Welcome, Technology Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for the secure browser, technology manuals, and training resources.

Welcome, Technology Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for the secure browser, technology manuals, and training resources.

Announcements

  • Windows 7 No Longer Supported Beyond 2019-20 School Year

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 RS Operating Systems will no longer be supported for online test administration after the 2019-20 school year.

    We recommend that any districts using devices with these operating systems to please upgrade to the latest version of Windows before the 2020-21 school year. This change will be in effect for the screener opening during the first week of August. A list of supported systems is available on the Secure Browsers page. This information will also be published in AR’s 2020-21 Operating System Support Plan for Test Delivery System.

    If you have any questions, please contact the AR ELPA21 Help Desk or refer to the resources for Technology Coordinators. 

    Added April 29, 2020
  • Orders for Braille Materials for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    TIDE is now back online, and the ELPA21 Summative Assessment window is open from January 27, 2020 through March 6, 2020. Please review this brief summary of the minor changes enacted for the 2019-20 ELPA21 Summative.

    Orders for paper and braille tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment must be placed through the Help Desk by November 22, 2019 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window. To place an order for paper, large print, or braille materials, please call the AR Help Desk and provide the school/district and contact information as well as the product name and material quantity to be ordered.

    An additional order window will open on January 14, 2020, and the Help Desk will intake order requests until February 28, 2020. Orders placed during the additional order window will be extracted and shipped daily.

    Added October 28, 2019
  • Reminder: The Online Reporting System will be Retired on October 31, 2019

    This is a reminder that all student results will be reported on AIRWays Reporting after October 31, 2019, and the Online Report System (ORS) will no longer be available to users after this date. Please be sure to use AIRWays for all your reporting needs following October 31, 2019.

    Users should refer to the following resources for detailed information about AIRWays and its features:

    These can be found in the Resources section of the portal. If you have any questions, please contact the AR ELPA21 Help Desk.  

    Important note: Once the transition to AIRWays is completed on October 31, 2019, the 2017-18 ELPA21 screener results will no longer be available online.

    Added October 24, 2019
  • TIDE Will Be Offline for Updates

    TIDE will be offline for updates from Thursday, October 24, 4:00 p.m. CT through Sunday, October 27, 10 p.m. CT. The online Test Delivery System and the AIRWays Reporting System will be available while TIDE is offline. Districts and schools can administer the Screener to students while TIDE is offline, if those students were added to TIDE prior to the TIDE shutdown.

    Added October 17, 2019
  • Reminder: 2019-20 Secure Browser Must be Installed on Desktop Devices by August 31, 2019

    All devices running Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems will need to be updated to the latest version of the Secure Browser by Saturday, August 31, 2019. After August 31, any older versions of the desktop Secure Browser will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice tests, Screener, or Summative tests.

    The 2019-20 Secure Browser for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems can be downloaded from the Secure Browsers page.

    If you have any questions, please contact the AR ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added August 30, 2019

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