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

Recent Announcements

  • ELPA21 Summative Test Training Modules Now Available

    Training Modules for the ELPA21 Summative test are available in the Resources section of the portal. These narrated PowerPoint training modules provide explanations of how to use the various online systems associated with the ELPA21 online tests. The document labeled Summative Test Training Modules lists the modules and the duration in minutes of each module.

    Added December 4, 2018
  • Reminder: 18-19 Secure Browser Must Be Installed by January 1

    Secure Browser 10.0 will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice Tests, Screeners, or Summative Tests starting January 1, 2019. Secure Browser 10.4 (for all supported operating systems) must be installed on any computers used for secure ELPA21 testing by January 1, 2019. 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 18-19 Secure Browser can be downloaded from the Secure Browsers page of the Nebraska ELPA21 portal.

    Update: New Secure Browser for macOS 10.13 and 10.14

    This message pertains only to districts and schools using devices with MacOS to administer online tests; all others may disregard this message. AIR has completed the review of MacOS 10.14 and determined a new secure browser is required to support this new operating system. Additionally, a minor security issue has been discovered for MacOS 10.13.

    To allow support of 10.14 and to resolve the security issue in 10.13, Mac Secure Browser 10.6 will be available beginning on Thursday, November 29. This new browser will work on all versions of MacOS that are currently supported (10.9+) so devices running on these operating systems must update to the new Secure Browser 10.6.

    Beginning on Tuesday, January 1, Mac Secure Browser 10.6 will be required for all devices running on MacOS 10.9-10.14 to access the secure student testing site.

    If you have any questions about this information or need assistance with installing the Secure Browser, contact the Nebraska Help Desk at 1.866.287.5617 or neelpa21helpdesk@air.org.

    Added November 29, 2018
  • Orders for Paper, Large Print, and Braille Tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    TIDE is now back online and the ELPA21 Summative Assessment window is February 4, 2019 through March 15. Orders for paper, large print, and braille tests for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment must be placed in TIDE by November 9 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.” Two versions of the braille test are available: UEB Uncontracted and 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 January 22 for orders for paper, large print, and braille tests for any students who enrolled in your district after the November 9 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 29, 2018
  • TIDE Will Be Offline for Updates

    TIDE will be offline for updates from Thursday, October 25, 5PM ET through Sunday, October 28, 11PM ET. The online ELPA21 Screener and the Online Reporting System will be available while TIDE is offline. Districts and schools can administer ELPA21 Screeners to students while TIDE is offline if those students were added to TIDE prior to the TIDE shutdown.

    Added October 22, 2018
  • Refreshed TDS Login Screens

    TDS and DEI have a new look for login screens! You will notice the following enhancements:

    • Updated look and feel across all platforms
    • Shorter login process
    • Key information is highlighted to better prevent incorrect login attempts

    Updated versions of the following documents have been posted to the Nebraska portal:

    • ELPA21 Online Dynamic Screener Test Administration Manual
    • ELPA21 TA User Guide
    • ELPA21 DEI User Guide

    Added October 15, 2018
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