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  • Opening of TIDE for User Management and Student Pre-ID

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will open on January 11 for the NMAPA Spring 2018 Administration. As of January 11, all those with TIDE accounts will be able to log into TIDE to begin adding users and adding or uploading students for Pre-ID labels.

    If a district did not administer the Fall 2017 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 to log in to the system and set their new password.

    Test Administrators MUST be added into TIDE in order to participate in the Spring 2018 Online Test Administrator Training, which opens January 11.

    Online Test Administrator Training

    Starting January 11, the Online Test Administration Training course will be accessible through the NMAPA Portal. This course takes the place of in-person training and will review the following information in five modules:

    1. Eligibility and important information for the NMAPA
    2. Determining Starting and Stopping Points for the NMAPA
    3. Administering and Scoring the NMAPA
    4. Entering Scores for the NMAPA
    5. Viewing NMAPA Score Reports

    Test Administrators will have to sign into TIDE for their certification to be tracked. Test Coordinators will be able to view online if Test Administrators are certified as trained to deliver the NMAPA assessment.

    If a Test Administrator attended the in-person NMAPA training within the last two years, they will not be required to take the online training. The training will help experienced Test Administrators, however, by acclimating them to the new TIDE system and providing a refresher on how the assessment is delivered.

    AIR does not provide replacement certificates for past in-person trainings, nor can AIR look up past registrations to confirm attendance. Lack of certification may lead to test invalidations at your district of school.

    Information for Spring 2018 Administration

    • American Institutes for Research (AIR) is the testing vendor for ALL subjects this year - ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. There will be no more separate NCSC ELA/Math test booklets. All score data will be input into Student Score Forms.
    • We are field testing new items - in addition to the regular task blocks (1-6, 3-9, 6-12), all students, regardless of level, are required to be administered tasks 13-15.
    • There will be second raters. 
    • After the administration has closed, districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered during the Initial and Additional TIDE Ordering Windows, regardless of whether these Student Score Forms were used. The DTC will receive a bill of $75.00 per student, not per subject. Information regarding submitting purchase orders will be sent when the Initial Ordering Window opens.

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

    Added January 9, 2018
  • Online Reporting System (ORS) Opening Thursday, December 7
    The NMAPA is now offering online access to score reports and score data for Spring and Fall 2017 testing data. All district- and school-level users will be able to view their students' printed score reports through the NMAPA portal at http://nmapa-portal.org/. On the "Test Coordinators" page, click the Online Reporting System (ORS) system link.
     
    Users will log in using the same username and password they use for TIDE. For any questions, users should consult the ORS User Guide, which will be posted on the NMAPA portal in the Resources section.

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

     

    Added December 6, 2017
  • Test Administration Window Closing
    The Fall 2017 NMAPA test administration window closes Friday, October 13. 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 after test administration for pickup by October 17.

    Scheduling UPS Pickup Deadline
    DTCs must schedule a UPS pickup of all NMAPA secure test material by Friday, October 13th. The UPS pickup must occur by Tuesday, October 17.

    To schedule a pick up, contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    Added October 12, 2017
  • The Fall 2017 NMAPA test administration window opens Monday, September 25 and will close Friday, October 13. 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.
    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 September 22, 2017
  • The Fall 2017 NMAPA additional order window opened Monday, September 18th and will close Friday, October 6th. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before October 6th.
    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.”

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

    Added September 19, 2017

Key Document IconKey Documents

  • Participation Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/Participation-Guidelines.pdf
    Updated January 2, 2018
  • ORS User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/NM_ORS_UserGuide_Fall-2017_1292018.pdf
    Updated June 27, 2018
  • TIDE User Guide /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/NM-TIDE-User-Guide_Spring-2018.pdf
    Updated January 11, 2018
  • TIDE User Roles /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/New-Mexico-User-Roles-for-Spring-2018.pdf
    Updated January 9, 2018
  • Pre-ID File Layout /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/NMAPA-Spring-2018-Pre-ID-Layout.pdf
    Updated January 22, 2018
  • Scheduling a UPS Pickup /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/Procedural-Steps-to-Scheduling-a-UPS-Pickup_Spring-2018.pdf
    Updated January 9, 2018
  • STC Supplemental Instructions /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/STC-Supplemental-Instructions_-Spring-2018.pdf
    Updated January 9, 2018
  • DTC Hot Sheet /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/DTC-Hot-Sheet_Spring-2018_v3.pdf
    Updated August 16, 2017
  • Performance Level Descriptors /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/Performance-Level-Descriptors.pdf
    Updated March 30, 2018
  • TIDE Tasks /core/fileparse.php/2072/urlt/NMAPA-Spring-2018-TIDE-Tasks-for-District-Test-Coordinators_v2.pdf
    Updated January 3, 2018