PARCCtastic for Illinois Plugin

*** This plugin is compatible with the Dec. 22, 2016 IL state reporting update (v or later ***

Illinois state reporting team added a PARCC tab to the state screen... But I like my version better. Perhaps you will to.
Installing this plugin will add a PARCC link to the student page navigation on the admin side.
The accommodations for ELA and Math are hidden until the ela_accommodations or math_accommodations checkboxes are checked. This way it is super-easy to search for a student who has any accommodations marked.
A "Will take DLM alternative" checkbox is included to track who will be taking the DLM.
This page will also check if you have accommodations already entered in the built in state page and blink a warning next to the "parent" ela_accommodations or math_accommodations checkboxes that they have automatically been checked and the page needs to be submitted. Best solution I could come up with.
This page uses the IL state fields, so no trouble running the "IL PARCC Report". However, their are 3 new custom fields that are created when the plugin is installed (using the database extension group U_PARCC).

A huge amount of form validation has been added to only allow marking accommodations if all of ISBE's requirements are met. These requirements are mapped out in their Data Elements PDF located HERE under the assessments category.


  1. Go to System - System Settings - Plugin Management Configuration
  2. If you are updating from a previous version, first delete the current plugin version. Then Install the new zip file

Version History:

3.4 - Added missing breadcrumb navigation to the student page (seriously, how did I miss that).
3.3 - Altered the script that checks if accommodations are already entered and checks the top level checkbox. Now the screen will only alert you if "positive" values are selected (excluding "no" and "none"). 
Changed the Spanish Transadaptation of the Math field to a Yes/No radio. And added a handy notes field.
3.2 - Changed the Braille with Tactile Graphics and Calculation Device and Mathematics Tools fields to coincide with the changed made by the IL state reporting team in the Dec. 22, 2016 update.
3.1 - Correction to the validation on Math Text-To-Speech.
3. 0 - Big redesign to coincide with the IWAS PARCC pre-id data elements for 16-17. Added validations for each accommodation field.
2.11 - Fixed Human Reader/Human Signer accommodation values where reversed
2.10 - Took out the validation for Monitor Test Response/paper format, and added Word to Word Dictionary validation. Corrected values for Assistive Technology Screen Reader/Non-Screen Reader accommodations.
2.9 - Fixed a glitch in the javascript that is suppose to clear all "child" accommodations for ELA and/or math if the "parent" checkbox is unchecked. Altered the Human Reader or Human Signer accommodation values to coincide with the new ISBE data elements.
2.8 - Added the read-only fields included in the state report update to the PARCC tab. Altered the input values on the text-to-speech fields to coincide with the latest data elements from IWAS.
2.7 - Fixed the field names/labels on the Test Format fields. They where swapped.
2.6 - Fixed a bug causing the javascript validation to malfunction.
2.5 - Updated accommodations to match changes made to the SIS data elements.
2.4 - Added a few lines of CSS so the radio buttons would be inline in PS v9 like they where in PS v8.
2.3 - Added a script to the page that checks if accommodations where input in the built in state page and warns the user they need to submit the page to save the enclosing "parent" checkboxes.
2.2 - Converted to a plugin.
2.1 - Changed the name to PARCCtastic. Added a handful of validations PAN imposes. Like if Large Print is checked, test format must be paper, etc, etc.
2.0 - Converted all fields to the Illinois state PARCC fields. Added additional fields needed to run the PARCC IL state report.
1.0 - Initial release.


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