Curriculum pages have received a major update in this version.
- Made it much easier to assign a lesson, or multiple lessons, to students.
- Using the new features, you can assign one or multiple lessons, to a class or a class group in only a few clicks.
- Preview a lesson without leaving the curriculum page.
- Editing features have been moved inside of a curriculum unit for ease of use.
- Reordering lessons and units is now drag and drop.
The “Assignment Wizard” has been changed to allow teachers to assign to multiple classes at once. The teacher now sees a tree view of their classes and students. A teacher can choose to assign multiple classes at once, a single class, or select students from classes. This new page also handles assigning multiple lessons simultaneously.
These same changes can be seen on the “Student” tab within an assignment. From here, students can be assigned and unassigned individually or in bulk using the same tree view that is on the assign page.
Class Groups allows a teacher to group certain classes together to make it easier to assign lessons to all related classes. For example, on the curriculum screen, you can select a group of assignments, and assign those to a class group, which assigns the lessons to all students in those classes.
Since multiple classes can now be assigned to a lesson at the same time, the RightPath system knows that these assignments are all related. Any change made to one of the assignments in a group will propagate to all assignments in the group.
Formative Assessments have received a few new enhancements. Clicking the “Run Data Center Reports” button is no longer necessary to generate the assessment reports in the Data Center. These reports will automatically be generated as students submit their assessments.
The Formative Assessment reports have also benefitted from the Assignment Group change. Since assignments are now grouped together across multiple classes, the Formative Assessment reports can be run at the “Teacher” level in the Data Center. This will allow a teacher to compare students across classes for a Formative Assessment.
An additional filter has been added to the observation search screen. Reviewers can now filter by observations that they own. This search is now more consistent with the data that is on the reviewer dashboard report.
RTI Updates and Profile Cards
There were two main updates made to RTI-related features in this release. The first update was made to the screen that sets the Tier for each student. Instead of just identifying a tier, you can check off the reasons for that tier assignment, and add some comments. Tier assignment is now based on a time period, for example if a district evaluates student tiers during certain time frames, these dates can be set and the tier will be associated with that time frame.
On the student profile card, when capturing an intervention, you can now specify a periodicity, frequency, and duration. For example, 2 times per week for 30 minutes. You can also easily link back and forth from profile cards to RTI Tier data.
You can now search and print profile cards for an entire building, grade level, or for a single teacher.