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Performance Page: Introduction (video)

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This article and video describe the functionality of the Performance page. Although the Advisor view is shown in the video, most of the same features apply for the Student, Parent, and Coach views, limited by the visibility settings of their respective roles.  





Overview Video:




Purpose of the Performance page

Foundry summarizes student work into the performance metrics reflected in your school's scales. This allows all stakeholders insights into what’s going on, the quality of performance, and focus toward larger milestones, like graduation.

The Performance page is designed to answer the following questions: 

  • What has a student completed? What remains?
  • How well has the student completed the work?
  • What evidence supports this progress and performance?


The page graphically represents these earned achievements using a student's Learning Plan(s) to filter data. The Learning Plan settings determine the starting and ending dates used, as well as the expected targets to be completed and their required scale marks. For a more in-depth introduction to learning plans, read here.

However, the Performance Page has been designed to show progress against learning targets and credits even where no Learning Plan template is in place. This optional feature is called AutoplanWhen Autoplan is enabled on your Foundry site, the Performance page will display all completed and in-progress targets and all earned credits. Read in more detail about Autoplan here.


Student slide-out menu (Advisor and Coach roles)

For users who work with multiple students (Advisors and Coaches), the Performance page has a menu on the left side that will enable the user to switch the student or student group displayed on the performance page. Watch the video at the top of the page to see how it functions.

Parents will see their students listed individually on their main page and access the student's Performance page through the student portal view. 


Targets (content and skills) on the Performance page

Your work selecting targets for students is visible on the Performance Page. Learning Plans are key to making this visible. Target Sets are the source for setting particular Learning Plan goals. The targets in the Learning Plan appear as the data behind the Pie Graph, and as the titles of the Bars on the Performance Page > Targets.

Each Learning Plan shows work completed, work in progress, and work remaining on the targets selected in learning experiences.

Remember: Targets are designated as 'complete' at your school's custom levels in three places: globally in the Scale Manager, and specifically in the Learning Plan Template and Individual Learning Plans. Your organization, for example, may have a 1-5 scale, and generally consider a '3' to be the minimum mark to complete a target. You may also vary that requirement for a single student or for certain cohorts of students while designing particular learning plans. This means two students may earn the same mark on a learning target but may not both achieve 'complete.'


In the Performance Page example below, the Content button is checked so that Content Targets display rather than Skills Targets. In this case, the Learning Plan is titled “Graduation Plan ILP-AJ.”

Performance > Targets> Content


Summary: The selected view shows us that across 'all time' at Apple Valley Academy, Aliyah has thus far completed 95 targets required by the Graduation Plan ILP by earning either a 'Meeting' or 'Exceeding' mark 


The targets of the Skills Targets Plan are also visible when the Skills button is clicked.

Performance > Targets > Skills


Remember, when you switch to the 'Targets' view, the default plan will be shown until you select a skills plan to display. The above views show “how much” of the Skills Targets Plan has been completed. Most students are quite eager to visualize how much is left for me to do?

In the above example, Aliyah has completed most of the skills required by her Skills Targets plan for Creative Know How and Habits of Success, has 4 targets remaining for Ability for Wayfinding, 13 targets remaining for Social Emotional Learning, and needs to start on the 32 remaining targets for Core Values: DESSA. 

This seems somewhat uneven - in our example, this is because it is a testing site. If you notice a graph like that for your student, make sure to check which filters you've applied and which learning plan you've selected. One plan may require certain subjects while another may not. It is always safe to view the User Default Plan. If the correct plan is selected, it may be a good discussion prompt for the advisor and student. 

For more in-depth information on viewing target completion, read Performance Page: Targets

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Click the 'Credits' button at top to switch to the credits view. The progress charts and filters work the same way as on the targets view, but this page shows how many credits a student has earned and how many are left - if your school uses credits:


Again, take a moment to ensure you have selected the preferred plan when you switch to the Credits view. According to the pie graph for Graduation Plan ILP-AJ, Aliyah has completed about 6.5 of an expected 24 total credits. The horizontal graphs at bottom show in which Subjects she earned those credits, and each subject can be opened to the Subject Group and Target levels.  


Note: Because targets are attached to a learning experience plan, they appear as "in progress" as soon as the experience is active and before they are evaluated. Credits earned on experiences that are still active will show on the Performance Page, but they will not appear on a transcript until the experience is marked 'complete' by the advisor. 

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Content Targets and Skills Targets are presented as a “heat map” view on the Performance Page: Trends view.  The aim here is to visualize how well student growth is progressing.

In place of the completion graphs, a table shows the total number of evaluation marks the student received for each subject, subject group, or target. 


Note: On the Trends page, the 'Skills' and 'Contents' radio buttons may be in opposite positions from the Targets page. Check before selecting.


The image above shows the evaluation summary for content targets. The image below shows the same for skills targets:



As on the Targets page, you can use these buttons: Screen_Shot_2022-11-30_at_1.17.50_PM.png to toggle between content and skills evaluations at different levels of specificity, from Subject to Target. However, since the purpose of the Trends page is to show performance levels rather than completion levels, the Screen_Shot_2022-11-30_at_1.19.52_PM.png ('Done / Done + Attempted / To Do') buttons are not part of the view.

For a more in-depth look at using the Trends page, read here.

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Evaluation comments

Comments you leave on student work during the Evaluation phase are compiled here. The date the comment was left is displayed with the comment itself, although the comments are not sorted by individual date. You can click into each experience on which the comments were left. A view of the comments screen is posted below:


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Assessments (where applicable)

If your school uses the Assessments feature, the results will be displayed on this screen:


Printing the Performance view


Additionally, each screen can be printed as is by using the 'Performance Actions' menu option:



Note: When the Print menu opens, make sure the 'Background Graphics' box is checked in order to print the page as shown. Without this selection, the horizontal completion graphs at top and bottom will not print accurately. 

The resulting page should look like this (disregard the date discrepancy, the below image has been updated):



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