Technology ǀ AIR Assessment
Our technology remains unprecedented in the assessment industry. We have successfully delivered and reported online tests since 2007.
We serve 28 states and territories, including 38% of the nation’s public school student population. We have the most advanced features of any online testing system:
- Our systems are infinitely scalable.
- Our machine scoring methods are driven by artificial intelligence.
- Our processes use intensive algorithmic computing.
Comprehensive Suite of Systems
Our TIDE (Test Information Distribution Engine) system manages student and user information. It establishes user roles and responsibilities and assigns students to online or paper tests and any state-defined accommodation prior to testing. Read more about TIDE Registration▾
It can work with any student information system at the state, district or school level. Download a quick guide for more detail about the system.
Item Authoring and Tracking
Our ITS (Item Tracking System) and AIRCraft systems help test developers work together so that students see only fair, clear, and accurate tests. ITS automates every part of the test development process except the creative spark that ignites the items. Read more about Item Authoring and Tracking▾
Every stage of the process flows through this central repository, ensuring flawless items whether we develop them ourselves or use existing items.
AIRCraft enables test developers to be creative and innovative in their writing process. Through powerful authoring features, it supports the creation of rich, diverse, and innovative items, while costing no more than traditional items to develop. Download a quick guide for more details about the system.
Our test delivery system works with technology already in schools. It is cost-effective, user-friendly, and more powerful than a paper test. Its architecture can infinitely scale, without requiring schools or districts to add more hardware. Read more about Test Delivery▾
Our test delivery system can deliver innovative items that are accessible at the same time.
In the 2018-2019 school year, we tested 860,000 students simultaneously. The system’s databases performed at an average of one-tenth of a second, while mostly delivering data-intensive computer-adaptive tests to 80% of those students.
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Our practice tests also provide an excellent way to get familiar with our own AIRCore items. This library of items contains a rich collection of innovative item types and the various tools and features available in our online testing system. These items have been field tested and used operationally in a number of statewide assessments. Download a quick guide for more details about the system.
These systems run with appropriate statistical models and are engineered to be fast and responsive to any student response they encounter.
The AIRWays reporting system uses advanced statistics to compute data accurately and get the most information from the data. It presents data in an intuitive and meaningful way so that teachers and educators can use this information to improve teaching. Read more about Reporting▾
The system also tracks a student’s progress over time, which exponentially empowers teachers to address needs specific to each student. Download a quick guide for more details about the system.
Our tests are full of innovative items with built-in rules that a machine can interpret. The systems that score responses of students based on these rules use the most advanced artificial intelligence methods, while ensuring they are scored reliably and validly. Read more about machine learning▾
View our white papers by visiting our machine learning page, which describes how we use artificial intelligence techniques.