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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.

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  • Kindergarten Screener: Please make sure kindergarten students have their enrolled grade set to “KG” in TIDE to be eligible for the ELPA Kindergarten Screener. The grade level "00" is not used in Iowa at this time.

    Added August 1, 2018
  • ORS Downtime: The ORS system will be offline 7 p.m. CST on Thursday, July 26 through 11 p.m. CST on Tuesday, July 31; for system enhancements related to the 2018-2019 school year. All other systems accessed through the Iowa portal will be available during this downtime. 

    Added July 31, 2018
  • TIDE Downtime: The TIDE system will be offline 7 a.m. CST on Monday, July 16 through 11 p.m. CST on Friday, July 20; for system enhancements related to the 2018-2019 school year. All other systems accessed through the Iowa portal will be available during this TIDE downtime. 

    Added July 12, 2018
  • Notice: The Iowa Ed Portal (portal.ed.iowa.gov) may be down intermittently as IDOE is working on resolving some IT issues. Consequently, users trying to access TIDE or ORS may be unable to do so temporarily throughout the day. IDOE is working to resolve this issue immediately. If you have questions please contact ed.portal@iowa.gov.

    Added June 7, 2018
  • Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks

    AIR has received several reports that Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks freeze when an ELPA21 Speaking test is administered on the Chromebook. AIR is working with Google on resolving this issue. Google expects the issue to be fixed with the release of Chrome OS 65 on March 13. Until the issue is fixed, please use a different platform for administering the ELPA21 Speaking test. This issue only affects Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks. We have not encountered any issues with other brands of Chromebooks. 

    Added February 21, 2018
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