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  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be closing for the NMAPA Spring 2018 Administration. On April 20 all those with TIDE accounts will not be able to log into TIDE to add users and/or upload students for Pre-ID labels. The Online Reporting System (ORS) will remain open for access to student scores.

    If a district did not administer the Spring 2018 NMAPA and therefore did not log into the new TIDE, the District Test Coordinator will need to contact the New Mexico Help Desk in order to receive a password reset to their email and access TIDE for the Fall 2018 administration. We highly recommended that DTC’s access the portal before April 20 to set up their login credentials. This will streamline the process when the ordering window for Fall 2018 opens in August.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added April 19, 2018
  • Test Administration Window Closing

    The Spring 2018 NMAPA test administration window closes Friday, April 6. Please familiarize yourself with the Test Administration Manual (TAM) and/or District Test Coordinator Manual to ensure all NMAPA procedures are followed, including proper preparation of testing materials after test administration for pickup by April 11.

    Scheduling UPS Pickup Deadline

    DTCs must schedule a UPS pickup of all NMAPA secure test material by Monday, April 9. The UPS pickup must occur by Wednesday, April 11.

    • Name and contact information (e.g. phone number, email address)
    • District name and ID
    • Pickup address and specific location (e.g. front office, loading dock, etc.)
    • The tracking number on the return shipping label
    • The number of packages being picked up
    • Date and time of pickup (UPS cannot provide same-day pickups)

    Test administrators should return all NMAPA secure test materials to their DTC by Friday, April 6.

    Late Orders

    The Spring 2018 NMAPA additional order window closed Friday, March 23. If personnel from a school in your district find that they still need test materials, please contact the New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org to place a late order, since the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) ordering system has closed. Late orders will cost $150.00. Districts will be billed $150.00 per Student Score Form ordered late, regardless of whether these Student Score Forms are used. The DTC will receive a bill of $150.00 per student, not per subject.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    Thank you,

    American Institutes for Research (AIR)

    New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)

    New Mexico Help Desk

    American Institutes for Research

    Tel 1.800.254.6130

    Fax 1.877.231.7813

    nmhelpdesk@air.org

    Added March 30, 2018
  • There are only 9 posters included for Task 13. The Supplemental Instructions Sheet lists Poster 10, incorrectly.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added March 7, 2018
  • Test Administration Window Opening

    The Spring 2018 NMAPA test administration window opens Monday, March 12 and will close Friday, April 6. Please familiarize yourself with the Test Administration Manual (TAM) and/or District Test Coordinator Manual before test administration to ensure all NMAPA procedures are followed, including proper preparation of testing materials for pickup after test administration.

    Additional Order Window

    The Spring 2018 NMAPA additional order window opened Monday, March 5 and will close Friday, March 23. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before March 23.

    To order additional test materials, you will need to access the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) ordering system.  From the NMAPA portal (http://nmapa-portal.org) click the “Test Coordinators” button and click “TIDE.”

    In TIDE, you will be able to order the following materials:

    • Student Score Form (order 1 per student taking the NMAPA)
    • 1 TA Kit per two teachers in a grade band (3-5, 6-8, 10-11)
    • DTC Kit, containing a DTC manual, return labels, and information on receiving and returning materials
    • STC Kit, containing information specifically for School Test Coordinators
    • Student Score Form Return Envelopes (1 envelope holds 10 Student Score Forms)

    Districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered before March 23, regardless of whether these Student Score Forms are used. The DTC will receive a bill of $75.00 per student, not per subject. After the close of the additional ordering window on March 23, any late orders placed via the Help Desk (since TIDE will be closed) will be increased in price from $75.00 to $150.00 per Student Score Form.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added March 2, 2018
  • All materials will arrive on their scheduled delivery of Monday, February 26 with the exception of the High School Student Score Forms, which will arrive in districts mid next week.

    If you have any questions, you can contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    Thank you,

    American Institutes for Research (AIR)

    New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)

    Added February 27, 2018
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