This portal is your source for information about the Hawai‘i State Alternate Assessments (HSA-Alt).
The Hawaiʿi State Alternate Assessments (HSA-Alt) Test Coordinators Webinar presentation for the Fall 2016 Independent Field Test for Writing will be held on Thursday, September 1st, 2016, 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 23, 2016
Phase II of the HSA-Alt IFT for Writing will be administered to HSA-Alt eligible students in grades 4-9, and 12 during a four-week testing window from September 26 through October 28, 2016. All HSA-Alt eligible students, as identified in their IEPs, in these grades need to participate in the IFT. The Fall 2016 Test Administration Manual and Fall 2016 Test Coordinators Manual are now available for review, posted on the www.alohahsap.org HSA-Alt web portal in the Test Coordinators/Test Administrators Resources section.
This field test will only be administered to students online, so no paper/pencil testing materials will be available. Test Coordinators (TCs) need to check with their Test Administrators (TAs) to ensure all iPads used for testing have been updated with the most current supported operating system and secure browser. To find out which operating systems and browsers are current, please refer to the 2016-2017 HSAP System Requirements for Online Testing document, posted on the www.alohahsap.org HSA-Alt web portal in the Technology Coordinators Resources section. If you have any questions regarding the HSA-Alt IFT for Writing, please contact Carol Anton in the Assessment Section at 808-733-4100 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.Added August 9, 2016
If you are receiving an error message when logging into TIDE, please ensure the complete URL is https://www.hitide.org.Added August 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2016
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