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.

Waterford Early Learning

Waterford Early Learning is our K-2 reading, math and science curriculum. Reading and Math & Science each start with a placement test that determines the starting point for the curriculum based on the student’s needs.

Waterford Early Learning includes following key components:

  • Waterford Manager where teachers and administrators manage accounts and view data and reports.
  • Waterford Student Portal where students can access the curriculum at school or at home.
  • Classroom Advantage, Waterford’s classroom tool that allows teachers to create whole-class or small-group activities with full access to the Waterford activity library.

All help content related to Waterford Early Learning can be found here. Some features, like Dashboards or Classroom Advantage, have additional guides that go into further detail, including walk-through video instructions. This guide will give you an overview of the entire Waterford Early Learning K-2 product with links to additional in-depth content where it is available.

Curriculet (Waterford’s independent reading product) and SmartStart (Waterford’s Pre-K product) have their own help guides. If you are using those products, go back to the home page and select the guide for that product.