Today

This section is updated once at the beginning of every hour. Depending on your class size, it may take several minutes to display the updated information.

Today displays the following information:

  • Minutes: the number of minutes your student has spent on Waterford activities for the day
  • Calculation Date: the number of minutes since the last update
  • Student Score: the student’s score for any objectives completed that day
    • Each objective completed will have a separate score listed on the dashboard
  • Required Score: the minimum score required for a passing grade
    • If the student is at or above the Required Score, the dashboard will display a green circle by this category
    • If the student is below the Required Score, the dashboard will display a red circle by this category
  • Student 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
    • Action Taken: teacher has made an adjustment to the student’s goal in order to get back On Track
    • 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
    • Surpassing Goal: a student with this status is projected to exceed their goal by the end of the goal period
      • If your student’s status displays Surpassing Goal, consider raising their Level Goal to a more challenging level.
  • Objectives Completed: a list of objectives completed by a student that day
    • Because many objectives encompass several activities, your students may not complete an objective every day

Note: If a student has not logged in to their Waterford account that day, their scores will be represented by a dash.

Changing Days or Minutes Per Week

The Days Per Week and Minutes Per Week buttons allow teachers to select how long and often they would like their class to use Waterford programs each week. Each Waterford course comes set with default Days and Minutes Per Week but these can be adjusted in Waterford Manager by a district administrator or, if the setting is unlocked, a teacher.

To adjust Days or Minutes Per Week:

  1. Log in to Waterford Manager and select your classroom from the district and school dropdown.
  2. Select the course for which you’d like to change the Level Goal.
  3. Click on the Days or Minutes Per Week box, depending on which setting you want to change.
  4. Type in however many minutes or days per week you would like your students to spend on Waterford.
  5. Click Save to finalize your new setting(s).

You have now changed the Days or Minutes Per Week setting for your class!

Note: If you cannot change your Days or Minutes Per Week, your district administrator may have locked this setting. Contact your administrator to discuss changing these settings.

Changing Class Level Goal

The Set Class Goal button allows teachers to select which level they would like their class to reach by the end of the program end date. Each Waterford course comes set with default Class Level Goals but can be adjusted in Waterford Manager.


To change your Class Level Goal:

  1. Log in to Waterford Manager and select your classroom from the district and school dropdown.
  2. Select the course for which you’d like to change the Level Goal. After clicking on a course, this window will appear:
  3. Select the new Class Goal from the dropdown bar and click OK.
  4. Click Save to finalize your new Class Goal.

You have now successfully changed your Class Goal for a Waterford course!

Note: The district administrator cannot lock the Class Level Goal. Any teacher with access to Waterford Manager can change their classroom’s goal.