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Recent Announcements

  • November 20, 2019 – Updates for Technology Coordinators  

    On October 21, 2019, AIR announced that internal QA testing discovered the Mac Secure Profile was not blocking keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots on Mac OS X devices, and posted updated Technology Guides with steps to manually disable these shortcuts as a short-term solution. As the long-term solution, AIR worked with Apple to update the Secure Profile so that it now blocks these keyboard shortcuts.                                          

    The updated Mac Secure Profile is now available on the Portal’s Secure Browser page. Mac devices with the former Secure Profile (installed before November 2019) will need to ensure that keyboard shortcuts for screenshots are manually disabled, or will need to install the updated Secure Profile by repeating the Profile’s installation steps. The former Secure Profile does not need to be deleted in order to install the updated profile. The Technology Setup for Online Testing Quick Guide and the Additional Configurations and Troubleshooting Guide for Mac are updated with this guidance. Please contact AIR's Indiana Assessment Help Desk at airindianahelpdesk@air.org or 1-866-298-4256 if assistance is needed with setting up Mac OS X devices for online testing.  


    Added November 20, 2019
  • ISTEP+ Urgent Administration Reminder

    TAs must follow the protocols outlined in the TA Certification course for approving student users for test sessions. To date, over 200 students were impacted this week by test administration oversights. Use the ‘Approve All’ in the TA Interface with extreme caution to ensure students are provided the opportunity to complete this graduation requirement with fidelity.

    Added November 14, 2019
  • November 13, 2019 – Upcoming Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Downtime

    AIR’s TIDE system will be offline on November 14 from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Nov. 15) ET, to support the launch of the Additional Orders (AO) window (Nov. 19 – Dec. 5) for next month’s ILEARN Biology End-of-Course Assessment (ECA) test administration. The TIDE system will be back online after 12:00 a.m. on November 15, and the Paper Orders administration will be accessible in TIDE starting November 19. For questions or concerns regarding this downtime please contact AIR's Indiana Assessment Help Desk at airindianahelpdesk@air.org or 1-866-298-4256.

    Added November 13, 2019
  • October 25, 2019 – Updated Online Test Delivery System (TDS) Training Resources

    The 2019-2020 TDS User Guide is now available for download from the AIR Systems User Guides folder, within the Test Administrators and Educators, Test Coordinators, and Technology Coordinators Resource folders. This TDS User Guide supports all personnel who manage online testing for students participating in the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and ISTEP+ assessments. The I AM assessment program uses a separate TDS User Guide. 

    Additionally, a recording of the 2019-2020 TDS training webinar is now available for download from the Training Resources, within the Test Administrators and Educators, Test Coordinators, and Technology Coordinators Resource folders. The webinar provides an in-depth look at the TDS, including the Test Administrator site and the student testing site. The webinar also features accessibility tools and accommodations. 

    Please contact AIR’s Indiana Assessment Help Desk with any questions. 

    Added October 25, 2019
  • ISTEP+ Retest Test Administrator’s Manual 

    The ISTEP+ Retest TAM (which supports both Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 retest administrations) is posted on the Indiana Assessment Portal. Minor updates supporting the English/Language Arts functionality enhancement will be published by November 1 along with a change log. Test times are not affected.

    Added October 21, 2019
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