Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • September 12, 2019 - Upcoming TIDE Downtime and Resetting AIR System Account Passwords for 2019-2020 School Year

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be down for maintenance from Friday, September 13 through Sunday, September 22. TIDE will be inaccessible during this period of time. During this downtime please note the following access limitations:

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For questions or concerns regarding this downtime please contact AIR's Indiana Assessment Help Desk at airindianahelpdesk@air.org or 1-866-298-4256.

    All Indiana assessment user account passwords will be reset for the 2019-2020 school year.Once TIDE goes live on September 23, you reset your password for the 2019-2020 school year. Please follow these steps:

    1.  Select from the assessment programs, and then from the user cards on the Indiana Assessment Portal.
    2. From the user page, select any available systems card.
    3. On the system login page, click on the link to "Request a new one for this school year."
    4. Enter the email address that is associated with your user account and click submit.
    5. An email (from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org) which contains a clickable link, will be sent to the email address associated with your account.
    6. Click on the link. You will be directed to a page where you can enter a new password. The link will expire 15 minutes after you receive it; if you do not create your new password in 15 minutes you will need to request a new link.
    7. Follow the on-screen prompts to create a new password. 

     

    Added September 12, 2019
  • September 6, 2019 – Recorded Test Administration Overview Webinar Now Available 

    The recorded Test Administration Overview Webinar is now available in the CTC Resources and Educator Resources folders on the ILEARN, IREAD-3, ISTEP+ , and I AM portals. This webinar provides an overview of the entire test administration process, including AIR systems and technology tools, available resources, and training opportunities. It is intended for Corporation and School level staff. 

    Added September 6, 2019
  • August 20, 2019 – AIR's Secure Browser and the Online Test Delivery System (TDS)

    This is a reminder to uninstall the previous year's Secure Browser from desktop and laptop devices (Mac, Linux, and Windows), and then install the latest version before August 31. The latest version of the Secure Browser became available for download on July 24 in the Secure Browsers portal page. As of August 31, desktop and laptop devices using the previous year's Secure Browser will not be able to access online operational, practice, or RIR tests. Refer to the Technology Guides within the Technology Resources folder for step-by-step instructions on uninstalling and reinstalling the Secure Browser.

    The TDS will be offline on Friday, August 30, beginning at 7:00 pm ET, with access resuming the following Monday morning, September 2.

    Added August 20, 2019
  • Final 2018-2019 Grade 3 ELA I AM Results and Reports Now Available in ORS - Share with Schools!

    Permissioned corporation and school staff may now access final I AM aggregated and student-level results and reports for grade 3 ELA via the Online Reporting System (ORS). Results for all other grade levels and subject areas were available last week on Thursday, August 15.

    Added August 19, 2019
  • UPDATED August 15, 2019 – I AM Spring 2019 Student Score Availability

    I AM scores for the Spring 2019 test administration will be available at 8:00 a.m. on August 15 with the exception of I AM ELA Grade 3. IDOE identified an issue associated with one of the reporting categories for ELA grade 3 during our quality control review of the data in ORS. IDOE is currently working with AIR to resolve this issue. IDOE will notify corporations via listserv once access to ELA grade 3 data and reports for I AM is available, however this data may not be available today.

    Added August 8, 2019
  • 2019-2020 Secure Browser and Technology Guides Available

    The AIR secure browsers, used to administer ILEARN, IREAD-3, I AM, and ISTEP+ online assessments for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, will be available for download from the Indiana Assessment Portal as of July 24. Schools must update desktop secure browsers for Mac, Linux, and Windows to their 2019-2020 versions by August 31 in order to access online operational and practice tests and the Released Items Repository (RIR).

    AIR online system Technology Guides have also been updated for the 2019-2020 school year and are now available in the Portal’s Technology Resources folder.

    Added July 22, 2019
  • July 2, 2019 – TIDE User Guide: Updated to Include Co-Op User Role
    The TIDE User Guide contains updates to reflect the Co-Op User Role. Please contact the AIR Help Desk with any questions.

    Added July 2, 2019
  • April 11, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    The operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, April 12, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, April 14, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository shall be.

    Added April 11, 2019
  • April 11, 2019 – Intermittent TTS Issue on Chrome OS
    AIR is aware of a potential problem with the online embedded Text-to-Speech (TTS) accommodation on devices using Chrome OS. When presented with the sound check page, some students see a message that TTS is not available. AIR and Google have not been able to determine the root of the issue, but have confirmed thus far that the issue does not lie within the secure browser app or the online test delivery system. While a root cause is not yet known, uninstalling and reinstalling the secure browser is effective as a workaround. 
    If you are experiencing this issue, please contact the Indiana Assessment Helpdesk. Help Desk agents are able to assist with logging a report with Google. Logging a report with Google will generate a ticket that AIR Developers can reference as we work with Google to identify a long term solution.

    Added April 11, 2019
  • April 10, 2019 – RESOLVED:  I AM ELA Grade 5 Test Delivery System (TDS) Issue on iPads and Mac devices

    Earlier today, AIR identified two items on the I AM ELA grade 5 assessment not loading correctly in the Test Delivery System for students testing on iPads and Mac computer devices.  This issue is now resolved.  Students can continue testing I AM ELA Grade 5 on iPads or Mac devices.  Please contact the Help Desk if you experience any further issues at 866-298-4256 or airindianahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added April 11, 2019
  • I AM Paper Practice Test Items and Test Transcription into the Test Delivery System (TDS)

    Students taking I AM will complete two practice test items per subject area before beginning any operational test. Test Administrators (TAs) transcribing paper practice tests will see a different item for question number two in the online practice test delivery system for Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. TAs should do the following in order to address this issue:

    • Administer both paper practice test items to the student for each content area.
    • Transcribe the student’s response to the first practice test item into the online test delivery system. Do not enter an answer for the second practice test item.
    • Select End Test in the tool bar.
    • Click Yes to continue to the next page.
    • Click Submit Test on the review screen. This will end the practice test for the student and allow access to the operational test. 

    Please contact the Help Desk if additional assistance is needed. The Help Desk can be reached at (866) 298-4256 or airindianahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added April 5, 2019
  • April 3, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    The operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, April 5, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, April 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository shall be.

    Added April 3, 2019
  • March 27, 2019 – Updates coming to the I AM Test Administrator Manual (TAM) and I AM Test Coordinator’s Manual (TCM) on Monday, April 1, 2019

    AIR and IDOE completed a final review of test documentation in advance of the window to ensure standardization.  We identified a small number of updates that need to be communicated prior to initiating the I AM test administration.  A revised I AM Test Administrator Manual (TAM) and Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) will be available to corporations on Monday, April 1 via the I AM portal.  A change log will be included in each document so that corporations can easily locate the updated information. 

    Another portal announcement will be posted on Monday, April 1 when the updated materials are available for download. 

    Once the new ancillaries are posted, please reach out to the Help Desk if you have any questions.  The Help Desk can be reached at 866-298-4256 or via email at airindianahelpdesk@air.org

    Added March 27, 2019
  • March 08, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    The operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, March 8, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, March 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The ILEARN and IREAD-3 operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository shall be. 

    Added March 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019 – RESOLVED: Problem with uploading Users and Students in TIDE

    The issue with uploads into AIR’s TIDE system has been resolved and the system is functioning correctly.  Nightly student files were successfully processed overnight and users can be added today without issue.  Please contact the AIR Help Desk at 866-298-4256 if you experience any issues.

    Added March 7, 2019
  • An issue was discovered within Google Chrome’s previous operating software version that resulted with a “login shell.alert.login error” message for students attempting to sign into the AIRSecureTest app on Chromebooks. Google has included the fix for this issue in the latest Chrome OS version, Chrome OS 72.0.3626.117, and AIR is able to announce full support of this version with online testing as no other compatibility issues have been discovered. Many, if not most, Chrome OS devices should already be running on OS 72.0.3626.117, as it became available on Google’s stable channel on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 
     
    As communicated in the Technology Setup for Online Testing Quick Guide and Additional Configurations and Troubleshooting Guide for Chrome OS resources, AIR recommends disabling Chrome OS auto-updates or limiting updates to a specific version used successfully before summative testing begins.

    Added February 27, 2019
  • February 13, 2019 - Secure Browser access for Chrome and iOS restored

    AIR confirmed this morning that the Indiana Secure Browser for Chromebooks and iOS was unavailable to users that were accessing the secure browser for the first time on those devices. Users who had previously accessed the secure browser were able to take tests without issue. Access to the Indiana Secure Browser for new logins was restored as of 9:52 a.m. ET. 

    If you need any assistance or support, please contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk at 866-298-4256.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • February 13, 2019 - AIR confirmed that the Secure Browser for Chromebooks and iOS is unavailable for when accessing for the first time.

    AIR is working diligently to restore access and anticipates resolution this morning. Current testing may continue on all other devices and on Chrome and iOS devices that have previously accessed the Secure Browser. Do not begin new test sessions on Chromebooks and iOS until further notification.  Please continue to monitor the Indiana Assessment Portal for additional updates.

    The Department and AIR will send a follow-up correspondence as soon as access is restored. An update will be provided within an hour if service has not yet been fully restored. 

    This Indiana Assessment Portal will be updated once performance is restored. If you need any assistance or support, please contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk at 866-298-4256.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • February 8, 2019 - AIR System Downtime                                                                     

    Both the Released Items Repository and the operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN and IREAD-3 practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, February 8, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, February 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Repository's released items for I AM will not be accessible during this time.

    Added February 8, 2019
  • January 18, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    The AIR TIDE system will be offline for scheduled maintenance on February 5, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET, through 9:00 p.m. ET. This maintenance includes various bug fixes and improvements to overall system performance. Additionally, functionality is being added that integrates Roster data with the Inbox: users will have the choice to see Roster search results directly on the TIDE system interface or send them to the inbox for download. This functionality already exists for User and Student search results, and is being added to make the user-experience more consistent.

    Added January 18, 2019
  • December 20, 2018 - AIR System Downtime 

    Both the Released Items Repository and the operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, December 21, beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET, through Sunday, December 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, nor will the Repository's released items.

    Added December 20, 2018
  • November 29, 2018 – Updated TIDE User Guide Now Posted

    AIR posted the updated TIDE User Guide to reflect instructions and information related to generating participation reports, completing post-test activities (e.g., “Reasons Not Tested”), requesting additional paper materials (beginning February 2019), and other system attributes. See Appendix D (“Change Log”) of the updated TIDE User Guide to reference updated pages and contact the AIR Help Desk with any questions.

    Added November 29, 2018
  • New AIR Secure Browser for Mac OS X

    AIR will release a new Secure Browser on November 26, 2018, for desktop and laptop devices running on Mac OS X. Installation of this new browser will be required to administer tests to students using devices running on Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. This requirement eliminates recently discovered security risks while testing on Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. Devices running on the other supported Mac OS X versions (available on the Indiana Assessment Portal’s Secure Browsers page) will not need to take any action as the security risks are limited to Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. If a device needs to be updated with the new Mac OS X secure browser, the previous Mac Secure Browser must first be uninstalled. The instructions for doing so are in the Additional Configurations and Troubleshooting Guide for Mac, available on the Assessment Portal’s Technology Resources page. After that step is complete, follow the short Installing Secure Browser for Mac OS X instructions on the Secure Browsers page to guide installation of the new Mac OS X Secure Browser. AIR will post an announcement on the Assessment Portal once the new Mac OS X Secure Browser is available for download on November 26, 2018.

    Added November 26, 2018
  • The Secure Online I AM Practice Tests (via the Secure Browser) and the accompanying I AM Practice Test User Guide are now available. Be sure to visit the IDOE website for more I AM resources. Please contact IDOE or the AIR Help Desk with any questions. 

    Added October 10, 2018
  • The 2018-2019 Indiana Secure Browser is available for download from the Indiana Assessment Portal's Secure Browser page. The Indiana Secure Browser will be used for all I AM, ILEARN, and IREAD-3 assessments. For instructions installing the Secure Browser, please see the Technology Setup for Online Testing Quick Guide. If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk at 1.866.298.4256 or airindianahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added October 8, 2018
  • The I AM Blueprints are now available here on the IDOE website. Blueprints define the essential content that will be measured by the assessment. Indiana educator committees, in collaboration with content experts, created the Blueprints for I AM. The resource found here explains how to understand and use the I AM Blueprints to support instruction.

    Added August 21, 2018
  • Welcome to Indiana’s new portal for the new Indiana’s Alternate Measure (I AM) assessment. Access online systems, review important dates and find resources related to the assessment. While you are here, register for email alerts. When you register, you will be alerted when there is an important announcement or resource added to the portal.

    Added April 17, 2018

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