Welcome, Technology Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for the secure browser, technology manuals, and training resources.

Welcome, Technology Coordinators!

This portal is your access point for the secure browser, technology manuals, and training resources.


  • AIR Name Changed to Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI)

    Due to a recent acquisition, American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been re-named to Cambium Assessment Inc. (CAI). As a result, this portal and related resources have been updated so that references to AIR have been updated to reference CAI. CAI will continue to provide the TDS, DEI, TIDE, and Reporting systems and also its existing Help Desk contact channels, and there will be no interruptions in services.

    Additionally, URLs ending in airast.org have been transitioned to URLs ending in cambiumast.com. If you have portal resources bookmarked on your web browser or linked elsewhere, URLs ending in airast.org will continue to re-direct to the newest URLs for several months. However, we encourage our users to update their bookmarks to the newest cambiumast.com URL at their earliest convenience.

    Added June 15, 2020
  • ELPA21 Summative Results Now Available

    The 19-20 ELPA21 Summative results are now available in the Reporting system. If you have any questions about the results or viewing reports in the Reporting system, please refer to the Reporting User Guide under resources on the portal or contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk

    Added May 15, 2020
  • Windows 7 No Longer Supported Beyond 2019-20 School Year

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 RS Operating Systems will no longer be supported for online test administration after the 2019-20 school year.

    We recommend that any districts using devices with these operating systems to please upgrade to the latest version of Windows before the 2020-21 school year. This change will be in effect for the screener opening during the first week of August. A list of supported systems is available on the Secure Browsers page. This information will also be published in IA’s 2020-21 Operating System Support Plan for Test Delivery System.

    If you have any questions, please contact the IA ELPA21 Help Desk or refer to the resources for Technology Coordinators. 

    Added April 29, 2020
  • ELPA21 Summative Paper and Braille Materials to Arrive in Districts by January 21, 2020

    Initial orders consisting of paper, large print, and braille materials for the ELPA21 Summative will arrive in districts by January 21, 2020. The quantity of paper and braille materials your district will receive is automatically calculated based upon the number of students uploaded in TIDE by November 12, 2019.

    An additional order window will open January 22, 2020 where the Help Desk can intake orders for students enrolled in your district after November 12, 2019.

    Please note that the summative assessment no longer uses the K-1 Writing Supplement. The Writing domain will consist of all machine-scored items for Kindergarten and Grade 1. The updated Writing domain results will still provide you with the same data and information as in previous years.

    If materials do not arrive by these dates, please contact the Iowa ELPA21 Help Desk.

    Added January 6, 2020
  • Orders for Paper Materials for the ELPA21 Summative Assessment

    TIDE is now back online, and the ELPA21 Summative Assessment window will be open from February 4, 2020 through March 27, 2020. Please review this brief summary of the minor changes enacted for the 2019-20 ELPA21 Summative.

    The quantity of paper and large print materials your district receives will be determined by the number of eligible students uploaded in TIDE that indicate the need for accommodated ELPA21 assessment materials. Please upload all relevant student information and test settings  to TIDE by November 12, 2019 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window.

    An additional order window will open on January 22, 2020 for orders consisting of paper, large print, and braille materials for any students who enrolled in your district after the November 12 cut-off for initial orders. Orders placed during the additional order window will be extracted and shipped daily.

    Added November 4, 2019
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