Frequently Asked Questions about Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
What is a roster?
Rosters are groups of students associated with a teacher in a particular school. Rosters typically represent an entire classroom, individual classroom periods, or course subject by grade. They can be created in TIDE for organizational purposes during the test administration. Teachers and Coordinators can view and print out student information by roster from TIDE.
Rosters can also be used in Reporting to view scores for a designated group of students or a class.
Do Test Administrators need to establish a TIDE account before administering the Practice or Training tests?
What is the difference between a Test Administrator (TA) and a Teacher (TE)?
Teachers have the ability to manage and upload rosters within TIDE. These rosters flow into Reporting and can be used to organize and group student data. Within Reporting, teachers have the ability to view summary statistics, participation reports, test completion rates, and score reports, and retrieve student results.
Test Administrators do not have the ability to manage and upload rosters within TIDE or Reporting. Within Reporting, TAs only have the ability to view participation reports and test completion rates.
Both Teachers and Test Administrators have the ability to view student information.