Calhoun ISD

Illuminate DnA Training Site

What is Illuminate DnA?

Illuminate Education is an Online Achievement System built on Assessments, Data and Learning Tools, as well as Special Education Systems. The DnA module supports the cycle of Data Informed Education, helping educators create assessments, proctor online testing, and analyze results. DnA is also warehouse for State assessments such as WIDA, M-STEP, SAT, PSAT, ACT WorkKeys, and district wide assessment tools such as NWEA. Together with attendance and behavior data, this allows educators at all levels to analyze the achievement of their schools and students to provide the best support and learning possible.

Why do we use it?

The Calhoun ISD provides learning and technology services for 18 districts in Barry, Branch and Calhoun County School Districts. These districts have chosen to work together with the ISD and Illuminate Education to be able to:

  • Integrate Attendance, Behavior, Demographic, Special Education and Academic data to see the whole picture of student achievement

  • Develop standards based assessments at the consortium, district, and classroom level that can be administered online, with paper/pencil, or computer adaptive options;

  • Receive instant feedback on both formative and summative assessments via Live Proctoring tools;

  • Analyze assessment data via prebuilt or custom reports and an easy to use charts creator

  • Utilize custom form letters and Student Portal for improving student and parent communication

  • Identify and track At-Risk Qualifiers for Early Warning Systems

Want to Know More?

Anna McCrumb is the Calhoun ISD's Student Data Services Consultant supporting your local districts' use of Illuminate DnA. Anna has 12 years of teaching experience at the secondary level, a Master's Degree in Educational Technology, and is here to help move your implementation forward, or provide support to districts and educators in any capacity.