Users with specific permissions can create a user through the ADAM user interface (UI) when necessary due to a unique scenario. Most users are created through a data sync and do not require this process.

Only some users have the ability to sign in to ADAM...

For example, students are often created as users in ADAM without the ability to sign in, while District and School Coordinator roles are created with the ability to sign in.


  1. Select Rostering, then select Users.
  2. You can...

    1. Search for/filter users. Users are restricted by the organization they belong to. If you are a School Administrator, you will only be able to search for users in the same school as you. 
    2. Select the Edit icon for a user to make changes. 
    3. Select Create New to add a new user. You can only create users in your organization and child organizations, depending on your role authority.
  3. Complete or update the Information page. 

    • First Name and Last Name: Required
      • Preferred First Name and Preferred Last Name: Optional. If preferred names are entered, they display in ADAM rather than the given names. See Preferred Names in ADAM.
    • Role: Required. Select a user role, such as Teacher or Student.
    • IdentifierRequired. The user ID from the state, district, or school. 
    • Grades: Required for users in Student and Teacher roles. Select the user's grade(s).
    • Org Scope: Required. Select the user's districts or schools.
    • Sourced IDRequired. Enter the user's ADAM identifier. 
    • UsernameRequired for non-student users and students who sign in to ADAM. Enter a username. Not needed for users who do not need to sign in to ADAM.
    • User Email: Optional. Users with listed email addresses can receive welcome and password reset emails. 
    • Set Password: Enter and confirm a password OR leave blank if you have entered the user's email. The user sets their password from the welcome email.
    • User Enabled: Required for active users. You must select this checkbox for users to sign in to ADAM.

  4. Select Save. The user appears on the User Config page. If the user has a preferred name defined, the user displays as the preferred name.

The History page shows an audit history of updates made to the user record, including when the update was made and by whom.

Student and Teacher Users

These pages appear only for Student and Teacher roles. If you are creating a Student or Teacher user, you must first save the data you entered on the Information page, then refresh User Setup to see the additional pages.

The Demographics page appears for Student users only. Demographic fields that appear depend on your system's client settings. The list below shows all possibilities.


  • Date of Birth 
  • Gender 
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity

Educational Classifications

  • IEP
  • English Language Learner
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Gifted & Talented
  • Section 504
  • Educational Classifications
  • Career Diploma

Economic & Family Status

  • Migrant
  • Parents in Military
  • In Foster Care
  • Homeless
  • Economic Disadvantage
  • Free Lunch


  • City of Birth
  • Country of Birth
  • State of Birth
  • Other Accommodations
  • Primary Exceptionality
  • Public School Residence Status

The Accommodations page appears for Student users only. Accommodation options that appear depend on your system's client settings. The list below shows all possibilities.

Text To Speech

  • Text To Speech 
  • Text To Speech plus Graphics 
  • Text To Speech (ELA) 
  • Text To Speech plus Graphics (ELA) 

Form-Based Accommodations

  • Braille
  • Braille plus Tactile Graphics
  • Closed Caption
  • Language
  • Large Print
  • Paper
  • Screen Reader
  • Sign Language

Pearson TestNav Accommodations

  • Add Time
  • Answer Eliminator 
  • Answer Masking 
  • Color Contrast 
  • Dictionary 
  • Dynamic Text to Speech 
  • Enable Extensions 
  • Highlighter 
  • Keyword Translations 
  • Line Reader 
  • Magnifications 
  • Notepad 
  • Online Calculator 
  • Pop Up Glossary
  • Support Tool

Local Accommodations

  • Color Overlay 
  • Double Time 
  • Extended Time 
  • Handheld Calculator 
  • Human Signer 
  • Read Aloud / Human Reader 
  • Scribe 
  • Temporary Accommodation 
  • Time And A Half 
  • Unique Accommodation

Custom Accommodations and Supports

  • Alternate Aids/Supports (Support) 
  • Answers Recorded 
  • Bilingual Word Glossary for MLs (Support) 
  • Communication Assistance Script 
  • Directions in Native Language 
  • Extended Time (Support)
  • Frequent Breaks (Support)
  • Individual/Separate Setting (Support) 
  • Kurzweil 
  • Mouse Pointer
  • Native Language Word-to-Word Dictionary
  • No Accommodations
  • Recorded Voice File
  • Small Group Setting (Support)

The Classes page appears for Teacher and Student users, and shows a list of classes relevant to the user. You can add and remove classes, or change a student's primary enrollment from here.


The Administrations page appears for Student users only, and shows a list of the user's historic and active administrations.

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