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Welcome Students & Families!

This portal is your way to access resources and information on the assessment.

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  • 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
  • March 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, March 23 at 7:00 pm. All systems will be back online by Sunday, March 25, at 6:00 pm. The next monthly maintenance window will be April 20-22

    Added March 6, 2018
  • February 2, 2018 – New MacOS 10.13 browser available on WCAP portal for Practice and Training tests

    AIR now supports MacOS 10.13 High Sierra for online testing.  At this time, this browser is available on the WCAP portal and districts who have 10.13 on their devices will have to use this new Secure Browser to access online tests.  At this time this support is only available for the practice and training tests.  It is not yet supported for operational ELPA21 or SBA testing but will be in the future.  Please contact the WCAP Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added February 2, 2018
  • January 25, 2018 – Upcoming AIR systems downtimes (updated half day downtime added for TIDE in February)

    Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) – TIDE has a scheduled downtime beginning at noon on Monday, February 12 to deploy system updates.  TIDE will be available again the morning of Tuesday, February 13.  All other AIR systems will remain available during this TIDE downtime.

    If you have a student testing on Monday, February 12, prior to noon there will be no impact.  If you have a student testing between noon and the end of the day on February 12, please make sure that the student test settings are correctly set in TIDE for all universal tools, accommodations and designated supports needed to access tests before noon when TIDE will become unavailable.  Data Entry Interface (DEI) settings must also be applied prior to noon on February 12 if you need to input student responses into the DEI that afternoon.  The DEI is used for students testing on large print paper and Braille forms.  Students can test as scheduled in the Test Delivery System during the TIDE downtime, but they will not be able to change student test settings.

    Test Delivery System – The test delivery system has a scheduled downtime all day on Wednesday, January 31, to prepare for the opening of the ELPA21 Summative assessments on Thursday, February 1.  Additional dates for downtime for the Test Delivery System are listed below to prepare for spring testing window openings. 

    • Friday, March 2, 2018
    • Friday, April 13, 2018
    • Thursday, May 3, 2018

    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, January 19 at 7:00 pm. All systems will be back online by Sunday, January 21, at 6:00 pm. The next monthly maintenance window will be February 23-25.

    Added January 25, 2018