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  • Initial Ordering Window Closing

    The Spring 2019 NMAPA initial ordering window is closing Thursday, February 7. Before the window closes, you will need to access the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) ordering system to place your NMAPA test material orders for the upcoming administration. From the NMAPA portal (http://nmapa-portal.org) click the “Test Coordinators” button and click “TIDE”.

    After logging into TIDE, you will be able to order the following materials:

    • Student Score Forms
    • 1 TA Kit per two teachers in a grade band (3-5, 6-8, 10-11)

    Materials ordered by February 7 will be delivered to districts on February 25.  If you require additional testing materials, the additional ordering window will open on Monday, March 11.

    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. Districts/Schools 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 Help Desk (since TIDE will be closed) will increase in price 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 to the New Mexico Help Desk. 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 contract with AIR can be found on the NMAPA Portal at under “Resources”.

    Please send requests for the W-9 information directly to our New Mexico Help Desk at NMHelpDesk@air.org.

    AIR will send you an invoice by email following the end of the administration’s testing window. The invoice will reflect the cost of all student score forms ordered during the initial ordering window, the additional ordering window, and any late orders submitted through the Help Desk. Payment of all invoices will be due within 30 days of their receipt.

    The approved district P.O. for the 2018-2019 assessment cycle should contain the following information:

    • P.O. Box Number
    • Quantity to order
    • Amount to invoice
    • District/school code
    • Billing address
    • Billing contact
    • Email for e-billing invoice Phone and fax number

    Online Test Administrator Training

    The Online Test Administration Training course became accessible through the NMAPA Portal January 10. This course takes the place of in-person training and consists of five modules that cover the following information:

    • Eligibility and Important Information for the NMAPA
    • Determining Starting and Stopping Points for the NMAPA
    • Administering and Scoring the NMAPA
    • Entering Scores for the NMAPA
    • Viewing NMAPA Score Reports

    Test Administrators are required to take the online training if they have not had training in the past two years. Test Administrators who received training certification in Spring 2017 or more recently do not need to take training in advance of the Spring 2019 administration. 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. Test Administrators who completed the training in-person should contact the HelpDesk and the local district test coordinator to provide a copy of the certificate.

    Test Administrators MUST have a Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) account to take this online training. Test Administrators' accounts can be created by District Test Coordinators or designated School Test Coordinators.

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

    Added February 7, 2019
  • Opening of TIDE for User Management and Student Pre-ID

    The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will open on January 10 for the NMAPA Spring 2019 Administration. As of January 10, 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 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 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 2019 Online Test Administrator Training, which opens January 10.

    Online Test Administrator Training

    Starting January 7, 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 2019 Administration

    • American Institutes for Research (AIR) is the testing vendor for ALL subjects this year - ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. 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 10, 2019
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be closing for the NMAPA Fall 2018 Administration. On October 26 all those with TIDE accounts will not be able 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 Fall 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 Spring 2019 administration. We highly recommended that DTC’s access the portal before October 25 to set up their login credentials. This will streamline the process when the ordering window for Spring 2019 opens in January.

    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 23, 2018
  • Test Administration Window Closing Friday, October 12
    The Fall 2018 NMAPA test administration window closes Friday, October 12. 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 packaging of testing materials after test administration for pickup by October 19.
     
    Scheduling UPS Pickup Deadline
    DTCs must schedule a UPS pickup of all NMAPA secure test material by Wednesday, October 17. The UPS pickup must occur by Friday, October 19. To schedule a pickup, the DTC needs to have 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)
    Test administrators should return all NMAPA secure test materials to their DTC by Wednesday, October 17.
     
    Late Orders
    The Fall 2018 NMAPA late order window will close Wednesday, October 10. 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.

    Added October 10, 2018
  • The Fall 2018 NMAPA additional order window opened Monday, September 24 and will close Monday, October 8. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before October 8. 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)
    • TA Kit (1 per two teachers)

    Beginning Fall 2018, DTC kits, STC kits, and student score form envelopes will be automatically generated based upon the district’s order of student score forms.
     
    Districts will be billed $75.00 per Student Score Form ordered before October 8, 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 8, any late orders placed via 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 contract with AIR can be found on the NMAPA Portal at under “Resources” or at the PED website at https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/NMAPA-Main-Contract_searchable.pdf.
     
    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
    Test Administration Window Closing Friday, October 12
    The Fall 2018 NMAPA test administration window closes Friday, October 12. 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 19.
     
    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 3, 2018
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