These are terms commonly used within the DnA system.
Tile Dashboard - Home page after logging in that populates with user tiles.
Demographic - The statistics of a given student population. For example, Eye Color, Race, etc.
Manual Assessment - An assessment built within DnA before you scan any student results or print answer sheets. Think the opposite of an On The Fly Assessment.
On The Fly Assessment - This typically is a formative assessment or an assessment you plan to align standards at a later point in time. Think Checking for Understanding.
Hybrid Assessment - This is an assessment that you would like students to take online, and you have a Word, PDF or PowerPoint file of it that you would like to upload to allow students to read it on their screen while selecting their answer choices (side by side).
Flexible Assessment - Assessments that can be given paper/pencil or online. If given online, a PDF can be attached for students to view side by side with answer choices.
Permissions - Settings that restrict access to certain groups of users to specific parts of the system.
Pre-Built - Reports that DnA already houses in the system, typically used for local and state assessments.
Pre-Slugged - When answer sheets are printed for students, pre-slugged answer sheets have the student id populated.
Scopes - General category of an assessment. For example, Benchmark, Teacher Created, State test, etc.
Summary Assessment - This allows you to create a location for entering and tracking scores, or demographics.
Calendar Day Types - Used to distinguish between In-Session days (regular school days) vs Not In-Session days (examples Holidays, Weekends) that impact how students show as "Current" in DnA.
Field Group - A subject area that is defined by a district for a report card. For example, Reading Growth, Written and Oral Language Conventions, etc.
Grading Periods - Report Card date range.
Student Group - Used for visibility purposes, so users can log on and specifically just view that group of students. When a student group is created, the option 'Visibility Group' can be enabled to allow a user to view students not rostered to them and to adjust their entire view of DnA tools and reports to only look at the students in this group. These groups can also be used in any student scope selector for a search of assessment scores, prebuilt report data, or establishing a student set in your custom report.
Session - Academic Year (14-15).
Terms - Often referred to as semesters, trimesters, or quarters. Terms mark the end of a formal grading period and session of a course.
Timeblocks - Traditionally referred to as a class period. For example, a high school might have a 6 period day or 6 timeblocks. Homerooms can be designated via Timeblock Management