Designate Users: Overview

Select the [Users] navigation tab from the top navigation bar, and then select the [Designate Users] action tab to open the Designate Users screen (figure 1).

Figure 1. Designate Users Navigation

Use the Designate Users screen to designate LEA coordinators for the upcoming test administration year.

Primary Coordinator Designation(s) Missing

Beginning in January 2022, when no primary coordinator has been assigned for an LEA the “Primary Coordinator Designation(s) Missing” alert (figure 2) is displayed only for the Superintendent. The alert is displayed on each screen in TOMS until the primary coordinator has been assigned.

Primary Coordinator Designation Missing Alert as displayed for Superintendent on logon.

Figure 2. Primary Coordinator Designation Missing Alert

  • Select [OK] to open the Designate Users screen where the primary coordinator can be assigned. The alert is dismissed once a primary coordinator is assigned.
  • Select [CANCEL] to minimize the alert (figure 3). The alert continues to display minimized on each screen in TOMS until a primary coordinator is assigned.

    Primary Coordinator Designation Missing Alert—Minimized

    Figure 3. Primary Coordinator Designation Missing Alert—Minimized

To dismiss the alert permanently, select the alert [ alert icon which displays for the Superintendent until a primary coordinator is assigned.] icon from any screen in TOMS. Then, from the full sized alert (figure 2), select [OK] to open the Designate Users screen where the primary coordinator can be assigned. Once the primary coordinator is assigned the alert is dismissed.

Quick Instructions

To designate an LEA coordinator:

  1. Select the correct organization from the drop-down list, and then select the [CONTINUE] button.
  2. If no LEA coordinators have been associated, add the users and associate them with the selected organization. Please refer to Designate Users for details.
  3. Two lists will be displayed, one for the CAASPP and one for the ELPAC, showing the associated coordinators. To designate a user for the current year, using the check boxes, select one primary user for each assessment area. Each list can have only one primary coordinator.
  4. To designate a user for the next year, select the [HERE] link, and the Grant LEA Coordinator Role (2021–22) pop-up box is displayed. Using the check boxes displayed in the pop-up, select one primary user for each assessment area. Each list can have only one primary coordinator. Select [SAVE] on the pop-up.
  5. If a coordinator is new to the role for the upcoming administration, check the “New” box, in the second column.
  6. Select [Save] at the bottom of the page.

Designate Users for Upcoming Administration

To display the Designate Users screen, choose an organization—or use the default—and then select the [CONTINUE] button (figure 4).

Figure 4. Designate Users for Upcoming Administration

Designate Users

Use the Designate Users screen (figure 5) to associate LEA CAASPP coordinators or LEA ELPAC coordinators for the selected organization with the current test administration year or the next test administration year. Table 1 describes the fields on the screen.

Follow the instructions on the screen to add a new user or assign the role of LEA coordinator.

  • When the organization does not have LEA coordinators associated with it, the [Users ➔ Add] link (figure 5) is available to add users and associate them with the selected organization.
  • The [Users ➔ View & Edit] link is available to associate an existing user with the selected organization.
  • When the organization already has LEA coordinators associated with it, the screen displays a list of new users and existing users (figure 6). This list is divided into two sections, one for LEA CAASPP coordinators and the other for LEA ELPAC coordinators. Designations, which are shown in the current administration year and the next and can be edited, are as follows:
    • Primary LEA Coordinator—When selected, this indicates that the user is designated as the primary LEA coordinator.
    • New LEA Coordinator—When selected, this indicates that the user is designated as a new LEA coordinator and may require training.
  • To save changes for all users listed, select the [SAVE] button.
  • After a confirmation pop-up box is displayed, select the [CLOSE] button.

    Designate Users screen when no LEA Coordinators have been assigned for organization

    Figure 5. Designate Users Screen—No LEA Coordinators for This Organization

Designate Users screen after primary lEA coordinators have been assigned.

Figure 6. Designate Users Screen

Table 1. Fields on Designate Users Screen
Name Description
Name The coordinator’s last name, followed by the first name
Username The coordinator’s email address
2021–22 For Current Admin, Designate as:

Each coordinator’s designation for the current administration year, with the following choices:

  • Primary—When selected, this designates the user as the primary coordinator for the organization. Only one primary coordinator can be selected per program and administration year.
  • New—When selected, this designates a new coordinator for a program or administration year.
2022–23 For Next Admin, Designate as:

The designation selected for each coordinator for the next administration year, with the following choices:

  • Primary—When selected, this designates the user as the primary coordinator for the organization. Only one primary coordinator can be selected per program and administration year.
  • New—When selected, this designates a new coordinator for a program or administration year.