Welcome, Technology Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for the secure browser, technology manuals, and training resources.

Welcome, Technology Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for the secure browser, technology manuals, and training resources.

Announcements

  • Reminder: 18-19 Secure Browser Must Be Installed by January 1

    Secure Browser 10.0 will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice Tests, Screeners, or Summative Tests starting January 1, 2019. Secure Browser 10.4 (for all supported operating systems) is now available to download and must be installed on any computers used for secure ELPA21 testing by January 1, 2019. To determine which version of the Secure Browser is currently installed on a computer, open the Secure Browser. The version number is displayed in the bottom right-hand corner of the "Sign In" box. Here are the version numbers of the 2018-2019 Secure Browsers for each operating system:

    • Windows – 10.4
    • Mac OS X – 10.6
    • Linux – 10.4
    • iOS – 5.0
    • Chrome OS – 5.0

    The 18-19 Secure Browser can be downloaded from the Secure Browsers page of the Arkansas ELPA21 portal.

    Added December 10, 2018
  • ELPA21 Summative Test Training Modules Now Available

    Training Modules for the ELPA21 summative test are available in the Resources section of the portal. These narrated PowerPoint training modules provide explanations of how to use the various online systems associated with the ELPA21 online tests. The document labeled Summative Test Training Modules lists the modules and the duration in minutes of each module.

    Added December 3, 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
  • 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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