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  • June 21, 2018 – AIR systems summer downtime schedule

    To prepare for the start of SY18-19, AIR will be updating AIR systems including TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIRWays and AVA. The start of each downtime will begin at 12:00 am and will end at 11:59 pm on the days indicated, unless otherwise noted. Please note that THSS is being incorporated into AIR Ways and will not be a separate system for SY18-19.  These updates will occur on the schedule below and will require some scheduled downtime listed below for each system.

    SY17-18 Interim and ELPA21 Screener Availability Ends

    Friday, June 29-Last day ELPA21 Screener will be available

    Thursday, July 26-Last day Smarter Balanced interim assessments will be available

    TIDE Summer Downtimes –
    Tuesday, July 3-Sunday, July 8

    Monday, July 30-Sunday, August 5 

    Monday, August 6 – TIDE go live for SY18-19

    TDS, ORS, AIRWays, AVA Downtimes – 
    Tuesday, July 3-Sunday, July 8 – System downtime TDS, ORS, AVA
    Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29 – ORS downtime
    Friday, August 3-Sunday August 5 – System downtime for TDS, ORS, AIRWays, THSS, AVA

    Monday, August 6–TDS, ORS, AVA go live for SY18-19 (ELPA21 Operational Screener and Smarter Balanced Interims will open for SY18-19)

    Wednesday, August 8–AIR Ways go live for SY 18-19

    Added June 21, 2018
  • May 3, 2018 – Windows 10 Spring update incompatibility with Secure Browser

    Issue was discovered with running the latest Windows 10 Spring Release and the Secure Browser.The Spring Release appears to have Microsoft Edge running in the background at all times, which prevents the Secure Browser from functioning properly. Microsoft Edge would need to be removed completely for Secure Browser to operate without interruption. AIR recommends holding off on allowing any Windows 10 machines that will be used for SBA testing to be updated to the Spring Release.

    Added May 3, 2018
  • May 1, 2018 –Chrome OS is not supported in Tablet Mode for use with Secure Browser

    Google recently launched a new feature called Tablet Mode, which came out with Chrome OS 64 on flip touch screen devices. AIR has found issues with this new feature that make it incompatible with the online Test Delivery System (TDS); therefore, AIR does not support Tablet Mode for online student testing, and districts should not use it during online testing. AIR will be working with Google to resolve the identified issues and provide support in the future. In the meantime, because TDS cannot identify whether a student is testing on a regular Chromebook or a Chromebook using Tablet Mode, this feature will not be blocked.

    Please contact the WCAP Help Desk if you have any additional questions.

    Added May 2, 2018
  • April 27, 2018 – Updated Word Prediction and Speech-To-Text Software support documents

    Please use the following link to find updated support documents on how to provide Word Prediction and Speech-To-Text with the AIR Secure Browser as an accommodation on the Smarter Balanced Assessment for the 2017-18 school year on Mac OS and Windows computers. https://www.specialedtechcenter.org/information/technical-assistance-papers/at-accommodations-for-sbac/

    Added April 27, 2018
  • April 26, 2018 – Please contact the WCAP Help Desk for assistance setting students to be eligible for WCAS Data Entry Interface (DEI) access

    Currently district and school level users are not able to change Test Mode=Paper for Science for students who need access to the WCAS DEI. This is being investigated and will be fixed soon. In the meantime, please contact the WCAP Help Desk if you need assistance making this change for any of your students who need access to the DEI. The Help Desk agents will be able to assist you in making this update. The Help Desk contact information is (844) 560-7366 or wahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added April 26, 2018
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