Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • Online Reporting System Open for 2017-2018

    The Online Reporting System (ORS) is now open for 2017-2018. Results for all ELPA21 Screener Tests taken through Friday, August 11 are posted in ORS. Results for Screener Tests taken after August 11 will be scored within seven days of the student completing the test and the results will be posted in ORS as the tests are scored. An Online Reporting System Quick Guide, with instructions on how to download individual student score reports, is available in the Resources section of the Arkansas portal. A more detailed ORS User Guide with information on obtaining results from the 2016-2017 ELPA21 Summative Tests as well as the 2017-2018 Screener Tests is also available in the Resources section of the portal. The ORS User Guide can also be access by clicking the Help button within ORS.

    Added August 15, 2017
  • Screener Administrators: Issue Fixed

    The issue that was preventing Screener Administrators from logging into the TA Interface has been fixed. Screener Administrators should be able to log into the TA Interface, select screener tests to administer, and approve students for testing. Please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk if you encounter any difficulties logging into any systems.

    Added August 7, 2017
  • Update on Chromebooks

    The issue that caused the built-in Chrome recorder to occasionally stop working when a student is recording a response to a speaking item has been fixed. However, our internal testing indicates that speaking response recordings are garbled when recorded on Acer 13 Chromebooks with the Chrome OS 60 operating system. There is no issue with speaking recording on Acer 13 Chromebooks with Chrome OS 59. If you are using Acer 13 Chromebooks in your district we strongly recommend that you not update them to Chrome OS 60 when it is released this week. AIR and ELPA21 will continue to support Chrome OS 59.

    Added August 3, 2017
  • ELPA21 Online Screener Test Administration Manual

    The ELPA21 Online Screener Test Administration Manual (TAM) is posted in the Resources section of the Arkansas portal.

    Added August 2, 2017
  • ELPA21 Screener and TIDE Are Now Open

    2017-2018 Arkansas TIDE and the ELPA21 Screener are now open. Passwords have been reset for all users who had TIDE accounts last year. Users with 2016-2017 accounts should do the following to reset their passwords:

    1. Access the TIDE login page. (From the Arkansas Portal homepage, select your user role and then click on the TIDE link.)
    2. On the TIDE login page, click on the link to request a new password.
    3. Enter the email address you use to log into TIDE.
    4. An email (from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org) which contains a clickable link will be sent to the email address associated with the account.
    5. Click on the link. You will be directed to a page in TIDE where you can enter a new password. The link will expire in 15 minutes, so if you do not create your new password within 15 minutes you will need to request a new link.
    6. Follow the on-screen prompts to create a new password and respond to security questions.

    Updated versions of the TIDE User Guide, TA User Guide, and DEI User Guide (for entering students’ responses to paper screener tests) are available for Test Administrators and Test Coordinators in the Resources section of the Arkansas portal. Online training modules for using these systems are also available in the Resources section of the Arkansas portal under “Webinars and Trainings.”

    The Arkansas ELPA21 Online Reporting System will be available on August 8.

    Added August 1, 2017
  • ELPA21 Screener Training Modules Available

    The following screener training modules are available in the Resources section of the portal for Test Administrators and Test Coordinators:

    Added July 28, 2017
  • 2017-2018 Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing and Systems Requirements for Online Testing Now Available

    The 2017-2018 Technical Specifications Manual for Online Testing and Systems Requirements for Online Testing are now available in the Resources section of the portal. 

    Added July 18, 2017
  • Submitting ELPA21 Tests 

    If you have any concerns regarding an ELPA21 test or a speaking response recording, please have the student PAUSE the test. Contact the Help Desk for assistance resolving the issue.  Do not submit the test until the issue is resolved. If students are recording speaking responses but there is no sound during the playback of the recordings, please verify that the mute button on the headset has not been accidently engaged.

    Added February 9, 2017
  • Welcome to the new Arkansas ELPA21 portal!  Please browse the site to become accustomed to the many offered features.  Resources and information will be added on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • Register for email alerts in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, and don’t miss out on any news regarding the assessment system.

    Added December 21, 2016

Students & Families

  • Welcome to the new Arkansas ELPA21 portal!  Please browse the site to become accustomed to the many offered features.  Resources and information will be added on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • Register for email alerts in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, and don’t miss out on any news regarding the assessment system.

    Added December 21, 2016

Test Administrators

  • Submitting ELPA21 Tests 

    If you have any concerns regarding an ELPA21 test or a speaking response recording, please have the student PAUSE the test. Contact the Help Desk for assistance resolving the issue.  Do not submit the test until the issue is resolved. If students are recording speaking responses but there is no sound during the playback of the recordings, please verify that the mute button on the headset has not been accidently engaged.

    Added February 9, 2017
  • Welcome to the new Arkansas ELPA21 portal!  Please browse the site to become accustomed to the many offered features.  Resources and information will be added on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • Register for email alerts in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, and don’t miss out on any news regarding the assessment system.

    Added December 21, 2016

Test Coordinators

  • Submitting ELPA21 Tests 

    If you have any concerns regarding an ELPA21 test or a speaking response recording, please have the student PAUSE the test. Contact the Help Desk for assistance resolving the issue.  Do not submit the test until the issue is resolved. If students are recording speaking responses but there is no sound during the playback of the recordings, please verify that the mute button on the headset has not been accidently engaged.

    Added February 9, 2017
  • Welcome to the new Arkansas ELPA21 portal!  Please browse the site to become accustomed to the many offered features.  Resources and information will be added on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • Register for email alerts in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, and don’t miss out on any news regarding the assessment system.

    Added December 21, 2016

Technology Coordinators

  • Welcome to the new Arkansas ELPA21 portal!  Please browse the site to become accustomed to the many offered features.  Resources and information will be added on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • Register for email alerts in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, and don’t miss out on any news regarding the assessment system.

    Added December 21, 2016