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Performance Page: Targets (video)

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This page describes the content and functionality of the 'Targets' and 'Credits' tabs of the Performance Page in Foundry. This exact same page is also accessible to students, from within their account. 

The goal of the Targets page is to provide you with insights into individual students' progress on their assigned Learning Plans.



Demonstration Video

Targets and Credits Pages: Using the Filters


Guided Choice and Free Choice


Demonstration Video

[Note: most of this video's content is the same as that in the Performance Page: Introduction article, but edited for focus on Targets. If you have already viewed the Introduction video, you can proceed with the article.] 



Targets and Credits Pages: Using the Filters

Content/Skills Toggle and Learning Plan Selector



Content / Skills Toggle

Just above the Performance Level graph are two filters. The first is a pair of radio buttons that switch between showing Content targets and Skills targets. The second is the Learning Plan Selector (see below). The available Learning Plans shown in the Selector correspond to the Content or Skills targets buttons.


Learning Plan Selector (Individual Student or Group)

Below the radio buttons is the Learning Plan Selector, a dropdown menu of available Learning Plans assigned to the student(s) selected. 

All of a student's active plans are shown in the dropdown, plus two additional choices: User Default Plan plus a selection called AutoPlan_AVA Content Targets 3-12.


The User Default Plan is selected in each student's User profile from any of the assigned Learning Plans, and determines what shows by default on the Performance page. It is also the plan Foundry uses to create some reports and transcripts.


Autoplan is an optional feature that allows the Performance Page to show progress on work completed and targets and credits earned, without using an assigned Learning Plan. Only data on what targets have been 'completed', 'attempted but not met', or 'in progress' will display.

For more detail on why and how Autoplan can be used, read here.


Note: Setting the default plan is a function of the Admin role. For more on Learning Plans, read here or contact your school Admin.


If you view a different plan and forget which is the Default, you can choose User Default Plan and the name of the Default will appear in the dropdown. 

If you are currently viewing a group of students and select User Default Plans, the result will display progress against each student's default Learning Plan, even if these are different:



Note: When User Default Plans is selected with a group of students, the Pie Chart will show the sum of each student's completed and in progress targets, since their individual totals cannot be shown together in a single pie - unless they all share a learning plan (see below). The bar graphs beside each student's name will show these values for each student.


If a group of students share a particular Learning Plan, the Pie Chart will include the total number of remaining targets as well - those not yet complete or in progress:


You can infer from the resulting selection that only 3 of the 5 students in the selected group (Tech Innovation Group) share a Learning Plan. Advisors can experiment and determine the most effective ways to compare students within and across groups and plans.


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Term and Subject Filters

Just above the Progress Chart at right are two dropdown menus (shown below) that allow you to narrow the view of targets - both in the pie chart and in the progress bars - to a single term or a single subject.


In this section, 'Proposed Graduation Date' will display the date listed in the selected student's User profile.

The Term filter allows advisors to choose a particular reporting term, if your school has set them. If no term is selected, the Performance Page will show all targets earned or attempted at any point, and all credits earned - for the selected Learning Plan. Read here to learn about how Admins can set up Terms

The Subject filter will show only those targets and credits earned within a particular Subject against a selected Learning Plan.  

Using these filters in combination can help reduce clutter and scrolling for students who have completed a lot of targets over a long period of time.

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The 'Zoom' feature (released in 2021-2022) allows you to break down the view by periods of time - from as short as a week to the whole year. This lets you move period-by-period to focus on how much work was assessed as 'complete' during each time window.

This could answer different types of questions, such as when are my students most productive? or is work being assigned and completed regularly or in bursts?  


In the below example, '4 weeks' is selected, so the chart begins with the first 4 weeks of the current school term.



Each time you click the direction arrow (right or left),


you will move forward (or backward) to the next (or previous) 4 weeks, and you will see any marks earned during that time.


You will also see a corresponding change to the blue bar between the learning plan selector and the performance level graph:


The data represented here means:

  • during the 4-week time frame selected, the student completed 29 individual learning targets (a mark designated as 'completer' or higher on your school scale), represented by the '#' sign,
  • within the selected learning plan,
  • out of a total of 106 targets completed in that learning plan, 29 completed targets represents 27% of her total earned targets, represented by the '%' sign.


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Subjects / Target Groups / Targets

When a single student is selected, two sets of buttons appear below the Performance Level bar graph.

Screen_Shot_2022-11-16_at_1.11.36_PM.pngThe buttons at left (highlighted by the red box in this article) correspond to 'Subjects', 'Targets Groups', and 'Targets', summarizing progress at different levels of specificity. Hovering over each will reveal the name. 'Subjects' will display progress at the Subject level, and so on. Displaying a higher level of specificity will retain the broader category, as shown in the successive graphics below. 



Target Group:



Clicking into the horizontal progress bar in either the Subject or Target Groups view reveals a summary of required, completed, in progress and remaining targets for each (the below image corresponds to a different learning plan, but is shown for demonstration purposes):


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At the Target level, you will also see the following, in columns from left to right:

    • numbers and color-coded boxes in the target column;
    • the title of each experience in which the target was earned (hyperlinked to the original plan);
    • the scale mark (Meeting, Exceeding, etc.) the student earned on that target;
    • the date the target was evaluated;

Target Color Codes and Numbering

In the above Target view, the default has none of the right side filters (explained below) active. By default, the page will display ALL targets available in your school's target set, with various color-coded backgrounds:

  • None: Either the target is available but not required by the student's learning plan and has not been attempted, OR the target is available, not required by the selected plan, but the student or advisor has chosen it anyway and it is currently 'in progress' - part of an active experience. In this case, the experience title will show. 
  • Gray (Required, not yet Attempted): the target is required by the selected learning plan but not yet attempted in an active learning experience. In the above image of the English 9 Target Group, the bottom three targets are required but not yet started.
  • Orange (In Progress): The target is attached to an active learning experience but has not yet been been evaluated.
  • Red (Attempted, not yet Met): the target has been attempted and evaluated, but did not earn a mark high enough to be considered 'completed.'
  • Blue (Completed, Extra): the target has been attempted and evaluated and earned a 'completer'-level mark, however, the target is not required by the currently-selected learning plan, or it has been completed more times than the plan requires, so it appears as 'extra.' 
  • Green (Required, Completed, Met): the target was attempted, evaluated, completed, and required by the currently-selected learning plan.
  • Numbering: The number inside a colored box indicates the number of times that target has been attempted but not met (red), is in progress (orange), has been met (green), or has been met but not required by the current plan (blue). Numbers not contained in a colored square indicate the number of remaining times that target must be Met according to the selected learning plan. In the above English 9 graphic, the 'Conventions of Standard Language - L9-10.1' target has been met all 4 required times, while the next displayed target, 'Demonstrate Independence - L9-10.6' target has been Met once, with 3 remaining.

After viewing Target Groups or Targets, click Subjects again to collapse these views.

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Done / Done + / To Do


As with the 'Subject / Target Groups / Targets' buttons, the 'Done / Done +/ To Do' filters appear when a single student is selected. The default display is the Subject view with none of these filters active.

Use the buttons at right (referred to as 'Done,' 'Done+,' and 'To Do') to review progress at different levels of completion.


'Done' includes completed targets that earned the minimum 'Completer' mark according to your school's Scales settings. The graphic below recalls the scales settings of the school shown in the examples here:


So on the Performance Page, only those targets earning a 'Meeting' or 'Exceeding' mark will be shown as 'Done.'

'Done + Attempted' will filter completed targets plus those attempted but not yet awarded a completer mark.

'To Do' will filter required targets not yet attempted.


The images sequenced below show the various combinations of each filter.  


'Done' at the Subject Level:


At the Subject level, the student shown above has completed 37 targets for ELA 9-12, 12 targets for ELA Anchor Standards K-12, etc.


'Done' at the Target Groups level:


At the Target Groups level, the distribution of targets across Groups is shown in individual progress bars. Clicking each bar will show the total requirements from the selected learning plan.


'Done' at the Targets level:


At the Targets: Done level, only completed targets will display.


'Done + Attempted' at the Subject level:


At the Subject level, 'Done + Attempted' shows all completed required targets in the green progress bar, and all targets attempted and evaluated - but not awarded a 'completer' level mark - in red. Because they do not count toward completion of the learning plan, they are not part of the progress bar. Likewise, those targets not required by the plan or earned in excess of the plan requirements are considered 'Extra', are counted in blue at right, not in the progress bar.

Read below on Guided Choice and Free Choice for how 'Extra' targets can be applied.


'Done + Attempted' at the Target Groups level: 


This view showing which Target Group contains the attempted targets.


'Done + Attempted' at the Targets level: 


In this view, the attempted targets are shown with the associated experience, awarded mark, and evaluation date.


'To Do' at the Subject level:


The progress bars in this view show both the required targets not yet attempted (grey) and those currently in progress (orange). When the in progress targets are evaluated, they will disappear from this view. The lightest grey section of the bar (far right) is used for visual clarity.


'To Do' at the Target Groups level:



'To Do' at the Targets level:


In this view, only required targets are shown. Those not yet attempted are shown in grey, with the number of remaining instances the student must earn the target. 'In Progress' targets are listed with a white background and orange count box, the active experience to which they are attached, and orange status designation.



Note on experience Status: Advisors can evaluate targets for individual students on an experience that is still in 'Active' status, and they will appear on the student's Performance page. The experience title will be followed with " - active," as shown in this image:



If your school requires unspecified targets at the Subject or Subject Group levels, or requires Guided Choice targets, the 'To Do' filter will show all available targets - both the required targets with the gray background and non-required targets with no background. Read below for more on Guided Choice and Free Choice.

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Filter Targets and Filter by Experience

Just below the Performance pie chart on the right side of the page are two textbox filters:



Using these filters can simplify the page view and help you find particular targets or experiences, especially with a student who has completed a lot of work.

Typing in the 'Filter Targets' box will immediately display only those targets you specify, combined with any other filters you have already selected.

Typing in the 'Filter by Experience' box will immediately display those experiences you specify, combined with any other filters you have already selected, as demonstrated in the short video below:


Guided Choice and Free Choice

If your site has enabled them, two additional designations sit below all the subject listings on the bottom half of the page: 'Free Choice' and 'Guided Choice.' What do these mean, and how should Advisors interpret the targets listed here?

When designing Learning Plans, schools can require students to complete a certain number of unspecified targets within a subject in addition to any specific targets. Once any specific requirements are met at the target or subject group level, additional targets begin to fill the 'Guided Choice' bucket. 

Schools can also require that students complete a certain number of unspecified targets in any subject. Once any required and Guided Choice buckets are 'full,' targets can begin to fill the Free Choice bucket.


Guided Choice in the Learning Plan

See the below images for an example:


The Apple Valley Academy 'Graduation' learning plan  requires 14 distinct targets within the Civics subject group - one of them twice - for a total of 15 targets (partially shown above) and 5 distinct targets within the Government subject group (shown below): 


These specifically-selected targets are labeled 'Required Targets.'

Also (shown above), students must complete 5 unspecified 'group' targets each in State History, Economics, and Current World Problems, as well as 10 'group' targets in US History, for a total of 25 'group' targets: a total of 45 within the subject Social Studies 9-12.


In addition, the subject Social Studies is included in the Guided Choice selections (shown below), of which there are a total of 80 required targets. This means that beyond all the specifically selected targets and the number of required targets in specific subject groups, students must earn 80 additional targets in any of the 6 selected subjects.

Students can choose how they want to allocate these 80 targets. A student could earn 1 additional target in Social Studies and 79 in Math; or none in Social Studies, 30 in Math 9-12, 30 in Science 9-12, and 20 in Specials-Health. And so on.Screen_Shot_2021-02-16_at_4.20.22_PM.png

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Guided Choice on the Performance Page

Let's compare that to what Aliyah has actually done within Social Studies:


Aliyah has completed a total of 17 targets in Social Studies. Clicking the progress bar at the subject or subject group level will produce the summary shown above, with a breakdown of how those targets fill the plan requirements.


Opening to the target level (below), note that Aliyah has earned a total of 13 targets within the Civics subject group. She has earned 9 required targets (8 distinct targets, the first one twice).

She met two other targets 1 extra time and a third target 2 extra times - these are indicated with the blue 'extra' boxes at left:



Her plan requires 15 total (14 distinct) Civics targets, so she has 6 Civics targets remaining. But the 4 extra that she earned will now count toward the 80 'Guided Choice' targets her plan requires, because Social Studies is one of the allowed subjects in the Guided Choice section of her plan.  

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