Recent Announcements

  • Shortened ICAs (SICAs) are now available as an additional option for 2020-2021 Interim testing. These tests are a different version of the ICA. They were shortened to reduce testing time for students and to minimize time away from instruction. We are offering these shortened versions to provide insight into students' knowledge and skills, given that schools did not have spring 2020 Summative test results. The SICAs do not include the Performance Task (i.e., the hand scored items ) in order to reduce the time between student testing and reporting of scores in the Reporting site. Now students' scores will be available in Reporting almost immediately upon completion and submission of the SICA. 

    Like all other Interim Assessments, students can take the SICAs in the Secure Browser or the Remote Interim Testing site, and TAs can proctor these tests by setting up sessions in the Test Administration (TA) app. There is a sub-section in the TA test selection tree specifically for the SICAs.  SICAs are offered in grades 3-8.

    Added September 21, 2020
  • The Authoring User Guide is now available in the ELA/Literacy & Math AssessmentsScience Assessments, and the Idaho Alternate Assessments resources section under the System Information – User Guides sub-folder. The Authoring system is a content creation site that educators can use to create items that may be aligned to standards and added to original tests. This document will provide users guidance on accessing Authoring, creating items, building tests, and sharing content with others.

    Added September 18, 2020
  • The Authoring system is now available. Authoring is a new system that educators can use to create items that can be aligned to standards and can also be added to original tests created by educators as well. You can access this system through the Authoring card located on the ELA/Literacy & Math AssessmentsScience Assessments, or Idaho Alternate Assessments pages. You can also access the system in the drop-down list of any other CAI system on the upper left corner of the home page.

    Authored tests will be available to proctor in the TA Interface. Users must have published a test or have a test shared with them in order to see that test appear in the TA Interface. All students are authorized to take Authored tests in the Test Delivery System (TDS). For students to take these tests, they can simply log into any student testing site with a session ID that includes Authored tests.

    More information about Authoring can be found by clicking the Help button located at the top right corner of each page in the Authoring site. The online help guide will provide guidance for creating new test items, building tests, working with items and tests shared with you, and sharing your tests or items with other users. The more comprehensive Authoring User Guide will be available Friday, September 18. Later this fall, an Authoring Training Module will also be released. An announcement will be posted once the additional training materials become available.

    Added September 14, 2020
  • The 2020-2021 AVA User Guide is now available in the ELA/Literacy & Math Assessments and Science Assessments resources section under the System Information – User Guides sub-folder. This guide provides instruction for using AVA, a component of the test delivery system (TDS) that allows authorized users to review assessments for administrative or instructional purposes.

    Added August 27, 2020
  • The 2020-2021 Test Administrator (TA) User Guide is now available in the ELA/Literacy & Math AssessmentsScience Assessments, and the Idaho Alternate Assessments resources section under the System Information – User Guides sub-folder.

    Added August 27, 2020
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