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

Recent Announcements

  • Entering “Reason Not Tested” Codes in TIDE

    The “Data Cleanup” window in TIDE is now open for the entry of “Reason Not Tested” codes. All students listed in Arkansas TIDE must be assigned a “Reason Not Tested” code for each ELPA21 summative domain test that they did not take. The screener pilot test is listed in this window but “Reason Not Tested” codes do not need to be assigned for the screener pilot test. The Arkansas TIDE User Guide has been updated with information about how to assign these codes. All “Reason Not Tested” codes must be assigned by 3/17/17, 5:00 p.m. CDT. If you have any questions, please contact the ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added March 8, 2017
  • ELPA21 Summative Test Window Closing on March 10

    The Arkansas ELPA21 summative test window will close on Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Central Time. Please make sure that all students who are required to take the ELPA21 summative test complete the test by that date. Paper test materials—including kindergarten and grade 1 paper writing supplements, paper and large print tests, and Braille test booklets—must be returned at the end of the test window. Instructions for returning paper test materials were included with the shipment of the materials. These instructions are also posted in the Resources section of the Arkansas portal. If you need additional return shipment labels or help with returning your paper test materials, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added March 7, 2017
  • Chrome OS 56 Patch with ELPA21 Recorder Fix Released

    On February 23, AIR announced that Google had rolled back the Chrome OS 56 that contained the fix for the ELPA21 recorder issue due to internal production issues. Google has confirmed that this fix has now been officially released. Chromebooks used for testing ELPA21 Speaking should be updated to Chrome OS 56.0.2924.110. AIR continues to recommend that all schools that administer ELPA21 tests on Chromebooks take a practice test on the model of Chromebook they are using and verify that ELPA21 Speaking records correctly before administering the test to students.

    Added February 27, 2017
  • Data Entry Interface Now Open for ELPA21

    The Data Entry Interface (DEI) is now open for Test Administrators to enter students’ responses to the ELPA21 paper and large print tests as directed in the Directions for Administration (DFA). A DEI User Guide is posted in the Resources section of the portal. A Training Module describing how to access and use the DEI is also posted in the Resources section of the portal. Test Administrators should enter students’ responses to the Listening, Reading, and Writing domain tests in the DEI after students complete the tests. Students’ responses to the questions in the Speaking domain test must be recorded directly into the DEI. Therefore, for the Speaking test, the Test Administrator will need to have the DEI open when the student takes the test. Students who take the paper or large print test must be coded “Yes” for “Paper Tester” in TIDE before their responses can be entered in the DEI.

    The Braille DEI will open on Thursday, March 2. Students who take the Braille test must have an Accommodation Code of “101-Braille Test Booklet” in TIDE before their responses can be entered in the DEI.

    Added February 27, 2017
  • Ordering Deadline for Braille/BLV Test Forms and Paper Test Forms

    Please place all orders for Braille/BLV Test forms in TIDE by the end of the day on Monday, February 27 in order to ensure receiving the materials at least one week prior to the end of the ELPA21 test window. Orders for paper test forms, including large print forms, need to be placed at least one week prior to the end of the ELPA21 test window in order to ensure receipt prior to the close of the test window.

    Added February 23, 2017
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