Welcome, Test Administrators!

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


  • TIDE 12 and Mandatory Password Resets

    We are happy to announce that TIDE 12 will launch this Friday, August 2. The updated version of TIDE brings a few enhancements while maintaining the familiar look and feel of previous versions.

    New features of TIDE 12:

    • Capability to delete students in rosters through file upload

    • Ability to convert Temporary ID’s to Permanent SSID’s via upload

    • Participation report improvements

    • User search improvements

    In addition, returning district-level users will need to reset their passwords when they log into TIDE after August 2, 2019.

    Please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk if you have questions about TIDE 12 and its improved functionality.

    Added July 29, 2019
  • Summer Updates to TIDE

    TIDE will be offline for updates from Thursday, July 25 through Thursday, August 1. TIDE will re-open at 8:00 a.m. CT on Friday, August 2.

    Added July 22, 2019
  • Updated Screener User Guides and Resources Added

    Updated versions of the following Screener resources have been posted to the portal:

    • ELPA21 Kindergarten Screener FAQ
    • ELPA21 Practice Assessment Number of Tasks and Questions Chart
    • ELPA21 Screener Step 2 Speaking Scoring Document

    Additionally, updated versions of the following user guides and manuals have been posted:

    • ELPA21 Online Dynamic Screener Test Administration Manual (TAM)
    • ELPA21 TA User Guide
    • ELPA21 DEI User Guide
    • ORS User Guide and ORS Quick Guide
    • ELPA21 Accessibility and Accommodations Manual
    • Technical Manuals for Setting up your Devices for Online Testing

    Added July 10, 2019
  • Reminder: 2019-20 Secure Browser for Desktop Devices Must Be Installed by August 31, 2019

    The 2019-20 Secure Browser will be available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. All devices running with these operating systems will need to be updated to the latest version of the Secure Browser by Saturday, August 31, 2019. After August 31, any older versions of the desktop Secure Browser will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice tests, Screener, or Summative tests.

    The 2019-20 Secure Browser for Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems can be downloaded from the Secure Browsers page of the Arkansas ELPA21 portal.

    The new Chrome OS Secure Browser is expected to be released later in July. Please note that the Chrome OS Secure Browser updates are pushed automatically if auto-updates are allowed and may not require manual updates on the users’ end. We will post an update when the Chrome OS Secure Browser is available. The current version of the Chrome OS Secure Browser will be supported beyond August 31, 2019.

    The current version of the iOS and Android Secure Browsers will continue to be used during the 2019-20 administration year, and no updates are needed for iOS devices.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas ELPA21 Help Desk

    Added July 8, 2019
  • ELPA21 Dynamic Screener Closing on July 12, 2019

    The 2018-19 ELPA21 Screener will close next Friday July 12, 2019.

    We are looking forward to the launch of the 2019-20 ELPA21 Dynamic Screener on Friday August 2, 2019!

    Added July 5, 2019

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