Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal (WCAP)

WCAP: The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program Portal

The portal is your source for information about the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP). The portal gives students and families, test coordinators, test administrators, technology coordinators and other assessment personnel access to relevant testing information regarding the online testing secure browser (including instructions on how to download for secure testing), training materials, additional testing resources, as well as important dates, questions, and answers to prepare for the Spring 2015 test administrations.


The portal is also your gateway to the American Institutes for Research (AIR) testing systems that you will access for the Spring 2015 test administration.  The following systems will be available on the portal:

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) – TIDE is the student test registration system.  Authorized users will be able to access TIDE to review student test settings, accommodations, and other important testing information.

  • Test Administrator (TA) Interface – The TA interface is the system that the TA will access to start student test sessions as well as monitor the progress of students as they proceed through an online test.

  • Online Reporting System (ORS) – ORS provides access to view and manage online score reports for students.

  • Smarter Balanced Digital Library – Authorized users will be able to log into the Digital Library directly from the WCAP Portal.


    Use the portal site to access:

  • Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests, available December 19, 2014

  • Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Interim Assessments (ICA), available January 6, 2015

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Block Interim Assessments (IAB), available January 27, 2015

  • Smarter ELA and Math online tests

  • Grades 3–8 and 11 ELA and Math

  • Grade 10 ELA Exit Exam

  • Washington Alternate Assessment System – Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam (WAAS-DAPE) ELA and Math online tests

  • Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) Science Grades 5 and 8 online tests

  • Manuals and Guides

  • Available December 5

    • Secure Browser Manual

    • System Requirements Document

    • Tech Specs Document

  • Coming Soon

    • Test Administrator Manual (TAM)


  • Training Modules

  • Available December 5

      • Test Administrators (TA) Interface Module (Users: teachers, proctors)

      • Performance Task Overview Module

      • What is a CAT Module

      • Technology Requirements Module

  • Coming Soon

      • Student Interface Module

      • Administration and Registration Tools (ART) Module

      • Embedded Universal Tools and Online Features Module

      • Accessibility and Accommodations Module



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