Recent Announcements..

  • November 30, 2018 – Notice for ending support for 2017-18 Secure Browser

    As of November 30, 2018, the 2017-18 AIR Secure Browser will no longer be supported for state assessments. Technology Coordinators will need to ensure that the Secure Browsers are updated to the new 2018-19 version, which can be downloaded at https://wa.portal.airast.org/secure-browsers.stml

    Added November 30, 2018
  • November 26, 2018 – New Secure Browser for MacOS (Action required)

    AIR found a security issue during the testing of the latest version of MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra). Everyone running on these operating systems must update to the new Secure Browser 10.6. This new browser will work on all versions of MacOS that are currently supported (10.9+).

     

    Note: Schools who are running Mac OS 10.9.x-10.12.x who downloaded Secure Browser 10.5 on or after October 18 are not required to install Secure Browser 10.6.

    Added November 26, 2018
  • October 18, 2018: 2018-19 Secure Browser Available for Download

    The 2018-19 secure browser is now available for download.  The 2017-18 browser will be supported until November 30, 2018.  This will allow you to complete the Smarter Balanced Fall Retake with either browser.

    Added October 19, 2018
  • October 15, 2018 – Upcoming AIR system downtime Reminder

    Test Delivery System – The Test Delivery System has a scheduled downtime all day on Friday, October 19 to prepare for the opening of Smarter Balanced Fall Retake tests.

    The Practice and Training tests and all other AIR systems will remain available during these downtimes.

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

    January 25, 2019 – all day downtime to deploy ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    March 1, 2019 – all day downtime to deploy Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment

    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

    Monthly Maintenance - The next monthly scheduled maintenance of all AIR systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIRWays Reporting, AVA and DEI) begins on Saturday, November 17 at 6:00 am. All systems will be back online by Sunday, November 18, at 6:00 am.

    Added October 15, 2018
  • August 9, 2018–Status report for AIR systems go live dates

    To prepare for the start of SY18–19, AIR has been updating their systems. The systems will go live after AIR and OSPI have tested the systems to be sure they are functioning as intended. The updated User Guides and training Modules will follow in a rolling fashion after each system goes live. The status of each AIR system is listed below.

    TIDE—

    Opened Monday, August 6. Use the “First Time Login This School Year?” feature to update your account for SY18–19.

    TDS—

    Opened Monday, August 6. The new dynamic ELPA21 Screener and Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments can be administered.

    AVA—

    Opened Monday, August 6. The Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments can be viewed for training purposes.

    THSS—

    This system is no longer a separate program/system. The functions of the THSS have been incorporated into AIRWays.

    AIRWays—

    Coming in late-August. AIR and OSPI are currently testing this system, including the newly incorporated THSS functions.

    ORS—

    Opened Wednesday, August 8 with limited data available, as detailed below. The system will say “Data Not Found” if you look for data that is not released yet.

    SY16–17 and previous: All test data is available.

    SY17–18: Data from Smarter ICA/IABs, Smarter Summative, ELPA21 Screener and ELPA21 annual are available. WCAS data is scheduled to be available on Wednesday, September 5.

    SY18–19: OSPI is still running quality checks to ensure that the quality and presentation of scores is correct. We anticipate making ELPA21 Screener scores available about ten days after the first students take the new dynamic ELPA21 Screener. Scores from Smarter ICA/IABs will be available in late-August, coinciding with the opening of AIRWays.

    August 9, 2018–WCAS score availability

    Scores from the 2018 WCAS are scheduled to be available in ORS on Wednesday, September 5. The scores will be released to the public on the OSPI Report Card website on Monday, September 10. A webinar about the score reports will be presented on Thursday, September 20; visit the Science Assessment webpage to register. Paper Individual Score Reports are scheduled to be delivered to districts October 9 and 10.

    Added August 9, 2018
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