Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • Due to the predicted inclement weather, the start time of the February 28th 9:00 am 2018-2019 RI NGSA Test Coordinator Training is delayed until 9:30 am. 

    Added February 27, 2019
  • Student Testing on Chrome OSv72

    The latest version of the Chrome v72 is now supported for student testing. If your district already updated to Chrome v72, please ensure your district has the newest release (72.0.3626.117) prior to testing. You may also continue to test on Chrome v67-71.

    Note: Earlier this month, American Institutes for Research (AIR) asked districts to hold off on updating Chrome browsers to v72 due to some errors that were being received when using this version. This issue has been resolved with the newest release (72.0.3626.117).

    Added February 26, 2019
  • We are updating the presentation used during the February 25th RI NGSA Test Coordinator Training. An updated version will be posted to the portal before the February 28th training.  

    Added February 25, 2019
  • Updated Training Tests are now available on the Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment Portal. New features include updated standalone items and a Spanish language version training test.

    Training Tests help Test Administrators and Students become familiar with the assessment system, functionality, and item types. You can access the Training Test here

    An updated Training Test Brochure and Training Test User Guide is also available in the Resources section of the portal. 

    Added February 22, 2019
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) is open for the 2018-2019 school year. 

    Added February 19, 2019
  • The 2018-2019 NGSA Test Coordinator Training registration is now open. Please click here for training dates and registration information. 

    Added February 8, 2019
  • AIR has completed the review of macOS 10.14 and determined a new secure browser is required to support this new operating system. Additionally, a security issue has been discovered for macOS 10.13. To address these issues, AIR has created and posted a newly updated version of the secure browser for macOS which is available for download on the Secure Browsers page. Previous versions of the secure browser for macOS will no longer function after December 31, 2018. All macOS devices (10.9 to 10.14) are required have the new secure browser installed in order to test in the new year.

    Added December 6, 2018
  • IMPORTANT ADDENDUM TO TEST ADMINISTRATION MANUAL REGARDING SEGMENT BREAKS

    This addendum outlines two additions to the Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment (RI NGSA) Test Administration Manual (TAM). These additions were made to the RI NGSA TAM on May 14, 2018. Please use the updated version of the Test Administration Manual.

    Added May 14, 2018
  • PRINT VERSION OF PERIODIC TABLE AVAILABLE

    An online Periodic Table is an item on the global menu for the 8th and 11th grade NGSA. If desired, all students have the option of using a printed paper copy of the Periodic Table. Click here to download a copy to print a copy of the Periodic Table.

    Added May 10, 2018
  • AIR Systems Webinar Training – Part 2

    When?

    Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 

    Who should attend?

    This webinar introduces Rhode Island test administration policies and provides instruction on the use of the Student and TA interfaces. This webinar is intended for:

    • District Administrators
    • School Coordinators
    • Teachers

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will provide an overview of:

    • Rhode Island Test Administration Policies
    • Student Interface
    • TA Interface

    How do I register? Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added April 13, 2018
  • AIR Systems Webinar Training – Part 1

    When?

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Who should attend?

    This webinar provides instruction on the use of various AIR systems that will assist you to successfully administer the Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment and is intended for:

    • District Administrators
    • School Coordinators
    • Teachers

    What’s it all about?

    This webinar will provide an overview of:

    • Rhode Island Next Generation Science Assessment Portal
    • Secure Browser
    • TA Certification Course
    • Practice Test
    • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)

    How do I register? Register for the webinar by clicking on the date below.

    After registering, a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you provided during registration.

    Added April 13, 2018
  • The presentation from the Winter 2018 Test Coordinator Trainings is now available in the Training Resources section of the portal. Click here to access the presentation.

    Added February 22, 2018
  • The 2017 - 2018 Science Assessment Test Coordinator Trainings have concluded. Thank you for your participation.

    Added February 2, 2018

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