Using the Action Areas Tool for intervention

The Action Areas Tool is an interactive tool that shows which skills your students are struggling with. 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. Administrators can see which students are struggling in all classes and students that belong to their organization. Educators can see which students are struggling in the classes that are assigned to them.

The Action Areas Tool lets you filter struggling students by student group and date range, identify which skills your students haven't mastered, use Intervention Tools to intervene with students, and print information from the Action Areas Tool for record-keeping purposes.

 Note

If you don't have any students assigned to your class, you won't see any student data in the Action Areas Tool.

To access the Action Areas Tool

Click Action Areas in the Imagine Language & Literacy Dashboard. The first time you access the Action Areas Tool, a tutorial 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.

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To identify skills your students haven't mastered

The main window displays the struggling areas for your students. You can filter student data using the Student Group and Date Range filters, then click the skill area in the left pane to narrow your results.

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Filter Description
Student Group This filter narrows your results to a specific student group, such as a grade level 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 pane displays all of the skills areas and the number of your students who struggle with skills in that area. Click a skill area to filter to see the skills and struggling students in that skill area, or click All Areas to see all areas where students are struggling.

Viewing information by skill

The Skill Groups tab shows which skills in your students are struggling with. The skills that most students struggle with are listed first. When you click a skill, it displays all students who struggle with that skill.

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If you see the Curriculum icon (icon_exhaustedCurriculum.png) next to a student's name, this means that the student has completed all of the available curriculum for this skill (including remediation), but is still struggling with this skill. Click Intervention Tools to see details, printouts, and activities to help you intervene with the student for that skill.

Viewing information by student name

The Students tab shows which students are struggling with skills in Imagine Language & Literacy. Students who struggle with the most number of skills are listed first. When you click a student name, it displays all the skills that the student is struggling with.

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If you see the Curriculum icon (icon_exhaustedCurriculum.png) next to a skill name, this means that the student has completed all of the available curriculum for this skill (including remediation), but is still struggling with this skill. Click Intervention Tools to see details, printouts, and activities to help you intervene with the student for that skill.

To use Intervention Tools to intervene with students

When you expand a skill group or student name, you can click Intervention Tools to view details, targeted activities, and printouts that help you reteach, reinforce, and intervene with students for that skill.

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Section Description
Quick Summary

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 the student name to see the specific skills they are struggling with.

Specific unmastered skills: Displays specific skills that one or more of your students are struggling with. Click the skill to see which students need intervention help.

Skill Details 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.
Resources

Provides printouts and activities that teach and support the skill. Use the Student and Specific Skill filters to filter the resources for a specific student or skill.

You can view detailed information about each activity by clicking the information ( i ) icon in the right-hand corner of the activity thumbnail image. Click the activity thumbnail image to launch the activity.

To print 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 Action Area Tool, find the student or skill group that you want to print, then choose Print ( icon_print.png ). By default, the skill or student name will automatically expand to display details when you print.

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 Note

Depending on which web browser you're using, you may need to enable your browser to print background images beforehand in order to print information from the Action Areas Tool successfully.