We periodically make updates to CLI Engage to enhance existing features and publish new tools for our users. Learn more about our available changes and upcoming updates.
Enhancements and refinements make the tool more effective and easier to use by TRS Mentors.
Alternate scoring added to the Literacy Screener in the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment. Schools receive two scores:
Adds an additional option for logging into the CLI Engage platform using a user’s Microsoft credentials.
Adds logos to the log-in page to easily identify the various available log in methods for users.
Administrative level report results can be accessed directly from the My Reports option located atop the dashboard or in Administrative Tools, in addition to through email notifications. My Reports will store hyperlinks that can be used to download generated report files for a period of up to 15 days.
New login restrictions that control user access during system updates will be enabled.
Improvements will be made to Texas Rising Star (TRS) reports. The class reports will be enhanced to allow TRS Assessors to include comments based on their observation for all assessed measures.
TRS Assessors will have the option to utilize a participating program’s Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) scores for their Category 2 (teacher-child interaction) measures. New functionality will convert CLASS scores to star equivalent for use in the TRS assessment.
A new tile under the Quality Improvement and Innovation banner will provide access to the Family Engagement Resources.
The assessment systems on CLI Engage will receive a design update that utilizes a new color scheme for a fresh and clean feel for displaying on-screen information.
Okta will become another option for login. Organizations that use Okta’s single sign-on service will be able to use their Okta credentials to log into CLI Engage.
ClassLink will be added as an additional option for CLI Engage login. This will enable districts that use ClassLink for single sign-on to use their ClassLink credentials to log into CLI Engage.
Redesigns the Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) Tool reports used by Texas Rising Star (TRS) mentors and specialists. The new School Summary Report, Director and Staff Goals Report, and Resources Report are vastly improved by being easier to read and more user-friendly.
Users will be able to log in once and navigate between the activity collections without having to login again. Integrates the CIRCLE Activity Collection so that favorite lessons from any collection can be saved in the user’s My Activities personal collection. Upon leaving the collections, the user will be returned to their previous page location.
The dashboard will be updated to include new logo on the Texas Rising Star banner.
The student view page removes functions for launching assessments and generating reports. These functions move to a new assessment student view page that can be accessed for an individual student by clicking on the new folder button.
Click the folder button to view an individual student. Launch single or multiple assessments for the student. After conducting the assessment, a new window will open where the next student can be selected. Learn more by reading How to Launch Progress Monitoring Assessments for Individual Students.
Under the Training & Support tab, new sections will be added for grade-level Classroom Resources and Data Squad customized support and services. Under the Help tab, new webpages will be added to address FAQs and display a calendar of live support dates/times during Support Team Office Hours.
The new Continuous Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP) tool allows TRS Mentors and Specialists to produce a detailed, documented plan that establishes clear goals for centers as they work toward targeted improvements in quality. The CQIP will be accessible from the CLI Engage dashboard in the Quality Improvement and Innovation section.
Change for users logging in to CLI Engage from the CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family. Instead of being directed to the dashboard after login, the user will be returned directly to the activity page they were on prior to logging in.
Improved interface will support the set up of Texas Rising Star schools in CLI Engage. Use of an email analyzer will prevent creation of duplicate user accounts. New processes will decrease the time and manpower required to create new accounts.
Added functionality will establish a standard naming convention when creating Texas Rising Star classrooms. The teacher’s name will be added as well as a suffix to identify the age of children in the classroom.
Example: TRS-Teacher’s Name-Age of Children = “TRS-Ms Daisy-Preschool”
Integration of data collection from multiple Texas Rising Star forms to a single online resource through the school management page on CLI Engage.
Functionality that integrates the TECPDS Texas Workforce Registry professional development report data with the Texas Rising Star assessment on CLI Engage. Allows assessors to review category 1 items stored in TECPDS and accept selected items for importation as automatic scores in the assessment.
Improvements to the Texas Rising Star Assessment Tool as a result of the recent 4-year review by Texas Workforce Commission.
Changes to the formatting and labeling used on My Activities pages to more clearly present the provided information.
CLI Engage and the CIRCLE Activity Collections will pass information about a user’s login status during an online session so that users need only login once when accessing activities between collections.
A notification banner will be added to the top of the CLI Engage dashboard that is viewable after logging in. This banner will be activated temporarily to share notices that contain important information that impact users.
A median value will be calculated for each category item included in the assessment tool. If a TRS center maintains their same score during an assessment, the word “retained” will be listed on their TRS Facility Report in the applicable scoring columns.
Users will be able to enroll in all courses within a series at the same time instead of separately.
In the future, International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accredited courses can offer the option of awarding Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificates instead of clock hours or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. Play with Me infant and toddler teacher courses will be the first to offer this option.
Each time an assessment is invalidated, information about the deletion will be captured in a log and an email message will be sent to the Community/District Representative to alert them of the change.
Adds English and Spanish scores from the new TX-KEA Literacy Screener into the data reporting provided by the XML report tool.
After logging in to the platform, three newly added web pages will be accessible through system navigation.
We recently updated the scoring keys used in our progress monitoring assessments. Based on user feedback, we designed something more representative of what the scores mean and how to use them for planning. Below is a preview of the new legends you will see when using the assessments on CLI Engage.
A redesign provides a responsive environment for viewing on various devices. Includes new social-emotional activities, numerous additional STEM activities, and our first child-facing activities through partnership with PBS. Allows for future expansion of the collection up to 2nd grade. Also houses new curriculum.
Free research-based curriculum that works in conjunction with CIRCLE Activity Collection for comprehensive skill development in prekindergarten. Includes 35 weeks of Scope and Sequences, 10 Theme Guides, and Start-Up Guide. Teacher’s Manual and online training will be coming soon!
Provides kindergarten programs with free literacy screening tool that meets House Bill 3 requirements. Embedded in the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA), the tool determines kindergarten readiness by measuring vocabulary, letter knowledge, and spelling.
Provides free proven progress monitoring system for use in 1st and 2nd grades that meets state requirements. Allows for online administration in English or Spanish, thus eliminating the need to purchase pen and paper kits. Training and other online supports will be available by end of July.
Updated format that better organizes and explains reported information to increase parent understanding. Uses adaptable layout, color-coded icons, graphical representation of scoring, and clear descriptions. Also includes a QR code to link readers directly to family activities that support continued learning.
After logging into CLI Engage, newly created web pages to welcome new users and orient Texas Rising Star providers to benefits will be visible in the navigation system. An additional page will introduce the coming micro-credentialing program of earning badges based on demonstrated competencies. Another new page will provide information to support remote administration of progress monitoring assessments.
After logging into CLI Engage, newly created web pages for TPRI and Tejas LEE assessments, My Activities, and Collaborative Tools will be visible under the tabs at the top of each page.
We removed teacher goals that were set but unmet during the previous school year. We also created an automatic cleanout of unmet goals to occur each summer during the database rollover prior to the new school year.
We added a new field to denote the date a record is modified. When an event is modified only the most recent entry shows, but a plus icon next to the entry expands the view to display all modifications for the event.
Provided a calendar tool to select a date for scheduled delivery of notifications. Notifications include creation date, event type, facility name, and created by information.
Increased available space for comments to 500 characters. This impacts all comment sections of the scoring tool: event log, category level, and item level.
We’ve added additional fields to the student individual profile, student bulk upload, and single roster upload template. The new designations can be included on exported reports or excluded by filtering.
For data exports, we now exclude students who were not enrolled during a district’s defined testing window for waves 1 & 3. An incompatible date warning will be issued to the district and a compatible date will be applied instead to prevent reporting errors. This allows timely creation of reports required for ECDS upload.
New dashboard button provides direct access to Texas Rising Star how to guides for use by mentors and assessors.
New button allows TRS users to expand or collapse their view of listed categories on the assessment tool, and to save their selected view.
Allows any assigned TRS assessor or mentor to make edits to the event log. All edits are stored in the database and no records can be deleted.
We refined what assessment and reporting information coaches and coordinators in the TRS Comprehensive program can see. We limited their view to focus on the teachers they support. This improvement removed unwanted information from screens and made reporting more accurate.
We’ve updated how teachers generate student summary and parent reports, with three easy steps! Teachers also have the option to print their comments on each child’s report.
We’ve updated the dashboard for our Public Access users, moving the most important buttons to top! It’s easier to add children, pick up reports, access developmental resources, and find activities.