Today with our 2016 release, we are happy to announce a new analytics feature for Chalkable Classroom: Classes in the Admin Portal!
After hearing your requests, as administrators, for a deeper understanding of the health of your districts, schools, and even individual classes, we produced a space in Chalkable Classroom to quickly access many of the metrics that mean the most to you. Available on desktop and tablet, the Classes view can be found within iNOW.
We are excited to bring more data to your districts, so here is a sneak peek at how you can get the most from your Classes view.
1. Find a detailed district overview of every schools’ statistics.
Upon entering the Classes view in Chalkable Classroom, an administrator can easily glance at every school they have permissions to access. Next to each school, a variety of real-time statistics will be displayed:
Students: The total number of students currently enrolled in the individual school.
Attendance: The sum of daily absences for the current date, including whole and half-day absences.
Discipline: The number of total discipline infractions for the current date (does not include incidents).
Grades: The average of all students for the current grading period across all sections.
My favorite part of this page is that you can hover over any number for more details. For example, when hovering over Grades, you will see the school’s average grades to the second decimal place, allowing you to record the most accurate number. As a bonus, each section is color coded, in red or green to represent the health of the district’s averages.
Want more details about the percentage thresholds for a red or green status? Visit our Quick Reference Guide.
2. Breakdown data by class or teacher.
When you click on the school you wish to learn more information about, the school view will display a similar data overview seen at the district level, but with more analytical options.
Initially you will see the school broken down by each class currently in session. Teachers names will appear next to their class, as well as the Students, Attendance, Discipline, and Grades stats previously defined. A similar view can be accessed on the Teachers tab, but it is listed alphabetically by teacher rather than by class.
Because this list can grow quite long at larger schools, I love that there is a search feature in the top right corner of the data table to narrow down the view to a particular subject or teacher as needed. Below is an example of searching for all of the biology courses at my high school.
To find out more about how these statistics differ from the district view, visit our Quick Reference Guide.
3. Assist in every day school management.
To dive deeper into classroom analytics, you can click on an individual class to be taken into a detailed profile of that class and teacher.
The Now tab will immediately show a Feed of the teacher’s to-do list for the week, allowing you to catch a glance at their progress and plans for the class in real time. A more holistic view of the Feed can be found in the All tab to see every lesson, classwork, and homework that has been entered by that teacher.
This is a great way to follow along when entering a classroom during the day, and monitor what they should be covering to uphold standards.
The Attendance and Discipline tabs are also helpful for daily use with the functionality to quickly take attendance or mark classroom discipline infractions. The ability to look at a class by list or seating chart, or by first and last name, make it easy for administrators to slip into a classroom that may have a substitute that day and contribute to positive behavior reinforcement.
The best part of these tabs is how the data is visually represented at the top. Not only is the graph deliberately marked with present, absent, late, or infraction lines, but you can adjust the timeframe to get a clearer depiction of the health of the classroom over the year, month, week, or grading period.
Finally in the Grading tab, you will have access to the teacher’s digital gradebook.
With the proper permissions, a user can view or maintain the gradebook to print, edit, or assess the classroom averages. Many filtering options allow an administrator to manipulate the data to see certain standards, categories, activities, or final grades in a box or grid view depending on an individual user’s preference.
A little known fact is that when you choose to print the Grading tab, you can see the grade book, worksheet, progress, missing assignments, birthday listing, grade verification, and/or seating chart report for the selected class!
This new Chalkable Classroom analytics feature was produced in an effort to put more data at your fingertips. We hope this guide including some our favorite aspects of the Classes view will benefit you when using them for your schools! If you would like a step-by-step how-to video, watch here.
Are you ready to get started?