Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • CAI has posted a number of resources intended to help technology coordinators, teachers, and families prepare for remote testing. 

    Resources for Students and Families can be found on the Students and Families page or in the Students and Families folder in the Resources section (

    Resources for Teachers and Technology Coordinators are avaialble under the "System Manuals and User Guides" folder on the Resources page ( A training module for teachers is also available in the Training Modules folder (

    Added September 23, 2020
  • The 20-21 NH SAS Interim/Benchmark Modular Assessments are Live!

    Interim and Benchmark Modular assessments in ELA, Math, and Science are now available for traditional (in-person classroom) administration.  Remote proctoring and testing will be available starting October 1st.  More information and training material is forthcoming, so watch this space for updates. 

    Added September 21, 2020
  • The following documents have been updated for the 2020-2021 school year and are now availaible on the resources section of this portal:

    • TIDE User Guide
    • TA User Guide
    • Reporting User Guide

    Added September 21, 2020
  • New Training Modules have been posted to the Training Resorces folder. More will be added as they become available.

    Added September 11, 2020
  • TIDE Downtime in Preparation for Fall 2020 Testing

    The TIDE system will be offline Monday, 8/10/20 through Monday, 8/17/20 as we load the new instance in preparation for Fall 2020 testing.  TIDE will be available for the 20-21 school year starting Tuesday, 8/18/20.  All current user accounts will be transferred and emails will be sent with password update instructions.  Student information will start flowing into TIDE from i4see once the Fall testing window opens on 9/22/20. 

    Added August 7, 2020
  • We need your feedback to improve the NH SAS assessment portal!

    Cambium Assessment Inc. (formerly AIR Assessment) is in the process of evaluating what it is like to use the NH SAS assessment portal. We want to know what is working well and what can be better. We want your feedback!

    Please click on this link to complete the survey:

    NH SAS Assessment Portal Survey

    The survey should take about seven to ten minutes. Please complete the survey by June 30th.

    We are looking for district assessment coordinators, school assessment coordinators, teachers, proctors, and parents, and students.

    If you have any questions regarding the survey or need assistance, contact the Cambium Assessment Portal Survey Help Desk number 877-206-7039

    Thank you in advance for your time. Understanding the needs of our users is important to us, and we look forward to hearing from you.

    Added June 5, 2020
  • Online resources for remote teaching and learning

    Cambium Assessment (formerly AIR Assessment) is partnering with ExploreLearning to help support
    schools seeking remote teaching and learning resources during this time of school closures.

    Their online resources can help students and teachers stay engaged in learning, anytime and anywhere.

    For more information, please go to:

    Added April 21, 2020
  • Update on NH SAS Summative Assessment Opening

    The 19-20 NH SAS Summative Assessment window opening has been postponed. The assessment window extends until June 5, 2020 so we have time to adjust the scheduling, if necessary. We will not plan to open the assessment window until we know more about when schools in New Hampshire will be reopening.  Thank you.

    Added March 23, 2020
  • 19-20 Summative Readiness Webinar Recording Available

    The recording of the NH SAS 19-20 Summative Readiness webinar is now available under Resources -- Training Materials -- Webinars.

    Added March 11, 2020
  • NH SAS 19-20 Summative Testing Readiness Webinar

    Please join us Tuesday, March 10th at 3:30pm for the 19-20 Summative Testing Readiness webinar.  We will cover setting up student tools in TIDE, administering tests via the TA Interface, viewing reports in the ORS, and other topics to be sure you have what you need to administer the Summative NH SAS assessments.

    Register for the webinar here:

    Added February 7, 2020
  • REMINDER - TA Certification Course Required for 19-20 Administration

    This is a reminder that completion of the TA Certification Course is required in order for users to access the NH SAS Test Adminstration and  associated testing systems.  Thank you!

    Added October 24, 2019
  • Off-Grade Testing for Science Modulars

    We are currently addressing an issue where students enrolled in non-Science grades (3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 12) do not have access to the on-grade Science modulars (grades 5, 8, and 11).  However, you can still change the Interim Testing Grade in the student listing in TIDE to administer those Science tests at any grade level.  For example, if you'd like to administer an 8th grade Science modular to a student enrolled in grade 7, you can select Grade 8 under Interim Testing Grade for that student in TIDE and then administer the grade 8 test to that student. 

    We will provide an update when the core issue has been fixed.  Thank you.

    Added October 24, 2019
  • NH SAS 19-20 Fall Training Presentations Now Available

    The slide presentations from the NH SAS 19-20 Fall Training sessions held the week of September 23rd, 2019, are now available under Resources/Training Materials/Regional Training

    Added October 1, 2019
  • The Department of Education is looking for educators to participate in one of the two New Hampshire Content Advisory Committee Meetings that are being held on Wednesday, October 9 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 – 21. Please note that you do NOT have to attend both the event in October and November; they are two separate events.

    If you are interested in participating in either or both of these meetings, please fill out the online form here: Participants will receive a stipend as well as mileage reimbursement. Please feel free to share with other educators at your schools who might be interested. 

    Added September 30, 2019
  • 19-20 NH SAS Interim/Modular Go-live

    The 19-20 NH SAS Interim and Modular testing window will open at 7am Eastern, Thursday, 9/12/19. 

    Added September 9, 2019
  • Registration is now open for in-person trainings the week of September 23-27, 2019.

    Morning sessions will be a deep dive into the NH SAS Interim and Benchmark assessments; how to administer the test and see the results. We will go through the systems that support the Interim and Benchmark tests (TIDE, TA Interface, Student Interface, AVA, AIR Ways). This session will be interactive, so feel free to bring your laptops. This is a great opportunity for both Administrators and Teachers alike.

    Afternoon sessions will go into the background and development of the Science clusters and how they are assessed. In addition, we will discuss how these tests are measured and how to relate to the results.

    A list of locations and links to register are here:

    Added September 5, 2019
  • TIDE now open for the 19-20 administration

    TIDE is open for the 19-20 admin.  User accounts can be updated/added at this time.  Students will be loaded into TIDE closer to the Interim testing window opening on 9/10/19.


    Added August 23, 2019
  • The AIR Ways system will be offline beginning at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, July 31, 2019  and ending at 9:00 PM on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

    Added July 25, 2019
  • REMINDER:  The 18-19 NH SAS Summative testing window will close this Friday, June 7th, 2019 at 5:00pm.

    Added June 3, 2019
  • Online Reporting System (ORS) Webinar Registration Open

    We will be hosting a webinar covering a general overview of the Online Reporting System (ORS) for the NH SAS Summative testing.  Please use the following link to register for the webinar:

    Added May 8, 2019
  • Possible delay moving between Reading and Writing tests

    Due to the high volume of testing, there may be a delay between a student’s completion of the ELA Reading test and the availability of the ELA Writing test.  Per the DOE’s recommendation, plan two separate sessions for Reading and Writing, administered on two separate days.

    Added May 1, 2019
  • UPDATE - A word on the Science Spanish and Braille Summative Tests


    The Science Spanish and Braille Summative tests are now available for administration.  


    Please note:  you will still need to assign the correct Presentation (Designated Supports and Accommodations) setting in TIDE for students taking the Spanish or Braille Science tests in addition to adding the Spanish Summative Science or Braille Summative Science test to the test session.   

    Added March 31, 2019
  • A note from the NH DOE about Juniors and Seniors and the NH SAS

    Please know that all juniors and seniors are seen in the portal so that any senior who is eligible to test can test. Schools will not be held accountable for those seniors who do not need to test. The NH DOE is only looking for scores for those who need to be tested. If you have any questions related to this, please reach out to the NH DOE and not the AIR Help Desk for further explanation. Thank you!!

    Added March 24, 2019
  • NH SAS Summative Go-Live, March 19th

    The NH SAS Summative assessments will be open for administration beginning Tuesday, March 19th.

    Please note:  This year, the ELA Summative assessment is separated into two tests, an ELA Reading test and an ELA Writing test.  Both tests must be administered in order for the student to receive a total ELA score.  The ELA Reading test must be administered and submitted before the student can start the ELA Writing test.

    Added March 18, 2019
  • Chrome v72 Issues Now Resolved

    The issues with Chrome v72 have been resolved.  You may now update your Chromebooks to the latest version of Chrome OS and continue testing. 

    Added March 5, 2019
  • Issues with Chrome v72

    We are experiencing an issue with the newly released version of Chrome, v72 that, in some cases, denies access to our testing systems.  We are working closely with Google to address and fix this issue.  In the meantime, it is suggested that you do not update your Chromebooks to v72 until a fix is in place.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    Added February 13, 2019
  • AIR Ways Webinar Recording Now Available

    The recording of the AIR Ways webinar, presented on 12/18/18, is now available in Resources/Training Materials/Webinars, or by clicking here:

    Added December 19, 2018
  • AIR Ways Webinar - Tuesday, December 18th at 3:30pm

    We will be hosting an AIR Ways webinar on Tuesday, December 18th at 3:30pm. The webinar will provide an overview of the AIR Ways system for Interm and Benchmark reprorting. 

    You can register for the webinar at the following link:

    Added December 10, 2018
  • Updated Secure Browser for MacOS

    A new Secure Browser for MacOS will be released on 12/10/18.  This updated Secure Browser, version 10.6, will address security issues with the latest versions of MacOS (MacOS 10.13 HIgh Sierra and MacOS 10.14 Mojave).  This new version of the MacOS Secure Browser must be installed prior to testing.  Support for the old MacOS Secure Browser, version 10.5, will end on Friday, 12/21/18.  You can download the Secure Broswer via the link on the right side of the portal or by clicking HERE

    Added December 5, 2018
  • 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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