Illuminate DnA (Data and Assessment)

Integrated Technology Division (IT)
Research and Evaluation Department (RED)

Click here to login to Illuminate.

  • To log in, click on the SAML button SAML Button near the bottom of the Illuminate page. Then use your district employee ID and password on the district log in page. If you have access to more than one school, select the desired school from the Control Panel. If you're not familiar with using Illuminate, see the Help section below.


  • Illuminate is an intuitive and robust web-based data and assessment management system that allows users to view, disaggregate, and analyze student assessment data to inform instruction.
  • Lightning Grader is the companion software tool that allows school sites to scan answer (bubble) sheets using a document camera such as our district's Samsung 860 document camera or the integrated camera on the Teacher Tablet PC or machine scanned. Scanned answers are immediately available for analysis.
  • Online Testing is available with Illuminate. Tests can be created using the Itembank or by manually creating test questions. Common Core aligned premade tests are also available that can be customized to match teacher instructions.

Access to Illuminate

  • Teachers with students rostered to them automatically have access to Illuminate.
  • For staff members who do not have students rostered to them (counselors, administrators, resource teachers, etc), access is provided via PowerSchool by the Power User with the permission of the principal. This method provides access to all Illuminate student data at the school site. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
  • After logging into Illuminate, the Tile page opens. (If you've used the Dashboard page, that may open instead. To view the Tile page, click on the Illuminate logo in the upper left. To view the Dashboard again, click on "Dashboard" in the upper right.) The Tile page has links pages in Illuminate. You can also add your own links to pages inside and OUTSIDE of Illuminate. The Dashboard is also customizable. You will find "boxes" of information called widgets. You can add, move, rename and remove widgets.


  • Click on the ? in the lower left to access Illuminate's help documentation in the Knowledge Base. If you still need help, you can email or call Illuminate. They have a very knowledgeable and freindly support staff! [email protected] or 619-627-0343.
    Please direct district related questions such as requests for specific reports or concerns with the district data to [email protected]