Illinois state reporting team added a PARCC tab to the state screen...
Which is nice. But I like my version better. Perhaps you will to.
The accommodations for ELA and Math are hidden until the ela_accommodations
checkboxes are checked. This way it is super-easy to search for a student who has any accommodations marked.
Data validation scripts check a handful of common accommodation errors. Such as, if Large Print is checked Test Format must be paper, etc.
This latest version 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
checkboxes that they have automatically been checked and the page needs to be submitted. Best solution I could come up with. If you already have a lot filled in under the built in screen, you may want to just use the "show fields" link at the bottom of the page and copy/paste the fields into a quick export to mass update the "parent" ela_accommodations
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).
This page was created around Illinois state reporting. Not sure if it would be of use outside Illinois.
ISBE made a change to the text-to-speech accommodations for the 15-16 school year.
IL state reporting update 184.108.40.206.0 made a change to the PARCC tab with a "universal" text-to-speech field that is suppose to be for both ELA and math. Apparently the new field sets both to 01 for yes. I'm not sure the right way to reconcile this, so I went with the current data elements from IWAS.
|The ELA text to speech options changed from
||The MATH text to speech options changed from
|14-15: 01 - Yes or 02 - No
15-16: 02 - Text and Graphics or 00 - None/No
|14-15: 01 - Yes or 02 - No
15-16: 01 - Text Only or 02 - Text and Graphics or 00 - None/No
Bottom line, CHECK YOUR TEXT-TO-SPEECH VALUES.
- Go to System - System Settings - Plugin Management Configuration
- If you are updating from a previous version, first delete the current plugin version. Then Install the new zip file
- Enable the Plugin (THIS WILL CREATE DATABASE EXTENSIONS ON YOUR PS SERVER)
2.8 - Added the read-only fields included in the 220.127.116.11.0 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.
2.5 - 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.