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. Click on each column header to sort by that category.

To access dashboards, log in to the Waterford Manager. Click on the Dashboards icon on the main manager page.

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 #

To set usage goals:

  1. Click on the Student tab
  2. Highlight the school, class, or student
  3. Click the Goals button
  4. Expand the program menu and enter minutes per day and days per week

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.

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 cannot 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, Days Per Week and Minutes Per Week will automatically default to the Waterford recommended goal for each grade.

4.1.Dashboard Filters #

The Dashboards homepage can be filtered by course and student grade.

4.3.Sorting Options #

You can sort by column by clicking on the column header. You can click on each school name to view the dashboard for the specific school.

5.1.Dashboard Filters #

The Dashboards homepage can be filtered by course and student grade.

5.3.Sorting Options #

You can sort by column by clicking on the column header. You can click on each school name to view the dashboard for the specific school.

6.1.Dashboard Filters #

The Dashboards homepage can be filtered by course and student grade.

6.3.Sorting Options #

You can sort by column by clicking on the column header. You can click on each student name to view the dashboard for the specific student.

7.District-Level and School-Level Dashboards #

These dashboards are available for the district administrator or school administrator role. Within each dashboard is information about where students are in comparison to level goals that have been set.

7.1.District and School Dashboards #

These dashboards display the students’ current progress toward their goal. Each student will be labeled with one of these statuses:

  • On Track: the student is projected to reach their level goal by the end of the school year
  • Catching Up: the student has had an adjustment made to their 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. Once a teacher makes an adjustment, the student will be in the Catching Up status until the student is determined to be On Track

Objectives Completed This Week: the completed objectives for each school or class for the current week.

Note: Objectives skipped by Placement or Bookmark will be counted towards the completed objectives total.

8.Class-Level Dashboards #

These dashboards are available for all three user roles: district administrator, school administrator, and teacher. Within each dashboard is information about where students are in comparison to level goals that have been set.

8.1.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
    • Catching Up: the student has had an adjustment made to their 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

Note: Once a teacher makes an adjustment, the student will be in Catching Up until the student is determined to be back On Track.

  • Minutes: the number of minutes set for the students’ goal and the number of minutes completed
  • Days: the number of days set for the students’ goal and the number of days completed
  • Start Level: the student’s learning level at the beginning of the school year or since their last placement test
  • Current Level: the student’s current learning level
  • Goal Level: the level a student should reach by the end of the school year
    • 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

8.2.Previous Weeks #

This section displays a count of the students who have achieved their weekly minutes and days goals.

9.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.

9.1.Weekly Usage #

This section displays the minutes and days the student used the program. You can select the current week or previous weeks by clicking on the calendar button or the back and forward buttons next to the date range.

9.2.Usage Year-To-Date #

This section displays a weekly summary of the minutes and days the student used the program throughout the school year compared to their goals.

The bars display the actual usage while the bold horizontal lines mark their days goal or minutes goal. You can change which goals you’re viewing with the dropdown menu on the title bar.

9.3.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

9.4.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.

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.

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