This article will help you understand how to use the Portal to identify a change in a student's Dessa (SEL) descriptive range. Happy exploring! As always, feel free to share your feedback at schoolsupport@newvisions.org.


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  • From the Dashboard view, click on the tile Improved DESSA (SEL) descriptive range

  • The 1st dropdown lets you know the focus of the dashboard. You can use the 2nd dropdown to filter for the students you would like to focus on and the 3rd dropdown to group your students

  • Below the bar graph, the table separates the data into groups based on the difference between the students' Pre and Post Dessa (SEL) scores. You can choose to view data for students whose scores between the pre and post-assessment Improved, Maintained, or Declined.

  • Click on a row in the table to identify the students you would like to focus on

Data Grid

  • Click Data Grid on the left-side nav panel

  • Select Edit Columns in the top left

  • Check the box Clear all

  • Under the section, Basic Info, select the demographic columns you would like to see to view subgroups

  • Next, scroll down to the Screeners - DESSA section to check the particular DESSA SEL columns you would like to view in your customized grid

  • Select Apply Columns

  • By using Filters, you will be able to see the change in your students' scores from Pre to Post for a specific group of students.

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