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

Recent Announcements

  • Reminder: Last Day for Additional Orders

    Today is the final day to place additional orders through the AR ELPA21 Help Desk for ELPA21 Summative paper or braille test materials. 

    Please make sure that all your orders are placed before the end of the school day today.

    Added February 28, 2020
  • ELPA21 Summative Tests and Participation Reports are Open

    ELPA21 Summative tests and participation reports are now open. The ELPA21 Summative test window ends on March 6, 2020

    There are two significant changes in the 2019-20 ELPA21 Summative administration:

    • The K-1 Writing Supplement has been eliminated.
    • To order additional paper, large print, and braille materials for Summative tests, please contact the AR ELPA21 Help Desk. Whereas in previous years, users had to place orders in TIDE, Help Desk agents will be able to gather details and place orders on your behalf. Some orders may require state approval before they are processed, so please place your orders for materials as soon as possible.

    The ELPA21 Summative test window ends on March 6, 2020. Please review the ELPA21 Summative Test Administration Manual and TA User Guide under portal resources for guidance on administering ELPA21 tests. It is strongly recommended that all Test Administrators administer the ELPA21 Practice Test to their students prior to administering the summative test so the Test Administrators and students can become familiar with the technology prior to summative test administration.

    Contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk if you encounter any issues administering ELPA21 tests.

    Added January 27, 2020
  • Apple iPadOS 13 Supported for Online Testing

    Apple iPadOS 13 is now supported for online testing. Please ensure devices are updated to the latest version before testing to avoid issues encountered that were fixed by Apple in iPadOS version 13.2.2+. Also, Apple recently introduced a new feature called Voice Control that must be disabled before testing. This feature is turned off by default. Guidance on how to disable this feature, if enabled, is available in the Configurations for iOS Devices guide under Technical Resources for Technology Coordinators. 

    Added January 9, 2020
  • ELPA21 Summative Paper and Braille Materials to Arrive in Districts by January 13, 2020

    Initial orders consisting of paper, large print, and braille materials for the ELPA21 Summative will arrive in districts by January 13, 2020. This delivery will include materials ordered through the Help Desk by November 22, 2019.

    An additional order window will open January 14, 2020 where the Help Desk can intake orders that were not submitted by the November 22, 2019 cut-off date.

    Please note that the summative assessment no longer uses the K-1 Writing Supplement. The Writing domain will consist of all machine-scored items for Kindergarten and Grade 1. The updated Writing domain results will still provide you with the same data and information as in previous years.

    If materials do not arrive by these dates, please contact the AR Help Desk.

    Added January 6, 2020
  • Orders for Braille Materials for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    TIDE is now back online, and the ELPA21 Summative Assessment window is open from January 27, 2020 through March 6, 2020. Please review this brief summary of the minor changes enacted for the 2019-20 ELPA21 Summative.

    Orders for paper and braille tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment must be placed through the Help Desk by November 22, 2019 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window. To place an order for paper, large print, or braille materials, please call the AR Help Desk and provide the school/district and contact information as well as the product name and material quantity to be ordered.

    An additional order window will open on January 14, 2020, and the Help Desk will intake order requests until February 28, 2020. Orders placed during the additional order window will be extracted and shipped daily.

    Added October 28, 2019
  • View archived announcements