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

  • May 11, 2017 – Official support for Chrome 58

    AIR is scheduled to offer official support for Chrome 58, by the morning of 5/19/2017, except for ELPA21.  There is a known issue with the recorder tool when using Chrome OS 58, therefore Chrome OS 58 is not supported for ELPA21 testing.

    Added May 11, 2017
  • May 4, 2017 – Updated Technical Specifications Manual with finalized Chromevox and Text-to-Speech guidance

    OSPI has determined that Chromevox is not to be used during testing at all, due to the potential security risks involved. This is different than past communication on Chromevox, which implied that it may still be used as needed for students needing text-to-speech accommodations.

    Text-to-speech (TTS) is available as both an embedded and non-embedded designated support/accommodation, that must be set up in TIDE, and includes a feature that allows students to pause and then resume TTS in the middle of a passage. The pause feature does not work on mobile devices such as iPads and Chromebooks. Consequently, it is recommended that schools with students who require TTS as a non-embedded designated support/accommodation should consider using desktop or laptop computers running Windows or Mac OS. It is also recommended that all students take a practice or training test to gain familiarity with text to speech.

    If students who require TTS must test on Chromebook devices, though, please follow the steps in the latest Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing, and ensure that Chromevox is disabled. Students needing embedded TTS will still be able to utilize that feature through the Test Delivery System, if the students are properly set for TTS in TIDE, despite Chromevox being disabled.

     

     

    Added May 4, 2017
  • May 2, 2017 – AIR does not yet support Chrome version 58

    Google has recently moved Chrome 58 to the stable channel, for some Chrome OS based devices, but AIR does not yet officially support version 58.  Chromebooks should be kept on the versions available on the WCAP Portal’s Secure Browsers page and districts should not upgrade to Chrome 58 until AIR supports this version. It has not yet been confirmed whether version 58 will contain a fix for the known Recorder tool issue on version 57 that impacts ELPA21 testing.

    Added May 2, 2017
  • May 1, 2017 – Update on Spring EOC tracking and shipping information in TIDE

    AIR is working on loading the Spring EOC tracking, shipping and RAMIS file information into TIDE at this time and expect that this will be completed early this week.  We thank you for your patience as we work through this issue to ensure that the information is loaded accurately for districts.  An additional update will be sent to districts when this issue is resolved.

    Added May 1, 2017
  • April 26, 2017 – RESOLVED Delay of opening of the Spring EOC paper test booklets Additional Orders

    The Additional Order window in TIDE for Spring Biology and Math EOC paper test booklets is now available in TIDE for districts to place orders.  Please make sure that you log into the Spring EOC 2017 administration in the TIDE dropdown to access the Additional Orders feature and place your order.

    High School Smarter Balanced paper test booklets can be ordered now under the Spring 2017 Additional Orders administration that is available now in TIDE.  Please make sure you select the Spring 2017 administration in the TIDE dropdown to access these materials and place your order.

    Please contact the WCAP Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added April 26, 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.