Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • August 20, 2019 – AIR's Secure Browser and the Online Test Delivery System (TDS)

    This is a reminder to uninstall the previous year's Secure Browser from desktop and laptop devices (Mac, Linux, and Windows), and then install the latest version before August 31. The latest version of the Secure Browser became available for download on July 24 in the Secure Browsers portal page. As of August 31, desktop and laptop devices using the previous year's Secure Browser will not be able to access online operational, practice, or RIR tests. Refer to the Technology Guides within the Technology Resources folder for step-by-step instructions on uninstalling and reinstalling the Secure Browser.

    The TDS will be offline on Friday, August 30, beginning at 7:00 pm ET, with access resuming the following Monday morning, September 2.

    Added August 20, 2019
  • UPDATED August 15, 2019 – Online Reporting System (ORS) Downtime

    Access to IREAD-3 Spring and Summer 2019 scores will resume at 8:00 a.m. on August 15.

    Added August 8, 2019
  • 2019-2020 Secure Browser and Technology Guides Available

    The AIR secure browsers, used to administer ILEARN, IREAD-3, I AM, and ISTEP+ online assessments for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, will be available for download from the Indiana Assessment Portal as of July 24. Schools must update desktop secure browsers for Mac, Linux, and Windows to their 2019-2020 versions by August 31 in order to access online operational and practice tests and the Released Items Repository (RIR).

    AIR online system Technology Guides have also been updated for the 2019-2020 school year and are now available in the Portal’s Technology Resources folder.

    Added July 22, 2019
  • July 16, 2019 - IREAD-3 Summer Test Window Closes This Friday (7/19)

    This Friday, July 19, is the last day to administer IREAD-3 Summer assessments to students who did not pass during the IREAD-3 Spring administration. Any IREAD-3 segments that are paused or expired will be force-completed as of 8:00 PM ET, July 19. Contact the AIR Help Desk for any assistance (866-298-4256 or airindianahelpdesk@air.org).

    Added July 16, 2019
  • July 2, 2019 - IREAD-3 Summer Additional Order Window Closes This Friday (7/5)

    This Friday, July 5, is the last day for schools to order additional IREAD-3 Summer materials for students testing paper-and-pencil as an accommodation. Contact the AIR Help Desk for any assistance (866-298-4256 or airindianahelpdesk@air.org).

    Added July 2, 2019
  • June 26, 2019 - Online Reporting System (ORS) Downtime

    The online environment (ORS) that currently hosts student test scores for ILEARN U.S. Government and IREAD-3 will be offline beginning Tuesday, June 25, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Wednesday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET. Student test scores will not be accessible during this time. Access will resume starting Thursday, June 27.

    Added June 26, 2019
  • June 03, 2019 - Online Reporting System (ORS) Downtime

    The online environment (ORS) that currently hosts student test scores for ILEARN U.S. Government and IREAD-3 will be offline beginning Wednesday, June 5, from 7:00 a.m. ET, through Sunday, June 9, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Student test scores will not be accessible during this time. Access will resume starting Monday, June 10.

    Added June 3, 2019
  • May 21, 2019 - Online Test Delivery System (TDS) Downtime
    The operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, I AM, and ISTEP+ practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, May 24, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, May 26, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository can still be accessed during this offline window.

    Added May 21, 2019
  • May 28, 2019 – IREAD-3 Summer Read Aloud Scripts Posted to CTCs, NPSTCs, and STCs
    The following secure scripted IREAD-3 Read Aloud materials are now available to CTCs, NPSTCs, and STCs via the Secure Inbox. Please note that STCs now have access to the scripts in their Secure Inbox. 
    • IREAD-3_SUM19_SECURE Segment 1 Script. 
    • IREAD-3_SUM19_SECURE_Paper-and-Pencil Read Aloud Script for Students with Read Aloud Accommodation
    Additionally, the non-secure scripted directions for administering IREAD-3 paper-and-pencil assessments are accessible within the 2018-2019 IREAD-3 Summer 2019 Test Administrator's Manual (TAM). The TAM is accessible within the “CTC Resources” and “Educator Resources” IREAD-3 Portal pages. Please contact the AIR Help Desk (airindianahelpdesk@air.org or 866-298-4256) with any questions or assistance with locating these materials.

    Added May 20, 2019
  • May 15, 2019 - REVISED Summer IREAD-3 Test Administrator Manual (TAM) - Now Posted!
    The (non-secure) IREAD-3 TAM is now available for download from the IREAD-3 "CTC Resources" and "Educator Resources" pages of the Indiana Assessment Portal. Feedback from the Spring IREAD-3 administration is incorporated into this updated version for the Summer administration; most notably, the online operational and practice test scripts. Please contact the AIR Help Desk (airindianahelpdesk@air.org or 866-298-4256) with any questions.

    Added May 15, 2019
  • April 30, 2019 - Online Reporting System (ORS) Downtime                                                                               

    The ORS used to access IREAD-3 scores will be offline beginning Wednesday, May 1, from 8:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, May 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Access to IREAD-3 scores will resume when the ORS is back online.

    Added April 30, 2019
  • April 11, 2019 - 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 offline beginning Friday, April 12, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, April 14, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository shall be.

    Added April 11, 2019
  • April 11, 2019 – Intermittent TTS Issue on Chrome OS
    AIR is aware of a potential problem with the online embedded Text-to-Speech (TTS) accommodation on devices using Chrome OS. When presented with the sound check page, some students see a message that TTS is not available. They should not proceed to the test, as TTS will not activate. AIR and Google have not been able to determine the root of the issue, but have confirmed thus far that the issue does not lie within the secure browser app or the online test delivery system. While a root cause is not yet known, uninstalling and reinstalling the secure browser is effective as a workaround. 
    If you are experiencing this issue, please contact the Indiana Assessment Helpdesk. Help Desk agents are able to assist with logging a report with Google. Logging a report with Google will generate a ticket that AIR Developers can reference as we work with Google to identify a long term solution.

    Added April 11, 2019
  • April 3, 2019 - 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 offline beginning Friday, April 5, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, April 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository shall be.

    Added April 3, 2019
  • March 21, 2019 - Individual Student Report (ISR) Interpretive Guide

    The Interpretive Guide/Parent Letter that accompanies IREAD-3 Individual Student Results (ISRs) in the Online Reporting System is now available for download as a standalone file.

    Added March 21, 2019
  • March 08, 2019 - 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 offline beginning Friday, March 8, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, March 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The ILEARN and IREAD-3 operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, but the Released Items Repository shall be. 

    Added March 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019 – RESOLVED: Problem with uploading Users and Students in TIDE

    The issue with uploads into AIR’s TIDE system has been resolved and the system is functioning correctly.  Nightly student files were successfully processed overnight and users can be added today without issue.  Please contact the AIR Help Desk at 866-298-4256 if you experience any issues.

    Added March 7, 2019
  • March 4, 2019 - Online Reporting System User Guide (IREAD-3 Focused) and Online Reporting System Training Module - Now Posted!

    The Online Reporting System User Guide, addressing access to performance data for IREAD-3, and the Online Reporting System Training Module are now available for download from the IREAD-3 "CTC Resources" and "Educator Resources" pages of the Indiana Assessment Portal.

    Added March 4, 2019
  • An issue was discovered within Google Chrome’s previous operating software version that resulted with a “login shell.alert.login error” message for students attempting to sign into the AIRSecureTest app on Chromebooks. Google has included the fix for this issue in the latest Chrome OS version, Chrome OS 72.0.3626.117, and AIR is able to announce full support of this version with online testing as no other compatibility issues have been discovered. Many, if not most, Chrome OS devices should already be running on OS 72.0.3626.117, as it became available on Google’s stable channel on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 
     
    As communicated in the Technology Setup for Online Testing Quick Guide and Additional Configurations and Troubleshooting Guide for Chrome OS resources, AIR recommends disabling Chrome OS auto-updates or limiting updates to a specific version used successfully before summative testing begins.

    Added February 27, 2019
  • February 13, 2019 - Secure Browser access for Chrome and iOS restored

    AIR confirmed this morning that the Indiana Secure Browser for Chromebooks and iOS was unavailable to users that were accessing the secure browser for the first time on those devices. Users who had previously accessed the secure browser were able to take tests without issue. Access to the Indiana Secure Browser for new logins was restored as of 9:52 a.m. ET. 

    If you need any assistance or support, please contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk at 866-298-4256.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • February 13, 2019 - AIR confirmed that the Secure Browser for Chromebooks and iOS is unavailable for when accessing for the first time.

    AIR is working diligently to restore access and anticipates resolution this morning. Current testing may continue on all other devices and on Chrome and iOS devices that have previously accessed the Secure Browser. Do not begin new test sessions on Chromebooks and iOS until further notification.  Please continue to monitor the Indiana Assessment Portal for additional updates.

    The Department and AIR will send a follow-up correspondence as soon as access is restored. An update will be provided within an hour if service has not yet been fully restored. 

    This Indiana Assessment Portal will be updated once performance is restored. If you need any assistance or support, please contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk at 866-298-4256.

    Added February 13, 2019
  • February 8, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    Both the Released Items Repository and the operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN and IREAD-3 practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, February 8, from 7:00 p.m. ET, through Sunday, February 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The ILEARN and IREAD-3 operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, nor will the Repository's released items.

    Added February 8, 2019
  • February 4, 2019 - IREAD-3 Test Administrator Manual (TAM) - Now Posted!

    The (non-secure) IREAD-3 TAM is now available for download from the IREAD-3 "CTC Resources" and "Educator Resources" pages of the Indiana Assessment Portal. 

    Added February 4, 2019
  • January 18, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    The AIR TIDE system will be offline for scheduled maintenance on February 5, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET, through 9:00 p.m. ET. This maintenance includes various bug fixes and improvements to overall system performance. Additionally, functionality is being added that integrates Roster data with the Inbox: users will have the choice to see Roster search results directly on the TIDE system interface or send them to the inbox for download. This functionality already exists for User and Student search results, and is being added to make the user-experience more consistent.

    Added January 18, 2019
  • January 18, 2019 - AIR System Downtime

    The AIR TIDE system will be offline for scheduled maintenance on February 5, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET, through 9:00 p.m. ET. This maintenance includes various bug fixes and improvements to overall system performance. Additionally, functionality is being added that integrates Roster data with the Inbox: users will have the choice to see Roster search results directly on the TIDE system interface or send them to the inbox for download. This functionality already exists for User and Student search results, and is being added to make the user-experience more consistent.

    Added January 18, 2019
  • December 20, 2018 - AIR System Downtime 

    Both the Released Items Repository and the operational environment for the Test Delivery System (TDS), which hosts the ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM practice and operational tests, will be offline beginning Friday, December 21, beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET, through Sunday, December 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM operational and practice tests will not be accessible during this time, nor will the Repository's released items.

    Added December 20, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Welcome to Indiana’s NEW IREAD-3 Portal. Access online systems, review important dates and find resources related to the assessment. While you are here, register for email alerts. When you register, you will be alerted when there is an important announcement or resource added to the portal.

    Added April 17, 2018

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