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Illuminate DnA (Data and Assessment)

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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.
For Parents:

Log into PUSD’s Illuminate Parent Connection at this link:

You will see the screen below. If you don’t have a parent portal yet, you will click on “Create Account” to set up your portal… but first email Assessment and Accountability Assistant Laura Keller,, with your first and last name and the name of your elementary student(s), and she will send you your access code. The access code is needed only once when you first register for the portal. This portal is ONLY for elementary school report card access. Secondary student information is accessed through Q.


Illuminate Home Connection Portal Login

After you have created an account, you can log into the Illuminate Home Connection with the user name (your email address) and the password you created, or you can click on “Forgot Password” if necessary and a password reset message will be sent to your registered email address.

Please contact Assessment and Accountability Assistant Laura Keller (  with any questions.

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.  Another method of logging in, as long as you are logged into your PUSD Google account, is to use the link to the Illuminate Home Connection login (,) and then click on "Sign in With Google" and you will not need to enter a 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
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

    1. Home Page / Tiles
    2. Dashboard
    3. Control Panel
    4. Student Profile
    5. Illuminate University: links to "help" videos on various aspects of Illuminate
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



    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