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

Recent Announcements

  • Reminder: 17-18 Secure Browser Must Be Installed by January 1

    Secure Browser 9.0 will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice Tests, Screeners, or Summative Tests starting January 1, 2018. Secure Browser 9.5 (for Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8) or Secure Browser 10.0 (for all other supported operating systems) must be installed on any computers used for secure ELPA21 testing by January 1, 2018. To determine which version of the Secure Browser is currently installed on a computer, open the Secure Browser. The version number is displayed in the bottom right-hand corner of the “Sign In” box. The 17-18 Secure Browser can be downloaded from the Secure Browsers page of the Nebraska portal. 

    Added November 14, 2017
  • Update: Administering ELPA21 on iPads

    iOS 11.1 for iPads has been released and it resolves the security issue AIR identified with iOS 11.0. All iPads that had iOS 11.0 installed should be upgraded to iOS 11.1 prior to administering the ELPA21 screener or summative test.

    Added November 8, 2017
  • Orders for Paper, Large Print, and Braille Tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    The ELPA21 Summative Assessment window is February 5 through March 16. Orders for paper, large print, and Braille tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment must be placed in TIDE by November 17 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window. To place an order for paper, large print, or Braille tests click on “Paper Ordering” under “Preparing for Testing” and then choose “Initial Orders.” Choose a school in your district and then click “Search.” An order window will open. Enter the quantity of materials you need and then click “Save.” Four versions of the Braille test are available: EBAE Uncontracted, EBAE Contracted, UEB Uncontracted, UEB Contracted. Please make sure you order the correct version. The quantity of kindergarten and grade 1 paper writing tests your district receives will be automatically calculated based upon the number of students uploaded in TIDE for your district so paper writing supplements are not available for direct order. Some orders may require state approval before they are processed, so please place your order for paper, large print, and Braille tests as soon as possible.

    An additional order window will open on February 5 for orders for paper, large print, and Braille tests for any students who enrolled in your district after the November 17 cut-off for initial orders. Orders placed during the additional order window will be extracted and shipped daily. At that time you will also be able to order additional kindergarten and grade 1 paper writing supplements if needed.

    Added October 31, 2017
  • Administering ELPA21 on iPads and Mac Computers

    Due to a security concern with iOS 11 for iPads, which allows apps other than AIR SecureTest to be opened during the login process specifically on devices that are not governed by a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, AIR recommends using iOS 9.x or 10.x until iOS 11.1 is released.  AIR is testing the latest beta preview of iOS 11.1 and plans to support that update when it ships to customers. Schools needing to administer secure assessments on iOS 11 in the meantime should monitor students during the login process to ensure only the AIR SecureTest app is open on students’ screens. Once students are logged in, their iPads will be locked to AIR SecureTest and there is no further risk of opening additional apps.

    AIR is still testing and resolving issues for Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra.  At this time AIR recommends that schools avoid using machines with the latest Mac OS X for secure testing. AIR will provide updates as often as possible regarding support.

    Added October 27, 2017
  • Change in Dates TIDE Will Be Offline for Updates

    TIDE will be offline for updates on the following dates:

    • 8 a.m. CT Friday, October 27 through 9 p.m. CT Sunday, October 29
    • 4 p.m. CT Friday, November 17 through 8 p.m. CT Monday, November 20

    The November dates are changed from the dates announced earlier.

    The online ELPA21 Screener and the Online Reporting System will be available while TIDE is offline. Districts and school can administer ELPA21 Screeners to students while TIDE is offline if those students were added to TIDE prior to the TIDE shutdown.

    Added October 10, 2017
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