A plugin by any other name

Posted Sometime in January
Out with PARCC, in with IAR (note: If your not in an Illinois school district this will make no sense, and you can stop reading).
The old PARCCtastic plugin for Illinois has now been rebranded... wait for it... IARrific.
Same great way to track test accommodations, just a new name. And therefore, you need to uninstall any previous version of PARCCtastic before installing this new one.
For the low low price of nada, you can also track ACCESS 2.0 accommodations.
A new plugin called IARrific + ACCESS is all the fun of IARrific with a section at the bottom to track ACCESS.
Try it out on your test server and see what you think.
I've also put together a SQLreport you can use to export your ACCESS accommodations to then upload/update your students in WIDA/DRC.
Happy 2019 my friends!

Version 12... Ugh

Posted Sometime in September

I’m just going to put this out there... I’ve never been less excited for an upgrade than I am with PowerSchool 12.
My district is doing just fine without unlimited contacts, don’t like the rollout, and resent that there is no option not to migrate on install.
Therefore I’m boycotting version 12 for now.

If you are currently using my Big Registration screen it may be awhile before it is updated to work with contacts (not at all sure what that is going to entail).

What, am I hear to amuse you?...

Posted Sometime in April
I am super excited to attend the PSUG Advanced Customization Workshop in Myrtle Beach!
Less exciting are my recent plugin updates:
PARCCtastic had a minor update so it would display accommodations properly to users with view-only access.
The BIG Registration Screen got a new page fragment that makes it possible to set the Registration page as a user's Initial Student Screen under Personalize.

Over the past few months I've focused on building a new student registration system for my district.
It utilizes the built in enroll new student page. And needed some kooky hacks to do it.
Not sure that one will ever be released as a plugin, as I'd never find the time to support the thing. But you never know...


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