• 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
  • 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
  • March 6, 2017 – ELPA21 Braille student test booklets arriving in districts on Thursday, March 9

    For districts who have placed orders for ELPA21 Braille test booklets please be aware that these test materials are scheduled to arrive in districts on Thursday, March 9.  As a reminder, the ELPA21 Additional Order window closes in TIDE on March 21 and the ELPA21 testing window closes on March 30.  Districts are required to enter student responses for Braille into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) by Monday, April 3.

    Added March 6, 2017
  • February 27, 2017 – Appearance of Student Tests on DEI

    In the DEI, the colors of the eligible tests in the student interface for Braille and Large Print are currently appearing grey, however users may still start and complete entering of these ELPA21 assessments. AIR is working on correcting the colors and the field will be notified when the correct colors are showing. If you have any questions please contact the WCAP Help Desk at (844) 560-7366 or

    Added February 27, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Update on ELPA21 Data Entry Interface (DEI) access and materials for students using Large Print or Braille test booklets for ELPA21

    Similar to last year, student responses will be entered into the DEI for ELPA21 for students participating in the assessment using Large Print or Braille accommodated paper test booklets.  The DEI is available when selecting the ELPA21 User Card on the WCAP portal home page.  Access to these tests must be selected in TIDE on the student settings tab for each student.  Please see the eligibility requirements that need to be selected below.  The DEI tests will be available on Monday, February 27 and close on Monday, April 3.  All student responses must be entered by the close of this window.

    Large Print DEI access – Select Test Eligibility and Explicit Test Eligibility=ELPA21 to see the Large Print DEI in the test delivery system

    Braille DEI access – Select Test Eligibility, Explicit Test Eligibility=ELPA21 and Presentation=Braille under Embedded Accommodations to see the Braille DEI in the test delivery system

    A DEI user guide and training webinar will be available very soon on the WCAP portal for district access.

    Please contact the WCAP Help Desk if you have any trouble accessing these tests once the window is live.



    Added February 21, 2017