Recent Announcements..

  • April 16, 2019 – Secure Browsers

    Chrome OS 73 is now supported with a possible issue. TTS voice check fails on some devices. The workaround is to uninstall and reinstall the app. This is random and currently there is no way to determine which devices will require intervention. AIR is working with Google to identify the cause of this issue.

    Added April 16, 2019
  • April 9, 2019 – Quick Resume and Text-To-Speech (TTS)

    The Spring Smarter Balanced assessments and the WCAS have a new feature called Quick Resume. This feature reduces the number of steps required to resume a test that was paused. After a TA approves the student, the test will return directly to the next unanswered item without the student completing audio/video functionality checks. Without these audio/video checks, a student using TTS will not be able to change the TTS voice from the default set in the secure browser. Please refer to page 55 in the Technical Specifications Manual on how to set the student’s default text-to-speech preference. https://wa.portal.airast.org/core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Tech_Specs_Manual_2018-19_ADA.pdf

    Added April 9, 2019
  • April 4, 2019 - Official Support for iOS 12.2. Chrome OS 73 is not supported

    AIR now officially supports iOS version 12.2 for online state testing. Chrome OS 73 is not supported at this time due to known issues with TTS.

    Added April 4, 2019
  • March 14, 2019 – Upcoming monthly maintenance downtime

    TIDE/Test Delivery System/AIRWays Reporting/ORS/AVA/DEI Monthly maintenance windows begin Saturday, 6:00am PT, pending any issues with system testing completing Sunday, 6:00am PT.

    Upcoming downtimes:
    • March 16–17, 2019
    • May 18–19, 2019
    • June 15–16, 2019

    Added March 14, 2019
  • February 28, 2019 – Upcoming AIR system downtime reminder

    The Test Delivery System has a scheduled downtime all day on Friday, March 1 to prepare for the opening of Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment.

    The Practice and Training tests and all other AIR systems will remain available during this downtime.

    Additional dates for downtime for the Test Delivery System are listed below:

    April 12, 2019 – all day downtime to deploy WCAS Grade 5 and 8 test

    May 3, 2019 – all day downtime to deploy WCAS High School test

    Added February 28, 2019
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