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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

  • AIR System Maintenance: TIDE will be offline 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, September 6 through 11 p.m. CST on Sunday, September 9; for system enhancements related to the 2018-2019 school year. All other ELPA21 systems, including ORS, accessed through the Iowa portal will be have downtime starting at 3 p.m. CST on Friday, September 7 through 11 p.m. CST on Sunday, September 9. If a test opportunity for the ELPA21 Screener expires during this downtime, please submit a “re-open” appeal through TIDE on Monday, September 10 to allow your students to continue testing.

    Added September 6, 2018
  • 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
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