Recent Announcements

  • AIR has completed the review of macOS 10.14 and determined a new secure browser is required to support this new operating system. Additionally, a security issue has been discovered for macOS 10.13. To address these issues, AIR has created and posted a newly updated version of the secure browser for macOS which is available for download on the Secure Browsers page. Previous versions of the secure browser for macOS will no longer function after December 31, 2018. All macOS devices (10.9 to 10.14)  are required have the new secure browser installed by the end of the year in order to test in the new year.

    Added December 4, 2018
  • Short Response Auto-Scoring Pilot

    Vermont is participating in a pilot test to auto-score short response (1- and 2-point items) on the Smarter Balanced Interim assessments. When your students take the Smarter Balanced Interims, some of the ELA and math items will be auto-scored and you will be able to review, and change if necessary, the scoring of those items in AIRWays Reporting using the same procedures you currently use to review auto-scoring of responses to full writes on the ELA Performance tasks. We will send out a link to a survey in January asking about your experience with auto-scoring short-response items. Specifically, we will be asking about whether you think condition codes and scores were assigned accurately and whether you attempted to change any item’s scores. 

    Added December 3, 2018
  • The recording of the TIDE/TDS/AIR Ways Enhancements Webinar Training is now available in the Resources section of the portal. Please visit the Resources section, select Training Materials and the Webinars folder to access the presentation.

    Added October 11, 2018
  • TIDE/TDS/AIR Ways Enhancements Webinar Training 

    When? – Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 

    Who should attend? This webinar training is intended for:

    • District Administrators,
    • District and School Test Coordinators

    What’s it all about?

    • This webinar will go over enhancements to the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), Test Delivery System (TDS) and will provide an overview of AIR Ways Reporting System for the 2018-2019 school year. How do I register? Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added September 25, 2018
  • There have been a number of changes to districts and schools over the last year as a result of district consolidations. Changes were recently made in TIDE to reflect these changes for 2018-2019. For districts or schools that were closed or moved user accounts had to be deleted from these schools in order to make the changes in TIDE. In these instances, the District Administrator will need to create new user accounts for testing staff. Users can be added manually or uploaded in TIDE.

    Added September 17, 2018
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Welcome to the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal. This site provides access to resources for the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, the Vermont Science Assessment (VTSA), and the Vermont Physical Education Assessment.