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

Recent Announcements

  • Orders for Paper, Large Print, and Braille Tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    TIDE is now back online and the ELPA21 Summative Assessment window is January 28 through March 8. Orders for paper, large print, and Braille tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment must be placed in TIDE by November 8 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window. To place an order for paper, large print, or Braille tests click on “Paper Ordering” under “Preparing for Testing” and then choose “Initial Orders.” Choose a school in your district and then click “Search.” An order window will open. Enter the quantity of materials you need and then click “Save.” Two versions of the Braille test are available: UEB Uncontracted and UEB Contracted. Please make sure you order the correct version. The quantity of kindergarten and grade 1 paper writing tests your district receives will be automatically calculated based upon the number of students uploaded in TIDE for your district so paper writing supplements are not available for direct order. Arkansas requires that you receive approval from the state prior to placing an order for paper tests, except for large print and Braille.

    An additional order window will open on January 14 for orders for paper, large print, and Braille tests for any students who enrolled in your district after the November 8 cut-off for initial orders. Orders placed during the additional order window will be extracted and shipped daily. At that time you will also be able to order additional kindergarten and grade 1 paper writing supplements if needed.

    Added October 29, 2018
  • TIDE Will Be Offline for Updates

    TIDE will be offline for updates from Thursday, October 25, 5PM ET through Sunday, October 28, 11PM ET. The online ELPA21 Screener and the Online Reporting System will be available while TIDE is offline. Districts and schools can administer ELPA21 Screeners to students while TIDE is offline if those students were added to TIDE prior to the TIDE shutdown.

    Added October 22, 2018
  • Refreshed TDS Login Screens

    TDS and DEI have a new look for login screens! You will notice the following enhancements:

    • Updated look and feel across all platforms
    • Shorter login process
    • Key information is highlighted to better prevent incorrect login attempts

    Updated versions of the following documents have been posted to the Arkansas portal:

    • ELPA21 Online Dynamic Screener Test Administration Manual
    • ELPA21 TA User Guide
    • ELPA21 DEI User Guide

    Added October 15, 2018
  • Future Kindergarten Screener Closing on September 28

    The Future Kindergarten Screener test window will close on Friday, September 28 and reopen on April 1, 2019. All Future Kindergarten Screeners not completed and in a paused status should be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. Central Time on September 28. Starting on October 1, 2018, Kindergarten students will be eligible to take the Kindergarten Screener.

    Added September 24, 2018
  • TIDE 11 and Mandatory Password Resets

    We are happy to announce that TIDE 11 will launch on Monday, August 27. The updated version of TIDE brings a few enhancements while maintaining the familiar look and feel of previous versions.

    New features of TIDE 11:

    • Participation Reports: Now more accessible, with better search functionality
    • Improved Rosters:  Now allows users to define start and end dates, as well as the students and users associated with each roster

    In addition, we will be introducing 2-factor authentication for TIDE and ORS in order to further enhance the security of student information. This means that users will need to respond to an email challenge the first time they log in from a new device. All users will need to reset their passwords and complete this challenge when they log into TIDE or ORS after Sunday, August 26.

    Please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Helpdesk if you have questions about TIDE 11 and its improved functionality.

    Added August 24, 2018
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