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Illuminate DnA (Data and Assessment)

What is Illuminate?Illuminate illustration

 
Illuminate DnA is a data system that integrates a variety of student assessment and demographic data in one place.  Teachers and administrators can view pre-built reports and sort or filter by relevant groups, or can create custom reports using state-level and local assessment information to guide instruction.  Illuminate also allows educators to build and administer custom on-line assessments, and student portal access for students to participate in assessments and for students and parents to view assessment results.
 
 
For more general information on Illuminate DnA click here.
 
 
 
 
How to access your Illuminate Portal:
 
 
For Parents:
 
You should have received an email from the Assessment Department with an access code to set up parent portal access to view your elementary school student's report cards.  (Instructions from spring of 2020 are no longer valid for Illuminate portal access... and report cards for middle school and high school are accessed in Q, not Illuminate).  If you did not receive the information, or if you have more than one elementary age student and need your children linked into one portal, please contact Assessment and Accountability Assistant Laura Keller, lkeller@pleasantonusd.net and include your name and your student's name in your request, and she can send you parent portal set-up instructions.
 
After you have created an account, you will be able to log in at any time through web address https://pleasanton.illuminatehc.com/login
using your email and the password you have set up. You will also be able to request resetting your password if needed.  
 
For Students:  Log into your PUSD CLEVER account, then click on the link to Illuminate.  You will be able to log in through Google and will not need an additional password. 

After you have logged in, choose "Continue to Portal" (Portal allows you to view your Report cards and any Assessments you have taken online with Illuminate.  Choose "Take Assessment" only if your teacher is assigning you to an online assessment).
 
Student portal login choice page
To look at your report cards from this year, log into the "Portal" and then choose "Report Cards" from the menu on the left side of the screen.  Your screen will not have as many options as the sample below.  Once you have opened the report cards, you can view them in Illuminate or can download them to keep or print for yourself.
 
Student Portal main page
 
After you have made a choice, you will be able to view your report card or any other scores that have been entered into your portal.  You will not have all the choices shown in the example below.
 
Student Portal score view example
 
At the top right of the screen you can choose to change the language or to log out when you are finished.
 
Student portal logout screen
ACCESSING ILLUMINATE:
 
Log in using your PUSD email address as your user name, then skip down to "Sign in with Google".  You do NOT
need to enter a password in the Illuminate password field, as long as you are already logged into your PUSD Google account.  If you are not logged in yet, you will be prompted to log into your PUSD Google account before entering Illuminate.
 
Screen shot of Illuminate Login page
 
 
NAVIGATING ILLUMINATE DnA:

    1. Home Page / Tiles
    2. Dashboard
    3. Control Panel
    4. Student Profile
    5. Illuminate University: links to "help" videos on various aspects of Illuminate
 
 
VIEWING PREBUILT REPORTS:
 
To get started:  Click on the "Reports" tab on the lefthand menu, then "View Reports".  
 
Some commonly used prebuilt reports:
 
    1. Smarter Balanced Assessments Reports
      1. SBA Performance Summary Report
      2. SBA Student Roster Report
      3. SBA Student Report
      4. SBA Site / Grade Level Comparison
      5. SBA Subgroup Summary
    2. ELPAC Reports 
      1. ELPAC Longitudinal Roster Report
      2. ELPAC Student List Report
      3. ELPAC Student Summary
               c.  Dibels/Acadience Reports

 

HOW TO ENTER AND VIEW PUSD ASSESSMENT DATA and CREATE YOUR OWN ASSESSMENTS:

 
    1. Entering DLA assessment data.
                    (Same process works for entering Dibels and other prebuilt assessment data).
              b.  Entering Physical Fitness Test data
              d.  Creating an Itembank Assessment

ADMINISTERING ONLINE TESTING