Welcome to Release 6.2!
Welcome to eSD 6.2! This release includes a number of new features that are designed to support integration with the Illuminate family of products, identify trends in student assessment outcomes, enhance the online registration process, and more.
- Illuminate Education Zap seamlessly synchronizes student, staff, and roster data between eSD and the Illuminate family of products.
- Assessment Distribution Widget displays student outcomes that reflect the unique scales utilized by district-administrated assessments.
- Online Registration Enhancements ensure that districts capture accurate information pertaining to student contacts.
- Daily Attendance Widget Enhancements allow district staff to easily identify trends in student attendance.
Illuminate Education Zap
With the release of version 6.2, the new Illuminate Education zap is now available. Illuminate Education’s tools help districts make real-time, data-informed decisions to positively impact student success. The Illuminate Education zap includes student, staff, roster, and demographic data so that districts can easily provision accounts and classes within the Illuminate Education family of products. The zap can be configured to export this information on a scheduled basis, ensuring that your data remains synchronized between the products.
Assessment Distribution Widget
Version 6.2 includes a new GURU widget that can be customized to display student outcomes that reflect the unique scales utilized by district-administered assessments. The Assessment Distribution widget is a histogram that allows users to configure the scoring method and buckets to be used for each instance, allowing districts to display meaningful information to staff for a variety of assessment types. User can drill down on each bucket to reveal the student assessment results contributing to the corresponding tally. In addition, this widget provides all of the common functionality available for widgets, including filters, exports, and more.
Online Registration Enhancements
The Online Registration application process has been enhanced to ensure that districts capture all pertinent information about student contacts. With the release of version 6.2, new labels have been added to the fields contained within the Guardian Contact and Emergency Contact widgets to clearly communicate the requested information to applicants. The Correspondence, Custodial Parent, and Child Pick-Up checkboxes have been converted to drop down menus, and new validations have been created to ensure that applicants select “Yes” or “No” for each option and contact. These updates are reflected on the acceptance interface so that registrars can verify all provided information is accurate.
Daily Attendance Widget Enhancements
District staff can easily identify trends in daily student attendance with the latest enhancements to the Daily Attendance widget. The student results list now presents the attendance reason associated with each daily value, when applicable. Additionally, new details have been added to the Excel export for this widget, including attendance reason, attendance note associated with the daily status, and attendance event(s) associated with the corresponding date.