Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • Test Administration Window Opening
    The Fall 2018 NMAPA test administration window opens Monday, September 24 and will close 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 for pickup after test administration.
     
    Additional Order Window
    The Fall 2018 NMAPA additional order window opens Monday, September 24 and will close Monday, October 8th. If personnel from a school in your district find that they need additional test materials, please place an order before October 8th. 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)

    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 8th, 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 8th, 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 will send you an invoice by e-mail following the end of the administration’s additional ordering 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 September 24, 2018
  • TIDE is now open for the 2018-19 school year. As part of the system roll-over for the new school year all user passwords have been reset. All users will need to complete the steps below to create a new password.

    1. From the NMAPA portal, select any assessment and navigate to the TIDE login page. Select the "Request a new one for this school year" link just below the login prompt.
    2. On the “Reset Your Password” page, enter the email address you use for all NMAPA systems and select the ‘Submit’ button.
    3. An email (from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org) which contains a link to reset your password will be sent to the email address associated with the account. This link must be accessed within 15 minutes or you will need to restart the password reset process.
    4. Within 15 minutes, select the link in the email and follow the on-screen prompts to create a new password. Press the ‘Submit’ button. 
    New in 2018-2019: Upon login to TIDE, an “Enter Code” page may appear. An authentication code will automatically be sent to your email address. You must enter this code into the “Enter Emailed Code” field and select the ‘Submit’ button, within five minutes of receiving the authentication code email. Throughout the school year, returning users who access TIDE from a new device or browser, or who have cleared the cache on a previously-used browser, will be required to receive an emailed code after entering their username and password via the secure login prompt.
     
    All users who had access to AIR systems in 2017-2018 will continue to have access this year, after the above procedure has been followed to reset their password. If a user should no longer have an account, their test coordinator should follow the process in the TIDE user guide, found in the Resources section of the NMAPA portal, to remove their system access. Please contact the New Mexico Help Desk at (800) 254-6130 or nmhelpdesk@air.org with any questions, or if you need additional assistance with your password.

    Added August 1, 2018
  • Opening of TIDE for User Management and Student Pre-ID
    TIDE will open for the NMAPA Fall 2018 Administration on Wednesday, August 1. As of August 1, 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 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 Fall 2018 Online Test Administrator Training, which opens August 27.

    Online Test Administrator Training
    Starting August 27, 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 Viewing NMAPA Score Reports
    5. 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. However, all Test Administrators are encouraged to take the online training to acclimate themselves to the new TIDE system and receive a refresher on how the assessment is delivered.

    Information for Fall 2018

    • American Institutes for Research (AIR) is the testing vendor for ALL subjects this year - ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies for Grades 12-12+. 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, contact the AIR New Mexico Help Desk at 1-800-254-6130 or NMHelpDesk@air.org.
     

    Added July 30, 2018
  • View all announcements