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  • As a reminder:

    For Window users, if your school has NeoSpeech voice packs installed on your computers used for the West Virginia General Summative Assessment with Text-to-Speech, you will need to renew your NeoSpeech voice pack licenses. Note: Schools do not need to re-install the voice pack software, only the licenses. To ensure that your computer’s voice packs continue to function as expected, please download the updated licenses in TIDE under General Resources > Download Voice Pack and transfer the licenses to the appropriate license folders on Windows machines following the instructions available in the Updating the NeoSpeech Licenses document. On May 3, 2017, the current license for the Julie voice packs will expire.

    Added May 2, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

     The WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments will be unavailable for teachers to administer and students to take in the secure browser once a school’s WVGSA testing begins. Please be aware of your school’s WVGSA testing schedule and plan the administration of interims and diagnostics accordingly.

    Note: After the interims and diagnostics are unavailable for administration to students, they will be accessible in the Interim and Diagnostic Teacher Item Previewer. The Practice and Training Tests will still be available as well. Remember, student responses are not saved and reports are not available for the Teacher Item Previewer and the Practice and Training Tests.

    Added April 3, 2017
  • Science Sample Items are available on the West Virginia Assessment portal for Elementary and Middle school.  Directions for accessing the items are found in a user guide titled “Accessing and Scoring Science Sample Items.”  The guide provides simple steps for accessing, navigating and scoring the sample items.  The guide is located on the portal in the User Guide folder under Resources.

    Added March 24, 2017
  • AIR now supports Chrome OS 56.0.2924.101 when using the Secure Browser.

    Added March 1, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers:

    To preview the WV Interim Assessments (ICA’s and IAB’s) available to all high school students in the Teacher Item Previewer, please note that teachers must select grade 11 in the drop-down menu. This will allow teachers to preview all the WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments available to all high school students.

    Selecting grade 9 or 10 from the drop-down menu in the Teacher item Previewer only displays the high school WV Diagnostic Assessments.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Attention Teachers:

    The NEW 2016-2017 WV Diagnostic Assessments in ELA and math are now available as printable PDFs. Click here to access the files.

    Additionally, the WVDE has available printable Answer Keys for the NEW 2016-2017 WV Diagnostic Assessments. Click here to access the answer keys.

    For additional resources on the WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments, please go to tinyurl.com/slmurrell.

    Added February 16, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

    Please be aware there are two Diagnostic labels accessible when accessing Diagnostic reports in Plan and Manage Testing in TIDE and the Online Reporting System (ORS) for the 2016-2017 administration. Label “2015-2016 Diagnostics” are the old forms for tests taken between October 1 through January 30, 2017. The “Diagnostic” label denotes Diagnostic tests taken after Jan.31, 2017.

    Added February 14, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

     All WV Diagnostic Assessments taken by students after 1/31 are available to view in AIR Ways.  Any Diagnostic Assessments taken before 1/31 will not show in AIR Ways and will be accessible to view in ORS. Please note if the Diagnostic Assessment was taken before 1/31 and scored in THSS after 1/31 this test is not available in AIR Ways.

    Added February 9, 2017

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  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

     The WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments will be unavailable for teachers to administer and students to take in the secure browser once a school’s WVGSA testing begins. Please be aware of your school’s WVGSA testing schedule and plan the administration of interims and diagnostics accordingly.

    Note: After the interims and diagnostics are unavailable for administration to students, they will be accessible in the Interim and Diagnostic Teacher Item Previewer. The Practice and Training Tests will still be available as well. Remember, student responses are not saved and reports are not available for the Teacher Item Previewer and the Practice and Training Tests.

    Added April 3, 2017
  • Science Sample Items are available on the West Virginia Assessment portal for Elementary and Middle school.  Directions for accessing the items are found in a user guide titled “Accessing and Scoring Science Sample Items.”  The guide provides simple steps for accessing, navigating and scoring the sample items.  The guide is located on the portal in the User Guide folder under Resources.

    Added March 24, 2017
  • AIR now supports Chrome OS 56.0.2924.101 when using the Secure Browser.

    Added March 1, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers:

    To preview the WV Interim Assessments (ICA’s and IAB’s) available to all high school students in the Teacher Item Previewer, please note that teachers must select grade 11 in the drop-down menu. This will allow teachers to preview all the WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments available to all high school students.

    Selecting grade 9 or 10 from the drop-down menu in the Teacher item Previewer only displays the high school WV Diagnostic Assessments.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Attention Teachers:

    The NEW 2016-2017 WV Diagnostic Assessments in ELA and math are now available as printable PDFs. Click here to access the files.

    Additionally, the WVDE has available printable Answer Keys for the NEW 2016-2017 WV Diagnostic Assessments. Click here to access the answer keys.

    For additional resources on the WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments, please go to tinyurl.com/slmurrell.

    Added February 16, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

    Please be aware there are two Diagnostic labels accessible when accessing Diagnostic reports in Plan and Manage Testing in TIDE and the Online Reporting System (ORS) for the 2016-2017 administration. Label “2015-2016 Diagnostics” are the old forms for tests taken between October 1 through January 30, 2017. The “Diagnostic” label denotes Diagnostic tests taken after Jan.31, 2017.

    Added February 14, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

     All WV Diagnostic Assessments taken by students after 1/31 are available to view in AIR Ways.  Any Diagnostic Assessments taken before 1/31 will not show in AIR Ways and will be accessible to view in ORS. Please note if the Diagnostic Assessment was taken before 1/31 and scored in THSS after 1/31 this test is not available in AIR Ways.

    Added February 9, 2017

Test Coordinators

  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

     The WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments will be unavailable for teachers to administer and students to take in the secure browser once a school’s WVGSA testing begins. Please be aware of your school’s WVGSA testing schedule and plan the administration of interims and diagnostics accordingly.

    Note: After the interims and diagnostics are unavailable for administration to students, they will be accessible in the Interim and Diagnostic Teacher Item Previewer. The Practice and Training Tests will still be available as well. Remember, student responses are not saved and reports are not available for the Teacher Item Previewer and the Practice and Training Tests.

    Added April 3, 2017
  • Science Sample Items are available on the West Virginia Assessment portal for Elementary and Middle school.  Directions for accessing the items are found in a user guide titled “Accessing and Scoring Science Sample Items.”  The guide provides simple steps for accessing, navigating and scoring the sample items.  The guide is located on the portal in the User Guide folder under Resources.

    Added March 24, 2017
  • AIR now supports Chrome OS 56.0.2924.101 when using the Secure Browser.

    Added March 1, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers:

    To preview the WV Interim Assessments (ICA’s and IAB’s) available to all high school students in the Teacher Item Previewer, please note that teachers must select grade 11 in the drop-down menu. This will allow teachers to preview all the WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments available to all high school students.

    Selecting grade 9 or 10 from the drop-down menu in the Teacher item Previewer only displays the high school WV Diagnostic Assessments.

    Added February 21, 2017
  • Attention Teachers:

    The NEW 2016-2017 WV Diagnostic Assessments in ELA and math are now available as printable PDFs. Click here to access the files.

    Additionally, the WVDE has available printable Answer Keys for the NEW 2016-2017 WV Diagnostic Assessments. Click here to access the answer keys.

    For additional resources on the WV Interim and Diagnostic Assessments, please go to tinyurl.com/slmurrell.

    Added February 16, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

    Please be aware there are two Diagnostic labels accessible when accessing Diagnostic reports in Plan and Manage Testing in TIDE and the Online Reporting System (ORS) for the 2016-2017 administration. Label “2015-2016 Diagnostics” are the old forms for tests taken between October 1 through January 30, 2017. The “Diagnostic” label denotes Diagnostic tests taken after Jan.31, 2017.

    Added February 14, 2017
  • Attention District Coordinators, Principals, and Teachers: 

     All WV Diagnostic Assessments taken by students after 1/31 are available to view in AIR Ways.  Any Diagnostic Assessments taken before 1/31 will not show in AIR Ways and will be accessible to view in ORS. Please note if the Diagnostic Assessment was taken before 1/31 and scored in THSS after 1/31 this test is not available in AIR Ways.

    Added February 9, 2017

Technology Coordinators

  • As a reminder:

    For Window users, if your school has NeoSpeech voice packs installed on your computers used for the West Virginia General Summative Assessment with Text-to-Speech, you will need to renew your NeoSpeech voice pack licenses. Note: Schools do not need to re-install the voice pack software, only the licenses. To ensure that your computer’s voice packs continue to function as expected, please download the updated licenses in TIDE under General Resources > Download Voice Pack and transfer the licenses to the appropriate license folders on Windows machines following the instructions available in the Updating the NeoSpeech Licenses document. On May 3, 2017, the current license for the Julie voice packs will expire.

    Added May 2, 2017
  • AIR now supports Chrome OS 56.0.2924.101 when using the Secure Browser.

    Added March 1, 2017

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