Release Notes v8.9

Below are the new features, system enhancements, and bug fixes for v8.9. 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: July 19, 2016

Next tentative release to Live Sites: July 22, 2016

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

All Products: Enhancements

All Products: Enhancements

[Enhancement] Home Connection Portal- New tile view on the Dashboard page! BOOM!

[Enhancement] Home Connection Portal- Student Portal Management- "Password Changed" now displays on the Student Portal Management Page when a student has changed the temporary password! Yeah, we know you love us sooooo much.

DnA: Enhancement

DnA: Enhancement

[Enhancement] Assessment Enter/Edit Pages- We wanted to make manual data entry in Assessments much easier and intuitive.

What changed?

  • The default landing page is now the GRID.
  • Fill down is supported with the GRID–just like in Excel (gasp!)
  • We got rid of “Enter Responses by Column” (because this is supported on the GRID)
  • The sub-navigation has been simplified to “By Grid,” “By Student,” and “By Question". 

  • Constructed Response has been consolidated into the "By Question”
  • You can filter for CR questions on the "By Question" page.
  • You can also filter for CR questions on the GRID.

For more information see the Help documents in the Student Response Data manual. Enter scores until your heart is content!

ISI: Enhancements and Fixes

ISI: Enhancements and Fixes

[Enhancement] Scheduling- Mass Update Terms & Timeblocks- Admin users can now mass update terms & timeblocks on Draft schedules.

For more information, see the Help document here.

[Enhancement] Course Requests- Course Request Meta Data is now live! You can create Custom Reports and Form Letters with any combination of Course Request information you wish.

For more information on Course Request Form Letters, see the Help document here.

[Enhancement] Custom Forms/Online Registration- Custom Form Recipients- We added an additional column indicating primary (or P) on the Find Custom Form recipients list and Manage Custom Form Recipient List. This will help reduce the number of forms that get sent to multiple contacts for a household.

[Enhancement] Custom Forms/Online Registration- Added the ability to change the page order of the Custom Form.

[Enhancement] Custom Forms/Online Registration- Automated “No Changes Needed” Status. Previously, a parent could manually submit a form with a “No Changes Needed” status
. This was problematic if they made a change, but still selected "No Changes Needed". The system now automatically sets this status if they go through the form without making any changes. Admins can still send the form back with the "Needs Review" status.

[Enhancement] State Reporting- SELA tool for CALPADS- We released a brand new tool for comparing ODS SELA data! You can now quickly update student records on the fly OR do a mass sync with updates! The process is very user friendly and will pave the way for future CALPADS extract updates. *Mic Drop*

For more information on this feature, click here to view the Help document.

[Enhancement] Health- Communicable Diseases- We added a School Site filter to the Communicable Diseases Count of Diseases page.

[Enhancement] Health- Procedures & Medications- We updated the Procedures and Medications widget to clean up the look and add code tables.

For more information on this update, see the Help document here.

[Fix] Health- Fixed sorting issues for Health comments and Procedures and Medications.

Reports: New Reports and Enhancements

Reports: New Reports and Enhancements

[New Reports] New Preliminary 2015-2016 CA SBA Performance Summary, Student Roster and Student Summary Reports.

To see the abstracts for these reports, click here.

[Enhancement] WASC Report - Updated data to reflect most current available, updated the style (font and charts), and included SBA (ELA / Math) and CST (Science).

[Enhancement] Golden State Seal Merit Diploma Eligibility Report (2016 Criteria) - The report now only includes students that qualify for the GSSMD if Illuminate has “Transcript Grades” in the system. The maximum score is considered in each category to determine if the student qualifies in the course area. If “Transcript Grades” are not included in Illuminate, then all students that qualify for ELA and Math via CST or SBA are included in the list

. The columns on the report are better organized to group data points by subject area altogether.

[Enhancement] SAGE Reports- Now reports Science data.

[Fix] Student-Parent Letter prints well in B&W now.

Gradebook: Fixes

[Fix] We’ve made updates on grade calculations to fix incorrect marks given to a students who were excused from all assignments within a grading period.

[Fix] Some teachers noticed that a few students’ Progress Reports were missing the Assignment Summary though they were certain that the option to display Assignment Summary was enabled before their Progress Reports were generated. We’ve fixed the problem and made some updates to make sure Progress Reports are printed as expected.

[Fix] We’ve fixed an issue that caused scoresheets to display some student marks that were rounded off to the nearest hundredth even though GradeBook’s rounding preferences was set to a whole number. This update ensures that all rounding preferences in Points-Based GradeBook (PBGB) are applied correctly.

[Fix] We received report that the GradeBook Post Grades page displayed the incorrect grade for a couple of students which confused affected teachers, as most students in their class received the correct grades. We've fixed the issue and we've rolled out updates to prevent recurrence of inconsistent calculations which affect students with zero (0) assignment score.

ISE: Enhancements and Fixes

ISE: Enhancements and Fixes

[Enhancement] IEP- Ever wondered who published the IEP? No need to wonder anymore! Any IEPs published on or after 5-23-16 will show the User who published! Note: Any previously published IEPs will show Unknown.

[Enhancement] IEP- We have added the ability to preview IEP information before you publish the IEP by adding the IEP Preview Page!  For more information please go to:

[Enhancement] REED- The MET Representative entered on the Evaluation Context Page WILL now show up on the MET Page within the REED Process. In addition, the MET Representative WILL always be listed on any MET Form selected. Note: This is for NEW REEDs as of 6/10/16.

[Enhancement] REED Widget- For non-caseload providers you now have the option with Open REEDs to filter by sites.

[Fix] Within the IFSP process one has the ability to add "Other Invited Participant" again.

[Fix] IFSP Widget- Students listed in Review IFSPs are now showing correctly.