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DMAC Application Updates

This list includes DMAC application updates starting on June 1, 2016 – present.

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Date of Change

Application
Sort A - Z

Description of Change

11/04/16

T-TESS

Added a print button for scripting notes (viewable by appraiser only).


11/04/15

T-TESS

Added a Post Observation section to the observation page that includes the reinforcement and refinement areas and now a date field for the post conference. It will print as a separate page when printing an observation.


10/31/16

TEKScore

Updated test key content screen to only display courses with student expectations. This was done to shorten the list of courses and prevent users from selecting courses that do not have student expectations (i.e. advanced placement).


10/28/16

TAG

Test List: Added test ID number column to help users sort tests by date. The higher the test number, the more recent the test.


10/28/16

TAG

Created a 'Favorites' section in the Passages section of TAG. Users can identify favorites by clicking the grey checkmark to the right of the passage name on the list. When the icon appears green, those passages can be filtered when using the purple filter option when adding items to a test. Within the purple filter, you can select 'show favorite passages only' option to include selected favorites.


10/26/16

CIA Alignment

Added an indicator on the navigation tree (edit icon) to show whether a Period or Unit has a District Note attached.


10/25/16

CIA Alignment

Added ability to map AP courses.


10/17/16

TEKScore

Update STAAR copy test page to show the new STAAR version in the test grid.


10/12/16

State Assessment

Changed option for Demographic-Time to Adjust compare to from recommended to all the phases between current student met standard to recommended. (2016-17,2017-18,2018-19,2019-20,2020-2021,recommended) This was an option when there were the phases-this is an update for the new structure.


10/6/16

T-TESS

The GSPD conference has been moved to the bottom of the page and both the GSPD and End-of-Year conferences are now hidden from the teacher until an appraiser saves a conference date. The sections of the GSPD Part I are now labeled for the teacher as steps 1,2,3 and the Submit Part I button is now step 3. This was done to help make the GSPD process easier for the teacher.


10/5/16

lead4ward

Added the SLAR 3-5 Reading and 4th grade writing, in Spanish. Leadership Report Card and Student Learning Report.


10/5/16

State Assessment

Updated the State Indicators Dashboard to allow year 2016 to default and 2015 to be selected from a dropdown.


10/4/16

TEKScore

Updated Scantron coding and Plain Paper printing to include a student's local ID with the name when available. This change was made for districts with many students who have the same first and last name. Only the stored procedure "tekscore_precode" was changed in this update.


9/28/16

TEKScore

Updated the student document screen to allow test key authors to edit and delete any document scored with the author's test key.


9/27/16

RtI

Interventions can be imported if there was a plan the previous year with interventions on the last period (regardless of the decision that was saved).


9/27/16

T-PESS

Updated entry page with three simple buttons and added a menu option under settings that will allow the district admin to register as a principal.


9/21/16

TEKScore

Expanded online test schedule start 4:30 and end time 5:00 for schools with longer hours.


9/21/16

T-PESS

The T-PESS application was moved to production.


9/20/16

Utilities

TSDS search screen in was updated to display a warning message which the user must acknowledge before entering the TSDS Unique ID, birth date and gender. Also, added a restriction to the birth date range. This update was made to help prevent a reoccurring problem of users entering invalid Unique ID values and/or birth dates.


8/26/16

CIA Alignment

Modified 'Manage Attachments' so that PDFs and Forms can only be deleted by the owner or admin users.


8/24/16

Lead4ward

Changes to the output for Leadership Report Cards and Student Learning Reports. Most involve a new grouping of TEKS and SEs called Clusters.


8/24/16

State Assessment

Added a new lead4ward export to Instructional Student reports. It is called the lead4ward Performance Progress Export. That is basically what it is with some demographic columns.


8/23/2016

TEKScore

Updated teacher dashboard report settings (One-Click Reports) to allow a flag value of 100. Also updated the default flag values for tutorial reports to 100.


8/18/2016

Utilities

Updated Teacher Accounts report to include the State ID for each teacher if available. Also, to make room for the new State ID column, the First Name and Last Name columns were combined to a single Full Name column.


8/16/2016

TEKScore

Update prevents changing a scored test key's administration date to a new date that would reassign the test key to a new school year. A TEKScore school year begins on Aug 1 and ends on Jul 31. Therefore, a test key created and scored in May 2016, cannot be modified with a new administration date in August 2016.


8/16/2016

TEKScore

Adjustment to the update made to the test key screen on 8/5/2016. This update prevents the assignment of the same student expectation to both the primary and secondary (dual coded) TEKS for single key item.


8/15/16

FormWorks

Added a preview button on the templates list that will allow an author to view their template in read only mode. They can then preview and print a sample blank form if needed.


8/15/16

T-TESS

Renamed "Self Assessment" to "Goal Setting and Professional Development (GSPD) Plan" and renamed "Initial Conference" to "GSPD Conference". Added text under GSPD Conference and End of year Conference to help show the recommended time for completion.


8/9/16

State Assessment

On the Instructional Reports Student screen, I added a checkbox to show students for all versions. This needs to be checked and students then selected if users want to use the combine test versions for Student Performance, Growth and ELL Growth.


8/5/16

TEKScore

Updated key screen to prevent expectations from being assigned as both primary and secondary (dual coded) TEKS. If an expectation is assigned as both, any pending changes will not be saved and an error message will be displayed. Keys created prior to this update that break this rule will not be corrected until a user attempts to save additional changes.


8/5/16

PGP-HS

Added a way to copy a Program of Study in settings.


8/5/16

Student Portfolio

Added a button to "Save & Close" the window automatically after editing a FormWorks Form. Removed SDAA & old EOC history from the screens and printed reports.


8/5/16

State Assessment

Notified by a DMAC user that Pearson had not filled in the SPED flag for students who took the Alt2 test. This meant they were being included in the all students demographic but not special ed demo for the index reports. Set the special ed flag for all students who took the T version of the test.


8/4/16

State Assessment

Fixed the Combine Versions option for 2016 non-instructional Instructional Reports (Results by Demographic, Student Performance, Student Progress, Student ELL Progress). It was not combining the versions, just using the version of the test you selected.


8/4/16

State Assessment

The State Accountability Index targets for Index 2 and 3 have been released. They were added to the footnotes of the reports. They are in Appendix L of the State Accountability Manual on TEA.


8/4/16

State Assessment

Changed the accountability formulas so if a student took the alt2 version and is an ELL with one year in US they are not deleted from calculations.


7/28/16

State Assessment

It was reported to the help desk that the current year for the SE Performance by Item Trend was not showing data. This was caused by the test version not being specified in the query when picking the release for the current year. This has been changed.


7/19/16

TEKScore

Updated One-Click report settings to include a new option to print individual reports by teacher, class, or both. This new option, available on the One-Click settings page, allows a teacher to print a report for the teacher, for each individual class, or both teacher and each individual class. This One-Click option mirrors the "print by class" option in the current report selection screens.


7/17/16

TEKScore

Updated the teacher dashboard screens to include a data table containing the values used for the TEKS tree map chart. Before this update, the TEKS tree map data was only available as a tool tip. Touch screen devices do not support tool tips and could not display the tree map's data. Therefore, the data table was added. In addition, the One-Click settings link has been moved to the Settings button in the toolbar.


7/16/16

TEKScore

Updated teacher dashboard screens to include a "Drill Up" button for the tree map to accommodate touch-screen devices with no "right click" capability. Also replaced links with buttons to improve touch screen support.


7/15/16

CIA Alignment

Modified course dropdown list to show TAC info on mouseover.


6/27/16

Student Portfolio

Update to restrict access to Student Portfolio for only schools who have either purchased the Class Roster service in the current year's contract or have been granted a trial for the Class Roster service. This update has been made for contractual and security purposes..


6/27/16

Utilities

Updated the service trials screen to include the Class Roster service in the list of available trials. This change was made to allow authorized users (System and Region Administrators) to enable temporary access to Student Portfolio. Although all three Class Roster options (6 per year, weekly, unlimited) are available in the trial list, any one is required to enable the service trial.


6/23/16

TEKScore

A new feature referred to as "teacher dashboard" has been added. The teacher dashboard is a collection of pages that is ONLY available to teacher accounts and replaces the current home page. All other pages and functions are still available to the teacher from the navigation/menu bar.


6/21/16

Utilities

Changed the title of the administrator for the region, district, and campus profile screens from "DMAC Administrator" to "Region Admin", "District Admin" and "Campus Admin". This change was made to prevent confusion by the user when advised to contact the "DMAC Administrator".


6/3/16

TEKScore

Updated all report sorting code and associated reports to prepare for "One-Click" reporting. This was an update to the database and code only and no changes were made to user screens or processes.


Date of Change
Sort by Date

Application

Description of Change

10/25/16

CIA Alignment

Added ability to map AP courses.


10/26/16

CIA Alignment

Added an indicator on the navigation tree (edit icon) to show whether a Period or Unit has a District Note attached.


7/15/16

CIA Alignment

Modified course dropdown list to show TAC info on mouseover.


8/26/16

CIA Alignment

Modified 'Manage Attachments' so that PDFs and Forms can only be deleted by the owner or admin users.


8/15/16

FormWorks

Added a preview button on the templates list that will allow an author to view their template in read only mode. They can then preview and print a sample blank form if needed.


8/24/16

Lead4ward

Changes to the output for Leadership Report Cards and Student Learning Reports. Most involve a new grouping of TEKS and SEs called Clusters.


8/5/16

PGP-HS

Added a way to copy a Program of Study in settings.


9/27/16

RtI

Interventions can be imported if there was a plan the previous year with interventions on the last period (regardless of the decision that was saved).


10/12/16

State Assessment

Changed option for Demographic-Time to Adjust compare to from recommended to all the phases between current student met standard to recommended. (2016-17,2017-18,2018-19,2019-20,2020-2021,recommended) This was an option when there were the phases-this is an update for the new structure.


10/5/16

State Assessment

Updated the State Indicators Dashboard to allow year 2016 to default and 2015 to be selected from a dropdown.


7/28/16

State Assessment

It was reported to the help desk that the current year for the SE Performance by Item Trend was not showing data. This was caused by the test version not being specified in the query when picking the release for the current year. This has been changed.


8/24/16

State Assessment

Added a new lead4ward export to Instructional Student reports. It is called the lead4ward Performance Progress Export. That is basically what it is with some demographic columns.


8/4/16

State Assessment

Changed the accountability formulas so if a student took the alt2 version and is an ELL with one year in US they are not deleted from calculations.


8/4/16

State Assessment

Fixed the Combine Versions option for 2016 non-instructional Instructional Reports (Results by Demographic, Student Performance, Student Progress, Student ELL Progress). It was not combining the versions, just using the version of the test you selected.


8/4/16

State Assessment

The State Accountability Index targets for Index 2 and 3 have been released. They were added to the footnotes of the reports. They are in Appendix L of the State Accountability Manual on TEA.


8/5/16

State Assessment

Notified by a DMAC user that Pearson had not filled in the SPED flag for students who took the Alt2 test. This meant they were being included in the all students demographic but not special ed demo for the index reports. Set the special ed flag for all students who took the T version of the test.


8/9/16

State Assessment

On the Instructional Reports Student screen, I added a checkbox to show students for all versions. This needs to be checked and students then selected if users want to use the combine test versions for Student Performance, Growth and ELL Growth.


6/27/16

Student Portfolio

Update to restrict access to Student Portfolio for only schools who have either purchased the Class Roster service in the current year's contract or have been granted a trial for the Class Roster service. This update has been made for contractual and security purposes..


8/5/16

Student Portfolio

Added a button to "Save & Close" the window automatically after editing a FormWorks Form. Removed SDAA & old EOC history from the screens and printed reports.


9/21/16

T-PESS

The T-PESS application was moved to production.


9/27/16

T-PESS

Updated entry page with three simple buttons and added a menu option under settings that will allow the district admin to register as a principal.


10/6/16

T-TESS

The GSPD conference has been moved to the bottom of the page and both the GSPD and End-of-Year conferences are now hidden from the teacher until an appraiser saves a conference date. The sections of the GSPD Part I are now labeled for the teacher as steps 1,2,3 and the Submit Part I button is now step 3. This was done to help make the GSPD process easier for the teacher.


11/04/15

T-TESS

Added a Post Observation section to the observation page that includes the reinforcement and refinement areas and now a date field for the post conference. It will print as a separate page when printing an observation.


11/04/16

T-TESS

Added a print button for scripting notes (viewable by appraiser only).


8/15/16

T-TESS

Renamed "Self Assessment" to "Goal Setting and Professional Development (GSPD) Plan" and renamed "Initial Conference" to "GSPD Conference". Added text under GSPD Conference and End of year Conference to help show the recommended time for completion.


10/28/16

TAG

Created a 'Favorites' section in the Passages section of TAG. Users can identify favorites by clicking the grey checkmark to the right of the passage name on the list. When the icon appears green, those passages can be filtered when using the purple filter option when adding items to a test. Within the purple filter, you can select 'show favorite passages only' option to include selected favorites.


10/28/16

TAG

Test List: Added test ID number column to help users sort tests by date. The higher the test number, the more recent the test.


10/17/16

TEKScore

Update STAAR copy test page to show the new STAAR version in the test grid.


10/31/16

TEKScore

Updated test key content screen to only display courses with student expectations. This was done to shorten the list of courses and prevent users from selecting courses that do not have student expectations (i.e. advanced placement).


10/4/16

TEKScore

Updated Scantron coding and Plain Paper printing to include a student's local ID with the name when available. This change was made for districts with many students who have the same first and last name. Only the stored procedure "tekscore_precode" was changed in this update.


6/23/16

TEKScore

A new feature referred to as "teacher dashboard" has been added. The teacher dashboard is a collection of pages that is ONLY available to teacher accounts and replaces the current home page. All other pages and functions are still available to the teacher from the navigation/menu bar.


6/3/16

TEKScore

Updated all report sorting code and associated reports to prepare for "One-Click" reporting. This was an update to the database and code only and no changes were made to user screens or processes.


7/16/16

TEKScore

Updated teacher dashboard screens to include a "Drill Up" button for the tree map to accommodate touch-screen devices with no "right click" capability. Also replaced links with buttons to improve touch screen support.


7/17/16

TEKScore

Updated the teacher dashboard screens to include a data table containing the values used for the TEKS tree map chart. Before this update, the TEKS tree map data was only available as a tool tip. Touch screen devices do not support tool tips and could not display the tree map's data. Therefore, the data table was added. In addition, the One-Click settings link has been moved to the Settings button in the toolbar.


7/19/16

TEKScore

Updated One-Click report settings to include a new option to print individual reports by teacher, class, or both. This new option, available on the One-Click settings page, allows a teacher to print a report for the teacher, for each individual class, or both teacher and each individual class. This One-Click option mirrors the "print by class" option in the current report selection screens.


8/16/2016

TEKScore

Adjustment to the update made to the test key screen on 8/5/2016. This update prevents the assignment of the same student expectation to both the primary and secondary (dual coded) TEKS for single key item.


8/16/2016

TEKScore

Update prevents changing a scored test key's administration date to a new date that would reassign the test key to a new school year. A TEKScore school year begins on Aug 1 and ends on Jul 31. Therefore, a test key created and scored in May 2016, cannot be modified with a new administration date in August 2016.


8/23/2016

TEKScore

Updated teacher dashboard report settings (One-Click Reports) to allow a flag value of 100. Also updated the default flag values for tutorial reports to 100.


8/5/16

TEKScore

Updated key screen to prevent expectations from being assigned as both primary and secondary (dual coded) TEKS. If an expectation is assigned as both, any pending changes will not be saved and an error message will be displayed. Keys created prior to this update that break this rule will not be corrected until a user attempts to save additional changes.


9/21/16

TEKScore

Expanded online test schedule start 4:30 and end time 5:00 for schools with longer hours.


9/28/16

TEKScore

Updated the student document screen to allow test key authors to edit and delete any document scored with the author's test key.


6/21/16

Utilities

Changed the title of the administrator for the region, district, and campus profile screens from "DMAC Administrator" to "Region Admin", "District Admin" and "Campus Admin". This change was made to prevent confusion by the user when advised to contact the "DMAC Administrator".


6/27/16

Utilities

Updated the service trials screen to include the Class Roster service in the list of available trials. This change was made to allow authorized users (System and Region Administrators) to enable temporary access to Student Portfolio. Although all three Class Roster options (6 per year, weekly, unlimited) are available in the trial list, any one is required to enable the service trial.


8/18/2016

Utilities

Updated Teacher Accounts report to include the State ID for each teacher if available. Also, to make room for the new State ID column, the First Name and Last Name columns were combined to a single Full Name column.


9/20/16

Utilities

TSDS search screen in was updated to display a warning message which the user must acknowledge before entering the TSDS Unique ID, birth date and gender. Also, added a restriction to the birth date range. This update was made to help prevent a reoccurring problem of users entering invalid Unique ID values and/or birth dates.


10/5/16

lead4ward

Added the SLAR 3-5 Reading and 4th grade writing, in Spanish. Leadership Report Card and Student Learning Report.