Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • December 3, 2018 – Speech-To-Text Non-Embedded Accommodation Guidance
    CTCs, CITCs, and building-level administrators are encouraged to review this guidance from AIR to ensure the STT accommodation is in place for students who require this non-embedded accommodation during online testing. Please contact the AIR Help Desk with any questions.

    Added December 3, 2018
  • November 29, 2018 – Updated TIDE User Guide Now Posted
    AIR posted the updated TIDE User Guide to reflect instructions and information related to generating participation reports, completing post-test activities (e.g., “Reasons Not Tested”), requesting additional paper materials (beginning February 2019), and other system attributes. See Appendix D (“Change Log”) of the updated TIDE User Guide to reference updated pages and contact the AIR Help Desk with any questions.

    Added November 29, 2018
  • New AIR Secure Browser for Mac OS X (Released)

    AIR released the new secure browser for Mac OS X on the evening of November 26, 2018. This new browser is required to administer tests to students using devices running on Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. Please refer to the Additional Configurations and Troubleshooting Guide for Mac, and the instructions on the Portal's Secure Browsers page for step-by-step instructions on replacing the previous browser version with the latest. Devices running on the other supported Mac OS X versions will not need to take any action.

    Added November 27, 2018
  • AIR System Downtime

    The operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS) which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM practice and operational tests will be down Thursday, November 29, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, December 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET, in preparation for the December ILEARN Biology End-of-Course test window. The ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM Practice Tests will not be accessible during this time. However, Released Items Repository tests will continue to be available. 

    Added November 26, 2018
  • New AIR Secure Browser for Mac OS X

    AIR will release a new Secure Browser on November 26, 2018, for desktop and laptop devices running on Mac OS X. Installation of this new browser will be required to administer tests to students using devices running on Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. This requirement eliminates recently discovered security risks while testing on Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. Devices running on the other supported Mac OS X versions (available on the Indiana Assessment Portal’s Secure Browsers page) will not need to take any action as the security risks are limited to Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.14. If a device needs to be updated with the new Mac OS X secure browser, the previous Mac Secure Browser must first be uninstalled. The instructions for doing so are in the Additional Configurations and Troubleshooting Guide for Mac, available on the Assessment Portal’s Technology Resources page. After that step is complete, follow the short Installing Secure Browser for Mac OS X instructions on the Secure Browsers page to guide installation of the new Mac OS X Secure Browser. AIR will post an announcement on the Assessment Portal once the new Mac OS X Secure Browser is available for download on November 26, 2018.

    Added November 26, 2018
  • November 8, 2019 – Winter 2018 ILEARN Biology ECA: Submitting Irregularity Requests in TIDE
    In preparation for the Winter 2018 Biology ECA test window, IDOE released this guidance for CTCs, STCs, and NPSTCs when submitting Irregularity Requests in TIDE in response to events that impact student test attempts during a test window. Review “Submitting Irregularity Requests in TIDE – ILEARN Biology Winter Window” and notify the AIR Help Desk (airindianahelpdesk@air.org) or the Office of Student Assessment (INassessments@doe.in.gov) with any questions.

    Added November 8, 2018
  • ILEARN Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) & ILEARN Biology ECA Test Administrator’s Manual (TAM) – Now Posted!

    CTCs and STCs may download the ILEARN Test Coordinator Manual (TCM) and the ILEARN Biology ECA Test Administrator’s Manual (TAM) beginning today from the ILEARN “CTC Resources” page of the Indiana Assessment Portal. 

    AIR will not ship any printed copies of manuals to schools. Corporations and schools may access either manual from a school-owned device or print copies locally, in preparation for the December test window.

    Added November 7, 2018
  • Additional ILEARN Resources Available Today!

    The TIDE User Guide and Technology Quick Guide are now available for download from the Indiana Assessment Portal, as are the Secure Online Practice Tests (via the Secure Browser) and accompanying Practice Test User Guide. Be sure to visit the IDOE website for more ILEARN resources and guidance posted earlier today! Please contact IDOE or the AIR Help Desk with any questions. 

    Added October 1, 2018
  • TIDE Deploys Today!

    The TIDE system serves as a hub for student and user information related to all ILEARN assessments. Designated CTCs should have received email notification of their TIDE user accounts this morning and may begin creating the appropriate user accounts for any school personnel who will be involved with ILEARN assessments. Please refer to the TIDE User Guide. The TIDE User Guide can be found under CTC Resources. CTCs may also contact the AIR Help Desk for assistance.

    Added October 1, 2018
  • Required Test Administrator Certification Course - Training Module Now Available! 
    Once CTCs create user accounts for school personnel who will serve as Test Administrators (TAs) for the ILEARN and/or IREAD-3 assessments, TAs may access this training module. Record of completion will be maintained in TIDE (Test Information and Distribution Engine). This recorded training may be completed any time prior to administering the online assessments to students. 

    Added October 1, 2018
  • ILEARN Parent Brochure

    A new brochure to help families understand ILEARN is now available on the Indiana Assessment Portal! Parents or schools may wish to print and discuss this resource during back-to-school nights or at parent-teacher conferences. Please send any questions to the Indiana Department of Education (INassessments@doe.in.gov).

    Added September 4, 2018
  • 2018-2019 Indiana Secure Browser

    The 2018-2019 Indiana Secure Browser is now available for download from the Indiana Assessment Portal's Secure Browser page. The Indiana Secure Browser will be used for all ILEARN, I AM and IREAD-3 assessments. For instructions installing the Secure Browser, please see the Technology Setup for Online Testing Quick Guide. If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk at 1.866.298.4256 or airindianahelpdesk@air.org.

    Added August 28, 2018
  • Recordings and PowerPoints for AIR's recent ILEARN Webinars are now available for download from the Indiana Assessment Portal on the Assessment Literacy Resources page. Share these with others in your school or corporation! 

    Added June 20, 2018

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