Data System Updates
On this page (scroll down) you will find a list of the technical updates to the IMAS system including past updates that are complete, as well as current updates in progress. Updates are listed chronologically, with the most recent & current updates at the top. The items on this page are limited to changes to the actual database, such as the way it calculates totals or the the way it sorts results.
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IMAS System Updates
New Feature - Forward Facing Student Registration and Class signup
New Feature - State Admin Panel
Resolved sporadic issue with Outcomes Approval timing out.
Table 4 A6 and GED completion issue should be resolved
Support for vision-impaired users
HoursReview.aspx - filter ability for viewing students who have no attendance
ClassEdit.aspx - The error message now displays at the top of the page, instead of having to scroll to the bottom of the page
Prevent all dates from going into the future, unless the feature requires it
Configurable option that allows for forcing the entry of certificates for teachers (currently turned on in the test sites)
When a teacher logged in with multiple classes, the home page did not display additional classes. This has been resolved
Several aesthetic updates throughout the sites
Class Entry Page now requires a valid US zip code, new field for class size
Student Info would not always display the GED Manual Entry, this has been resolved
PendingApprovals.aspx - Class Hours Filter by Program and Class
Deleting a Credential
Added email address to users, this is visible on the View Faculty screen
Faculty Module Accessibility - Admins can now make changes
5user_list.aspx needs to hide disabled users
Bug Fix - Filter by last name on approvals page caused crash
Search by Class Title in Class Hours
Table 4 Status Update running on GED entry
Enrollment Alert - State level view days since last attendance
Cell Phone # to ViewFaculty.aspx. Entry is also on the userbioedit.aspx page
Change Error Message when deleting a user
Registering a student w/ Intake Person only active users now sho
PendingApprovals.aspx - Sort columns. These were added in a few places when possible
Ad-Hoc Reporting Phase 1 - Very basic query at the moment. Currently mostly student and registration info. More will be going in.
Bug Fix - Issue with student's with multi-year registration, not being filtered out of a class correctly when separated from class in prior year
A fix for isolated Table 4 rollover issues
Added approval date to the Outcome (OutcomeEnter.aspx)
Table 4 Names List now shows the programs the student is in
Table 5 names criteria page allows for select a goal to query. *Note: The results will still show for all goal types, but only query based on if the student is in the request goal.
User Alert messages will no longer show when inactive, also alerts can have an end date set.
Users that are disabled will no longer appear in user alert selection. We will continue to go throw and hide them where appropriate.
The new Teacher Certificate module is now available for use.
Over 30 performance enhancements to the database and code
Compatibility with Google Chrome and Safari web browsers.
Changes in reporting student ethnicity in federal tables
State Goals Report
Revision to the Approvals Pages
Approvals.aspx and OutcomeApprove.aspx pages have been removed
The new page is title Pending Approvals.aspx
Filtering by last name has been added to all approval pages.
Testing Alerts have been restricted to the class only. This was an issue if a student left a class, but not the registration.
SQL optimizations made throughout
Phase 2 SQL preparations of moving to SQL 2008
May 2010 - Various Updates
*Attendance Alerts have the registration date showing.
*Attendance Alerts and Testing Alerts both have pagination and sorting.
*Phase 1 of the move to the new Ethnicity rules is complete. Students added or updated will now have to move to the new rules.
*Student Case Notes are viewable on the Student Info page.
April 2010 - Case Notes / Comment Box now available in IMAS. Please contact us via the Helpline if you have questions or problems with this feature.
August 2009 - Cut-Off Date for Changes to FY09 Data: The cut-off date for making changes to FY09 data in IMAS will be September 1, 2009. You can still make student separations after this date for students whose last date of attendance/testing was before July 1, 2009. Please remember that the date of separation is the last date of attendance/testing and not the date the separation was entered.
July 2009 - Class Transfer Function: The Class Transfer Function is now working.
July 2009 - Gain Indicator Bars: Because of the fiscal year rollover, the green bars have all changed to red. Although it doesn't look as though students lost credit for a gain, those gains were counted for last FY and do not show on that screen anymore. The counter only shows for gains obtained in the current fiscal year.
July, 2009 - Post Testing: Please note that the Idaho Assessment Policy has been updated regarding post-testing. The minimum number of hours required for post testing has been changed to 40. All post-tests conducted below 60 hours must have a post-test exception file on record. For more information, please refer to the post-test exceptions guidance.
June, 2009 - Student Seperations: Student Seperations by the State will be conducted at 105 days instead of 120 days. Programs are responsible for conducting seperations after 90 days, however, if a program fails to seperate a student, the State will do so after 105 days. The State will not check records prior to seperating students and some data may be lost if this occurs. It is to program's benifits to seperate students at the appropriate time to ensure all information for a student has been collected and counted.