State Assessment is a complete web-based tool for analyzing the state assessment results of STAAR, TAKS, and TELPAS. It allows Texas school leaders, Administrators, and Teachers to work smarter, not harder. User-friendly instructional, demographic, comparison, and trend reports are available for you to customize. Generate reports with a few clicks for parent conferences, ARDs, or PLC meetings. All reports can be created at various levels or scopes to help monitor students' progress (i.e., state, regional, district, campus, class, teacher or student levels). DMAC does not limit the use of your data. Create custom queries to identify specific groups or subpopulations, and then generate student tutorial reports to help with creating targeted instructional strategies for students.
lead4ward Module in DMAC
DMAC has partnered with lead4ward to create a separate module that is designed to reflect the reports lead4ward showcases during their statewide trainings on how to disaggregate STAAR and local assessment data to help improve student performance.
The functionality of the new module mirrors that of DMAC's State Assessment and TEKScore applications; however, the reports are formatted specifically to reflect the recommendations of lead4ward. The module also pulls both state and local data into one convenient web-based application.
Reports can be generated at the District, Campus, Teacher and Class levels and include the following:
To add the lead4ward module to your contract, you will need to follow the same process as you did to purchase your existing applications. Contact your local Regional DMAC representative or ESC for information on adding it to your contract.
TAG - (TEKS Assessment Generator)
TAG is a web-based program that allows educators to create assessments in order to monitor student progress. Creating local assessments gives administrators and teachers the ability to monitor student progress and to make data-driven instructional decisions based on specific strengths and weaknesses.
TEKScore is a complete web-based tool developed by DMAC for scoring and analyzing TEKS-based assessments. The user may create custom test keys directly aligned to the student expectations and set custom levels of mastery. This will allow schools to make instructional decisions based on specific student strengths and weaknesses. TEKScore
reduces benchmarking time in half by integrating cutting-edge technology tools.
The Student Portfolio is a FREE web-based component of DMAC Solutions that allows users to access personalized data for each student they have access to view.
Allows users to create custom online forms for anything needed at the district or campus level.
RtI - Response to Intervention
RtI is a complete web-based tool that will manage the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. All plans, progress monitoring, and data are in one easy to access location which provides a complete picture of each student and his/her progress. RtI will help districts and campuses improve student achievement, determine effectiveness of interventions, and make better decisions regarding student needs. All of the data is stored historically, so that there is a seamless trail of all RtI documentation and plans.
PDAS - Professional Development & Appraisal System
The PDAS application is a user-friendly, web-based tool that allows districts to meet all the requirements of the Professional Development & Appraisal System. For added flexibility, teachers are able to submit and review their own self evaluations online and administrators have the option to conduct walkthroughs using ANY mobile device such as iPads or cell phones (including Android devices).
PDAS and TTESS/TPESS
NOTE: DMAC will offer schools the ability to purchase either the PDAS or TTESS/T-PESS applications for the 2015-16 school year. Schools who purchase PDAS and then transition to the new appraisal system will not be charged twice for access to the software.
The new T-TESS/T-PESS software will be available in DMAC for the start of the school year and will include the necessary features to allow for the different types of appraisers and electronic documents needed.
Personal Graduation Plans
DMAC offers two modules to help schools create personal graduation plans at the middle school/junior high and high school campuses.
PGP High School - Formerly CAP
PGP Intervention (MS/JH) -- *Formerly PGP
SIP - School Improvement Plan
Allows each campus/district to create a customized school improvement plan as required by state and federal law. Plans are maintained historically in the software system. A few mouse clicks allow educators to choose, customize, and monitor improvement plans.
Texas Primary Reading Inventory
TPRI is a web-based program developed by DMAC for accumulating and analyzing primary reading inventory data. The Texas Primary Reading Inventory is a K-3 reading assessment that tracks emergent reader progress prior to standardized testing. This assessment, teamed with data collection software, gives schools a clear picture of student needs.
TejasLEE is a Spanish Reading Inventory designed for accumulating and analyzing primary reading inventory data.
Utilities - DMAC System Management
Utilities is a free component of DMAC Solutions that allows administrators to manage the system by maintaining district and campus profiles, users accounts and class roster data. Utilities also provides individual users with the ability to update their own accounts.
CIA (Curriculum Instruction and Alignment) is a web-based tool that allows educators to create a working document which contains each subject area’s scope, sequence, and reinforcement of STAAR for the year. Schools can ensure that all test objectives are taught in a timely fashion through curriculum alignment. CIA creates “living” curriculum maps to help schools stay on the road to success. Curriculum alignment is essential in meeting new NCLB standards. CIA will provide avenues for developing and maintaining “living” curriculum documents that provide both vertical and horizontal alignment.
SSI - Student Success Initiative
SSI is a complete web-based tool that will assist districts and campuses with creating and managing the various reports required by the Student Success Initiative and the Grade Placement Committee manual. All documents and forms from grades 5-8 can be managed in the DMAC software. When districts/campuses utilize the DMAC software there is a seamless trail for all documents. All of the data is stored historically.
Class Notes - Assignment Posting
Class Notes is a web-based site designed to allow students and parents to view classroom activities and assignments. By posting coursework and other information to this website, teachers can give parents the opportunity to stay up-to-date on their child’s schoolwork and progress in the classroom. In addition, students can view homework assignments and other class-related information from outside the classroom.