Thank you for your patience and persistence as we worked through several issues from MindPlay for the first benchmark of the Universal Screener (previously RAPS 360). Please see below for updates and reminders.
The window for testing grades 1 – 8 runs until Thursday, August 25. We hope to be able to pull the results on Monday, August 28. The testing window may be extended if additional issues arise.
We have been experiencing students and classes being created in MindPlay by other than district users. Unfortunately, the MindPlay system will not allow us to block users from editing school, class, and student information such as creating classes and students.
Please inform your staff that under no circumstances should anyone at a site make changes to test, school, or student settings even if they see they are available on their screen. Doing so will impact the enrollment process and runs the risk of contaminating data for the student, school, and district. Contaminated data cannot be retrieved.
MindPlay enrollments are updated each morning based on PowerSchool changes (entries and withdrawals) made the prior school day. If an expected change has not occurred or is inaccurate, please contact the HelpDesk at https://helpdesk.susd12.org/helpdesk.aspx.
The system will only allow a student to be enrolled in a single MindPlay class with one teacher (the teacher of record in PowerSchool) linked to that class. Setting a class as “shared” will allow all users in the school to see those students and their results which would be a FERPA violation. In cases where student results need to be viewed by another teacher, a site leader or the teacher of record will need to share the information. It is a violation of district policy to give share a user’s password. (The MindPlay exception is the site administrator account shared under the principal’s discretion.)
Teacher user accounts have been set up to log in with their district usernames with their employee numbers as the password. Teacher login issues may be sent to the HelpDesk.
Each school has one Site Administrator account that allows access to all classes and students. Principals may share the account at their discretion with staff members who may need school-wide access such other administrators, SPED resources, and Instructional Coaches. Information regarding the Site Administrator account was sent to the building principal on Aug 8. If the message did not get through, contact the District Testing Coordinator. (HansS@susd12.org)
Directions on accessing Universal Screener reports as well as other information are available through the Resources section of the MindPlay system. DO NOT USE THE NEW MINDPLAY MANAGER TO GENERATE REPORTS. USE THE LEGACY MANAGER. Reports being requested through the new manager are causing errors in uploads.
The New MindPlay Manager is still in beta testing . The Legacy interface should be used for results and reports and can be accessed by clicking on the Legacy Manager icon at the lower left corner after logging in. DO NOT USE THE NEW MINDPLAY MANAGER TO GENERATE REPORTS. Reports being requested through the new manager are causing errors in uploads.
According to MindPlay Support
“There was a issue on our end with how the results where being displayed. We corrected the issue and all current results that you are viewing are displaying correctly. There was no issue with the assessment it’s self only with how we where showing the Universal Screener Results. Because it was and issue only with how the result where displayed there is no impact on the students.”
If you experience any anomalies, please contact the District Testing Coordinator. (HansS@susd12.org)