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  • ELPA21 Summative Test Window Closing on March 16

    The Nebraska ELPA21 summative test window will close on Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. Central Time. Please make sure that all students who are required to take the ELPA21 summative test complete the test by that date. Paper test materials—including kindergarten and grade 1 paper writing supplements, paper and large print tests, and Braille test booklets—must be returned by March 23. Instructions for returning paper test materials were included with the shipment of the materials. These instructions are also posted in the Resources section of the Nebraska portal. If you need additional return shipment labels or help with returning your paper test materials, please contact the Nebraska ELPA21 Help Desk. Please note that Reason Not Tested codes should be entered in TIDE by Monday, April 2.

    Added March 8, 2018
  • Additional Orders Through TIDE

    Today is the final day to add additional orders through TIDE for ELPA21 Summative test booklets.  Please make sure that all your orders are placed before the end of the school day today.

    Added March 6, 2018
  • Update on Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks

    We posted an announcement earlier reporting that AIR had received several reports that Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks freeze when an ELPA21 Speaking test is administered on the Chromebook. We now have an update on this issue. The cause of the issue has been traced to some code in the Chrome operating system. Google expects the issue to be fixed with the release of Chrome OS 65 on March 13. Until Chrome OS 65 is released, the ELPA21 Speaking test should not be administered on Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks. This issue only affects Lenovo Yoga N23 Chromebooks. We have not encountered any issues with other brands of Chromebooks.

    Added February 22, 2018
  • Submitting ELPA21 Tests

    If you have any concerns regarding an ELPA21 test or a speaking response recording, please have the student PAUSE the test. Contact the Help Desk for assistance resolving the issue. Do not submit the test until the issue is resolved. If students are recording speaking responses but there is no sound during the playback of the recordings, please verify that the mute button on the headset has not been accidently engaged.

    Added February 13, 2018
  • Update to Chrome OS Secure Browser

    An update to the Chrome OS Secure Browser (version 3.1) will be posted in the Chrome web store for download next week. We have received some Help Desk cases indicating that student’s Chromebooks occasionally “go to sleep” when the student is in the middle of a test session but is taking a long time to read a passage or think about the response to a question. This update will over-ride the Chromebook’s settings and prevent a Chromebook from powering down and “going to sleep” while the student is taking a test. The updated Secure Browser will only prevent the Chromebook from powering down while the student is logged into a test. At all other times the Chromebook’s settings will determine when the Chromebook power down. Installation of this update is voluntary. Students will be able to continue to test on Chromebooks where it has not been installed.

    Added February 13, 2018
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