Homeroom Dashboards use Student Groups to define or filter the data. The scope of this visibility depends on the user’s role in the district and varies across districts. Users may change student group settings to select specific items.
- Students by class period
- Students by school
- Students across the district
- Students by demographic information
- Students that receive special services
- And much more
Homeroom Dashboards come pre-configured based on various conditions from your data system. A user needs to focus on a subset of students. Homeroom Dashboards has built-in access to Student Groups on the left navigation menu. There are two main segments of student groups.
Shared Groups are automatically generated from your District’s Student Information System. For example, Groups by Teacher, Groups by School, and Groups by District.
The other segment is My Student Groups. You can create these customized groups in several ways, or they might be made for you by your District.
Creating Custom My Student Groups is beyond the scope of this article, but may be found here: Homeroom Dashboards - Creating/Editing Student Groups.
CHANGING YOUR DEFAULT STUDENT GROUP
Log into Homeroom Dashboards http://yourdistrict.schooldata.net
Once on the dashboard of interest, select the current student group displayed under your name to change the student group. The student group of interest may appear in the list, but the user will likely need to select Pick New Default Group.
The user will then be presented with a tool to select a new student group.
The groups that start to show up will be related to the current year, if you want a group of students from a prior year, click Select under Student Group Filters at the top left of the current screen and then pick the appropriate year.
Now you have two options, District Wide and School Specific. In addition, each Selection has filtering capabilities to help users narrow down the student group they are looking for.
- District Wide includes Grade Level Student Groups (i.e., All 8th Grade Students), School Level Student Groups (i.e., All Middle School Students), and All Students.
- School Specific includes School (i.e., all students at Jefferson Middle School), Grade Level by School (i.e., All 8th Grade Students at Jefferson Middle School), By Activity, By Class Participation, By Teacher.
Once the user has found the group they want to use, select it by clicking on the “+” symbol. Homeroom Dashboards will now reload with data for the student in the new Student Group.
School Data Solutions [updated 2/1/2023]