• 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
  • February 14, 2019 – ELPA21 extension to test window

    The ELPA21 test window has been extended and will now close on Friday, March 29. This extension applies to all districts. Materials for ELPA21 must be prescheduled for pick up by no later than April 5, even if your district is on break at this time.

    The WIDA Alternate ACCESS test window remains unchanged and closes on March 22. Materials return for WIDA will remain March 29.

    Added February 15, 2019
  • February 13, 2019 – AIR does not currently support Chrome OS 72

    AIR is working closely with Google to address an issue with Chrome OS 72 that prevents AIR from supporting it for online testing. Until this issue is resolved, AIR is asking all Chromebook users to hold off on updating their devices to the newest version if they have not already.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • January 28, 2019 – Update to TIDE Secure Inbox

    TIDE will be releasing an update to the TIDE inbox.  There will be a column titled System that will identify the AIR system that generated the file.  This information can be helpful in identifying reports you have generated from TIDE, ORS, or AIRWays.

    Added January 24, 2019
  • 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.


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


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


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


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


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


    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