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Future Release Considerations

When you add an assessment with multiple subject areas, it lists the assessment multiple times on the Assessment Summary screen:  When you go to the Review of Existing Data screen and try to pull in the assessment data from this screen, the subject areas are not listed.  You just see the assessment listed multiple times, so it is hard to tell which is the correct one to pull over.

Thank you for your comment.  It is being considered as to how to make this more user friendly.


When adding/removing existing data in several spots, you have the option to add Assessments, Attendance, Grades, and Progress Track Data.  The progress monitoring tool in EdPlan was called Progress Track, but it looks like it’s called Progress Monitoring in ECATS.  Should the name here be changed so that it’s not confusing to folks who did not use and do not know Progress Track?

We are working on a solution to this request.


When choosing a custom testing accommodation, will the actual ECATS system print out the custom accommodation page?  This does not currently occur on the training site when a custom accommodation is chosen.

We are working on a solution to this request.

 

Will you please add PLS-5 Screening Test to ECATS?

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

On the assessments area section, the subject areas seem to be focused on content and there are not many choices for social/emotional,  behavioral, preacademic skills etc. Will these be added?  I know that box can be typed in once you save and continue, but on the actual page where you add it first there is not an option to type.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

On the Parent/Student tab > Add New Parent/Guardian, ‘Surrogate Parent’ should be added to the Relationship dropdown.

This has been done.

 

When adding a request for screenings/evaluations on the Evaluation Plan (initial and re-eval), for the areas that have subareas appear, there needs to be a rule of completion to require a subarea to be checked.  Currently, the subareas are not required.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

On the request for screenings/evaluation on the Evaluation Plan (initial and re-eval), there needs to be the option to request “other” and type in a text box the other evaluation that is being requested.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Our PK Intake team utilizes dual roles on the IEP team.  Typically this is a person acting as an LEA Rep AND Reg Ed or LEA Rep AND EC Teacher.  There needs to be a way to designated an ECATS EC user fulfilling a dual role on the IEP Team.  In EdPlan, we add the person as a team member through the Team tab, but then we also add the person manually in the Parents/Students/Reg Ed tab, so that their name shows up twice in the Team list and will pull to both Reg Ed as well as LEA Rep/EC, as needed.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Signature lines on PWN are small to have people sign for attendance.

We will consider this request for a future release.


Reevaluation report - signature lines are small for a team to sign.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

When completing a MDR, is it possible that the parent's invitation auto-populate an invitation for the student as well (similar to the IEP invitation)? 

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

CSP Document;  Please consider adding enrollment date to the form.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

For a student that is not 14 or older, is there a way to avoid having transition section print?

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Signature lines on eligibility determination are extremely small, they would not fit a signature.  Will this be corrected?

We will consider this request for a future release.


Areas assessed on IEP process--There needs to be augmentative communication and assistive technology added to the list of options?

We will consider this request for a future release.


Can all lists be listed in the same column/format under each subject area in Accommodations?

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Will North Carolina Check-ins and mClass/iStation be listed under State Assessments?

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Can Modified Assignments and Demonstration Teaching be added to Accommodations?

We will consider this request for a future release. In the interim, users can document these under custom assessments.

 

Can a dropdown be added for Transition Services?

No. Transition services should be customized for each student's unique needs.

 

Many of the Speech Language assessments are old.  Can they be removed.

The EC Division will routinely use analytics to review the usage rate for any item in any list inside of the system. We will make decisions regarding additions and deletions based on those data and adjust lists appropriately at scheduled releases.

 

Can the Speech Language choices under Consent to Evaluate be condensed? 

The choices currently reflect the policy requirements for different areas of suspected disabilities.

 

Will the ECATS system make it more streamline and easier to document therapy sessions and progress monitoring. The current program we are using has these as 2 separate documentation pages. This can be time-consuming and we are entering essentially the same information twice. If this is not part of ECATS maybe you should consider adding it.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

When selecting suspected areas of eligibility on the referral form it shows an error message if we do not select the correct areas of assessments that are required for eligibility determination.  Is there any way it can just populate those checkboxes already and then leave the options open for additional areas we want to assess in?  The error message is nice, but it would be easier for teachers to have some of the boxes prefilled.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Is there a way that if an error message appears the area that the error is referring to can be hyperlinked back to where the error is? For example, if the error was on Services could the highlighted go back to services.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

These two labels are backwards on the Referral screen in the ECATS training site: “Referral Source” and “Referral Source Position.”  One has a dropdown and one has an open text box.  Referral Source Position should actually be connected to the dropdown, as the dropdown includes positions.  Referral Source should be the open text box, as that is where you type in the name of the referral source.

We will consider this request for a future release.

 

Will you be adding  “surrogate” to the drop off list on the student’s team?

We will consider this request for a future release. 

 

Accommodations specifications are not requested in order to finalize the paperwork. If there are not specifications on how the accommodations are going to be provided, how will the test coordinator know when the students needs breaks, how many students can he test with etc.? This will be a problem, as many teachers will accidentally skip this and still be able to finalize the IEP. 

Local policy can require that implementation specifics are included for ALL accommodations. We did not choose to require this as some accommodations may be self-explanatory.

 

In IEP > Accommodations > State Tests, only the state tests for the student’s current and next grade level are supposed to appear as options.  This doesn't seem to be functioning correctly.

Thank you for your message. We will update the site so that tests are assigned to the correct grade levels. 

 

Lists for Areas Assessed and Accommodations/Modifications in the IEP need to be alphabetized.

Thank you for your message. We will alphabetize all areas.

 

Could hearing/vision screen be added to the assessment checklist?

Once you click health screening other selection choices appear near the bottom.  This is where you will find hearing and vision screenings.

 

 

 

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