Archived Announcements

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  • Changing Interim Test Grade in TIDE

    Users in TIDE with the role of DA, DC, SC and TE are now able to change the interim testing grade for a student who may need to test off grade in an interim test. For instructions on how to change the interim testing grade, please refer to this Quick Guide.

    Added March 7, 2019
  • Chrome 72 Update

    February 25, 2019 - Student testing devices may now be updated to the latest version of Chrome OS (72.0.3626.117).

    Added February 25, 2019
  • Accessing Science Interim Assessments in Plan and Manage Testing

    To access participation data for Science Interim assessments in TIDE, please follow the instructions in this Quick Guide.

    Added February 19, 2019
  • The Diagnostic Assessments are now available in the Test Delivery System and the Teacher Item Previewer.

    Added February 4, 2019
  • Important Notice: As of 1/24/19 the Comprehensive Interim Assessment (CIA) writing tests have been reconfigured to allow students to complete their writing tests over multiple sessions. If you have a student who paused their writing test prior to the reconfiguration, please contact the Help Desk at 1-844-560-7367 for further instructions.

    Added January 23, 2019
  • WV ELPA Additional Order Window

    The additional orders window will be open from January 29th through March 15th.  This would be the time when districts can place orders for additional K-1 test materials for ELPA Summative. 

    Added January 17, 2019
  • New Secure Browser for MacOS

    A new Secure Browser for MacOS was released on 12/6/18.  This updated Secure Browser, version 10.6, addresses security issues with the latest versions of MacOS (MacOS 10.13 High Sierra and MacOS 10.14 Mojave).  This new version of the MacOS Secure Browser must be installed prior to testing.  Support for the old MacOS Secure Browser (versions 10.3, 10,4 and 10.5) will end on 12/31/18.  You can download the Secure Broswer via the link on the right side of the portal or by clicking HERE.

    Added December 6, 2018
  • Important: The test window for Classroom Benchmark Assessments (CBAs) has been extended from Friday October 12th to Friday October 19th. CBAs are available in TDS until Friday. Please note that visibility of the CIAs and IMAs has not been suppressed during the extended window.We urge vigilance when selecting tests to add to a test session. 

    Added October 15, 2018
  • Important: CIAs and IMAs now live in TDS

    The Comprehensive Interim Assessments (CIAs) and Interim Module Assessments (IMAs) are now live in the Test Delivery System (TDS). This will allow districts and schools that already have completed all Classroom Benchmark Assessment (CBA) testing to begin taking advantage of the CIAs and IMAs for classroom instructional use.

    However, if your district has not completed the CBA administration, we highly recommend your district adjusts the test windows in TIDE to suppress the CIAs and IMAs until after the CBA administration has concluded. This will prevent teachers from inadvertently administering the CIAs and IMAs instead of the CBAs.

    If your school has not completed all CBA testing and your district does not modify the CIA and IMA test window, test administrators must ensure they are selecting a CBA (highlighted in green in the TA interface) when administering a CBA. 

    Update: CBA test window has been extended to Friday, October 19th. 

    Added October 2, 2018
  • ELPA21 “Future Kindergarten” Screener

    West Virginia District Title III Directors: This Friday, September 28th completes the usage period of the ELPA21 “Future Kindergarten” Screener version for 2018-2019.  You may continue to use the ELPA21 Screener for Kindergarten-Grade 12 through June 2019, but for incoming Kindergarten students who need to be screened, the regular “Kindergarten” version will be in use until next June.  

    Added September 25, 2018
  • ORS Downtime

    On Friday September 14th, AIR will be taking down the Online Reporting System (ORS) for maintenance.  The system is scheduled to resume on Tuesday September 18th.

    Added September 13, 2018
  • 2018–19 Secure Browsers

    Desktop Secure Browsers for use with Mac, Windows, and Linux computers are available for download on the Secure Browser page of the portal. The mobile Secure Browser for use with iOs and Android devices is now available for download from the Apple App Stores and Google Play Store.

    Note: A secure browser must be installed on each device in order to take the summative and interim assessments.

    Added August 15, 2018
  • ELPA21 Demo Student Accounts

    In order to maintain test security and the validity of test scores, it is very important that TAs understand that they are not allowed to create demo students and attempt to take the screener themselves. While we appreciate that there may be some uncertainty in states that are new to the ELPA21 screener, the available training materials contain all information that TAs need to successfully administer the screener. Any attempt to coach students, however well intended, may result in a testing irregularity and scores that are not meaningful.

    Added August 15, 2018
  • TIDE is opening for the 2018-19 school year on August 7th. As part of the system roll-over for the new school year, all user passwords have been reset. All users will need to complete the steps below to create a new password.

    1. From the West Virginia portal, select the Test Administrators card and navigate to the TIDE login page. Select the " Request a new one for this school year" link just below the login prompt.
    2. Enter the email address you use for all WVDE assessment systems and select the ‘Submit’ button.
    3. An email (from ) which contains a link to reset your password will be sent to the email address associated with the account. This link must be accessed within 15 minutes or you will need to restart the password reset process.
    4. Within 15 minutes, select the link and follow the on-screen prompts to create a new password. Press the ‘Submit’ button. (After 15 minutes the link will expire, and a new one must be requested.)

    Returning users who access TIDE from a new device or browser, or who have cleared the cache on a previously-used browser, will receive an emailed code after entering their username and password via the secure login prompt. If the “Enter Code” page appears, an authentication code will automatically be sent to your email address. You must enter this code into the “Enter Emailed Code” field and select the ‘Submit’ button within five minutes of receiving the authentication code email.

    All users who had access to AIR systems in 2017-2018 will continue to have access this year, after the above procedure has been followed to reset their password.  If a user should no longer have an account, their district or school coordinator should follow the process in the TIDE user guide, found in the Resources section of the West Virginia portal, to remove their system access. Please contact the West Virginia Assessment Help Desk at 844.560.7367or with any questions, or if you need additional assistance with your password.

    Added August 6, 2018
  • Summative Reports

    2017-2018 ELA and Math Summative reports are available in ORS starting 7/31/18. Science reporting willl be available in late August.  AIR and WVDE will announce a date shortly.

    Added July 31, 2018

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