Release Notes

Release 7.6.7

March 26, 2018

The following enhancements were included in the 7.6.7 release of PEG Writing:

  • Made national normative data reports available for student drafts
  • Added feature to allow administrators to view first drafts in their reports

7.3 Release

December 21, 2017
The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 7.3 release of PEG Writing:
  • Added and refined rules for subject-verb agreement, homophones, and other conventions
  • Refined differentiation between words and non-words to avoid misidentifying words as non-words

7.2 Release

September 8, 2017

The following enhancement was included in the 7.2 release of PEG Writing:

Updated Evaluation feedback on Student Score Reports to reflect change from Sentence Structure to Sentence Fluency

7.1 Release

August 29, 2017

The following enhancement was included in the 7.1 release of PEG Writing:

  • Updated Nightly Importer to preserve teacher-created course names

7.0 Release

August 10, 2017

The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 7.0 release of PEG Writing:

  • Updated the PEG engine scoring models
  • Changed trait scores to show a decimal, rounded to the nearest tenth, rather than a whole number (see Using the Program and Its Features for more information)
  • Updated accounts by closing last year’s courses and removing students from school assignments 
  • Added advanced filtering for the Average Monthly Scores report to show first drafts and last drafts 
  • Changed the Sentence Structure trait to Sentence Fluency in order to match the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model
  • Updated some lesson text and audio; added read-aloud capability to those that had not had it before 
  • Updated titles for lessons "Transition Phrases" and "Using Self-Statements to Improve Argumentative Writing" 
  • Moved lesson "Writing an Essay" from Organization to Development of Ideas; moved lessons "Pronoun Agreement" and "Subject-Verb Agreement" from Sentence Structure/Fluency to Conventions
  • Updated the lessons tab to order lessons alphabetically by title
  • Updated the technical specifications to Mac OS X 10.11 or later; Ubuntu 14.04 or later; Chromebook 5.7 or later; iOS 10.2 or later; and Android 7.0 or later

6.5 Release Notes

June 6, 2017

The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 6.5 release of PEG Writing:

  • Added more print features to allow teachers to print multiple essays per prompt.
  • Added a new usage report to allow administrators to see the number of essay drafts for student, class, school, district, and/or state for each of the previous three school years.
  • Changed essay character count to word count.
  • Updated technical specifications for Android 5.0 or later.  
  • Updated text for the “Share prompt” confirmation message.
  • Added a link to the login page for customers who have not yet signed up.

6.4 Release

March 28, 2017

The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 6.4 release of PEG Writing:

  • Modernized layout – better use of content areas, improved scalability for mobile devices and smaller screen sizes, new lesson page layout
  • Accessibility Tool updates – indicator of which tool is ‘on’; additional Color Contrast option, largest font size display improvements
  • Improved email format validation
  • Updated filters on the Prompt page
  • Changed the validation message for stimulus material who’s file size is too large
  • Changed “Edit Course Name” link in footer to “Edit Course”

6.3 Release

January 31, 2017

The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 6.3 release of PEG Writing:

  • Added 8 new graphic organizers
  • Showing author's name to peer reviewer on the score report page
  • Made the School/District field non-editable when creating a user
  • Website stimulus material now opens in separate tabs
  • Updated instructional text for specialized vocabulary advanced prompt feature
  • Increased text spacing on credential recovery screen
  • Updated accessibility tools
  • New courses can now be added and saved in an inactive state
  • Updated rules for displaying messages related to schools being inactive and/or expired

6.2.1 Release

December 20, 2016

The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 6.2.1 release of PEG Writing

  • Resolve issue causing Peer Review and Recommended fields to disappear in Prompt Advanced Options when a validation message is triggered
  • Remove action associated with "No matching records found" text in any table
  • Add validation rules to Textual Evidence and Content Accuracy scoring
  • Make table column header font treatment consistent site-wide
  • Display pop-up message warning loss of content to users who choose a new graphic organizer via double click vs using the next button
  • Change all instances of Proctor to Teacher and Writer to Student
  • Resolve issue causing the introductory screens for lesson 13 and the grammar exercises to load off-screen
  • Improve messaging on the Credential Recovery screen(s)
  • Make "ExternalID" field uneditable to teachers
  • Remove contact us fields from the server error page
  • Bb Teacher/Student Reports - Add Drilldown to Score Report Graphs

6.1 Release

November 10, 2016

The following enhancements and bug fixes were included in the 6.1 release of PEG Writing:

  • Improve vulgarity feedback in essays
  • Update Blackboard help links and support pages
  • Add drilldown to score report for Blackboard teachers and students