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This portal is your access point for Nebraska ELPA21 system tools and resources.

Recent Announcements

  • Orders for Paper and Braille Summative Test Materials

    The ELPA21 Summative Assessment window is open from February 8, 2021 through March 19, 2021. 

    Orders for paper, large print, and braille test materials for the ELPA21 Summative assessment must be placed through the Help Desk by Thursday, November 19, 2020 to ensure delivery to districts prior to the start of the Summative test window. To place an order, please call the Nebraska Help Desk and provide the school/district and contact information as well as the product name and material quantity to be ordered.

    Some orders may require state approval before they are processed, so please place your orders for materials as soon as possible.

    An additional order window will open on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and the Help Desk will intake order requests until Friday, March 12, 2021.

    Added November 2, 2020
  • Reminder: 2020-21 Secure Browser Must Be Installed on Desktop Devices by August 31, 2020

    All devices running Windows, MacOS, and Linux operating systems will need to be updated to the latest version of the Secure Browser by Saturday, August 31, 2020. After August 31, any older versions of the desktop Secure Browser will not be supported for ELPA21 Practice, Screener, or Summative tests.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Nebraska ELPA21 Help Desk for assistance.

    Added August 12, 2020
  • 2020-21 Screener and Participation Reports Now Available

    The ELPA21 Screener and Participations Reports are now available (online, paper-pencil, and braille). The 2020-21 Screener resources have also been posted in the Resources section of the NE Portal. Please review the ELPA21 Screener Test Administration Manual and TA User Guide for guidance on administering online ELPA21 tests. Please be sure to download the latest version of the Secure Browser to ensure seamless Screener testing.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Nebraska ELPA21 Help Desk for assistance.

    Added August 4, 2020
  • Updated User Guides and Resources for Upcoming Screener Administration

    Updated versions of the following Screener resources have been posted to the portal:

    • ELPA21 Kindergarten Screener FAQ
    • ELPA21 Screener Step 2 Speaking Scoring Document

    Additionally, updated versions of the following user guides and manuals have been posted:

    • ELPA21 Online Screener Test Administration Manual (TAM)
    • ELPA21 TA User Guide
    • ELPA21 DEI User Guide
    • ELPA21 TIDE User Guide
    • Reporting User Guide
    • ELPA21 Accessibility and Accommodations Manual
    • Technical Manuals for Setting up your Devices for Online Testing

    Be sure to contact the Nebraska ELPA21 Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added July 30, 2020
  • Summer Updates to TIDE and Reporting

    The TIDE and Reporting system will be offline for scheduled updates from Monday, July 27, 2020 through Monday, August 3, 2020.

    Returning TIDE users will be required to reset their passwords when they initially log in.

    When TIDE is back online, it will have the following new features:

    • Ability to export Frequency Distribution Reports to Excel
    • When adding/uploading students to TIDE, a validation warning will display if a student already exists in TIDE.
    Please contact the Nebraska ELPA21 Help Desk if you have any questions.

    Added July 22, 2020
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