The following are roster type options available to provision ST Math accounts and the login methods available for each roster type.
|Roster Type||Login Methods|
|Visual Login||Picture Password|
|OneRoster||Text, Single Sign-On|
|Console Student Rostering||Text|
|GG4L||Text, Single Sign-On|
|6-File||Text, Text to Visual, Single Sign-On|
Typically, all of the schools in a district must use the same type provisioning, whether using an SSO, uploading roster files, or using non-rostered picture password visual logins. Districts are responsible for the data that is submitted to ST Math. For more information or clarification, reach out to your ST Math Regional Implementation Manager or Education Success Manager.
More information on rostering and login options:
|Visual Login||Console Student Rostering||OneRoster & 6-File||
Clever, ClassLink, GG4L,
|What is it?||This is the standard login procedure for schools that are not rostering.||District submits rosters that provide student details including usernames and passwords. Text: Students always use the district-issued username and password to log in.
District submits rosters that provide student details including usernames and passwords. Text: Students always use the district-issued username and password to log in.
Note: 6-file districts may decide to use a combination of text to visual or text only by grade levels.
|Clever is one example of a Single Sign On (SSO) service provider that districts can utilize to help manage learning software. ClassLink and GG4L are other third party service providers. By using SSO, students only need to sign in to one portal to access all software the district/school uses. The district controls the username and password.
Some districts set up their own SSO through a SAML. SAMLs work by passing information about users, logins, and attributes between an identity provider and the service provider (ST Math). Each user logs in once to the SAML SSO and then the identify provider can pass SAML attributes to ST Math to sign in.
|How does it work?||Students access ST Math using a unique 13-character picture password. Students are added to the class and typically are taken to picture password training, where they learn to recognize their password through a series of games. Kindergarten students learn the first 8 pictures initially and after completing two math objectives, they learn the remaining 5 pictures of their password.||Console Student Rostering: District uploads one file of students to ST Math directly and teachers create classes and add student manually. Files are uploaded as needed to add/remove students.||6 File or OneRoster:
The district exports their SIS information in a 6-file or OneRoster format, then uploads it to our secure sftp server. This process should be automated to upload files daily so that the information in ST Math is always current.
|At the district level, the Student Information System (SIS) is synced with the provider. The SSO provider then syncs with the ST Math database. Once rosters are synced, students can begin using ST Math by logging into the school portal and selecting the ST Math icon. Rosters are synced nightly. SAML is an SSO type only but not a provider of roster information and does not sync with ST Math.|
|Advantages||Teachers have full control of their roster. They are responsible for adding, deleting, and transferring students. Teachers can add classes and new students without waiting on a third party.||
Teachers can add/remove students but do not have to add them manually to ST Math.
|Who it is a good fit for||Smaller districts/schools without SIS or designated technology directors. Districts that don't use rostering for other programs.||
|Who it is a bad fit for||Data-driven districts. Districts that want in-depth data analysis. Student IDs are not captured in this process so little to no data is available.||
Large districts (more than 5,000 students) cannot use Console Student Rostering.
|Responsible Party||Admins create teacher accounts, then teachers create classes and add students.||