Archived Announcements

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  • 2017-2018 NDSA Post Administration Survey

    For NDSA Test Administrators:  If you would like to participate in the 2017-2018 NDSA post administration survey, please use the link below.  The survey should take you no more than 10 minutes.

    Added June 19, 2018
  • Reminder, Non-Participation Deadline Approaching

    The last day to update student's Non-Participation codes in TIDE is Thursday 5/31/18.

    Added May 29, 2018
  • Data Cleanup and Non-Participation Code Updates

    When updating non-participation codes in TIDE, the list will display “Alternate Assessment” for both ELA and Math. This does not reflect the Special Code assigned to the student. All students are defaulted to “None”. Only when you perform Data Cleanup and update/save a non-participation code will it change from the default of “None”.

    Added May 24, 2018
  • Last week of testing

    One week left for testing. Last day to test NDSA is Friday, May 18th.

    Added May 11, 2018
  • ORS Planned Downtime

    Please be advised that ORS will be down for maintenance all day on Friday, March 16th. It will be available starting Monday, March 19th.

    Added March 15, 2018
  • Writing Item on the ELA test

    In order to access the Writing item on the ELA test, students will have to wait 20 minutes after exiting segment 1. This pause will allow students to have some time for a break between the ELA segment and the essay. The essay can also be administered on a different day. 

    Test Administrators have the option to remain active in their current session or open a new one. Please note that inactivity for over 20 minutes on TA Interface will result in interface timeout and Test Administrators will need to create a new session for further testing.

    Added March 14, 2018
  • TA Certification

    All Test Administrators are required to take TA Certification this school year. Moreover, all users are eligible to take TA certification. Anyone who administers the assessment, regardless of their role in TIDE, must complete the TA certification. Not completing TA Certification in TIDE will result of the user not being able to administer tests.

    Added March 9, 2018
  • Welcome to the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments. All system specifications and resources (manuals, user guides, etc.) needed for the 2017-18 NDSA administration will be available for download from this portal. Content will be added during the coming weeks, so please visit often.

    Added January 16, 2018

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