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  • The Spring 2019 NMAPA additional order window opened Monday, March 11 and will close Monday, March 25. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before March 25.
     
    To order additional test materials, you will need to access the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) ordering system.  From the NMAPA portal (https://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)
    • TA Kit  (1 per two teachers in a grade band: 3-5, 6-8, 10-11)

    Districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered through March 25, regardless of whether these Student Score Forms are used. The DTC will receive a bill of $75.00 per student, not per subject. Any late orders placed via the Help Desk (since TIDE will be closed) after March 25 will be increased in price from $75.00 to $150.00 per Student Score Form.
     
    Purchase Orders
    Once you have finalized your order in TIDE, please submit an approved purchase order (P.O.) from your billing office to cover the costs of student test materials ordered for your district. Upon request we can supply your school district with a copy of our W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification).
     
    For your billing office’s reference, the New Mexico Billing Contract with AIR can be found on the NMAPA portal under “Resources”.
     
    Please send requests for this W-9 information directly to our New Mexico Help Desk at NMHelpDesk@air.org.
     
    AIR, the assessment contractor, will send you an invoice by e-mail following the end of the test administration window. The invoice will reflect the cost of all student score forms ordered, during both the initial and additional ordering windows and any late orders submitted through the Help Desk. Payment for all invoices will be due within 30 days of their receipt.
     
    The approved district P.O. for the 2019 assessment cycle should contain the following information:

    • P.O. number
    • Quantity to order
    • Amount to invoice
    • District/school code
    • Billing address
    • Billing contact
    • Email for e-billing invoice
    • Phone and fax number
    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 22, 2019
  • It has come to our attention that Grade 3-5 ELA Task 14, “Beginning and Ending Sounds”, is not marked as having Access Limitations for students who are deaf or may have a hearing impairment (DHI). If a Test Administrator has a student incapable of answering this task successfully due to deafness or a hearing impairment, please have the TA skip this task. On the answer document, Task 14 should be left blank and no marks made. This task is a Field Test task and will not count against the student. DTCs should also make sure students have updated demographic information in TIDE to capture student disabilities. Accurate data in TIDE will help AIR calculate accurate item statistics for the task.
     
    Thank you for communicating this information to TAs and accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
     
    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 21, 2019
  • The Spring 2019 NMAPA additional order window opened Monday, March 11 and will close Monday, March 25. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before March 25.
     
    To order additional test materials, you will need to access the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) ordering system. From the NMAPA portal (https://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)
    Districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered before March 25, 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 25, 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.
     
     

    Added March 18, 2019
  • It has come to our attention that there are a few typos on the Supplemental Instructions provided within the TA Kits which may lead DTCs to mistakenly think that materials are missing from their order. These corrected instructions have been provided to the AIR New Mexico Help Desk. DTCs may contact the Help Desk with any questions they may have regarding missing materials.
     
    For the Spring 2019 test administration, there has been an increase in the ordering of TA Kits. As a reminder, TA kits should be ordered per school and not per teacher. Teachers can share TA kit materials amongst themselves. The only material needed per student is the 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.
     
    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 13, 2019
  • NMAPA Test Materials Arriving

    The Spring 2019 NMAPA test materials are due to arrive in districts Monday, February 25. DTCs are responsible for verifying the materials received in the district box(es) against the District Security Checklist and distributing test materials to the STCs or TAs.

    New for the Spring 2019 Administration

    STCs and TAs are likewise responsible for verifying that materials for each TA match the School Security Checklist. Any discrepancies must be reported immediately to the STC and DTC.

    Please keep in mind that all NMAPA test materials are secure and must be kept in a securely locked area when the test is not being administered.

    If you find your district has insufficient test materials, the DTC can order more test materials during the additional ordering window, which opens Monday, March 11.

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

    Added February 22, 2019
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