Recent Announcements

  • School Address Validation

    In preparation for the delivery of the Individual Student Reports (ISRs) and the WY-ALT/WY-TOPP paper accommodated tests, all District Test Coordinators and/or Building Coordinators must verify school addresses in TIDE. It is important to ensure shipping addresses are correct.

    School addresses can be verified using this pathway:

    1. Select "Orders" on the TIDE dashboard task menu.
    2. From the "Orders" task menu, select "On-Time Orders" to view the "Initial Orders" form.
    3. In the "Contact Info" panel, verify shipping information, this address should reflect your school address.
      • If an address edit is needed, click "Save" if entering the information for the first time, or
      • "Verify" if verifying or editing existing information.

    Please verify addresses during the School Address Validation period, which can be found on the Important Dates page.

    Added February 15, 2019
  • Technical Directors - Chrome v72 

    Please do not update your Chrome OS machines to version 72 before testing. AIR is working closely with Google to address an issue in version 72 that prevents AIR from supporting it for online testing. The field will be updated once AIR confirms support of this version.

    Please contact wyohelpdesk@air.org for support if you need any help with steps to turn off the auto update on your devices. 

    Added February 13, 2019
  • Grade 6 Math Interim Issue/Resolution

    During week 1 and week 2 of the winter window, January 15-25th, students taking the grade 6 mathematics assessment had a calculator available on the wrong segment of the test which did not align with the established Interim blueprint for grade 6 Math. AIR corrected the calculator availability upon discovery and before testing resumed Monday, January 28, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused during testing. Please note: the data did not show a significant impact on the overall grade 6 mathematics assessment.  

    Added February 1, 2019
  • TIDE Downtime

    In preparation for system maintenance, the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be down from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm MT on February 8, 2019. TIDE will be accessible again after this time period.

    Added January 31, 2019
  • WY-ALT Initial Order Window

    The WY-ALT accommodation paper response option order window will be available in TIDE from January 21, 2019 – February 04, 2019. As a reminder, these sentence strips and response option cards are intended for a small number of students, such as those who are blind or low-vision, that require the paper response options in order to interact with the test. Please make initial orders for the WY-ALT accommodation materials during this time frame.

    Added January 18, 2019
  • WY-TOPP Winter Interim 

    The WY-TOPP Winter Interim test window is now open. Test Administrators may begin administering WY-TOPP Winter Interims. The test window will close on Friday, February 8.

    Added January 16, 2019
  • TDS Downtime

    In preparation for the Winter administration, the Test Delivery System (TDS) will be down from Thursday, January 10, 2019 through Monday, January 14, 2019. TDS will not be accessible during this time. TDS will be accessible again for Modular and Interim testing on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

    Added January 9, 2019
  • Secure Browser Update - Mac OS

    AIR is now able to support testing for MacOS version 10.14. All field users using MacOS version 10.13 and 10.14 should update their Secure Browser to the latest version of 10.6 for future testing. Users please uninstall the old version of the Secure Browser and install the new version 10.6 by December 31, 2018. After this date, the previous secure browser will no longer be suported for MacOS. Please see the installation link on the Secure Browser page.

    If you need any help with installtion steps access the Secure Browser Installation Manual or call the wyohelpdesk@air.org for support.

    *Note the new browser will work on all versions of MacOS that's supported (10.9+)

    Added November 29, 2018
  • Technology Coordinator Resources

    New technology quick guides have been posted to portal for the 18-19 online administration. These guides contain information for configurations, troubleshooting, and installation of the Secure Browser. Please see the new available resources below for your convenience:

    Added November 21, 2018
  • Writing Rubric Reminders

    WY-TOPP writing rubrics are available for the 2018-19 administration under Resources for the Modular, Interim, and Summative assessments. These rubrics are organized by grade band and by type of writing: informative, opinion, and argumentative writing. Writing prompts are offered as optional Modulars for each grade. Writing prompts are included on the Interim and Summative Assessments for grades 3, 5, 7, and 9.

    Added September 17, 2018
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