Announcements

  • November 30, 2016 – Release of DESMOS Calculators

    Starting on December 1, 2016, all practice and training tests that currently utilize a calculator in their Math or Science tests will now have the new DESMOS calculators automatically available. Also, any Smarter Balanced Interim, Smarter Balanced Summative, or Science tests will have available the new DESMOS calculators as well. The DESMOS calculators are enhanced versions of the previous basic, scientific, and graphing calculators. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WCAP Help Desk at (844) 560-7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added November 30, 2016
  • November 18, 2016 – Upcoming ELPA21 online reporting system (ORS) score release and student paper reports in districts in December

    Spring 2016 ELPA21 student scores will be released in ORS on Tuesday, November 22.  Student paper score reports will arrive in districts on December 5-6, 2016.  Please contact the WCAP Help Desk at wahelpdesk@air.org or toll-free at (844) 560-7366 if you have any questions.

    Added November 18, 2016
  • November 18, 2016 – Support of iOS 10, New Mobile Secure Browser

    AIR now officially supports iOS 10. However, when using external keyboards, the following features are not getting blocked via MDM, ASAM or Automatic Assessment mode:

    1. Spell-checker
    2. Auto-correct
    3. Predictive text

    Apple is working on fixing the issue in an upcoming dot release of iOS 10. In the meantime, all of these features must be turned off in the general settings of an iOS device. Directions for disabling these features can be found in the Technical Specifications Manual. With the addition of iOS 10 as a supported version, iOS 7 will no longer be supported.

    Additionally, a new mobile secure browser (version 3.4) is now available at the Apple App store for download. Version 3.4 is required for testing on all ELPA21 assessments.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the WCAP Help Desk at (844) 560-7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added November 18, 2016
  • November 14, 2016 – RESOLVED: Trouble with accessing the Smarter Balanced Fall Retake tests for students

    Last Thursday an issue occurred in the test delivery system that prevented students in grades 10-12 from automatically receiving the Smarter Balanced grade 11 tests.  District and school staff had to go into TIDE and select Grade 11 under the ‘Off Grade’ feature for the student in the student information page in TIDE to access these tests.

     

    This has been resolved and students in grades 10-12 are now able to automatically receive the Smarter Balanced grade 11 tests again.  Please contact the WCAP Help Desk at wahelpdesk@air.org or toll free (844) 560-7366 if you have any additional questions.

    Added November 14, 2016
  • October 27, 2016 – Upcoming AIR system downtime update for November 2016 and December 2016

     The following AIR system downtimes are scheduled for November and December.  Please note the November Online Reporting System (ORS) update from previous announcements:

     Monthly Maintenance – The November monthly scheduled maintenance for all AIR systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, AVA and THSS) begins on Friday, November 18 at 6:00 pm.  All systems will be back online by Sunday November 20 at 7:00 pm.  The next monthly maintenance for December will be the weekend of December 16-18.

     Online Reporting System (ORS) – The November downtimes for ORS for November have been cancelled.  There will be no system disruption during the upcoming release of the ELPA21 scores in ORS on November 4 and the release of the Fall 2016 Smarter Balanced Fall Retake scores in ORS on November 8.

     

    Added October 27, 2016