Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • 18-19 Regional Training Presentation

    The slide presentation from the 18-19 regional trainings, held the week of October 22, 2018, is now available under Resources/Training Materials/Regional Training. 

    Added October 29, 2018
  • The TIDE Webinar Recording is Now Available

    The recording of the TIDE webinar is now available under Resources/Training Materials/Webinars. 

    Added October 17, 2018
  • The Technical Requirements for Online Testing Webinar Recording is Now Available

    The recording of the Technical Requirements for Online Testing webinar is now available under Resources/Training Materials/Webinars. 

    Added October 10, 2018
  • The 18-19 NH SAS Interim and Modular Assessments are LIVE

    The Interim and Modular assessments for the 18-19 NH SAS are now live and Test Administrators may now administer live tests to students.  The Test Administrator Certification course is also live and it is recommended that every TA take the 30 minute online course prior to administering any tests.  The TA Certification Course can be accessed via the portal or by clicking the following link:

    The AIRWays Reporting System and the Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) are also available to assist educators in reviewing Interim and Modular results.

    Added October 9, 2018
  • The following resources have been added to the portal:

    • NH SAS Test Administration Manual 
    • Quick Guide for Setting Up Your Online Technology
    • AIRWays Reporting User Guide
    • TA User Guide 

    Added October 8, 2018
  • 18-19 Secure Browser Release

    The 18-19 Secure Browser is now available.  Click the "Secure Browsers" card to the right to access the browser downloads and installation instructions.  PLEASE NOTE:  Installation of the new Secure Browser is required for testing of the 18-19 administration. 

    Added October 2, 2018
  • TIDE Webinar - Thursday, 10/11/18 at 3:30pm

    A webinar covering the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be held at 3:30pm Thursday, 10/11.  The webinar will cover the TIDE system, including adding users and looking up student information. 

    Please register for the webinar here:

    Added October 1, 2018
  • Technical Requirements for Online Testing Webinar - Tuesday, 10/9/18 at 3:30pm

    The Technical Requirements for Online Testing webinar is scheduled for 3:30pm, Tuesday, 10/9.  The webinar is geared towards technology staff and covers technical specifications for online testing, including information on Internet and network requirements, general hardware and software requirements, and the text-to-speech function. 

    Please register for the webinar here:

    Added October 1, 2018
  • Registration is open for Regional Trainings for the 2018-2019 School Year.

    Trainings will occur the week of October 22, 2018. 

    To see a list of locations and to register for a training, please visit:

    Added September 26, 2018
  • TIDE is now live

    TIDE is now live for the 18-19 administration. 

    Added September 25, 2018
  • TIDE go-live moved to Tuesday, 9/25

    The TIDE go-live has been moved to Tuesday, 9/25.  At that time, you will be able to add new users to the system for this year as well as view student information in preparation for 18-19 testing. 

    Added September 17, 2018
  • TIDE Downtime

    TIDE will be down starting 9/4/18 through 9/17/18 in preparation for the 18-19 School Year launch of the system.  TIDE will be back online 9/18/18. 

    Added September 4, 2018
  • 17-18 Grade 11 Science Scores Delayed Slightly - 8/28 UPDATE:  Grade 11 Science Scores Now Live

    The 17-18 NH SAS Grade 11 Science scores will be slightly delayed.  We expect the results to be available in the Online Reporting System later in the day, Tuesday 8/28/18, or in the morning of Wednesday 8/29/18.  All other subjects and grades will be availabe starting Tuesday 8/28/18 as originally scheduled.  Our apologies for the delay. 

    UPDATE 8/28:  Grade 11 Science scores are now live.

    Added August 27, 2018
  • Online Reporting System (ORS) Downtime

    The ORS will de down starting 8/22/18 and going through 8/27/18 in preparation for the loading of NH SAS 17-18 final results. 

    Added August 21, 2018
  • 17-18 NH SAS Final Results Available 8/28/18

    The NH SAS 17-18 results will be available in the Online Reporting System starting 8/28/18.  These results have been updated with the new cut scores from the Standard Setting sessions held in July, 2018.  The 17-18 NH SAS Science results will be part of this release as well. 

    Added August 21, 2018
  • 12th Grade Students and the Science Assessment

    To allow those grade 12 students required to participate in the grade 11 science assessment (only those students who “skipped” grade 11) ALL grade 12 students had to be changed (in TIDE only) to grade 11. This change will not impact your files. It was done ONLY to allow the registration of students required to test.

    Added June 4, 2018
  • Science Results Release Time-frame

    The 2017-2018 NH SAS Science results will be released via the ORS after the Standard Setting activities held in late July. Science reports will be available in late August or early September.

    Added June 3, 2018
  • Batch Printing ISRs Quick Guide Available

    A quick guide to batch printing Individual Student Reports (ISRs) from the Online Reporting System (ORS) has been posted to the General and NH SAS Test Administration/Test Administration and System Manauls Resource pages.

    Added May 31, 2018
  • The 2017-2018 ISR interpretation guide is available in the Resources section, under General Resources, NH SAS Test Administration/Test Administration and System Manuals, and Student and Families/Practice Tools.

    Added May 24, 2018
  • Issue with TTS set to "on" by default for the Math test.  We are aware of the issue where TTS is currently available for the Math test, regardless of what is set for the student in TIDE. We are working on a fix.  Please note that TTS is defaulted to "off" for the reading portion of the ELA test, so it will not affect accountability and students will not have to be retested. 

    Added April 9, 2018
  • Test Security Assurances Document - The Test Security Assurances document is now available under Resources/General Information.

    Added April 6, 2018
  • Edit to Scribe protocol:  An edit was made to Step 4 to clarify that there is no paper test booklet option for the NH SAS.

    Added April 2, 2018
  • No Audio Items on the NH SAS summative Science assessment.  Students will not require headphones or other listening devices on the summative Science test.  These tests contain no audio or listening items. 

    Added March 29, 2018
  • The Scribe Protocol has been updated to version 2.0.  Step 4 was removed from the old document.  Please download the updated protocol from the Resources page. 

    Added March 29, 2018
  • Read Aloud Protocol

    The NH SAS Read Aloud Protocol has been posted under Resources/NH SAS Test Administration.

    Added March 26, 2018
  • IMPORTANT:  The Designated Supports, Accommodations, and Universal Tools Guide has been updated to version 3.0.  The updates can be found on the following pages:

    Page 1 - Introduction

    Page 2 - What Are Designated Supports?

    Page 2 - What Are Accommodations?

    Page 2 - What Are Universal Tools?

    Page 23 - Text to Speech

    Page 29 - Read aloud and Scribe

    Added March 21, 2018
  • Text to Speech will not be accessible to any student for the first segment of the ELA test (reading segment). Text to Speech will appear on the second segment of the test (writing segment) to those students who it has been deemed appropriate. Please know that when you turn on the Text to Speech testing tool, it still will not appear on the reading section of the test.
    This would also pertain to anyone using the Human Read Aloud non-embedded accommodation/designated support.

    Added March 21, 2018
  • The ELA portion of the Summative Assessment is made up of two segments. Segment 1 is the reading portion of the test and segment 2 is the writing portion. There is only one writing prompt in the test.
    A student may not go on to Segment 2 of the ELA test without the permission of the teacher. The teacher will be prompted that the student has only one question left in the ELA test. This is the writing prompt.
    It has been noted that we have had at least one instance where a  student reached the end of segment 1, and there was a 20 minute lag before being allowed into segment 2, even with the teacher’s permission.

    Added March 16, 2018
  • The 17-18 NH SAS Summative tests in ELA, Math, and Science are now live.  The testing window will remain open until June 8, 2018. 

    Added March 12, 2018
  • The NH SAS 17-18 Accommodations Quick Start Guide has been added to Resources/NH SAS Test Administration/Test Administration and System Manuals. 

    Added January 31, 2018
  • The Science Interim Assessments are now available for viewing in AVA.

    Added January 17, 2018
  • In preparation for the upcoming NH SAS Summative assessments, the following documents will be posted to the portal by the dates listed:

    Test Administration Manual (TAM):  Wednesday, 1/17/18

    Accessing AVA:  Monday, 1/22/18

    AIR Ways User Guide:  Friday, 1/26/18

    Understanding AIR Ways:  Wednesday, 1/31/18

    Accessing TIDE:  Monday, 2/5/18

    Managing Student Test Settings:  Monday, 2/5/18

    User Role Permissions for Secure Online Systems:  Thursday, 2/8/18

    Technology Coordiantors Brochure:  Tuesday, 2/13/18

    Online Reporting System (ORS) User Guide:  2/22/18

    Added January 12, 2018
  • TIDE will be offline for routine maintenance starting Friday 1/5/18, 7am through Sunday 1/7/18, 10:00pm. 

    Added January 2, 2018
  • The new Science Interim assessment will be available starting Tuesday, 1/2/18 for students in grades 5, 8, and 11.

    Added December 4, 2017
  • AVA is now live for use with viewing Interim Assessments prior to administration.

    Added December 4, 2017
  • The Online Reporting System (ORS) will be inaccessible starting Monday, 12/4/17 through Monday, 12/11/17 for routine maintenance.

    Added November 29, 2017
  • The Assessment Viewing Application (AVA) will be live and available to users starting Monday, 12/4/17.

    Added November 29, 2017
  • The 2017-2018 Interim Assessments for ELA and Math are now available in the Test Delivery System. Science Interim Assessments will be available in December.

    Added November 21, 2017
  • We will be holding the NH SAS TIDE Webinar on Wednesday, November 29th at 3pm.  You can register for the webinar by clicking HERE.

    Added November 17, 2017
  • Registration is now available for the training sessions to be held November 6-9, 2017. Please note that the afternoon sessions on November 8 and 9 will focus on the new Science Assessment.

    Added October 10, 2017
  • We will be holding four Fall training sessions for the New Hampshire State Assessment System throughout the state in November.   The dates are Monday, November 6th through Thursday, November 9th.   Registration information and more details will follow within the week.  Stay tuned!

    Added October 2, 2017
  • The results of the 2016-2017 assessment are still available via the Online Reporting System (ORS).  Your user name and password from last year will work to access this information.  

    Added September 25, 2017

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