Important Reminders for End of School Year 2022-2023
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Important Reminders for End of School Year 2022-2023

May 25, 2023

As we approach the start of the new school year, we want to remind you of important dates and tips to prepare for system downtime and the launch of our refreshed systems for the new academic year:

New Secure Browser for Download on Wednesday, 5/31

  • On Wednesday, 5/31, Secure Browser 15.0 for Windows, Ubuntu, and Fedora and Secure Browser 15.5 for macOS 13 will be replaced with Secure Browser 16.0. Secure Browser 12.5 for macOS 10.15 will be removed and no longer supported for ClearSight testing.

  • Secure Browser 15.0 for macOS 11.6+ & 12.6+ will remain for 2023-2024. In addition, there will be NO new browser for ChromeOS or iPadOS. Schools will continue to test on Mobile Secure Browser 8 throughout 2023-2024.

  • Please visit the Secure Browser Download page on our portal on Wednesday, 5/31 to download the updated Secure Browsers in order to continue supporting ClearSight testing.

End of Year Checklist + System Downtime and Go Live Dates

  • As we approach the summer months, please refer to our End of Year Checklist to ensure you have completed any necessary administrative activities before the new year.

  • Annual System Downtimes: Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 5:00pm - Monday, July 31, at 7:59am

  • System Go Live Dates: TIDE - Monday, July 31 at 8:00am; TDS, Reporting Authoring, Formative Test Preview, Practice Test Administration: Monday, August 7, 2023.

Request a 23-24 Quote

  • In order to streamline and simplify the renewal process this year, please utilize our new Request a Quote form on our portal homepage to directly provide us with your district’s renewal information. Our team will use your submission to prepare a quote for you in the coming weeks, and we will reach out to your provided Administrative Contact directly to facilitate your renewal.

Enhancements to Authoring System

  • We will be providing more specific details via portal Announcements over the summer, but we are thrilled to share that the Authoring system will be getting a facelift for the new year! The Authoring system will provide all the same functionality that you currently have, in what will soon be a much cleaner, simpler, and more modern interface.

Questions About ClearSight?

  • Don’t forget – the Help Desk is always your first point of contact for any ClearSight questions you have throughout the year. Please feel free to contact our Help Desk for any ClearSight questions you may have.