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This site demonstrates the features that are available on the Portals created by AIR to access the Iowa ELPA21 assessment systems.

Recent Announcements

  • Google has released a patch for Chrome OS 56 that fixes the speaking recording issues AIR identified earlier. Chromebooks used for testing ELPA21 Speaking should be updated to Chrome OS 56.0.2924.101. We continue to recommend that all schools using Chromebooks take a practice test on the Chromebook and confirm that ELPA21 Speaking records correctly before administering an operational test to students.

    Added February 22, 2017
  • Notice: The Appeals system will be available in TIDE on Friday 2/17/17 at 7 am CST. For users wishing to request an Appeal (e.g. test reset, reopen, etc), you will be able to do so in TIDE beginning 2/17/17.  After submitting an Appeal request in TIDE, please email Tom Deeter at tom.deeter@iowa.gov or call 515-242-5616 to inform him of the pending Appeal request. IDOE will review and approve/deny all Appeal requests.

    Added February 15, 2017
  • *Update* Notice: ELPA21 Tests Not Supported Using Chrome OS 54 or 55 on any HP, Samsung, ASUS, or Dell Device

    An updated version of Chrome OS 56 was released last week. However, the released version of Chrome OS 56 did not include the fix for ELPA21 speaking recording that was included in the preliminary version that AIR tested in our lab. AIR has been in touch with Google and is asking them to release the code that fixes speaking recording as a patch for Chrome OS 56. We will provide a follow-up as soon as we have more information regarding when this will happen. In the meantime, Chromebooks that were unable to be used for recording ELPA21 Speaking responses while running Chrome OS 55 will have the same issue when running Chrome OS 56. We continue to recommend that all schools that use Chromebooks take a practice test on the Chromebook and confirm that ELPA21 Speaking records correctly before administering an operational test to students on a Chromebook.

    AIR has identified an issue with the voice recorder when using Chrome OS 54 or 55 on any HP, Samsung, ASUS, or Dell device.

    Schools and Districts using these devices should use supported OSes 48-53 for ELPA21 test administration. This issue with the ELPA21 voice recorder will be resolved in Chrome OS 56, which AIR expects to support for testing by mid-February. IDOE and AIR will provide updates once the timeline for supporting OS 56 is confirmed.

    Added February 14, 2017
  • Notice: Unlimited rerecordings and unlimited replays accommodations are not limited to students with IEPs or 504 Plans, all students receive these as embedded universal features of ELPA21 tests. Consistent with student supports provided in 2015-16, these features will be available to all students in 2016-17. 

    Added February 9, 2017
  • Notice:  This document is a test security and confidentiality agreement to be signed by ALL individuals who are responsible for administering ELPA21 tests with scribing or translations as an accommodation. Signed copies of this document should be stored in each district’s office.  This document has been added to the ELPA21 Test Administration Training as well. 

    Added February 9, 2017
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