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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
    Thursday, July 26-Sunday,  July 29
    Friday, August 3-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
  • 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 6, 2018 – Upcoming AIR system downtime

    Test Delivery System – The test delivery system has a scheduled downtime all day on Friday, April 13 and Thursday, May 3 to prepare for the opening of WCAS tests.

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

    Monthly Maintenance – The next monthly scheduled maintenance of all AIR systems (TIDE, TDS, ORS, AIR Ways, AVA and THSS) begins on Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm. All systems will be back online by Sunday, April 22, at 6:00 pm. The next monthly maintenance window will be June 1-3.

    Added April 6, 2018
  • March 8, 2018 - Official Support for Chrome 64 and MacOS 10.13

    AIR now officially supports Chrome OS version 64 and MacOS 10.13 High Sierra for online state testing. Chrome OS 65, which will be released soon, is expected to resolve the Chromebook freezing issue with ELPA21 Assessment. Any Test Coordinators that experienced this issue are advised to update to Chrome OS 65 when it becomes available. AIR also added support for MacOS 10.13 High Sierra for operational ELPA21 and SBA testing.

    Added March 8, 2018