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

  • January 23, 2017 – TIDE Student Search Not Processing, Returning 500 Error

    Currently TIDE is not processing student searches properly in the “View/Edit/Export Students” page, if the grade field is selected. If district, schools, and grade are selected, the browser page will display a continuously spinning, loading icon, and return a Sever 500 Error. However, TIDE will return student search results as expected if the grade filter is not used.  As such, please avoid using the grade filter in searches until a resolution is implemented.  This issue occurs in all of the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome internet browsers, and across user roles.  We hope to have this resolved soon and we will post updates here.

    Added January 23, 2017
  • January 18, 2017 – Update on Browser Support

    Currently AIR supports Chrome OS versions 54 and 55; however, issues with the recorder tool used in ELPA21 assessments have been reported on certain devices running version 54 or 55. Therefore, we recommend that any devices set to be used for ELPA21 testing freeze at versions 50-53. We are currently beta testing Chrome OS version 56, which is slated to be released at the end of January, and finding that the recorder tool works well. We will have more information about this closer to the release date.

    AIR is currently building a new secure browser for Mac OSX 10.12 that will disable Siri and the dictation feature. Until then, Technical Coordinators should plan to manually disable both Siri and dictation through the user interface prior to any student testing. AIR is also working to provide a script to disable these features, which could be run upon starting a device. Additional information on support of Mac OSX 10.12 will be provided as soon as possible.

    As a reminder, please update your iPads to iOS 10.2 and the mobile secure browser, version 3.4, that was released this past October. The three issues concerning the use of ASL videos, the recorder tool, and certain feature performances when utilizing an external keyboard, have all been resolved with these updates. Versions 10.0-10.1 will be blocked for student testing at the end of January.

    Added January 18, 2017
  • January 6, 2017 – Upcoming AIR system downtime update for January-March 2017

    The following AIR system downtimes are scheduled for January-March 2017:

    Monthly Maintenance – The January monthly scheduled maintenance for all AIR systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, AVA and THSS) begins on Friday, January 20 at 6:00 pm.  All systems will be back online by Sunday, January 22 at 7:00 pm.  The next monthly maintenance scheduled for February and March will be the weekend of February 24-26 and March 24-26.

    Test Delivery System (TDS) – The online test delivery system has a scheduled downtime all day on Tuesday, January 31 to prepare for the deployment of the online ELPA21 Summative and Pilot Screener assessments.  The downtime will begin at 12:00 am and end at 11:59 pm. These assessments will be available on Wednesday, February 1 on the WCAP portal.  The online test delivery system has a scheduled downtime on all day on Friday, March 3, beginning at 12:00 am, to prepare for the deployment of the online Smarter Balanced Summative assessments and Spring Off Grade Science assessments.  These assessments will be available at 7:00 am on Monday, March 6 on the WCAP portal.


    Added January 6, 2017
  • January 4, 2017 – Support of Chrome 54 & 55

    AIR officially supports Chrome versions 54 and 55 for all online assessments, with the caveat that there is an issue with Asus c201p Chromebook models that prevents the ELPA21 recording tool from working. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WCAP Help Desk at (844) 560-7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added January 4, 2017
  • December 28, 2016 – Support for iOS 10.2

    AIR officially supports iOS 10.2 and encourages all iPad devices running iOS 10.x be updated to iOS 10.2. This specific version has eliminated the known issue where certain features (spell check, auto-correct, predictive text) were not automatically disabled via the secure browser. AIR will not support iOS 10.1 as of January 31st in order to encourage users to update to iOS 10.2.  As such, after January 31 AIR will officially support all versions of iOS 8, all versions of iOS 9, and iOS 10.2.  AIR does not recommend any particular iOS version over the other.

    Added January 3, 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.