Understanding Your Book Bag

Your Book Bag is your homepage for Curriculet. From there, you can see your reading progress, check in on teacher assignments, or continue reading independently.

At the top of your screen, you’ll see a summary of your reading habits, including time read, texts completed, and questions answered throughout Curriculet.

Below that is a list of teacher assignments that need to be completed by a specific date. Click on each to open the assignment.

The last section of your Book Bag is Independent Reading. In this section will be a list of all of the books you have started reading independently. You’ll notice that at the top of the section is a tracker providing you with a breakdown of the amount of time you have read independently for the current week.

If you are assigned an independent reading goal from your teacher, you can check on your progress by selecting your class and your goal from the dropdown lists in the tracker.

To remove a book or books from your independent reading list, click Item Removal at the top of the section, select the title or titles you wish to remove, and click Remove Items. This only applies to independent reading titles. You cannot remove teacher assignments.

Tracking Progress of Independent Reading Goals

Curriculet allows you to monitor a student’s progress against their assigned reading goals, providing you the information to intervene where necessary or simply follow along with their status.

To view reports:

  1. Click on View Reports or the Data tab
  2. Select the class or group
  3. Go to Independent Reading Summary section
  4. Select the goal you want to view
    1. You can switch between student’s Time or Words Read
  5. For a detailed report, click on the student’s name

Setting Independent Reading Goals

In order to use Curriculet as an independent reader, it is important that you establish reading goals for your classes. Click “Goals” on the landing page to set class and individual fluency goals, which you can track with the Independent Reading Report.

To set class or group independent reading goals:

  1. Click on “Goals”
  2. Click “Add Goal”
  3. Fill out information
    1. Goal name
    2. Class or group
    3. Start date and end date
    4. “Fluency Goal” metrics*
    5. Optional “Score Goal”
  4. Click “Save”

To set individual independent reading goal:

  1. Select goal from the list of goals you’ve created
  2. Select student
  3. Edit goal information as necessary
    1. “Fluency Goal” metrics*
    2. Optional “Score Goal”
  4. Click “Save”

*Fluency Goal Metrics

The fluency goal is based on a student’s words read multiplied by the time spent reading. The provided calculator will help you estimate what a student’s fluency goal should be.

Enter a value into any of the calculator fields (Time, Frequency, Words per Minute, or Words Read), and the calculator will attempt to calculate any values not entered. Note: It works best when Time or Words Read are entered first.

  • Time: Set the amount of time you would like your students to read
  • Frequency: Set how often you would like your students to read the specified amount of time
  • Words per Minute: Select the average reading speed per grade level from the dropdown, or enter a custom value into the field
  • Words Read: Set the total number of words a student should read within the given time period. This value will automatically be calculated for you if the Time, Frequency, and Words per Minute values are already entered

Completion Reports

Completion Reports provide a month-by-month breakdown of the students in each completion level with a page break between grades. You can view this report on the district, school, or classroom level.

School districts who use a rostering system may see duplicate student names listed throughout the report. This is because students may be assigned to several Waterford classes within the school. The Completion Report will list all of the classes in which the student is assigned for rostered districts.

To view a Completion Report:

  1. Log into Waterford Manager and visit Reports.
  2. Select your district, school, or classroom from the dropdown list.
  3. Click Completion Report.
  4. Choose the course you want to generate a report for (SmartStart, Reading, or Math & Science).
  5. Click Generate to view the report.

Usage Reports

Usage Reports provide a month-by-month breakdown of usage for all students enrolled in Waterford programs listed alphabetically. Usage will display by school at the district level, by class at the school level, and by student at the teacher level.

To view a Usage Report:

  1. Log in to Waterford Manager and visit Reports.
  2. Select the district, school, or class from the dropdown options.
  3. Click Usage Report.
  4. Choose the course report you want to view (SmartStart, Reading, or Math & Science).
  5. Click Generate to view your report.

Note: At the school and district levels, you can drill down in the report to lower levels by clicking on the school or class name.


Current Week

This section displays information for each individual student.

  • Course: the course your classroom is studying (Reading, Math & Science, or SmartStart)
  • Student Grade: the grade level for your classroom
  • Level Key: lists student learning levels in order by course for Reading, Math & Science, and SmartStart
  • Open All Student Dashboards: allows you to access your entire classroom’s individual dashboards for viewing, printing, or exporting purposes.
    • The information could take between 1-10 minutes to load based on classroom size.
    • If you would like to print or export the report to a PDF, you can do so in the print dialogue box. You can print your entire classroom’s dashboards, select specific pages to print, or click the Export button to save as a PDF.

Note:  If you have a larger class, you can let the information generate in the background while viewing other pages, but do not close the report page.

  • Status: the student’s current academic standing
    • On Track: the student is projected to reach their level goal by the end of the school year (updates at the beginning of month)
    • Action Taken: teacher has made an adjustment to the student’s goal in order to get back On Track  (updates within 1-2 hours)
    • Needs Action: the student is not projected to reach their goal by the end of the school year, and the teacher needs to make adjustments to the student’s usage or level goal (updates at the beginning of the month)
  • Minutes: the number of minutes set for the students’ goal and the number of minutes completed (updates within 1-2 hours)
  • Days: the number of days set for the students’ goal and the number of days completed (updates nightly)
  • Start Level: the student’s learning level at the beginning of the school year or since their last placement test (updates nightly)
  • Current Level: the student’s current learning level (updates nightly)
  • Goal Level: the level a student should reach by the end of the school year (updates nightly)
    • Depending on classroom needs, Goal Levels can be manually set for each student or preset for entire grades or classes.
    • If a student reaches their Goal Level before the end of the school year, teachers should consider increasing the goal.

Note:  The Start and Current Level columns will also display the percentage a student has completed within their level. If, for example, a student has completed half of the Pre-Reading 2 level, their percentage will be 50%.

  • Progress Completed: the percentage of objectives a student has completed towards their Goal Level
  • Objectives Remaining: the number of objectives a student has left to reach their Goal Level

Course Completion

This section displays the level-goal progress for the student over time based on their starting location. You can view either the Current Year or Total Progress. The information in this section is updated at the beginning of each month.

You can view the following Course Completion information on a visual chart:

  • Actual Completion: the student’s progress history towards their goal
  • Projected Completion: the student’s projected progress towards their goal
    • If the student is projected to reach their goal, the line will be green. If not, it will turn red.

Note: The Projected Completion line will affect the calculation of student statuses.

    • Expected Level: the expected progression rate for their grade level
    • Level Goal: their academic goal for the selected time period
  • Status: student’s current academic standing in relation to their goals
      • On Track: student is projected to reach their goal by the goal period
      • Needs Teacher Action: student is not projected to reach their goal by the goal period
      • Action Taken: teacher has made an adjustment to the student’s goal to get back On Track
  • Placement: student’s placement score at the beginning of the selected time period

Note: If the student takes Placement a second time in the year, the progress line will adjust based on the new Placement score and be denoted on the line with a grey dot.

Completion & Scores

This section displays the learning strands for the program you’re viewing. The levels display across the top, and the green vertical line marks the goal set for the student.

The individual boxes represent the student’s progress through each of the strands. You can hover over each strand segment to display more information.

The Objective Detail Report provides data about the student’s status in the following four categories:

  • Areas of Difficulty: objectives a student is having trouble mastering
  • Average Score: a percentage-based cumulative average of all encountered objectives
  • Objectives Encountered: objectives the student has completed, regardless of score
  • Objectives Mastered: objectives the student has completed with a passing score

Note: In some cases, Objectives Encountered and Objectives Mastered will display different numbers. This may mean that a student has encountered an objective without mastering it, or they encountered an objective that is not scored.

The Time Frame dropdown allows you to view the student’s objective detail report during the following time periods:

  • Last Week
  • Current Week
  • Current Calendar Month
  • 3 Months
  • Current Year
  • Total Program