Recent Announcements

  •  TA Certification Live

    The Test Administrator (TA) Certification course is now available for 2020-2021. All users who plan to administer the NDSA must take the TA Certification course, regardless of their user role in TIDE. If you have taken the TA Certification course in the past, you are required to complete the course again for the 2020-2021 school year in order to administer NDSA. The course can be accessed from the NDSA Assessment page of the portal.

    Added September 29, 2020
  • ND TIDE Live  - Users

    The TIDE Users module is now open for the 2020-2021 NDSA. Users may now activate their TIDE account for this school year.

    Added September 29, 2020
  • Mobile Secure Browser 2020-21

    The 2020-21 Mobile Secure Browsers for ChromeOS and iOS are available to download.

    Note: The 2019-20 Mobile Secure Browsers will be available until August 31st. Android will no longer be supported after August 31st.

    Added August 10, 2020
  • Secure Browser 2020-21

    The 2020-21 Secure Browsers are now available for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems on the Secure Browser page.

    Added July 1, 2020
  • Rebranding to Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI)

    The North Dakota State Assessment portal will be updated on June 15, 2020 to reflect acquisition of the student assessment division at American Institutes for Research (AIR) by Cambium Learning Group.  All references to the American Institute for Research will be updated to Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI). Updates will include:

    • The NDSA portal URL will be updated to
    • The North Dakota Service Desk email address will be updated to Help desk hours and phone number will remain the same.
    • AIRWays reporting will be renamed Reporting.
    • All system URLs will be updated (TIDE/TDS/Reporting)
    • Existing 2019-20 user guides/manuals will be updated to reflect new branding. 2020-21 will be released later in the year.

    Please contact the NDSA Service Desk with any questions.

    Added June 12, 2020
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