About Setting Up Students

You must log on as the Account Holder or a System Administrator to set up students using the file upload method.

Before you can create a test event, you must set up student records in DataManager and link them to specific locations. This allows you to search and view student test information for a particular class, building, and district. A student's test results are reported back to the student’s assigned location.

In order for Riverside to import your student data into DataManager, you must supply a properly formatted data file in comma-separated values (.csv) format. The Student File Template is a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet that will assist you in creating a properly formatted data file.

Unique Student ID Requirement

Each student must have a unique student ID in order to identify the student's test results currently and longitudinally. Student IDs are also important for ensuring prompt turnaround of score reports following test administration. If you submit separate student data files for each school building within your school system, you should have a system-level test administrator check the files to ensure student IDs are unique across all schools. If a student ID is duplicated, DataManager will overwrite the first student's information with that of the second imported student.

Single vs. Multiple Student Data Files

Students are grouped for a test based on their assigned locations. In most cases, a single roster that associates each student with a single class location will suffice. In some cases, however, a school system may require a custom reporting structure to associate each student with multiple class locations, which requires multiple rosters. Each roster requires a separate student data file. See About Data Files and Rosters for more information about multiple rosters.

See Also:

About Data Files and Rosters

Download the Student Data File Template

Create a Student Data File