated. If districts continue to experience issues they should flush the DNS cache on their name server and the problem should resolve itself. If districts are not having any issues, we do not expect that they will.

    Please contact the Help Desk if you need any additional assistance: Tel 1.844.560.7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org

    Added April 21, 2017
  • April 20, 2017 – One hour TIDE downtime tonight for maintenance at 6:00 pm

    TIDE will have a one hour downtime tonight from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm to address some internal updates and will not be accessible.  All other AIR systems will be available and are not impacted by this downtime.

    Added April 20, 2017
  • April 20, 2017 – Guidance on Chromevox and online testing

    Chromebooks come pre-installed with screen reading software called Chromevox. Having this software enabled for all students goes against state testing policy, as it runs the risk of providing text-to-speech support for students that have not been flagged for that in TIDE.  Districts are required to disable this software unless it is needed as an identified designated support or accommodation, via the latest version of the Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing.

    Added April 20, 2017
  • April 18, 2017 – Information from AIR on downloading new NeoSpeech voice pack license – action needed by May 3, 2017

    The license agreement between NeoSpeech and AIR for the Julie voice packs for English text-to-speech on Windows machines was recently extended and the current agreement will expire on May 3, 2017.  Districts who use this voice pack for students who need text-to-speech will need to download the new voice pack license file (verification.txt file) to continue testing.  Information on how to download this file will be available here in TIDE https://maac.tide.airast.org/Common/DashBoard# upon deployment under ‘General Resources’ and ‘Download Voice Pack’.

    The NeoSpeech voice pack license information will be available in TIDE beginning Tuesday, April 18. Please contact the Help Desk if you need any assistance with this update.

    Added April 18, 2017
  • April 11, 2017 – Official Support of Chrome OS 57 (except ELPA21) and iOS 10.3

    iOS 10.3 is now supported for all WCAP assessments, including ELPA21. Chrome OS 57 is supported for all WCAP assessments, except for ELPA21.  There is a known issue with the recorder tool when using Chrome OS 57, therefore Chrome OS 57 is not supported for ELPA21 testing.

    Added April 11, 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.