Insights for parents… click on image to see full proposal.
Growth Dashboard different display types
Integration with SchoolPoint
Junior customisation for a number of schools
Fixes for saved views with assessments
Addition of public Health and Safety Forms
UE Subject Info as a Table under Extra Tools
Improvements to the Wizard -> Dean table.
Extra columns in the custom table for Literacy and Numeracy Credits Available, as well as Level 1, 2 and 3 Credits Available and Current + Available.
Addition of “Timetable Class” as a filter and split, and a bunch of attendence codes into the custom table (need to update ‘assayexport’ in KAMAR script if you want to use these… see the second screenshot under ‘Core Upload’ on this page: https://www.assay.co.nz/knowledgebase/auto-upload-scripts/)
Student Details and Results: you can now search by Year Level or Group, in addition to ID Number, Tutor Class and Subject Class. Note: you must put in the full ID Number, Year Level, Group or Class Code for the search to work.
Improvement to custom compare to be able to show as a bubble graph, student names show as you hover over.
Give users access to areas in bulk by their classification (under Admin -> Bulk User Access)
Can now add standards from external providers into moderation area (enable in Admin -> Config)
New column in the NCEA Summary under student view that has the total credits gained at that level, including ones from higher levels and the 20 carried over from the level below.
Customisation for a few schools
Daily backup of student notes incase these need to be referred back to
Fix for table headers not printing properly
Fixed issue with mixed case course codes in Assessment Schedules
Customisation work for a couple of schools
Addition of extra tools for MUSAC schools to export student class info
Changes for custom class sizes to add a note about how these are calculated
Credit Benchmark Column in Custom Table
Headers on tables are always visible even when scrolling past top of page
Other minor changes for specific schools
Junior customisation for a number of schools
Addition of NSN option for splits and custom table field
Ability to delete all Health and Safety Data
Added headers into Health and Safety Data Exports
Fix for OTJ hover image
Other minor bug fixes
“Show percentages instead of numbers” option in the NZQA Standard Report Builder
Ability to set the number of verification samples that causes a highlighted box in the moderation area (set in Moderation -> Admin)
Full school assessment schedule available now in the “Extra Tools” area… see Extra Scripts for details on how to import this data in.
Bug fix for colours not showing for some splits for students grid view.
Ability to be able to duplicate coversheets in the moderation area, so schools offering the same standard in more than one context can do this more easily.
ELLP Data – see Extra Scripts for details on how to import this in
“Copy Emails” button on the email students / caregivers area.
Assessment Schedules can now be set up to show on the parent portal and on the student details page… see Parent Portal Pages for more info.
New data types available for KAMAR schools… check out Admin -> Config to turn these on
Improvements to NZQA Standard Report Builder
Bug fix for email section occasionally using commas rather than semicolons to separate emails
Bug fix for graphs in NZQA stats when there is no split not always displaying properly.
Customisation for schools
Advanced option to reverse category order
Improvements for primary schools
Improvements to CoL Connector links
New option to look at “An Assessment” in “My Classes Graphs / Tables” and “Whole School Graphs / Tables”
Option for “An Assessment” built into the wizard
New Display Type: Student Grid
Link notes with Career Central so that assay notes can be seen in Careers Central (set up in Admin -> Career Central)
Improvements to loading of images in the ‘Student Graphs’ areas so they only load when scrolled into view.
Update of the Excellence color on the ‘Global Dashboard’ to match color elsewhere in assay
Improvements to Wizard for schools that have house deans (set this in Admin -> Config)
Customisation for individual schools
Fix for insights not always displaying tutors / groups from the correct year.
Switch between years on Global Dashboard
New Extra Tool: Average Class Size
Fix for “Assessment Name” split crashing the interface
Fix for blank department showing in moderation area
Fix for NZQA Results File not being processed correctly.
Fix for PE, Religious Studies and Level 3 Visual Arts Endorsements not being calculated correctly.
New way to upload / process Course Department file… Admin -> Check Course Department
Improvements to Custom Compare… now can compare any assessments with “Custom” scale
Fixed some scrolling issues on individual student view
Tooltips now show on main menu explaining what each area does
Improvements to Credit Quartiles under Extra Tools
Improvements to Credit Quartiles under Extra Tools
Moderation Coversheets can now be tagged to multiple departments
All external results now coming through correctly including (SNA, Absent, etc.)
New Graph Type in NZQA Stats – Line Graph
Improvements to Credit Quartiles under Extra Tools to allow viewing by subject.
New Filter: Exclude Group (only visible when “advanced” is ticked)
New saved views button in the wizard.
New Admin option: clear graphs.
New option in wizard – split by assessment.
Easily look at data from NZQA Results files in “Custom Table” such as counts of endorsements, NCEA Levels and University Entrance
New Custom Tool -> Subscribe to Calendars.
New Custom Tool -> Course Check… check how many credits students got in appropriate courses last year to easily see if they qualify for the course this year.
NZQA Data Repository now enabled
KAMAR Schools can now display individual student graphs on their parent portal… if you want information on how to set this up please contact us… note: only works with Version 4 of the portal.
HUGE Improvements to NZQA Stats area… you really do need to check these out.
New Graph Type
Changes to existing graph types to make them display nicer in groups
Add as many comparisons as you want onto one graph
Choose default selections of data in the “Data Summary” area.
Integration of Standard Analysis into this area.
Central repository for NZQA Data.
See a video of the NZQA Stats stuff here:
Longitudinal Tracking of student credits and attendance in student details and results.
Compare any two assessments, attendance, or NCEA Level (note screenshot below is deliberately blurred so student names are not visible)… this is under Extra Tools -> Custom Compare
Can now download database files if needed from Admin -> Download Files
Customisation work for schools
Confirmation of save of moderation pages
Hover on students table can choose the image that displays
Tweak to the excellence color to make it more visible for people who are colourblind.
Filter added in moderation overview page
New detailed attendance data type
Change to staff email button to support Outlook as well as Gmail
New Extra Tool – Credit Quartiles
Changes to PAT graphs for individual students
New Individual Graph Type – UE Graph
New option in wizard -> dean to view individual graphs.
Minor Bug Fixes
Customisation work for a number of schools
Subject Averages under the custom tools
“Requires follow up” tag on the moderation page
Can randomly get 8 student names in the verification evidence section in moderation
Show percentages tickbox on the global dashboards
More custom tools
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Filter by month of assessment… this allows you to do same time comparisons from year to year.
Enhancements for CoL Connector
Performance improvements for autoprocessing (now only redraws those graphs that have changed)
Can subscribe to issues if the auto uploads do not work (Admin -> Check Upload / Process)
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
GPA now available as a custom table field under NCEA Current Year
Improvements to PowerShell Scripts
Under the Whole School Tables and Graphs and advanced mode there is a tick box that enables variable height graphs which means you can view the strip graphs and divergent bar graphs when you have LOTS of groups without them being tiny.
Improvements to the wizard for schools with junior systems set up
asTTle data now shows in the growth dashboard
Changes to how percentiles are calculated on growth dashboard when there is a tie between two or more students, it now gives the middle value rather than the minimum.
Download H&S Data as CSV for external reporting.
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Changes for tracking attendance and credits throughout the year
New Graph Type: Divergent Bar Graph
Subject credit distribution now includes all students with entries, rather than only students with results.
A number of options in the data and filters drop downs are only visible when the advanced tickbox is checked… this makes it easier for people to find their most used options, while still leaving all the options there for those that want them.
Ability to see show just the current year’s PAT vs all PATs
New filters for Level 1, 2 and 3 Credits
Fix for the order of columns from the KAMAR export of results
General bug fixes and performance improvements.
Minor tweak for growth dashboard
Changes to wording of insights… instead of “failed 4 credits” now says “Not Achieved 4 credits”
Ability to check status of Uploads and Process under “Admin” -> “Check Upload / Process”
‘Rank Scores’ (not based of UE, but just the best 80 credits) at Level 1, 2 and 3 are now available under the custom table… 4 points for an E, 3 for a M, 2 for an A.
Changes for the CoL connector
Big changes to the growth dashboard, can now filter by group, and assessment type:
Analyse STWE (PAT Science)
New view under “All Classes Student Graphs” called “Printable NCEA Summary” which is designed to be printed for students, it automatically puts a page break after each student when printing.
Participation Based Stats in NZQA Analysis Section
New columns available in the custom table view of number of internal and external credits sat, as well as the percentage of each passed, passed with Merit and Excellence, and Passed with Excellence.
OTJs (Year 1-8) can now be analysed like all the other data… contact me to turn this on if your school does things with OTJs.
Customisation work around Year 9 and 10 systems for a number of schools
More PAT analysis tools
Bunch of Bug Fixes
Additional module for PAT Benchmarking – see PAT Data and Benchmarkings for more info. A small additional charge applies for this.
Some small visual tweaks
Lots of bug fixes
Half Year Split
The groups filter will now include all core classes
Ability to remove students from the email list.
“Not Yet Assessed” now shows on student graphs
Big improvements to the Global Dashboard mode adding views for Level 1, 2 and 3
A new “Growth Dashboard” which tracks students and cohorts over time
Download button for Students Table graph type
Tooltips when you hover over areas on some graphs
New Global Dashboard mode
Can tab between all fields in the moderation coversheets
Ability for admin users to switch to a different user
New option on moderation coversheet for Yes / No fields of “No – PN Checked” which doesn’t highlight red on the overview page.
Bug Fix for auto process script
New options in wizard mode
Full automation of exports from KAMAR and uploads now available… see the “Auto Upload Scripts” in the installation section of the help manual for more info and how to set up. Once set up you no longer need to do regular exports from KAMAR to upload into Assay, as it is all done automatically. The only times you’ll need to upload data is to load historical data eg: in Jan to load the final NCEA results from the previous years or when initially setting up.
Subscribe to KAMAR groups on Insights
Subscribe to Updates
No longer need to upload groups data… this does require you updating the KAMAR directory services to include “All Groups”
Auto process of large amounts of the data from KAMAR … once set up 80%-90% of the data needed for assay gets imported automatically on a daily basis
GPA Tables and Percentile Changes to track students over time
Email All Staff who take a subject
More options for deans to look at things via tutor group in wizard mode
Visual Refresh to the Home Page
Assay Insights – get emails when key events happen for students you have subscribed to. (see more here)
Lit/Num listed in the ‘NCEA Entries’ on student details
New Split for credits – by month – and also as individual graphs so you can easily see how students are doing over the year.
“Extra Notes” field for the moderation coversheets
Fix to printing of moderation coversheets
Insert Date and Name button added to notes section
Ability to send email notifications when things are added to the health and safety area. To enable this you need to add the email into the config (Admin -> Config) and also have it added to the master database (email [email protected])
Advanced mode that lets you
Split by second category
Show unpublished results
Health and Safety: show who entered incident / hazard
Under Admin there is now the ability to remove old users that are either causing conflicts with current users or who you no longer want to have access to the system.
Ability to Email any filtered list of students using email links
Auto save of students notes after 5 seconds of not typing
Back button on Wizard
Previous School Filter and Split
Table View for Tutor Teachers in Wizard
Drop Down for seeing previous results in student view
PATs from all years can be shown in current year
Notes field in students that is carried over from year to year… you can use this as you like
Percentage Table View
Attempted to avoid page breaks in the middle of graphs when printing.
Expected Level 1, 2 and 3 Credits, Level 2 and 3 Credits, Expected Level 3 Credits, both with and without externals in custom table
Changes prior to 14/2/2017 (version 20170214) are not shown here.