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The Portal makes it easy to monitor student academics across your school population. By navigating from the Academic list view, Data grid or Dashboard, you can group data in various ways - by grade or class, ethnicity, special population status, and more. One grouping option is by Academic point person. Point People are staff members responsible for specific student support areas - Academics, Attendance, Postsecondary, etc. Grouping by Academic Point Person allows you to monitor students' progress assigned to particular staff members better to understand the distribution of academic needs across Point People.
Assigning all point people who are responsible for supporting students with their academics allows for close monitoring of student progress and early intervention upon the first indication of decline in academic performance. Monitoring the progress of students assigned to a point person allows the staff member to review students' academic trends, help them make more informed decisions, and possibly change their approach to improve students' academics.
Assign Academic Point People
Follow these steps to assign academic Point People in the Portal:
Navigate to the Academic list or Data Grid from the main left sidenav
Enable Batch Actions in the Academic list from the right sidenav, or in the Data Grid from the main grid toolbar
Check the boxes next to the names of students to be assigned the same Point Person
Select Edit fields
In the search bar, type Academic point person
Select a staff member's name from the list*
*Note: Only staff members with edit access can be Point People.
Monitor Academics by Point Person
Follow the steps below to monitor academics by Point Person:
Click on Dashboard from the main left sidenav
Click on a tile found in the Academic category to navigate to the breakdown view
Click on the 2nd dropdown to select the students you would like to focus on and the 3rd dropdown to select Point Person
Optionally repeat these steps for each of the academic tiles available on the main Dashboard (Credits (HS only), Academic, Screeners - Reading, Screeners - Math, Screeners - SEL, Formative Assessments,)
*Note: It is important to keep in mind that this feature is not intended to evaluate the performance of each Point Person, but rather to give you a general idea of the distribution of student need across each Point Person's caseload.