This article covers the following:
1. What is Goals?
2. How does Goals work with my existing Clever account?
3. What's required for setup and implementation?
4. How do I set goals for each online learning program?
5. How will Goals help identify students that need support?
6. Can teachers use Goals?
7. Can students and families use Goals?
What is Goals?
Goals empowers district admins, school leaders, teachers, students, and parents to safely track students’ use of online learning programs. District instructional technology and curriculum leaders will set a weekly minutes goal and a weekly progress goal for each of the online learning programs used throughout the district and track aggregate usage with interactive dashboards. As a result of increased visibility around online software use, Goals will strengthen a district’s online software implementations and increase student engagement with online tools.
How does Goals work with my existing Clever account?
Goals integrates seamlessly with your existing Clever account. All users will access Goals data through the Clever Portal using their existing credentials to log in to Clever.
We’ve deepened our existing relationships with application partners to directly sync student usage data from each online learning program with Goals. Our application partners are committed to providing high quality instructional materials and driving student achievement and know that effective implementations are core to seeing student growth.
The technical setup for each application will vary. You’ll work closely with your Goals Success Manager to ensure each connection is active. Once connected, student usage data in Goals will update nightly.
What's required for setup and implementation?
If you’re interested in purchasing Goals for your district, please reach out to email@example.com to discuss the implementation process further.
At a high level, a Goals implementation will occur in the below stages:
1. Configure technical setup - establish data syncs between online learning programs and Goals.
2. Align district stakeholders - ensure district level stakeholders including the Director of Technology, Director of Curriculum, Title I Director, and Superintendent are familiar and comfortable using Goals dashboards.
3. Identify and train school site champions - introduce Goals to principals, assistant principals, edtech coaches, librarians, and any other members of your team that are excited and responsible for edtech use.
4. Introduce Goals to classrooms - provide training for teachers on how they can best leverage Goals with their students and families.
How do I set goals for each online learning program?
Curriculum and instructional leadership teams will set weekly minutes and progress goals for online learning programs. Teams can either set minutes and progress goals district wide or differentiate goals by grade level.
We’ve repeatedly heard from teachers and school leaders that it can be difficult to make sense of reports from different online programs because each has a different metric for measuring student achievement. For Goals, we’ll set a progress for each online learning program that best captures and reflects student learning. The progress metric for online learning programs will vary from digital tool to digital tool, from activities completed, to lessons passed, and quizzes completed to name a few.
Additionally, teachers have the ability to personalize individual student goals:
More information can be found here: How do I personalize a student's goal?
How will Goals help identify students that need support?
Goals will help district admin, school leaders, and teachers celebrate student successes and identify areas for targeted support and intervention.
School leaders and teachers will have access to a ‘Focus Areas’ dashboard that quickly identifies students that may need additional support.
- Needs a check-in - the students included in this group have reached their weekly minutes goal but have not made the expected weekly progress.
- Needs more minutes - these students have not had enough time to reach their weekly progress goal. Do these students have access to devices? Do teachers feel comfortable integrating online learning programs or would they benefit from additional training?
- Celebrate goal success - students that have reached or exceeded their weekly progress goal. Let’s celebrate their hard work!
Can teachers use Goals?
Yes, we actively encourage teachers to use Goals to track software use across the various online learning programs their students use in the classroom. Teachers will have access to interactive dashboards specific to their classes and will have the ability to set personalized progress goals for their students. Increased teacher visibility to student data will lead to more data-driven conversations with students and ultimately increased student motivation.
Can students and families use Goals?
Students will track their own progress toward goal completion on a daily basis via progress bars in the Clever portal.
Teachers and school admins have the ability to generate and print weekly family progress reports by individual student or by class:
The family progress report is available in both English and Spanish.
For questions or to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org