The Action Areas Tool is an interactive tool that shows which skills in your students are struggling with. Administrators can see data for all classes and students that belong to their organization. Teachers can see data for classes and students that are assigned to them.
The Action Areas Tool identifies a student as struggling with a skill when the student scores less than 75% correct on at least 3 activities that assess that skill. The Action Areas Tool lets you filter struggling students by student group and date range, view which skills students have not yet mastered, find targeted activities and printouts to intervene with struggling students, and print intervention information for record-keeping purposes.
If you don't have any students assigned to your class, you won't see any student information in the Action Areas Tool.
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Accessing the Action Areas Tool
Click Action Areas in the Imagine Language & Literacy Dashboard. The first time you access the Action Areas Tool, a tutorial displays that shows you how to use key features of the tool. You can access this tutorial any time by clicking Tutorial in the top right corner of the page.
Identifying struggling areas by skill or by student
The main window displays the struggling areas for your students. You can filter the information that you see by clicking the Student Group and Date Range filters, and by clicking the individual curriculum areas on the left-hand side to narrow your results.
|Student Group||This filter narrows your results to a specific student group, such as a grade or class.|
|Time Period||This filter narrows your results to a specific time period, such as the past 7 days or the past 30 days.|
|Curriculum Areas||The left panel displays all of the curriculum areas and the number of your students who struggle with skills in that area. Click a curriculum area to filter by the skills and struggling students within that curriculum area, or click All Areas to view all areas where students are struggling.|
Viewing information by skill
The Skill Groups tab displays which skills in your students are struggling with. The skills that most students struggle with are listed first. When you click a skill, it expands to display all of the students who struggle with that skill. For example:
You can click a student name to see all of the skills that the student needs intervention help with. If you see the Curriculum icon () next to a student's name, this means that the student has completed all of the curriculum available for this skill (including remediation), but has still not mastered this skill. You can also click to see details, printouts, and activities that help you intervene with the student for that skill. For more information, see Using Intervention Tools.
Viewing information by student name
The Students tab displays the names of all students who are struggling with skills in Imagine Language & Literacy. Students who struggle with the most skills are listed first. When you click a student name, it expands to display all of the skills that need intervention for that student. For example:
You can click a specific skill to see all your students who struggle with that skill. If you see the Curriculum icon () next to a student's name, this means that the student has completed all of the curriculum available for this skill (including remediation), but has still not mastered this skill. You can also click see details, printouts, and activities that help you intervene with the student for that skill. For more information, see Using Intervention Tools.
Using Intervention Tools
When you expand a skill group or student name, you can click to view details, printouts, and activities to help you reteach, reinforce, and intervene for that selected skill. The window has three sections: Quick Summary, Skill Details, and Resources.
This section of the window displays high-level information about which students are struggling with specific skills.
|Not yet mastered this skill||Displays all students who need intervention help with this skill.
Click a student name to see which specific skills he or she struggles with.
|Specific unmastered skills||Displays the specific skills that one or more of your students struggle with.
Click a skill to see which students need intervention help.
This section of the window provides a description of the skill and links to Common Core (CCSS) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards that correlate with this skill.
This section of the window provides printouts and activities that teach and support the skill. You can filter the resources to correspond to a specific student or skill by using the Student and Specific Skill filters.
You can view detailed information about each activity by clicking the information ( i ) icon in the right-hand corner of the activity thumbnail image. You can also launch the activity from the window by clicking the activity thumbnail image.
Printing information from the Action Areas Tool
You can print a list of students who are struggling with specific skills for record-keeping purposes. To print information from the , navigate to the student or skill group that you want to print, and then choose Print ( ). By default, the automatically expands the skill or student name to display details when you print.
Depending on which web browser you are using, you may need to enable your browser to print background images beforehand in order to print information from the Action Areas Tool successfully.