Recent Announcements

  • Test Administration Window Opening

    The Fall 2019 NMAPA test administration window opened Monday, October 14 and will close Friday, November 1. 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 checking the accuracy of student identification on the Student Score Forms and proper preparation of testing materials for pickup after test administration.

    All Test Administrators must complete and pass training to be qualified to administer NMAPA.

    Additional Order Window

    The Fall 2019 NMAPA additional order window opened Monday, October 14 and will close Monday, October 28. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before October 28.

    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 (Grades 12-12+)

    Districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered before October 29, 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 October 28, 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.

    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 2018 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 October 15, 2019
  • NMAPA Test Materials Arriving
    The Fall 2019 NMAPA test materials arrived in districts Monday, September 30. 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 Fall 2019 Administration
    Tests will arrive boxed by school. 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, October 14.

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

    Added October 1, 2019
  • Closing of TIDE Initial Order Window

    The initial order window will close on Monday, September 16 within the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) for the NMAPA Fall 2019 Administration.

    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.

    Additional Order Window

    The Fall 2019 NMAPA additional order window opens Monday, October 14 and will close Monday, October 28. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before October 28.

    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 (12-12+)

    Districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered, 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 October 28, 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.

    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 September 13, 2019
  • Opening of TIDE for User Management and Student Pre-ID

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) opened on 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 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 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. 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 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 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 Fall 2019 Administration

    • 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. Purchase orders can be submitted to the New Mexico Help Desk via email at  NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    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 5, 2019
  • 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. Purchase orders can be submitted to the New Mexico Help Desk via email at  NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    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
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