Recent Announcements..

  • May 13, 2019 – Upcoming monthly maintenance downtime

    The TIDE/Test Delivery System/AIRWays Reporting/ORS/AVA/DEI monthly maintenance window begins Saturday, May 18 at 6:00am PT and, barring any issues with system testing, will complete on Sunday, May 19 at 6:00am PT.

    Upcoming downtimes:
    • June 15–16, 2019

    Added May 13, 2019
  • May 3, 2019 – TDS downtime

    The Test Delivery System has a scheduled downtime all day on Friday, May 3 to prepare for the opening of WCAS High School test.

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

    Added May 3, 2019
  • 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
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