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This site demonstrates the features that are available on the Portals created by Cambium Assessment, Inc. to access the Iowa ELPA21 assessment systems.

Recent Announcements

  • Reminder: 2020-21 Secure Browser Must Be Installed on Desktop Devices by August 31, 2020

    All devices running Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems will need to be updated to the latest version of the Secure Browser by Saturday, August 31, 2020. After August 31, any older versions of the desktop Secure Browser will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice, Screener, or Summative tests.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk for assistance.

    Added August 12, 2020
  • 2020-21 Screener and Participation Reports Now Available

    The ELPA21 Screener and Participations Reports are now available (online, paper-pencil, and braille). The 2020-21 Screener resources have also been posted in the Resources section of the IA Portal. Please review the ELPA21 Screener Test Administration Manual and TA User Guide for guidance on administering online ELPA21 tests. Please be sure to download the latest version of the Secure Browser to ensure seamless Screener testing.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk for assistance.

    Added August 3, 2020
  • Updated User Guides and Resources for Upcoming Screener Administration

    Updated versions of the following Screener resources have been posted to the portal:

    • ELPA21 Kindergarten Screener FAQ
    • ELPA21 Screener Step 2 Speaking Scoring Document

    Additionally, updated versions of the following user guides and manuals have been posted:

    • ELPA21 Online Screener Test Administration Manual (TAM)
    • ELPA21 TA User Guide
    • ELPA21 DEI User Guide
    • ELPA21 TIDE User Guide
    • Reporting User Guide
    • ELPA21 Accessibility and Accommodations Manual
    • Technical Manuals for Setting up your Devices for Online Testing

    Be sure to contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added July 30, 2020
  • Summer Updates to TIDE and Reporting

    The TIDE and Reporting System will be offline for scheduled updates from Monday, July 27, 2020 through Friday July 31, 2020.

    Returning TIDE users will be required to reset their passwords when they initially log in.

    When TIDE is back online, it will have the following new features:

    • Ability to export Frequency Distribution Reports to Excel
    • When adding/uploading students to TIDE, a validation warning will display if a student already exists in TIDE.
    • District users can mark the Paper Tester field.
    • District users can approve appeals for the screener.
    • 504 Status field is added to the student information section.
    • Mouse Pointer tool is added to the student test settings.
    Please contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added July 22, 2020
  • Desktop Version of the CAI Secure Browser Available for 2020-21 Administration

    On Friday, July 17, 2020, the 2020-21 Secure Browser will be released for desktop operating systems: Windows, MacOS, Linux. Testing devices will need to be updated to the latest version of the Secure Browser by Monday August 31, 2020. After August 31, any older versions of the desktop Secure Browser will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice, Screener, or Summative tests.

    The 2020-21 Secure Browser can be downloaded from the Secure Browsers page of the portal on July 17, 2020. Chrome and iOS secure broswers will be available at a later date.

    Contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk if you encounter any issues installing the Secure Browser.

    Added July 16, 2020
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Welcome!

This site demonstrates the features that are available on the Portals created by Cambium Assessment, Inc. to access the Iowa ELPA21 assessment systems.