Release Notes Version 8.7

Below are the new features, system enhancements, and bug fixes for v8.7. As always, if you have any questions about a feature, please contact your Implementation Manager or Customer Support.

NOTE: If you are a client with both DnA and ISI: If you click on a document link within the Release Notes for an ISI feature, but you accessed the Release Notes via the DnA Help site, the link will NOT work. You must be in the proper help site (the one related to the feature being linked) to utilize the direct links in the Release Notes.

Next tentative release to Demo Site and Sandboxes: April 25, 2016

Next tentative release to Live Sites: April 28,2016

*Release dates are subject to change pending development and testing timelines.

DnA: Enhancements

DnA: Enhancements

[Enhancement] Online Testing- We implemented independent scrolling for Passage and Question columns. This makes it easier for students to read passages and answer multi-part questions. Yay!!

[Enhancement] Online Testing- New right sliding digital Notepad. Take notes to your heart's content!

[Enhancement] Online Testing- Moved timer to bottom right corner.

ISI: New Features and Enhancements

ISI: New Features and Enhancements

[Enhancement] Online Registration- Multi-Student Online Pre-Registration- The Add New Student button  allows users to fill in info for their student when registering online. Once done, and IF the user is registering multiple students at once, clicking on Add New Student again will let a user preregister a new student (repeat as needed). It's our registration equivalent of an "Easy" button!

For more information on Online Registration, see the help document here.

[Enhancement] Home Connection Portal- The Student Locator (Schedule) is now available in the portal, as is the ability to print it as a PDF!

For more information on Student Locators and printing from the portal, see the help document here.

[Enhancement] Home Connection Portal- Print Secondary Report Cards is now available!

For more information on Report Cards and printing from the portal, see the help document here.

[Enhancement] Scheduling- Live Sections- The Edit Teacher page now has a column to add Classroom Role.

Health: New Feature and Enhancement

Health: New Feature and Enhancement

[New Feature] Communicable Diseases- This feature (which includes a widget and a District Wide Communicable Diseases Count report) allows users to keep track of communicable diseases that a student experiences, as well as actions taken, and allows users to see how many times each communicable disease occurred on a  district wide level. 

For more information on this feature, see the help document here.

[Enhancement] Health Audit Log- Our previous log showed just the name of the widget to which a change was made, whereas the new one shows specific field level changes. 

For more information on the Health Audit Log, see the help document here.

Reports: New Reports and Fixes

Reports: New Reports and Fixes

[New Report] Login Counts Report- Allows you to monitor login usage by user between a specified Start Date and End Date. The report can be run for all sites by leaving the “Select Sites” option empty, or any group of sites can be selected. Stalk away!  

For more information on this report, see the abstract here.

[New Report] California Health Immunization Card- This report displays a single student's CA Immunization Record.

For more information on this report, see the abstract here.

[New Report] Advanced Placement (AP) Report- This is a report that can help assess which AP Tests a site is passing versus not passing and the overall passage rates based on the tests taken.

For more information on this report, see the abstract here.

[New Report] Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Eligibility Report (2016)- This report identifies students who have met CST requirements for the Golden State Merit Diploma.

For more information on this report, see the abstract here.

[New Reports] MN-MCA- Student Summary, Performance Summary and Student Roster.

[New Reports] PARCC- Ohio and Colorado- Performance Summary, Student Roster and Student Summary.

See MN-MCA report abstracts here. See OH-PARCC report abstracts here. See CO-PARCC report abstracts here.

[Fix] Assessment Matrix Report- Blank rubric scores were showing up as yellow instead of red. This has been fixed.

ISE: Enhancements and Fixes

[Enhancement] REED- District address override for LA.

[Enhancement] REED- Modified printing for LA to use primary enrollment site instead of student demo resident District site (WA and MI are unchanged).

[Fix] Service account aggregation issue for Medicaid billing.

[Fix] Only Active/Current provider is attached to Submission Report.



[Fix] Fixed the label and description for two Attendance permissions that were accidentally swapped.


[Fix] Gradebook- We’ve fixed an issue on the GradeBook Post Secondary Grades page that caused a student to show on the list twice. A few teachers who had GradeBooks affected by the issue noticed and reported the problem. It affected only GradeBooks with students who get promoted to another grade level in the middle of the academic year.

[Fix] Gradebook- We’ve traced and fixed a problem that caused some GradeBooks not to appear on the Gradebook, Grades to Date widget in the Student Profile.

Report Cards:

[Fix] RC: We’ve found and fixed a problem that potentially caused Report Card Year Duplicator to improperly rollover Value Scale and Predefined Value Set for some fields.

[Fix] RC: We’ve found and fixed a small glitch in Entry by Layout that potentially caused an entry to get saved even after the field entry window was cancelled or closed. The fix helps eliminates possibilities of unintentionally saving bad data and assures that only valid and correct data entry get in.

[Fix] RC: Some users tried creating Value Scales with decimals. This caused us to find an issue that prevented the bands from getting updated. It only affected the bands with decimal values. We’ve fixed the glitch. Bands can be added and updated.

[Fix] RC: We’ve fixed an issue on the Score Breakdown page of the Report Card Entry screens (Entry By Field Group and Entry By Field) that caused predefined comments and values to show on the comment field as integers instead of the actual comments or values.