Welcome, Test Administrators!

This portal is your access point for Iowa ELPA21 tools and resources.


  • Orders for Paper Materials for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    TIDE is now back online, and the ELPA21 Summative Assessment window will be open from February 4, 2020 through March 27, 2020. Please review this brief summary of the minor changes enacted for the 2019-20 ELPA21 Summative.

    The quantity of paper and large print materials your district receives will be determined by the number of eligible students uploaded in TIDE that indicate the need for accommodated ELPA21 assessment materials. Please upload all relevant student information and test settings  to TIDE by November 12, 2019 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window.

    An additional order window will open on January 22, 2020 for orders consisting of paper, large print, and braille materials for any students who enrolled in your district after the November 12 cut-off for initial orders. Orders placed during the additional order window will be extracted and shipped daily.

    Added November 4, 2019
  • Reminder: The Online Reporting System will be Retired on October 31, 2019

    This is a reminder that all student results will be reported on AIRWays Reporting after October 31, 2019, and the Online Report System (ORS) will no longer be available to users after this date. Please be sure to use AIRWays for all your reporting needs following October 31, 2019.

    Users should refer to the following resources for detailed information about AIRWays and its features:

    If you have any questions, please contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk.  

    Added October 24, 2019
  • TIDE Will Be Offline for Updates

    TIDE will be offline for updates from Thursday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. CT through Sunday, November 3, 10 p.m. CT. The online Test Delivery System and the AIRWays Reporting System will be available while TIDE is offline. Districts and schools can administer the Screener to students while TIDE is offline, if those students were added to TIDE prior to the TIDE downtime.

    Added October 17, 2019
  •  Coming Soon: AIRWays Reporting to Replace the Online Reporting System Beginning on September 27, 2019

    AIR will launch the enhanced AIRWays Reporting system on September 27, 2019 which will replace the Online Reporting System (ORS).

    Student test results will continue to be available on ORS through October 31, 2019. After October 31, 2019, ORS will no longer be available and all student reporting will be on AIRWays moving forward.

    We have prepared a brochure and FAQ that introduces users to AIRWays Reporting’s streamlined interface and answers commonly asked questions. If you have any questions, please contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk.  

    Added September 20, 2019
  • Training Modules for 2018 ELPA21 Summative

    This is a reminder that the complete training modules for Iowa educators will soon be located at AEA Learning Online.  Resources located in this portal, including PowerPoint training materials, are incorporated into the online modules along with Iowa-specific directions and information.  You are welcome to view the training materials located in the portal at any time; however, Test Administrators MUST complete the online training modules located at AEA Learning Online in order to be certified to administer the assessment.

    The materials for Iowa’s online training modules are still being finalized, and you will receive notification once they are available in the AEA Learning Online system.

    Added December 8, 2017
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