Recent Announcements

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

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opened August 19 for the NMAPA Fall 2019 Administration. As of August 19, 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 Spring 2019 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. New District Test Coordinators must be designated by a district Superintendent or Charter School Director for NMPED to authorize access to TIDE.  The designation form is at  https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/assessment-3/district-test-coordinator/

    Test Coordinators MUST add Test Administrators into TIDE in order for them to participate in the Fall 2019 Online Test Administrator Training, which opens September 6.

    Online Test Administrator Training

    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. NMPED and Test Coordinators will be able to monitor if Test Administrators are certified to administer the NMAPA assessment.

    If a Test Administrator attended the in-person NMAPA training within the last three 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 by 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 students’ test results being invalidated.

    Information for Fall 2019 Administration

    • American Institutes for Research (AIR) is the testing vendor for ALL subjects this administration- ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. All score data will be input into Student Score Forms.
    • There will be no 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 August 20, 2019
  • Online Reporting System (ORS) and Score Reports Due in District

    The NMAPA assessment is now offering online access to score reports, including individual student reports, and to score data for Spring 2019. All district and school-level users are 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) 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 is located on the NMAPA portal at http://nmapa-portal.org in the Resources section. Score Reports in ORS are available now.

     Paper Score Reports and USB drives containing reports in pdf format will be delivered to districts by Tuesday, July 2.

         Educator and Family Interpretive Guides

    Interpretive Guides to help educators and families better understand and use their child's 2019 NMAPA score reports are located on the NMAPA portal at http://nmapa-portal.org under the General Information 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 June 24, 2019
  • The Discrepancy Resolution (DRS) module in TIDE is now available. The deadline for resolution will be extended until Thursday, May 23, 2019 at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

    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

    Added May 22, 2019
  • Return of Test Materials
    Student Score Forms: Return using the provided UPS return shipping envelope for express delivery. Keep the following separate from all other testing materials:

    • Completed Student Score Forms (one for each student)
    • Completed Second Rater Student Score Forms (if applicable)
    • Unused Student Score Forms
    • Optional student scoring worksheets

    All Other Testing Materials: Return all other testing materials from the Spring 2019 administration (test booklets, printed test materials, etc.) using the UPS ground shipping label(s) provided. Please place all materials in the original boxes, seal tightly, and affix the UPS ground return shipment labels (included in the DTC Kit polybag). For more information, please see the District Test Coordinator Manual.

    For additional return shipping label(s), please contact our New Mexico Help Desk at NMHelpDesk@air.org with the following information:

    • Shipping address
    • Email address
    • Telephone number
    • Number of return shipping labels that are needed
    • Type of material being returned:
      • Student Score Forms (used and unused)
      • Testing materials (test booklets, printed manipulatives, miscellaneous documents)

    Scheduling UPS Pickup Deadline
    DTCs must schedule a UPS pickup of all NMAPA secure test material by Wednesday, April 10. The UPS pickup must occur by Friday, April 12. To schedule a pickup, contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 and provide the Help Desk agent with the following information:

    • 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)

    Purchase Orders
    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). Please send requests for this W-9 information directly to our New Mexico Help Desk at NMHelpDesk@air.org.
     
    For your billing office’s reference, the New Mexico Billing Contract with AIR can be found on the NMAPA portal under “Resources”.
    AIR 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 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 April 10, 2019
  • The Spring 2019 NMAPA test administration window closes Friday, April 5. Please familiarize yourself with the Test Administration Manual (TAM) and/or District Test Coordinator Manual to ensure all NMAPA procedures are followed in preparing testing materials for pickup by April 10.

    Scheduling UPS Pickup Deadline

    DTCs must schedule a UPS pickup of all NMAPA secure test material by Wednesday, April 10. The UPS pickup must occur by Friday, April 12. UPS pickups can be scheduled via the New Mexico Help Desk by providing the following:

    • 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 Wednesday, April 10. 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 4, 2019
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