Recent Announcements

  • 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
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be closing for the NMAPA Spring 2018 Administration. On April 20 all those with TIDE accounts will not be able to log into TIDE 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 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 and access TIDE for the Fall 2018 administration. We highly recommended that DTC’s access the portal before April 20 to set up their login credentials. This will streamline the process when the ordering window for Fall 2018 opens in August.

    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 19, 2018
  • Test Administration Window Closing

    The Spring 2018 NMAPA test administration window closes Friday, April 6. Please familiarize yourself with the Test Administration Manual (TAM) and/or District Test Coordinator Manual to ensure all NMAPA procedures are followed, including proper preparation of testing materials after test administration for pickup by April 11.

    Scheduling UPS Pickup Deadline

    DTCs must schedule a UPS pickup of all NMAPA secure test material by Monday, April 9. The UPS pickup must occur by Wednesday, April 11.

    • 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 Friday, April 6.

    Late Orders

    The Spring 2018 NMAPA additional order window closed Friday, March 23. 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.

    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 30, 2018
  • There are only 9 posters included for Task 13. The Supplemental Instructions Sheet lists Poster 10, incorrectly.

    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 7, 2018
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