Welcome, Test Administrators!

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

Announcements

  • 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
  • Upcoming AIR System Downtime

    TIDE will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance from Friday, August 24, 5PM ET – Sunday, August 26, 11PM ET.

    Added August 7, 2018
  • 2018-2019 ELPA21 Dynamic Screener Now Available

    The ELPA21 Dynamic Screener is now available (online, paper-pencil, and braille). The 2018-2019 Screener resources have also been posted in the Resources section of the AR Portal, https://ar.portal.airast.org.

    Added August 1, 2018

Key Documents

  • ELPA21 Practice Tests Number of Questions Chart /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Practice-Tests-Number-of-Questions-By-Grade-Band.pdf
    Updated January 5, 2018
  • K & 1 Writing Supplements Translated Directions: All Languages (Coming Soon)
    K & 1 Writing Supplements Translated Test Directions (Audio): All Languages (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 21, 2017
  • Summative Translated Test Directions: Arabic (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions: Chinese (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions: Spanish (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions: S'gaw Karen (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions: Russian (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions: Marshallese (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions: Vietnamese (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 21, 2017
  • Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): Arabic (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): Chinese (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): Spanish (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): S'gaw Karen (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): Russian (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): Marshallese (Coming Soon)
    Summative Translated Test Directions (Audio): Vietnamese (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 21, 2017
  • Summative Test Training Modules (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 7, 2017
  • Technology Requirements for Online Testing (without audio) (Coming Soon)
    Technology Requirements for Online Testing (with audio) (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 7, 2017
  • Test Delivery System (TDS) Overview (without audio) (Coming Soon)
    Test Delivery System (TDS) Overview (with audio) (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 8, 2017
  • Data Entry Interface (DEI) - Paper Test Administration (without audio) (Coming Soon)
    Data Entry Interface (DEI) - Paper Test Administration (with audio) (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 7, 2017
  • Participation Reports (without audio) (Coming Soon)
    Participation Reports (with audio) (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 7, 2017
  • Online Reporting System (ORS) (without audio) (Coming Soon)
    Online Reporting System (ORS) (with audio) (Coming Soon)
    Updated December 9, 2017
  • DEI User Guide /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/Arkansas-DEI-User-Guide.pdf
    Updated October 12, 2018
  • ELPA21 Summative Assessment Number of Tasks and Questions Chart (Coming Soon)
    Updated October 12, 2017
  • Screener Translated Test Directions: Arabic /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Arabic.pdf
    Screener Translated Test Directions: Chinese /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Chinese.pdf
    Screener Translated Test Directions: Marshallese /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Marshallese.pdf
    Screener Translated Test Directions: Russian /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Russian.pdf
    Screener Translated Test Directions: S'gaw Karen /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Sgaw-Karen.pdf
    Screener Translated Test Directions: Spanish /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Spanish.pdf
    Screener Translated Test Directions: Vietnamese /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Screener-Translated-Test-Directions-Vietnamese.pdf
    Updated July 17, 2018
  • Updated July 17, 2018
  • K-12 Paper Summative Test Receipt Instructions (Coming Soon)
    K-12 Paper Summative Test Return Instructions (Coming Soon)
    Updated January 30, 2017
  • Arkansas ELPA21 TA User Guide /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/Arkansas-ELPA21-TA-User-Guide.pdf
    Updated October 12, 2018
  • ELPA21 Kindergarten Screener FAQ /core/fileparse.php/3716/urlt/ELPA21-Kindergarten-Screeners-and-Grade-00-FAQ_Arkansas-083018.pdf
    Updated August 30, 2018