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This document is a test security and confidentiality agreement to be signed by all scribes and translators who are responsible for administering ELPA21 tests. Signed copies of this document should be stored in each district’s office

This document provides guidance for educators on the interpretation of the Iowa ELPA21 student scores.

This document provides a sample of the Iowa ELPA21 parent letter for score reports.

Secure Browser Installation Manual [pdf]
Updated December 20, 2016

The secure browser is a web browser for taking online assessments. The secure browser prevents students from accessing other computer or Internet applications and from copying test information. It also occupies the entire computer screen. This manual provides instructions for installing the secure browsers on computers and devices used for online assessments.

This document details the step-by-step instructions on how to create an Enterprise A&A account through the EdPortal in order to receive access to the restricted sections of this Iowa ELPA21 portal. The restricted sections include any icon on the User pages that have a lock symbol. These icons include access to the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), the Test Delivery System (TDS), and the Online Reporting System (ORS). In order to assess students using the Iowa ELPA21 assessments, you must create an A&A account and access these secure systems.

This user guide is designed to help users easily navigate the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) system. TIDE performs the following functions:

  • Registering students for assessments
  • Establishing test settings and accommodations
  • Associating students with districts, schools, and rosters
  • Creating and approving testing appeals

Depending on your user role, you may not have access to all these functions.


This quick guide is designed to provide an overview of when to request an appeal in TIDE. 

This document outlines user roles and their various access features for all the AIR online systems. Users will need to access in order to set up accounts.

This document contains basic technology requirements for online testing using American Institutes for Research’s (AIR) systems for the 2016-17  test administration.

This document contains the following sections:

  • Supported Operating Systems for Student Testing
  • Supported Web Browsers for Online Systems
  • Requirements for Peripheral Equipment (including Headsets and Headphones)

This manual provides information about hardware, software, and network configurations for running various testing applications provided by American Institutes for Research (AIR). This publication is intended for technology coordinators responsible for configuring the hardware, software, and network in a school’s online testing environment. You should be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Networking—Bandwidth, firewalls, whitelisting, and proxy servers.
  • Configuring operating systems—Control Panel in Windows, System Preferences in OS X, Settings in iOS, and the Linux command line.
  • Configuring web browsers—Settings in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.