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

Recent Announcements

  • Notice:

    As part of the TIDE system update for the 2016-2017 school year, AIR will be taking all online systems offline.  

    The scheduled down time window will be from 8 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 until 8 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 (EST).  

    Added November 28, 2016
  • Please note the following Important Announcements:

    • The Iowa ELPA 21 Score Interpretation Guide has been updated to include appendices which provide additional context to better understand the Individual Student Reports.
    • A sample parent letter has been developed and is attached for districts to use for communication to parents. While it is not required that districts use the attached letter, it will serve as a good model for districts who desire to develop their own communication. For districts that wish to utilize the attached document, please feel free to put on district letterhead and to add additional information as deemed necessary and appropriate for your context.
      • The Title III Network is collaborating on translations for the attached sample parent letter, but the timeline for when those will become available is still unknown. It may not be in time for the 2015-16 scores, but we will work hard to have as many languages as possible available for the upcoming spring 2017 administration and reporting period. Work with your Title III consultant to access the translations as they become available.
    • There have been several changes to the Online Reporting System based on feedback from stakeholders from the field.
      • The comparison data will be suppressed on the PRINT VERSION of Individual Student Reports to protect student privacy (due to low N sizes of ELs in many districts). The comparison data will be available in the online system for district use, but it will not show on the printed score reports that are sent home to parents .
      • The numeric values utilized to indicate proficiency determinations (-1, 0, 1) have been changed to the corresponding text values (Emerging, Progressing, Proficient). This should help to clear up any confusion that exists regarding proficiency determinations.



    Added November 23, 2016
  • For students who have transferred to a new district post “test administration” they will be included in the score reporting for the district that tested the student. Please follow the same process that was utilized for Abbreviated Reports for Proficiency Determinations as follows:

    • Contact the sending district and request the student’s ELPA21 Score Report be sent to you
    • If you can’t get the score report from the sending district please contact Kelly Hart at Kelly.hart@iowa.gov


    Added November 4, 2016
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) Webinar has been posted under Resources. This webinar provides a basic overview to help navigate the system. The system will be live on Friday, November 4, 2016.


    Added October 31, 2016
  • Test Administrators please remember to enter the scores into the Data Entry Interface (DEI) for students who take the K-12 Paper, Large Print, and Braille Assessments for ELPA21. If you do not enter the student responses into the DEI, the student will not receive a score. This does not apply for the K and 1 Paper Writing Supplement.

    Additional information can be found in the Paper Shipment Returns folder. 

    Added April 11, 2016
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