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

  • March 29, 2017 – Chrome 57 release and known issue with ELPA21 Recorder

    AIR has identified an issue with the ELPA21 voice recorder in Chrome OS 57 and is working towards resolving the issue. Schools and districts using the Chrome operating system should continue to administer ELPA21 tests on Chrome OS 56 using patch number 56.0.2924.110 until a fix for Chrome OS 57 is deployed.

    AIR recommends that all schools that administer ELPA21 tests on Chromebooks take a training test on the model of Chromebook they are using and verify that ELPA21 Speaking records correctly before administering the test to students.

     

    Added March 29, 2017
  • March 24, 2017 – Guidance on iOS Classroom app and summative testing

    The iOS Classroom app allows a teacher or proctor to remotely view and monitor a student’s iPad. Utilizing this feature while students are testing is considered a security breach, and goes against state testing policy. Districts are required to disable this feature via mobile device management (MDM), by un-installing the Classroom app, or turning off Bluetooth on the teacher iPad during testing windows. Refer to this document for more information.

    Added March 27, 2017
  • March 22, 2017 – DELAYED Additional TIDE tools and features available on March 20

    Previously a communication went out regarding new tools that will be available in TIDE beginning Monday, March 20. This update has been delayed and these tool setting updates and the new Test windows feature are not available at this time.

    A summary of the updates are below:

    • Abacus will become available for selection as a non-embedded accommodation for ELA-CAT and ELA-PT
    • The audio transcriptions embedded accommodation will become selectable for students who need this tool for ELA-CAT, ELA-PT and Mathematics
    • The recording&replays unlimited tool will move from non-embedded accommodation to an embedded accommodation for ELPA21.
    • Read Aloud will be available under ELPA21 as a non-embedded designated support

    Also, currently the TIDE test windows feature is not fully functioning and districts should not utilize this feature as updates may not carry over once the feature is fully functioning. A timeline for this feature has not been confirmed yet but it is being worked on to resolve as soon as possible.

    An updated communication will be sent when a new timeline is confirmed. Thank you for your patience.

    Added March 22, 2017
  • March 15, 2017 – UPDATED Upcoming AIR system downtimes March-May 2017

    The following AIR system downtimes are scheduled for March-May 2017.

    Monthly Maintenance – The March monthly scheduled maintenance for all AIR systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, AVA and THSS) begins on Friday, March 24 at 6:00 pm.  All systems will be back online by Sunday, March 26 at 7:00 pm.  The next monthly maintenance for April and May are April 21-23 and May 19-21

    Test Delivery System (TDS) – TDS has a scheduled downtime all day on Friday, April 14 to prepare for the deployment of the MSP Science test on Monday, April 17.  To minimize additional downtime in April, TDS will have downtime on the evening of Thursday, April 27 from 6pm -7pm only and Friday, April 28 beginning at 6pm –Saturday, April 29 ending at 6 pm to prepare for the deployment of the NGSS High School Field Test that is opening on Monday, May 1. 

    Added March 15, 2017
  • March 10, 2017 – Additional TIDE tools and features available March 20

     There will be a few additional tools available in TIDE on Monday, March 20, including the following:

    • Abacus will become available for selection as a non-embedded accommodation for ELA-CAT and ELA-PT
    • The audio transcriptions embedded accommodation will become selectable for students who need this tool for ELA-CAT, ELA-PT and Mathematics
    • The recording&replays unlimited tool will move from non-embedded accommodation to an embedded accommodation for ELPA21.

    In addition, the TIDE test windows feature will be fully functioning and districts will be able to set test windows for schools in the test delivery system.  Please keep in mind that if a testing window is set for a school the tests will only appear in the test delivery system during the test window that has been set.  If you have any questions about how to use this feature please consult the TIDE User Guide or call the WCAP Help Desk.

    Added March 10, 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.