T-TESS | Observations Required

Appraisers have the ability to select if an observation is required in T-TESS for a teacher for the current school year. From the toolbar at the top, click Settings > Observation Required. Click Y or N to activate account for Teacher. Click here for more information.

STAAR Interim Assessments

TEA provides districts with interim assessments for grades 3-8 Math and Reading. Students begin with Part 1. After completion, students are routed to a corresponding Part 2 based on their Part 1 performance. Contact the DMAC Help Desk (866.988.6777) for assistance.

Test Key Scoring Tab in TEKScore

Users can now easily access the scoring portion of Test Keys in TEKScore.  After saving the Test Key, click Scoring Tab to change the range or the weight (factor) of a question. For rubric-based questions, enter range in the first column (e.g., ‘2’ would have the choice of 0 = no credit; 1=partial credit; 2=full credit).

Dashboards in LPAC

From the top navigation bar in the LPAC application, click on Dashboard to quickly identify groups of students. Narrow your search by Campus and/or Grade and select totals within the various categories (i.e., Language Surveys, Parent Approvals, ESL, etc.) to view individual students names.

Student Portfolio Access | Teachers

Teachers now have quick access to their student’s portfolio in DMAC.  After a teacher logs in, their students will be listed on the main screen.  When the teacher clicks on their students name, it will take them directly into Student Portfolio.

Performance Summary Report

Reports featuring STAAR performance standards for students are now available in the TEKScore Performance Summary Reports.  Teachers and administrators can access these powerful reports in TEKScore’s Instructional Reports.  Click here for more information.

LPAC Documentation

Texas educators can now use DMAC to create and organize LPAC documentation for individual students and committee meetings. The LPAC was designed by other educators to make the process of completing and organizing forms related to the LPAC framework much easier.

lead4ward | Source Data Report

A Source Data report is available in our ever-growing list of custom data tools in lead4ward.  This report allows users to view the number of items tested by Student Expectations (SEs). Additionally, it displays a compilation of related student expectations.

Edit User Access in FormWorks

An option to edit user access in FormWorks is now available in templates.  This feature allows assigned users to create new forms and reports using the template. Click here for more information on how to edit access.