October 17, 2019
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Upcoming TIDE Downtime
The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline from Friday, October 18 at 5 PM PT to Sunday, October 20 at 7 PM PT for system maintenance. There will be one minor change when TIDE is back online: the text in the search box will be updated from “Find Student/User by ID” to “Student ID/User Email” to reflect the functionality of searching for users by email that was added when TIDE launched for the 2019-2020 school year.
Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Webinars
TIDE opens for the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, November 5. The Oregon Department of Education and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) have scheduled two optional webinars:
- Tuesday, November 12 from 9 to 10 AM PT
- Thursday, November 14 from 3 to 4 PM PT
The same material will be covered in both trainings. While these webinars are open to any TIDE user role, you must register in advance if you want to attend a webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to log into the webinar. Please contact your Regional ESD Partner with questions.
REMINDER: Annual DTC Training Requirements (REPEAT)
This is a reminder that District Test Coordinators (DTCs) must participate in the annual test security and administration training provided by ODE. DTCs who do not participate in annual test security and administration training will have their current access to the OSAS system revoked after the final ODE-facilitated webinar and may not receive important updates sent to the DTC listserv thereafter. For more information, please see the “Reminder: Annual DTC Training Requirements” article posted in the September 26 A&A Update.
Extended Assessment Braille and Large Print Order Window
The window for submitting Braille and Large Print orders of the Extended Assessment is November 12, 2019 - January 10, 2020. Please visit the “Administration” drop down of the Oregon Extended Assessment (ORExt) webpage for additional information.
For additional information, contact Renée LeDoux.