Welcome, Test Coordinators!

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

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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
  • 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
  • Assigning Temporary IDs for ELPA21 Screener

    Temporary IDs for administering ELPA21 Screener should only be assigned to actual students who do not yet have a permanent SSID and who will not receive a permanent SSID before they need to take the Screener. Temporary IDs should NEVER be used for the purpose of creating “fake” students so that TAs can practice administering the test. Creating “fake” students to practice with the test is an egregious security violation of the test. The creation of “fake” students will also create errors in school and district reporting in ORS and therefore cannot be permitted. Temporary IDs should only be used for real students and they should be changed to permanent SSIDs as soon as a permanent SSID is available for the student. Please always review the training materials and the ELPA21 Screener Test Administration Manual found on your state’s testing portal if there are questions about administering the Screener. The Help Desk and your state-level ELPA21 representatives are also available as needed.

    Added August 25, 2017
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