• November 3, 2017 – Official Support for Chrome 61

    AIR offers official support for Chrome 61 for online state testing. Test coordinators should note the known issue with the ELPA21 recorder tool on Acer 13 chromebooks persists in Chrome 61, and if those models must be used for administering the ELPA21 test then they should remain on Chrome 59.

    Added November 6, 2017
  • August 23, 2017 – Assigning Temporary IDs for ELPA21 Screener

    Temporary IDs for administering ELPA21 Screener should only be assigned to actual students who do not yet have a permanent SSID and who will not receive a permanent SSID before they need to take the Screener. Temporary IDs should NEVER be used for the purpose of creating “fake” students so that TAs can practice administering the test. Creating “fake” students to practice with the test is an egregious security violation of the assessment and is in violation of the user agreement that school and district staff sign.  The creation of “fake” students will also create errors in school and district reporting and accountability systems, and therefore cannot be permitted. Temporary IDs should only be used for real students and they should be changed to permanent SSIDs as soon as a permanent SSID is available for the student.  Please always review the training materials and the ELPA21 Screener Test Administration Manual found on your state’s testing portal if there are questions about administering the screener.

    Added August 23, 2017
  • July 20, 2017 – Practice and Training tests unavailable Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 23

    All practice and training tests on the WCAP portal will be unavailable this weekend due to a hardware migration.  The tests will be available again on Monday, July 24 at 7:00 am.

    Added July 20, 2017
  • June 13, 2017 – AIR does not yet support Chrome version 59

    Google has recently moved Chrome 59 to the stable channel, for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android devices, but AIR does not yet officially support version 59.  Devices should be kept on the versions available on the WCAP Portal’s Secure Browsers page and districts should not upgrade to Chrome 59 until AIR supports this version. It has not yet been confirmed whether version 59 will contain a fix for the known Recorder tool issue on previous versions, which impacted ELPA21 testing.

    Added June 13, 2017
  • May 26, 2017 – AIR systems summer downtime schedule

    To prepare for the start of the 2017-2018 school year, AIR will be updating AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, THSS and AVA.  These updates will occur on the schedule below and will require some scheduled downtime listed below for each system.  Please note that Thursday, August 10 is the last day that the 2016-2017 interim assessments, AVA, THSS and AIR Ways will be available before transitioning to the next school year.

    TIDE –

    Saturday, July 8-Sunday, July 9 – TIDE downtime.

    Thursday, July 27-Sunday July 30 – TIDE downtime.  SY16-17 TIDE will be available on July 31 until August 11

    Saturday, August 12-Sunday August 13 – TIDE downtime

    Monday, August 14 – TIDE go live for SY17-18

    TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, THSS, AVA –

    Friday, July 7 – TDS, ORS, THSS, AVA will be read only to viewers

    Saturday, July 8-Tuesday, July 11 – System downtime for TDS, ORS, THSS, AVA

    Wednesday, July 12 – TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, THSS, and AVA will be live again with SY16-17 information and system access.

    Thursday, July 27-Sunday, July 30 – ORS will be ‘static’ and will only be viewable to users

    Thursday, August 10 – Last day to administer a SY2016-2017 interim assessment in the test delivery system, access SY2016-2017 AVA, access SY2016-2017 THSS, and access SY2016-2017 AIR Ways before systems re-open for SY17-18

    Friday, August 11 -Sunday August 13 – TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, THSS, and AVA downtime

    Monday, August 14 – TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, THSS, AVA go live for SY17-18 (ELPA21 Operational Screener and Smarter Balanced Interims will open for SY17-18)

    Added May 26, 2017