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  • 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
  • TIDE Limited English Proficiency Status Field

    Limited English Proficiency Status must be coded “yes” for all students taking the summative ELPA21 test. Students will not be permitted to log into a summative ELPA21 test unless this field is coded “yes.” Students taking the ELPA21 screener do not yet have a determination of whether they have limited English proficiency. Therefore, this field does not need to be coded “yes” for students taking the screener.

    Added February 8, 2018
  • ELPA21 Summative Tests and Participation Reports Are Open

    ELPA21 online and DEI summative tests and participation reports are now open. The ELPA21 summative test window ends on March 16, 2018. 

    Added February 5, 2018
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