Illuminate DnA Reviews

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Terica Bergan | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 23, 2020

Not made for everyone, but it has potential

Score 2 out of 10
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It was intended to be used to evaluate teachers using standardized test data loaded into DnA to calculate SGP, however, we could not get it to work properly and found that creating customized reports was not user friendly. We thought this would be a great tool to give Administrators and eventually teachers access to a singular system of data and continuous feedback to dramatically improve student performance. It has the potential to run great reports and to build assessments.
  • Uploading data is very easy and straight forward with the included templates for testing that is standard across the state like M-Step, NWEA Map and Such.
  • Searching for students and seeing all of their tests in one screen was very easy and user friendly.
  • Running pre-defined reports was also very easy and straight forward. Just a few clicks and the report was right in front of you quickly.
  • Tech support seemed good but our main issue was never resolved. We received attention and someone was working on our issue, but they could never figure out why our student count was off for 1 grade level even though they said our data looked great.
  • The customized reports were powerful, but there was so much to learn for the average administrative user, like a principal, to get the detailed data they need. You would have to have a dedicated person to create customized reports.
  • At some point, our representative just stopped calling and there was no further contact. Then our rep left the company and the new rep only sent one email notifying us of the change. That was almost a year ago.
In all fairness, we are a more complex district with both traditional and non-traditional virtual learning students. We require unconventional reports. Our biggest issue is that it was installed on a consortium server and our student data was mixed with other districts in the consortium. This software would work much much better if it were installed on a single server, single district with a traditional school district. If you use tests that they do not have templates for, it can be time consuming to strategize how you "might" want see your report BEFORE you setup your own template to import data.
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Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 07, 2019

Illuminate is worth the investment and is getting better.

Score 8 out of 10
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We use it school-wide for assessment creation, administration and data analysis to inform instruction and personalize learning. Illuminate has the ability to generate a great level of insightful reports without great amounts of effort. When building assessments you have a couple of different options that allow for a wide variety of question types that are standards aligned.
  • Online assessment creation
  • Online assessment administration
  • Data analysis
  • Data tracking
  • Front end interface needs to have more tools
  • Language and semantics of the system can be cumbersome
  • Updating the system is time consuming
Great for a school with dedicated IT support and technology available. Limited tech environments will find it hard to leverage the power of the tool. The data is easy to pull out and use with many reports available quickly from available options. There are additional options for building your own reports based on your own needs.
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Darla Batistic | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 07, 2018

Actionable Student Data at Your Fingertips - Become an illuminator!

Score 10 out of 10
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The illuminate DnA software is a student data and assessment system used by our K-12 school district. It is used across the organization by administrators, teachers, and clerical staff. It allows users to create and administer online assessments, store state and local assessment results, and create custom reports for a variety of uses.
  • It provides a comprehensive profile of students across time, allowing users to track growth and identify at-risk students.
  • It is easy for all users to create ad hoc reports and assessments.
  • The company is continually adding features recommended by users.
  • The helpline is accessible to all end users, calls are readily answered, and the support staff is knowledgeable.
  • It would be nice if it communicated in real time with our other student database systems. We have to do a nightly update to share information with other systems, and still, some data gets stuck and needs to be "wiped".
  • The intervention tracking system, OnTrack, is difficult to set up and manage.
  • Assessment item banks could offer a better variety of items.
I think it is well suited for K-12 schools, especially for tracking student growth over time. The ability to easily upload state assessment results and produce pre-built reports provides teachers actionable data. The online assessment system is more appropriate for secondary (grades 6-12) students in our district due to the types of assessments our elementary (K-5) students complete.

I have some experience with other systems and think that the illuminate software offers more flexibility in the types of data that can be stored.
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About Illuminate DnA

Illuminate Education offers their student assessment management platform, Illuminate Data & Assessment (or Illuminate DnA), providing a means of tracking student standardized testing, test data analysis, and other features.
Categories:  Assessment

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