Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • Registration is now open for the February 2018 Hawaii Statewide Assessment Program (HSAP) training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the HSA Science home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added November 16, 2017
  • Test and technology coordinators at schools using Macs for Smarter Balanced testing should not update their test devices to Mac OS High Sierra, as the Secure Browser will not work with this OS.  Test coordinators should immediately inform their technology coordinators and teachers using Macs for administering either the summative or interim assessments that they should not update their operating system, otherwise, the current secure browser will not work.  An announcement will be made through the Assessment News when an updated, compatible browser is available. REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added October 10, 2017
  • The Smarter Balanced and HSA Science Parent Information Booklets (PIBs) are currently available in English and 14 translated languages and can be found in the General Information folder on the Resources page. Printed PIBs will be shipped and delivered to each school the week of September 18th. Each student’s home language in Infinite Campus has been used to determine whether a student will receive either an English PIB or a translated PIB in the home language indicated by their family. Please make sure the students receive either the English or translated PIB that they need. If your school does not receive their shipment of PIBs by September 29th, please contact the Help Desk.

    Added September 20, 2017
  • The updated Secure Browser for Linux operating systems is now available: http://alohahsap.org/HSA/browsers/

    Added September 18, 2017
  • Registration is now open for the Fall 2017 NGSS Item Authoring training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the HSA Science home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added August 22, 2017
  • Printed family score reports for the HSA Science Assessments were delivered to all schools the week of August 11th. Schools should distribute the printed family score reports to parents when they are received or soon thereafter. As a reminder, online Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for each content area assessment may also be accessed at any time via the Online Reporting System (ORS). If schools do not receive their family score reports by August 16th or experience any issues with the family score reports delivery, please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added August 14, 2017
  • Beginning Monday, August 14, 2017, Test Administrators will need to complete the online TA Certification Course for the 2017-2018 school year in order to administer assessments, including the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments. Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers may log in and access the course by clicking here, or by clicking on the Online TA Certification Course card found on the Training Sites section of the portal.

    Added August 11, 2017
  • Registration is now open for the Fall 2017 Accessibility and Accommodations training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the HSA Science home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training, including location and dates, can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added August 2, 2017
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) is back online for the 2017-2018 school year and has launched 2016-2017 scores. State Aggregates will be displayed once they have been calculated.

    Added August 1, 2017
  • The updated Secure Browser for Hawaii SY 2017-2018 assessments will be available to schools beginning July 31st. The updated Secure Browser for Windows and Mac OS X computers will be available on July 31st. The updated Mobile Secure Browser for Mac iOS and ChromeOS devices will be available in the respective app stores by August 15th. AIR is continuing development of the updated Secure Browser for Linux operating systems and updated Mobile Secure Browser for Android devices. Further updates regarding their release date will be provided in early August via announcements and in the Assessment News. Updated Secure Browsers will be available on/after the listed dates at the HSAP Secure Browsers page on the HSAP Portal: http://alohahsap.org/HSA/browsers/.

    Added July 26, 2017
  • As part of transitioning to fully-NGSS assessments in SY 2019-2020, the HSA Science Assessments and Biology EOC will have Bridge Assessments beginning in SY 2017-2018. Further information and the modified Test Blueprints can be found here.

    Added July 25, 2017
  • As part of the system roll-over for the new school year, all HSAP system user passwords have been cleared. Please review the instructions in this Word document to create a new password for the 2017-2018 school year. All user accounts which had access to HSAP systems in 2016-2017 will continue to have access this year, although users are required to reset their password.  If a user should no longer have an account, their school test coordinator should follow the process outlined in the TIDE User Guide to remove their system access.

    Added July 21, 2017
  • Due to system updates, the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline from Friday, July 7, 2017 until Saturday, July 8, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added July 3, 2017
  • Due to system updates, all AIR Systems will be offline from Saturday, July 1, 2017 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added June 23, 2017
  • REMINDER: The Online HSA Science testing window will close at the end of the school day on Friday, May 26th (including Braille).

    Added May 24, 2017
  • HIDOE and AIR are now accepting applications for the Summer 2017 HSA Science and Biology I Item Review Committees. To apply, click the “Summer 2017 Review Committee Registration” link on the HSA Science portal home page or click here to access the registration site. Full information about the review committees can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added May 17, 2017
  • REMINDER: Today (May 3, 2017) at 11am Hawaii Standard Time, the current license for the Julie and Violeta NeoSpeech voice packs will expire. If your school has NeoSpeech voice packs installed on your Windows-based computers used for Hawaii Statewide Assessments with Text-to-Speech, your School Technology Coordinator or School Test Coordinator will need to renew your NeoSpeech voice pack licenses. Note: schools do not need to re-install the voice pack software, only the licenses. To ensure that your computer’s voice packs continue to function as expected, please download the updated licenses in TIDE under General Resources > Download Voice Pack and transfer the licenses to the appropriate license folders on Windows machines following the instructions posted on the Download Voice Pack page. Please use the “Checking TTS License on Training Test Site” instructions to check specific computer(s) for the updated license file(s) via the AIR Practice and Training Test site. These instructions will assist you in identifying computers that may need to be updated.

    Added May 3, 2017
  • IMPORTANT: On May 3, 2017, the current license for the Julie and Violeta NeoSpeech voice packs will expire. If your school has NeoSpeech voice packs installed on your computers used for Hawaii Statewide Assessments with Text-to-Speech, your School Technology Coordinator or School Test Coordinator will need to renew your NeoSpeech voice pack licenses. Note: schools do not need to re-install the voice pack software, only the licenses. To ensure that your computer’s voice packs continue to function as expected, please download the updated licenses in TIDE under General Resources > Download Voice Pack and transfer the licenses to the appropriate license folders on Windows machines following the instructions available in the Updating the NeoSpeech Licenses document.

    Added April 19, 2017
  • Those who experience problems with the Online TA Certification Course (e.g., logging in, printing certificate of completion, etc.), should contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.  Please have the following information available to assist with troubleshooting – type of computer, operating system (Windows 10, etc.), browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.), and any error messages that may pop up. To avoid potential issues, please clear your cache and cookies prior to taking the course, make sure you click “EXIT” before closing your browser, and complete the course on a desktop or laptop device.

    Added April 10, 2017
  • The HIDOE Assessment Section will be holding a webinar on the Online Reporting System on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:30pm. Please click here for more information, and to join the webinar.

    Added March 30, 2017
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) is back online. Mahalo for your patience.

    Added March 13, 2017
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline March 10-12, 2017 due to scheduled maintenance. ORS will be available again on Monday, March 13, 2017.

    Added March 7, 2017
  • The Online Test Delivery System will be offline on Friday, February 17, 2017 for maintenance. HSA Science Assessments and Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments will not be available for testing during this time. The system will re-open on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 following the Presidents’ Day weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added February 17, 2017
  • Due to maintenance, TIDE will be offline on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 1am – 7am HST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added February 7, 2017
  • REMINDER: The Test Delivery System (TDS) will be offline for maintenance on Friday, February 17th (re-opening at 6am HST on Tuesday, February 21st following the Presidents’ Day holiday). Online training and practice tests, TIDE, and the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be available during this scheduled downtime. A full list of all scheduled downtimes may be found on the Important Dates page of this portal website.

    Added February 1, 2017
  • The HIDOE Assessment Section will be holding a webinar on the Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE) on February 16, 2017 at 2:30pm. Please click here for more information, and to join the webinar.

    Added January 24, 2017
  • The self-registration feature for the Digital Library is now active. All teachers with a Lotus Notes email address ending in “@notes.k12.hi.us” are now able to self-register for Digital Library account access. Go to www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org, click the “Register for the Digital Library” button, and enter your name and email address ending in “@notes.k12.hi.us.” NOTE: Schools that use Yahoo, Gmail, or other non-Lotus Notes email addresses cannot use the self-registration feature at this time and should contact the Help Desk to register for a Digital Library account.

    Added December 22, 2016
  • AIR now supports testing on iOS 10.2 for all assessments and exams. Please ensure that all testing devices are updated as iOS 10.0 and 10.1 will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2016. For a full list of the supported operating systems for SY 2016-2017, please see the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page.

    Added December 21, 2016
  • The Assessment Section will present a Technology Requirements for Online Testing webinar on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Topics covered will include the tasks of the test and technology coordinators and system and software requirements for HSAP test administrations. The webinar will be recorded and posted in the Trainings and Webinars section of the alohahsap.org website.

    Added November 21, 2016
  • UPDATE: The Digital Library is back online. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added November 14, 2016
  • An updated Mobile Secure Browser (MSB) 3.4 is now available for iPads, tablets, and other mobile devices. AIR now also supports testing on iOS 10 for all assessments and exams. For a full list of the supported operating systems for SY 2016-2017, please see the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page.

    Added November 2, 2016
  • The online HSA Science Assessments (including Braille) testing window is now open until May 26, 2017.

    Added October 11, 2016
  • The Test Delivery System (TDS) will be offline for maintenance on the following dates during the 2016-2017 school year: Monday, October 10th (re-opening at 6am HST on Tuesday, October 11th); Friday, November 18th (re-opening at 6am HST on Monday, November 21st); and Friday, February 17th (re-opening at 6am HST on Tuesday, February 21st following the Presidents Day holiday). Online training and practice tests, TIDE, and the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be available during scheduled TDS downtimes. A full list of all scheduled downtimes may be found on the Important Dates page of this portal website.

    Added October 5, 2016
  • The 2016-2017 HSA Science and EOC Exams Test Administration Manual has been posted to the Resources section of the HSA Science portal website. TAs and TCs may access the manual by clicking on the link in this announcement or by visiting Resources >> Test Coordinators / Administrators >> Test Administration.

    Added September 30, 2016
  • Due to scheduled maintenance, all AIR Systems will be offline from Friday, 9/23 at 6pm HST until Saturday, 9/24 at 1am HST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added September 20, 2016
  • Printed family score reports and student data labels for the HSA Science Assessments will be delivered to all schools beginning the week of September 19th. Schools should distribute the printed family score reports to parents when they are received or soon thereafter. As a reminder, online Individual Student Reports (ISRs) for each content area assessment may also be accessed at any time via the Online Reporting System (ORS).

    Added September 14, 2016
  • The Smarter Balanced and HSA Science Parent Information Booklets (PIBs) are currently available in English and 14 translated languages and can be found in the General Information folder on the Resources page. Printed PIBs will be shipped and delivered to each school the week of September 12th. Each students’ home language in Infinite Campus has been used to determine whether a student will receive an English PIB or a translated PIB in the home language indicated by their family. Please make sure the students receive the English or translated PIB that they need. If your school does not receive their shipment of PIBs by September 16th, or if you need to request additional booklets, please contact the Help Desk.

    Added August 31, 2016
  • If you are receiving an error message when logging into TIDE, please ensure the complete URL is https://www.hitide.org.

    Added August 8, 2016
  • As part of the system roll-over for the new school year, all HSAP system user passwords have been cleared. Please review the instructions in this Word document to create a new password for the 2016-2017 school year. All user accounts which had access to HSAP systems in 2015-2016 will continue to have access this year, although users are required to reset their password.  If a user should no longer have an account, their school test coordinator should follow the process outlined in the TIDE User Guide to remove their system access.

    Added August 8, 2016
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) is now open for the 2016-2017 school year. TIDE has been redesigned this year with new and improved features including: an improved add/edit functionality, a cleaner and clearer layout, and the ability to monitor test progress. Please visit the new system by clicking here or by selecting the appropriate user role and clicking on the “TIDE” card. The 16-17 TIDE User Guide will be available under the Resources page on Tuesday, August 9th.

    Added August 8, 2016
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser (9.1) for Linux is now available for download via the Secure Browsers page. For information on how to install the Secure Browser, please see the 2016-2017 Secure Browsers Installation Manual.

    Added August 5, 2016
  • REMINDER: The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be offline from August 4 – August 7, 2016 in order to prepare for the 2016-2017 online testing windows. TIDE will reopen on August 8, 2016.

    Added August 3, 2016
  • Attention New Test Coordinators:
    In order to be able to view reports in the Online Reporting System (ORS) and enter new Test Administrators (TA) in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE), you will have to have your principal set you up as a Test Coordinator (TC) role in TIDE. If your principal needs further assistance, please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712.

    Added August 3, 2016
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) is now back online. Mahalo for your patience.

    Added July 28, 2016
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser (9.0) for Windows and Mac OS X is now available for download via the Secure Browsers page. The updated browser must be installed on each computer that will be used for online testing during the 2016-2017 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. The previous version 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 2016-2017 Secure Browsers Installation Manual. Another announcement will be posted when the Secure Browser for Linux is available for download.

    Added July 23, 2016
  • REMINDER: The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be taken offline from August 4 – August 7, 2016 in order to prepare for the 2016-2017 online testing windows. Student information will not be updated in TIDE until the system reopens on August 8, 2016.  New Teachers, Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, or other users may be added to the TIDE system now through August 3, 2016 and after TIDE reopens.

    Added July 22, 2016
  • REMINDER: Due to scheduled maintenance, all AIR Systems will be offline from Friday, 7/22 at 6pm HST until Monday, 7/25 at 1am HST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added July 1, 2016
  • REMINDER: Test Coordinators are to enter the reason for non-participation for any student who did not participate in the administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessments, HSA Science assessments, HSA-Alt assessments, or Biology I EOC Exam in the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) under the “Reasons for Non-Participation” tab. If the reason is not listed, choose “Other.” For example, a student is an English Language Learner (ELL) and in the first year in a U.S. school. This student is included as a non-participant in “Other.” The Reasons for Non-Participation User Guide provides additional information on how to use the ORS to generate a report of non-participants and then how to enter the reasons for non-participation in TIDE. If you have any questions regarding how to enter the reasons for non-participants, contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 (toll free) or email hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added May 26, 2016
  • We are now accepting applications for 2016 HSA Science Summer Review Committees. To apply, click the “2016 Summer Review Committee Registration” link on the HSA Science portal home page or click here to access the registration site. Full information about the review committees can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added May 17, 2016
  • REMINDER: The Online HSA Science testing window will close at the end of the school day on Thursday, May 26th (including Braille and Grade 4 HLIP) and Monday, June 20th (multi-track schools).

    Added May 11, 2016
  • REMINDER: Due to scheduled maintenance, all AIR Systems will be offline from Friday, 4/22 at 6pm HST until Monday, 4/25 at 6am HST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added April 20, 2016
  • UPDATE: The online Test Delivery System (TDS) will be available for testing on Friday, April 22nd. All AIR systems will be online on Friday, April 22nd. The previously announced TDS maintenance will be incorporated into the scheduled downtimes on April 23-24.

    Added April 6, 2016
  • AIR now supports Chrome OS 49 and iOS 9.3 for student testing. An updated Mobile Secure Browser (MSB) 3.3 is also now available for devices using iOS 7–9.3. Note that previous versions of the Secure Browser are not supported on the recently released iOS 9.3, and schools who have upgraded to iOS 9.3 and/or are administering assessments using Text-to-Speech (TTS) should download and install this new version of the MSB. For a full list of the supported operating systems for SY 2015-2016, please see the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page.

    Added March 31, 2016
  • UPDATE: The online Test Delivery System (TDS) will be available for testing on Monday, April 4th. All AIR systems will be online on Monday, April 4th. The Department and AIR are assessing the risks of keeping TDS open for testing on Friday, April 22nd. The decision as to whether or not TDS will remain open on April 22nd will be made by Friday, April 8th.

    Added March 31, 2016
  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section will be hosting an optional webinar on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. for Test Coordinators and others who have questions related to the Department’s statewide student assessments (Smarter Balanced, HSA-Science, HSA-Alt, EOC and ACT). Information on joining the webinar may be found in this document.

    Added March 24, 2016
  • The Test Delivery System (TDS) will be offline for maintenance on Monday, April 4th (re-opening at 6am HST on Tuesday, April 5th) and on Friday, April 22nd (re-opening at 6am HST on Monday, April 25th). Online training and practice tests, TIDE, and the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be available during the scheduled TDS downtime.

    Added March 16, 2016
  • REMINDER: Students must wait 14 calendar days before starting their next HSA Science Assessment testing opportunity. This 14-day restriction will be lifted during the last five weeks of the testing window, April 25—May 26, 2016, and students will need to wait only until the next school day between testing opportunities beginning April 25th.

    Added March 15, 2016
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline March 11-13, 2016 due to scheduled maintenance.  ORS will be available again on Monday, March 14.

    Added March 10, 2016
  • The new Android Mobile Secure Browser (MSB) 2.1 is now available for download from the Google Play Store.  Anyone using Android 5+ should upgrade to MSB 2.1 in order to resolve a known keyboard issue.  Students testing on Android 4.3 and 4.4 are not required to upgrade.

    Added March 9, 2016
  • AIR now supports Chrome OS 41-48, and Text-to-Speech (TTS) is now accessible for practice and training tests on Chrome web browser versions 43-48.  For a full list of the supported operating systems for SY 2015-2016, please see the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page.

    Added March 8, 2016
  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section will be hosting an optional webinar on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. for Test Coordinators and others who have questions related to the Department’s statewide student assessments (Smarter Balanced, HSA-Science, HSA-Alt, EOC and ACT). Information on joining the webinar may be found in this document.

    Added March 7, 2016
  • If you have upgraded to Windows 10 and are experiencing an issue with the Secure Browser opening with a blank white screen and an address bar, please use the following workaround:
    Change the Windows theme in the user account by clicking on Control Panel >> All Control Panel Items >> Personalization >> Select any different theme that is available >> Close the Control Panel >> Launch the Secure Browser.

    Added February 27, 2016
  • AIR will start support of Chrome OS 48 on Monday, 2/22. Please note that Chrome OS 47 will NOT be supported at this time, however, AIR is currently working on an update to the Chrome Secure Browser that will support Chrome OS 47 in the near future. An announcement will be posted when the new Chrome Secure Browser supporting Chrome OS 41-48 is available for download.

    Added February 19, 2016
  • AIR has identified an intermittent issue when launching the Secure Browser for student testing that occurs on computers that were upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. AIR is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible but advises schools not to upgrade any computers to Windows 10 prior to the start of student testing. Another announcement will be posted when this issue has been resolved.

    Added February 18, 2016
  • Scores for any tests taken between 3pm HST on Wednesday, 2/17 until 7am HST on Friday, 2/19 will not appear in ORS until 7am HST on Friday 2/19.

    Added February 17, 2016
  • The Online Test Delivery System will be offline on Friday, 2/12 for maintenance. The Grade 4 and 8 Hawaii State Science Assessments will not be available during this downtime and will relaunch on Tuesday, 2/16 following the Presidents Day weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added February 2, 2016
  • REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added January 28, 2016
  • The new iOS Mobile Secure Browser (MSB) 3.2 is now available for download in the App Store. This is not a required update and users may still use the previous version of the MSB (v 3.1) for testing.

    Added January 27, 2016
  • iOS 9.2 and Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) are now supported for all assessments and exams.

    Apple has released iOS 9.2. iOS 9.2 resolves security issues that were present in iOS 9.0 and 9.1. If you have iPads running iOS 9.0 or 9.1 that are being used for secure assessments, please update the iPads to iOS 9.2 as soon as possible. iOS 9.0 and 9.1 will be blocked for all testing prior to the start of the HSAP operational testing windows.

    Added January 21, 2016
  • The Online Test Delivery System will be offline on Monday, 1/18 and Tuesday, 1/19 for maintenance. The Grade 4 and 8 Hawaii State Science Assessments will not be available during this downtime and will relaunch on Wednesday, 1/20. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added January 9, 2016
  • The Digital Library will be offline on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm HST for updates and enhancements.

    Added December 15, 2015
  • An updated Chrome Secure Browser (v2.8) is now available for download on Google’s Web Store. This new version is an optional upgrade. Schools may continue to test students using the current Chrome Secure Browser (v2.7).

    Added December 7, 2015
  • The Student Practice and Training Tests Site is back online. AIR now supports Chrome 46 (browser), Fedora 22, Firefox 41, and Safari 5.1.x.

    Added October 20, 2015
  • The Online HSA Science (including Braille) testing window is now open until May 26, 2016.

    Added October 13, 2015
  • The Smarter Balanced and HSA Science Parent Information Booklets (PIBs) have been shipped and delivered to each school. Each students’ home language in eSIS has been used to determine whether a student will receive an English PIB or a translated PIB in the home language indicated by their family. If your school has not received their shipment of PIBs, or if you need to request additional booklets, please contact the Help Desk.

    Added September 28, 2015
  • At the current time, iPads upgraded to iOS 9 cannot be used to administer the HSA Science Assessments.

    Added September 25, 2015
  • The list of supported operating systems for SY 2015-2016 has been updated on the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page. AIR is now supporting Windows 10, Chrome 45, and Firefox 40.

    Added September 21, 2015
  • The Hawaiʿi Statewide Assessment Program (HSAP) Online Reporting System (ORS) Webinar presentation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST. Click here for details on how to access the online presentation and conference call.

    Added September 18, 2015
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) is now available for the 2015-2016 school year. ORS can be accessed by selecting the appropriate user role on the homepage and selecting the “Online Reporting System” card.

    Added September 15, 2015
  • The Hawaiʿi Statewide Assessment Program (HSAP) Test Administration Webinar presentation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST. Click here for details on how to access the online presentation and conference call.

    Added September 11, 2015
  • The updated Online TA Certification Course for the 2015-2016 school year is now LIVE. Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers may log in and access the course by clicking here, or by clicking on the Online TA Certification Course card found on the Training Sites section of the portal.

    Added September 4, 2015
  • The Hawaiʿi Statewide Assessment Program (HSAP) Information for Technology Coordinators Webinar presentation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST. Click here for details on how to access the online presentation and conference call.

    Added August 28, 2015
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline due to scheduled maintenance from Monday, August 31, 2015 at 5pm HST through Monday, September 14, 2015. ORS will relaunch for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

    Added August 26, 2015
  • The TIDE system is now open for the 2015-2016 school year!

    Added August 24, 2015
  • In order to prepare for the 2015-2016 online testing windows, the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) is currently offline until Monday, August 24, 2015.

    Added August 14, 2015
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser for all operating systems is now available for download via the Secure Browsers page. The updated browser must be installed on each computer that will be used for online testing during the 2015-2016, and may be used for all statewide testing including Smarter Balanced Interim and Summative Assessments, HSA Science Assessments, HSA Alternate Assessments, and End-of-Course Exams. The previous version 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 2015-2016 Secure Browsers Installation Manual. This manual will be posted on the Resources >> Technology Coordinators page during the first week of August.

    Added July 29, 2015
  • The list of supported operating systems for SY2015-2016 has been updated on the Supported Browsers page and the Secure Browsers page. AIR will no longer support Windows XP, Mac OSX 10.5 (Intel), or Fedora 19 for testing.

    Added July 28, 2015
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be taken offline from August 13 – August 24, 2015 in order to prepare for the 2015-2016 online testing windows. Teachers and staff should wait until the TIDE system is back online on August 24, 2015 before adding new Teachers, Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, or other users to the TIDE system.

    Added July 30, 2015
  • Due to scheduled maintenance, all AIR systems will be offline from Friday, 7/24 at 10pm HST until Sunday, 7/26 at 5pm HST. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Added June 29, 2015
  • Principals, Test Coordinators, and Teachers are able to access the 2014-15 scores for students who have withdrawn from your school in the Online Reporting System by clicking on Score Reports and then using the third radio search button “Scores for students who were mine when they tested during the selected administration.” The user will need to select his/her complex area information, click on a grade level and subject, and search for the students by names, not SSIDs. Then the scores for all students tested, including the withdrawn students, can be viewed. If a user has no withdrawn students, he/she can use the first radio search button “Scores for students who were mine at the end of the selected administration” and search for the students by SSIDs. Then the scores for all students tested that do not include any withdrawn students can be viewed. For more information, please see pages 17-18 in the 2014-2015 Online Reporting System User Guide.

    Added June 29, 2015
  • The Online HSA Science (including Braille and Grade 4 HLIP) testing window has been extended for multi-track schools until Monday, 6/25.  The Online HSA Science (including Braille and Grade 4 HLIP) testing window for all other schools will close on Wednesday, 6/3.

    Added May 14, 2015
  • Plan and Manage Testing in ORS is now updated and fully operable. Thank you for your patience.

    Added April 28, 2015
  • We are now accepting applications for 2015 HSA Science Summer Review Committees. Click here for more information. To apply, click the “2015 Summer Review Committee Registration” link on the HSA Science portal home page or click here to access the registration site.

    Added April 14, 2015
  • Earlier this week Apple released the updated iOS 8.3 operating system for iPads. School TAs and/or Technology Coordinators should not update any iPads being used for testing until the AIR software review team has confirmed iOS 8.3 is compatible with AIR testing systems. Another announcement will be posted once compatibility has been confirmed.

    Added April 9, 2015
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline due to scheduled maintenance beginning Friday, 4/3 through Sunday, 4/5. ORS will be available again on Monday, 4/6.

    Added March 28, 2015
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline due to scheduled maintenance beginning Thursday, 3/19 through Sunday, 3/22.  ORS will be available again on Monday, 3/23.

    Added March 18, 2015
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, 3/14 and Sunday, 3/15. ORS will be available on Monday, 3/16.

    Added March 13, 2015
  • Due to scheduled maintenance, the Test Delivery System (TDS) will be offline from Friday, 3/6, at 6pm HST until Monday, 3/9.  The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline on Friday, 3/6, at 4am HST until 5pm on Monday, 3/9.

    Added March 5, 2015
  • The Online TA Certification Course is back online and fully operable. Users can access the course by selecting their user card and then clicking on Training Site followed by the Online TA Certification Course card.

    Added February 12, 2015
  • The Online TA Certification Course is currently offline due to unexpected maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. An announcement will be posted on this page when the course is back online.

    Added February 9, 2015
  • The toll-free HSAP Help Desk number is now working.  You can reach the Help Desk by calling 1-866-648-3712 or by sending an email to hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added February 3, 2015
  • We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the toll-free HSAP Help Desk number. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. In the meantime, please email the Help Desk at hsaphelpdesk@air.org for immediate assistance.

    Added February 2, 2015
  • The Digital Library will be down on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 6:00 am to 8:30 am HST for updates and enhancements.

    Added January 28, 2015
  • An updated Mobile Secure Browser is now available and will support online testing for iOS8.

    Added January 26, 2015
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be offline due to scheduled maintenance on Friday 1/23 and Monday, 1/26.  ORS will be available on Tuesday, 1/27.

    Added January 16, 2015
  • For all Digital Library questions, please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org.

    Added January 7, 2015
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser for all operating systems is now available for download via the Secure Browsers page. The updated browser must be installed on each computer that will be used for online testing during 2015, and may be used for all statewide testing including Smarter Balanced, HSA Science, and End-of-Course Exams. The previous version 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 Secure Browser Installation Manual.

    Added December 11, 2014
  • Registration for the 2015 District Trainings for Smarter Balanced Assessments and Other Hawaii Statewide Assessments is now open. Please click the button on the right-hand side of this home page to access the online registration form (or click here to access the form). Click here to view the official HIDOE announcement memo with full information about the trainings.

    Added December 1, 2014
  • TIDE users may have received an email notification this morning with what appears to be a new password for your account. These emails were sent in error and should be disregarded. If you have already set up your password and security question for the 2014-2015 academic term, it will not be necessary for you to complete this process again. Your current password will continue to allow you to access all HSAP Online Systems. Please contact the HSAP Help Desk if you have any trouble accessing your account.

    Added November 12, 2014
  • An updated 2013-2014 HSAP Technical Specifications Manual has been posted to the Technology Resources page, with updated information about using Chromebooks for testing during Fall 2014. The document may be accessed by clicking on Resources >> Technology Resources above or by clicking here. The Chromebooks information may be found on pages 60-62 of the document.

    Added October 22, 2014
  • The HSA Science Training Tests and TA Training interface have been updated for the 2014-2015 school year and are now available. Training sites may be accessed by selecting the appropriate user role on the HSA Science homepage and selecting either “Training Site” and/or “Training Tests.”

    Added October 3, 2014
  • The updated Online TA Certification Course for the 2014-2015 school year is now LIVE. Test Coordinators, Test Administrators, and Teachers may log in and access the course by clicking here, or by clicking on the Online TA Certification Course card found on the Training Sites section of the portal.

    Added September 29, 2014
  • The HSAP Online Reporting System Webinar presentation will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST. Click here for details on how to access the online presentation and conference call.

    Added September 17, 2014
  • The HSAP Information for Test Coordinators and Test Administrators Webinar presentation will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST. Click here for details on how to access the online presentation and conference call.

    Added September 12, 2014
  • ALERT: Some HI TIDE users are receiving error messages when entering their temporary passwords into the TIDE system. Please take care when entering your temporary password to ensure it matches the information in your password reset email. If you receive an error message after copying and pasting your temporary password, please try typing the password directly into TIDE before contacting the HSAP Help Desk. Thank you.

    Added September 11, 2014
  • The TIDE System is now open for the 2014-2015 school year! Student information is still being processed and will be uploaded into TIDE in the next few days.

    Added September 11, 2014
  • AIR is currently experiencing server issues with today’s scheduled launch of the TIDE system for this school year. We are working with our vendors and are attempting to have these issues resolved. An announcement will be posted to the AlohaHSAP portal websites once the system is available.

    Added September 8, 2014
  • An update for Technology Coordinators: The HSAP portal website was recently moved to a new server which has a different IP address. The IP address for alohahsap.org is now 184.106.55.81. If a user enters the domain to get to the portal they will be directed to the new server automatically, but if your school blacklists IP addresses to only allow access to specific sites on their network, then you will need to whitelist the new IP address.

    Added September 8, 2014
  • The Student Testing Site, HSA Science Training Tests, Online TA Certification Course, and Online Reporting System are currently offline due to scheduled maintenance. Updated HSA Science Training Tests will be available on October 2, 2014. The HSA Science testing window and Online Reporting System will open on October 13, 2014.

    Added September 5, 2014
  • UPDATE: The Technology Coordinators Webinar presentation has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST. Click here for details on how to access the online presentation and conference call.

    Added September 2, 2014
  • Schools who will be administering the HSA Science Assessment during the 2014 fall semester should continue to use the current Secure Browser for testing. Schools will not need to download a new Secure Browser onto computers used for testing in SY 2013-2014. The current Secure Browser should be used to access the online testing system once the testing window opens. A new Secure Browser will be made available in late 2014/early 2015, and schools will be notified in advance regarding the deadline for upgrading to the new Secure Browser for testing in 2015.

    Added August 12, 2014
  • Schools need to send the students’ HSA Family Reports received from AIR by August 1, 2014 to the parents no later than Friday, September 12, 2014. Schools that receive Family Reports and Data Labels for their 2013-14 5th, 6th, and 8th graders must forward these reports and labels to the appropriate intermediate / middle or high schools where these students are enrolled for 2014-15 by Friday, August 29, 2014 to ensure that the family reports are distributed to the parents by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org if you have any questions. UPDATE: Please click here to view the official HIDOE memo regarding the delivery of 2013-2014 Family Reports.

    Added August 12, 2014
  • We are currently updating all of the HSA system user guides and ancillary documents for the 2014-2015 test administration. The 2014-2015 documents will be posted on a rolling basis on the HSA portal over the course of the next month as they are completed. Please contact the HSAP Help Desk at 1-866-648-3712 or hsaphelpdesk@air.org if you have any questions.

    Added August 4, 2014
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be taken offline from August 29 – September 8, 2014 in order to prepare for the 2014-2015 online testing windows. Teachers and staff should wait until the TIDE system is back online on September 8, 2014 before adding new teachers, test administrators, test coordinators, or other users to the TIDE system.

    Added July 30, 2014
  • REMINDER: Hard copies of the spring 2014 Bridge Hawaii State Reading and Mathematics Assessments family score reports, as well as the Hawaii State Science Assessment family score reports, will be delivered to all schools by Friday, July 25, 2014. Online student reports for each content area assessment opportunity may also be accessed at any time via the Online Reporting System.

    Added May 22, 2014
  • Reminder: The HSA testing window closes today, Friday, May 16, 2014, at the end of the regular school day. There will be no extensions of the testing window.

    Added May 16, 2014
  • We are now accepting applications for 2014 HSA Summer Review Committees. Click here for more information. To apply, click the “2014 HSA Summer Review Committee Registration” link on the HSA portal home page.

    Added April 16, 2014
  • Students have been required to wait 14 calendar days between testing opportunities for a content area assessment from October 13, 2013, through April 13, 2014. In order to provide schools more flexibility in administering testing opportunities to students for Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments during the last five weeks of the testing window, students will need to wait only until the next school day between testing opportunities from April 14 through May 16, 2014.

    Added April 9, 2014
  • Click here for important information about requesting paper/pencil HSA test materials for students receiving services at on-island and off-island sites.

    Added March 14, 2014
  • Click here for updated information about your school’s shipment of translated Parent Information Booklets (PIBs).

    Added November 25, 2013
  • Click here for updated information about your school’s shipment of translated Parent Information Booklets (PIBs).

    Added November 14, 2013
  • Please click here for more information about your school’s shipment of translated Parent Information Booklets (PIBs).

    Added October 15, 2013
  • AIR is working diligently to provide translated versions of both the Parent Letters and the Parent Information Booklets. We apologize for any inconvenience the delay in providing these documents has caused.

    Added September 30, 2013
  • Click here for more information about the 2013 – 2014 HSA Training Tests for grades 3 – 8 and 10.

    Added September 17, 2013
  • The HSAP Online Reporting System will be unavailable from September 16 – 20, 2013. The updated version of the Online Reporting System for 2013-2014 will open on Monday, September 23, 2013.

    Added September 17, 2013
  • The 2013-2014 HSA and EOC Online TA Certification Course is now available. ALL Test Coordinators and Test Administrators are required to complete this course prior to the start of testing. Anyone who completed the 2012-2013 TA Certification Course MUST complete the updated version for 2013-2014. The course may be accessed by navigating to “Test Coordinators / Administrators” >> “Training Site” or by clicking here.

    Added September 17, 2013
  • Click here for login information for the Online Reporting System Webinar presentation on Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST.

    Added September 13, 2013
  • Schools will receive their English language Parent Information Booklet (PIB) shipments no later than September 18, 2013. Schools will receive their translated PIB shipments on a rolling basis, September 18 – 30, 2013. Please click here for more information.

    Added September 12, 2013
  • Click here for login information for the Test Coordinators and Test Administrators Webinar presentation on Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST.

    Added September 6, 2013
  • The Training Test site will be unavailable from Friday, September 13, 2013, through Monday, September 16, 2013, so that the site may be updated for 2013 – 2014. The Training Test site will be available on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 7:00 a.m. HST.

    Added September 5, 2013
  • Click here for login information for the Technology Coordinators Webinar presentation on Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. HST.

    Added August 27, 2013
  • The Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) is now online for the 2013-2014 HSAP administration. The updated TIDE User Guide is posted in the resources section of the HSA portal. Principals may now begin entering their school’s Test Coordinators into the TIDE system.

    Added August 20, 2013
  • In order to prepare for the 2013 – 2014 online testing window, the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be taken offline from August 8 – 19, 2013. TIDE will reopen on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:00 a.m. HST.

    Added August 5, 2013
  • The new Secure Browser version 6.2 for Linux for 2013 – 2014 is now available to download.

    Added August 2, 2013
  • The new Windows secure browser for 2013 – 2014 (version 6.2) that was released on July 19, 2013, did not automatically uninstall the 2012 – 2013 secure browser (version 6.0) when it was installed. A new Windows browser for 2013 – 2014 (version 6.2) is now available on the Download Secure Browsers web page that automatically uninstalls the 2012 – 2013 browser (version 6.0) when it is installed. If you installed the Windows secure browser (version 6.2) that was released on July 19, 2013, you do NOT need to reinstall the new Windows 6.2 browser that is available as of July 31, 2013. Simply follow the instructions for uninstalling the Windows 6.0 browser that appear at the bottom of the Download Secure Browsers web page.

    Added July 31, 2013
  • The Online TA Certification Course is for the use of authorized Test Administrators only, and cannot be accessed by students. Test Administrators and Coordinators must complete this certification course before administering online assessments.

    Added July 24, 2013
  • The TA Training Site is for the use of authorized Test Administrators only, and cannot be accessed by students. This training site allows TAs to become familiar with the online testing system.

    Added July 24, 2013
  • The Training Test site is public and allows students and other users to become familiar with taking online tests. The tests on this site are for practice only and contain released items from previous assessments.

    Added July 24, 2013
  • The updated version of the Secure Browser for Windows and Mac will be available for download on Friday, July 19, 2013. The updated browser must be installed on each computer that will be used for online testing during 2013–2014. You may want to consider uninstalling the previous year’s browser to avoid having multiple browsers present on the desktop.

    Added July 19, 2013
  • For students who will take the Hawai‘i State Assessments in the Hawaiian language, the Hawaiian keyboard must be enabled so that they can enter Hawaiian characters. For instructions on how to install and enable the Hawaiian keyboard, download this document.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • Actual online assessments are available to students only when they are given permission to launch the online HSAP Secure Browser from their school computers, not through the Training Tests.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • To administer the Hawaiian Language version of the HSA Assessment in grades 3 and 4 you must chose the Hawaiian Language version of the test from the Select the test(s) box on the “Live” Test Administrator Interface.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • Students have been required to wait 14 calendar days between testing opportunities for a content area assessment from October 15, 2012, through April 11, 2013. In order to provide schools more flexibility in administering testing opportunities to students for Reading, Mathematics, and Science Assessments during the last five weeks of the testing window, students will need to wait only until the next school day between testing opportunities from April 12 through May 17, 2013.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • Click here for more information about the 2013 Summer Review Committees.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • For more information about the SY 2013–2014 testing windows for the Online Bridge Hawai’i State Assessments, please click here.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • Click here for important information about requesting paper/pencil HSA test materials for students receiving services at on-island and off-island sites.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • Click here for important information about submitting Test Impropriety requests for the 2012–2013 Hawaii State Assessments.

    Added May 6, 2013
  • For Students to access the Training Test, they must use Firefox or the Secure Browser. If Students would like to activate the text-to-speech feature on the training test, they must use the Secure Browser.

    Added May 4, 2013
  • Click here for information about the revised Guide to the 2013 Hawaii State Assessment (HSA) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) that will be used to calculate 2013 AYP results.

    Added January 1, 2013

Students & Families

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Teachers

  • REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added January 28, 2016

Test Coordinators / Administrators

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Technology Coordinators

  • Test and technology coordinators at schools using Macs for Smarter Balanced testing should not update their test devices to Mac OS High Sierra, as the Secure Browser will not work with this OS.  Test coordinators should immediately inform their technology coordinators and teachers using Macs for administering either the summative or interim assessments that they should not update their operating system, otherwise, the current secure browser will not work.  An announcement will be made through the Assessment News when an updated, compatible browser is available. REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added October 10, 2017
  • REMINDER: Operating systems that become available but do not appear on the Supported Browsers page on the portal are not supported. Do not upgrade to new operating systems on computers that will be used to administer online assessments without ensuring the updates meet the required specifications.

    Added January 28, 2016