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 22, 2017 – Update on ELPA21 Speaking Recording Issues and Chromebooks

    Google has released an update to Chrome OS 56 that fixes the speaking recording issues AIR identified earlier. Chromebooks used for testing ELPA21 Speaking should be updated to Chrome OS 56.0.2924.101. We continue to recommend 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.   If you have any questions please contact the WCAP Help Desk at (844) 560-7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org

    Added February 22, 2017
  • February 22, 2017 – Spring test materials for Smarter Balanced and Off Grade Science not clickable in TIDE

    The Additional Orders tab for the Spring 2017 administration in TIDE is temporarily unavailable.  It is being worked on by the AIR team and is expected to be available very soon for districts to order Smarter Balanced materials for students in grades 3-8 and Off Grade Science.  Please note that districts are not permitted to place additional orders until initial orders are received in districts and verified.  Pre-ID’ed Smarter Balanced high school materials will align with Spring EOC Biology and Math materials to arrive in districts on Monday, April 24.  Districts will be able to order additional materials for students taking the Smarter Balanced high school assessments on Tuesday, April 25 in TIDE

    Added February 22, 2017
  • February 21, 2017 – Students taking the Smarter Balanced Math tests on mobile devices with external keyboards

    Schools using mobile devices (tablets/iPads)  that do not have built-in keyboards, should be instructed to use the on screen virtual keyboards within the mobile devices and NOT an external keyboard for the math portion of Smarter Balanced assessments. At this time, we do not have a solution that allows the external keyboard to interact with Equation/Numeric (EQ) items. The issue is due to a conflict between the physical, onscreen, and soft keyboards.

    Please advise SCs and TAs who have students taking Smarter Balanced math assessments using a mobile device and an external keyboard to practice on the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training tests using the virtual/onscreen keyboards within the mobile devices. Practice and Training test are currently available on the WCAP portal.  Please contact the WCAP Help Desk if you have any questions.

    This issue has no impact on the Smarter Balanced ELA tests. We advise schools to direct students to use external keyboards with these mobile devices for the ELA portion of Smarter Balanced assessments.

    The following link provides information about all item types, including the EQ item: Item Type Quick Sheet that describes and gives examples of the item types.

    Added February 21, 2017
  •  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
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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.