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  • Updated: The Spring 2018 Guide to Navigating the Online HSA-Alt Administration and the Spring 2018 Data Entry Interface User Guide have been posted to the Resources section of the HSA-Alt portal website. TAs and TCs may access the manuals by clicking on the links above, or via the Resources >> Test Administration >> Online Administration folder (for the Guide to Navigation) or the Resources >> Test Administration >> Paper/Pencil Administration folder (for the DEI User Guide).

    Added February 14, 2018
  • Apple’s recent update to their iOS, 11.2.5, contains important security updates. AIR recommends that iOS 11.2.5 be used as the minimum version of iOS 11 for student testing. Please note, devices running other supported versions of iOS (9.3 or 10.3) are not affected by these security risks and are not required to be updated to iOS 11.2.5.

    Added February 14, 2018
  • The testing window for the HSA-Alt Assessments in ELA, Mathematics and Science will open on Tuesday, February 20th. The HSA-Alt online administration testing window will remain open until Thursday, May 31, 2018. The HSA-Alt paper/pencil administration testing window will remain open until Friday, May 25, 2018. Printed posters needed for online administration of ELA and Mathematics arrive in schools by February 16th (no printed materials are needed for Science). HSA-Alt Test Administrators should check with their school's Test Coordinator to collect these materials by February 20th. If a school has not received their HSA-Alt materials for online administration by February 20th, please contact the Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added February 14, 2018
  • The updated Spring 2018 HSA-Alt online TA Certification Courses for Online (iPad) Administration and Paper/Pencil Test Administration are now available for returning Test Administrators who will not attend a face-to-face training session in February 2018. Users may access the courses by clicking on the "Online TA Certification Course" link on the right side of the HSA-Alt home page or by clicking this link. The courses can also be accessed in the "Training Sites" section, after clicking on either the "Teachers" or the "Test Coordinators/Administrators/Second Raters" link on the left side of the homepage. You must have an active TIDE account in order to log in and complete the course. AIR recommends using either the Chrome or Firefox browser to access the course.

    Added February 7, 2018
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser is now available for Mac OS 10.13 and can be downloaded via the Secure Browsers page. The updated browser must be installed on each computer that has Mac OS 10.13 and will be used for online testing during the 2017-2018 school year, and should be used for all assessments in the Hawai'i State Assessment Program: the Smarter Balanced Interim and Summative Assessments, HSA Science Assessments, HSA Alternate Assessments, and End-of-Course Exams. Any previous versions of the Secure Browser will automatically be deleted once the new browser is installed. Information on how to install the Secure Browser can be found in the 2017-2018 Secure Browsers Installation Manual.

    Added February 1, 2018
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