Dashboards

Dashboards

1.Dashboards

Waterford Dashboards give administrators and teachers quick, visual insight into how much their district, schools, classes or individual students are using Waterford. With dashboards, it’s easy to see how a group or individual is progressing through the curriculum and if they are meeting goals. Filters allow you to sort by date range, grade level, curriculum and more.

To access dashboards, log in to the Waterford Manager. Click on the Dashboards icon on the main manager page. On your first visit, you will be prompted to “Take a Tour” of this Help Site section.

2.User Roles and Access

There are three user roles with varying access to dashboards: district administrator, school administrator, and teacher. District administrators can give users access to the Waterford Manager, including dashboards. Follow these steps to add staff accounts.

2.1.Access

Each user has different access to dashboards based on their role.

  • District administrator – The district administrator can see dashboards for his/her district, schools, classes, and students.
  • School administrator – The school administrator can see dashboards for his/her school(s), classes, and students.
  • Teacher – Teachers can see dashboards for his/her class(es) and students.

3.How to set usage goals

Click on Settings in the Waterford Manager navigation (upper right).

Click on the School Year/Goals in the left-hand navigation bar on the Settings page. See the School Manager for Administrators usage goals section for more detailed instructions.

 

 

 

3.1.School Year

Set your start and end dates for the school year. Select the day students will begin using Waterford and the day they will stop using Waterford.

Optional: You can click the box next to “Include Weekend Days” to add Saturday and Sunday to your total goal usage days. If your students will not be using Waterford at home or school on the weekends, do not check this box; it will skew your dashboard results. If your students will be using Waterford on the weekends and you would like to include that usage as part of your goal days and totals, check the box.

3.2.Usage Goals

Enter a number of days per week and minutes per day for each curriculum and grade level to set a usage goal for your dashboards. Minutes per day can not be less than 12.

Check the “Apply Waterford Recommendations for All” box under each curriculum to see and/or automatically set Waterford’s recommend goals per grade.


If you do not set a custom goal, your reports and dashboards will automatically default to the Waterford recommended goal for each grade.

4.Information Icons

Click on the information icons at the top of each dashlet to see instructions or further information about the data included in that dashlet.

5.1.Top Row Navigation

This top row shows your district information. It remains static and does not change as you navigate through your dashboards. Click on “Getting Started” to return to this Help Site information at any time.

5.2.Curriculum List

The navigation list across the top is a quick access filter to allow you to switch easily between dashboards for three curriculum products: Waterford Early Learning Reading, Waterford Early Learning Math & Science, and SmartStart. Click on any product name to see dashboard data for that product.

5.4.Filters

The filter dropdown list in the upper left of the page lets you filter your dashboard to show only the information you want. Select “Clear All,” “Apply,” or “Cancel” to exit the Filters dropdown.

  • Curriculum – Select the Waterford curriculum you want to see dashboard results for. You can only select one of these at a time.
  • Grade Levels – Select the grade level you want to see results for. You can select one grade at a time. “Other” shows results for students outside of the standard grade levels.
  • Schools – Search for or select the school(s) you would like to see dashboard results for.
  • Other
    • Show non-usage students – Click this box to include students in the dashboard results who are on your roster, but have not used the program during the selected date range.
    • Show completed students – Click this box to include students in dashboard results who have completed all levels of the curriculum.
  • Date Range – Select from one of the pre-set date ranges—year to date, last 30 days, last 14 days, last week or yesterday—or set your own custom date range to filter dashboard results.

6.1.Top Row Navigation

This top row shows your school information. It remains static and does not change as you navigate through your dashboards. Click on “Getting Started” to return to this Help Site information at any time.

6.2.Curriculum List

The navigation list across the top is a quick access filter to allow you to switch easily between dashboards for three curriculum products: Waterford Early Learning Reading, Waterford Early Learning Math & Science, and SmartStart. Click on any product name to see dashboard data for that product.

6.4.Filters

The filter dropdown list in the upper left of the page lets you filter your dashboard to show only the information you want. Select “Clear All,” “Apply,” or “Cancel” to exit the Filters dropdown.

  • Curriculum – Select the Waterford curriculum you want to see dashboard results for. You can only select one of these at a time.
  • Grade Levels – Select the grade level you want to see results for. You can select one grade at a time. “Other” shows results for students outside of the standard grade levels.
  • Classes – Search for or select the class(es) you would like to see dashboard results for.
  • Other
    • Show non-usage students – Click this box to include students in the dashboard results who are on your roster, but have not used the program during the selected date range.
    • Show completed students – Click this box to include students in dashboard results who have completed all levels of the curriculum.
  • Date Range – Select from one of the pre-set date ranges—year to date, last 30 days, last 14 days, last week or yesterday—or set your own custom date range to filter dashboard results.

7.1.Top Row Navigation

This top row shows your class information. It remains static and does not change as you navigate through your dashboards. Click on “Getting Started” to return to this Help Site information at any time.

7.2.Curriculum List

The navigation list across the top is a quick access filter to allow you to switch easily between dashboards for three curriculum products: Waterford Early Learning Reading, Waterford Early Learning Math & Science, and SmartStart. Click on any product name to see dashboard data for that product.

7.4.Filters

The filter dropdown list in the upper left of the page lets you filter your dashboard to show only the information you want. Select “Clear All,” “Apply,” or “Cancel” to exit the Filters dropdown.

  • Curriculum – Select the Waterford curriculum you want to see dashboard results for. You can only select one of these at a time.
  • Grade Levels – Select the grade level you want to see results for. You can select one grade at a time. “Other” shows results for students outside of the standard grade levels.
  • Classes – Search for or select the class(es) you would like to see dashboard results for.
  • Other
    • Show non-usage students – Click this box to include students in the dashboard results who are on your roster, but have not used the program during the selected date range.
    • Show completed students – Click this box to include students in dashboard results who have completed all levels of the curriculum.
  • Date Range – Select from one of the pre-set date ranges—year to date, last 30 days, last 14 days, last week or yesterday—or set your own custom date range to filter dashboard results.

8.District-Level Dashboards

These dashboards are available for users with the district administrator role. Within each dashboard are dashlets, a component of the dashboard that highlights a specific set of information.

8.1.School Engagement

(for district administrators only)
The school engagement dashlet is located at the left-center of a district administrator’s main dashboard page. It shows the percentage of students at each school who are meeting or exceeding your district’s usage goals during the filtered time period.

Each school’s percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of days where they meet their goal by the total number of days they were expected to use the curriculum. Schools using the curriculum at 80 percent or above of the expected usage goal are colored green. Schools using the curriculum 70-80 percent are yellow, and schools using the curriculum at less than 70 percent are red.

Click on any school in the dashboard to filter down to that school’s class engagement dashlet.

8.2.School Engagement Overview

(for district administrators only)

The school engagement overview is on the right side of a district administrator’s main dashboard page. It shows the total number of schools in your district and how many are meeting your district’s engagement goals.

Schools using the curriculum at 80 percent or above of the expected usage goal are colored green. Schools using the curriculum 70-80 percent are yellow, and schools using the curriculum less than 70 percent are red.

To see data from one of these categories, click its colored number. This will filter the results in the school engagement dashlet to the left so that you can see all the schools at this engagement level. To return to the full list, click the number again or click the “Total Schools” number.

8.3.Student Engagement by Grade

(for district and school administrators only)

The student engagement by grade dashlet is at the bottom of district and school administrator’s main dashboard pages. It shows the average student engagement by grade as a percentage of the district’s usage goal.

Click on any grade to filter the entire page to show only results for that grade level. With this filter, you can only select one grade at a time. To return to all grades, click the “x” next to the filter in the title bar.

9.School-Level Dashboards

These dashboards are available for users with the school administrator and district administrator roles. Within each dashboard are dashlets, a component of the dashboard that highlights a specific set of information.

9.1.Class Engagement

(for district and school administrators only)
The class engagement dashlet shows the percentage of students in each class who are meeting or exceeding your district’s usage goals during the filtered time period.

Each class’s percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of days where they meet their goal by the total number of days they were expected to use the curriculum. Classes using the curriculum at 80 percent or above of the expected usage goal are colored green. Classes using the curriculum 70-80 percent are yellow, and classes using the curriculum at less than 70 percent are red.

Click on any class in the dashlet to filter down to its student engagement dashlet.

9.2.Class Engagement Overview

(for district and school administrators only)
The class engagement overview shows the total number of classes in your district and how many are meeting your district’s engagement goals.

Classes using the curriculum at 80 percent or above of the expected usage goal are colored green. Classes using the curriculum 70-80 percent are yellow, and classes using the curriculum less than 70 percent are red.

To see data from one of these categories, click its colored number. This will filter the results in the class engagement dashlet to the left so that you can see only the classes at this engagement level. To return to the full list, click the number again or click the “Total Classes” number.

9.3.Student Engagement by Grade

(for district and school administrators only)

The student engagement by grade dashlet is at the bottom of district and school administrator’s main dashboard pages. It shows the average student engagement by grade as a percentage of the district’s usage goal.

Click on any grade to filter the entire page to show only results for that grade level. With this filter, you can only select one grade at a time. To return to all grades, click the “x” next to the filter in the title bar.

10.Class-Level Dashboards

These dashboards are available for all three user roles: district administrator, school administrator, and teacher. Within each dashboard are dashlets, a component of the dashboard that highlights a specific set of information.

10.1.Student Usage

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The student usage dashlet shows all the students in a class and identifies which ones are meeting or exceeding your district’s usage goals during the filtered time period.

Each student’s percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of days where they meet their goal by the total number of days they were expected to use the curriculum. Students using the curriculum at 80 percent or above of the expected usage goal are colored green. Students using the curriculum 70-80 percent are yellow, and students using the curriculum at less than 70 percent are red.

Click on any student in the dashlet to filter down to his or her personal dashboard.

10.2.Student Usage Goals

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The student usage goals dashlet shows the total number of students in your class and how many are meeting your district’s engagement goals.

Students using the curriculum at 80 percent or above of the expected usage goal are colored green. Students using the curriculum 70-80 percent are yellow, and students using the curriculum less than 70 percent are red.

To see data from one of these categories, click its colored number. This will filter the results in the student usage dashlet to the left so that you can see only the students at this engagement level. To return to the full list, click the number again or click the “Total Students” number.

10.3.Student Progress vs. Gains

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The student progress versus gains dashlet shows two pieces of student information. On the y-axis you see student gains, which are calculated by subtracting the student’s starting difficulty level from his or her current difficulty level. The x-axis shows student progress, which is his or her level in the curriculum.

Hover over each dot to see individual students’ names and exact gains scores and level information. Click the dot to see that student’s individual dashboard page.

10.4.Student Mastery and Difficulty

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The student mastery and difficulty dashlet shows student progress toward individual strands of the curriculum.

If a student has mastered 80 percent or more of the objectives he or she has attempted for a strand, they are included in the green count. If a student has mastered 70-80 percent of the objectives attempted for a strand, they are included in the yellow count. If a student has mastered less than 70 percent of the objectives attempted, they are included in the red count. Students counted in gray have not yet encountered scored objectives in that strand.

Click on any colored segment to see the students in that group, their mastery percentage and a link to their individual dashboard page.

11.Individual Student Dashboards

These dashboards are available for all three user roles: district administrator, school administrator, and teacher. Within each dashboard are dashlets, a component of the dashboard that highlights a specific set of information.

11.1.Progress Level

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The progress level dashlet is on each individual student page. It shows the levels that student has completed for each strand.

11.2.Student Usage

(for district and school administrators and teachers)

The student usage dashlet shows a student’s total usage and that student’s progress toward his or her usage goal.

Dark purple represents the student’s total in-class usage. Light purple shows the portion of usage that was completed at the student’s home. Light blue shows the total class average usage, allowing you to easily see if the student is behind, ahead or on pace with the class. The red line denotes the district’s usage goal.

11.3.Student Usage Days

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The student usage days dashlet shows the number of days a student’s usage has met the district’s goal.

Days “used to fidelity” are days in which the student used the curriculum for the expected time. Days “not used to fidelity” are days in which the student didn’t use the curriculum at all or used the product for less than the expected time.

To calculate the percentage of usage days at fidelity, we divide the number of days the student met the district’s usage goals by the total number of days they were expected to use the curriculum.

11.4.Student Progress by Strand

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The student progress by strand dashlet shows a student’s progress through the levels of each strand in the curriculum.

Purple shows how far the student has progressed overall. Light blue shows how much of that progress was made during the selected date range. Yellow shows how much curriculum the student skipped when they were first assessed and placed in the curriculum. Gray represents curriculum they have not yet encountered.

11.5.Average Objectives Score

(for district and school administrators and teachers)
The average objectives score dashlet shows how many total objectives a student has attempted for each strand, and if they mastered those objectives or not.

Not all objectives in the curriculum are scored; objectives not scored are counted in blue. Hover over the red and green areas of the graph to see the average score of all objectives mastered (green) and the average score of all objectives not mastered (red). You can also click the numbers below the graph to see the same data.

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