Students Tab

By clicking on the Students tab, you can perform the following actions:

  • View all WACS students in a school or district, organized by class
  • Add, delete, or transfer students
  • Import student information by file
  • Assign students to a benchmark
  • Initialize students
  • Adjust a student’s time limit

Add, Delete, or Transfer Students

Add a Student:
  1. Visit the Students tab and click +New.
  2. Fill out the new student’s identifying information.
  3. Click Save to upload the new student profile.
Delete a Student:
  1. Visit the Students tab and select the  student(s) you want to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button.
  3. Select Yes when the Please Confirm window appears to permanently delete your student.
Transfer a Student:
  1. Visit the Students tab and select the student(s) you want to transfer.
  2. Click Move.
  3. Select the school and class you’re transferring your student(s) to from the dropdown bars.
  4. Click Save to finish transferring your student(s).

Restore a Student:
  1. Visit the Students tab.
  2. Click Restore.
  3. Select the name of the student who you want to restore.
  4. Click Save to finish transferring your student(s).

Import Student Information by File

Instead of adding one student at a time, you can import multiple students by classroom. To import staff information into the WACS system:

  1. Visit the Students tab and select your desired school and classroom.
  2. Select Import.
  3. Download the File Template and fill it out with your students’ information.
  4. Click Choose File and select your student file.
  5. Click Show File Preparation Instructions.
  6. Follow the import instructions in the Waterford Manager.

Assign Students to Benchmarks

Assigning student(s) to a benchmark indicates when they will take the WACS test. To assign a student to a benchmark:

  1. Click the Students tab and select your classroom.
  2. Check the student(s) you want to assign, then click Assign to Benchmark.
  3. Select a benchmark from the options in the Benchmark Dropdown.
  4. Click Save to confirm your benchmark choice.
You can change your benchmark selection for a student later, but they can only be assigned to one benchmark at a time.

Initialize Students

Before students can begin WACS, teachers must confirm that their student is allowed to start the test. The WACS system refers to this process as “initializing” students. To initialize a student:

  1. Click Students tab and check the student(s) who are ready to take the test.
  2. Click the green Start Test button.

Those students can now start their WACS test.

Adjust a Student's Time Limit

The default time limit for a WACS assessment is 20 minutes, but it can be raised or lowered between 12-30 minutes. You can adjust the time limit for individual students or assign a default time to your entire class.

The number in the far right-hand column on the Students tab is their time limit (in minutes) to take an assessment. To individually change a student’s time limit:

  1. Click on the student’s time limit square.
  2. Replace the default time limit to any number between 12-30 minutes.
  3. Press enter to save the new time limit.
Kindergarteners work best with a limit between 15-20 minutes.


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