The At Risk Module
SchoolStatus puts all your data in one place making it easier for you to find students that need support and intervention. Our standard At Risk Module takes five criteria that we have found are helpful in identifying students who are most at risk to not pass a grade level. The criteria are: having a grade of a D or F in any course; having an average daily attendance (ADA) of less than 92.5%; having 3 or more infractions; having a Special Education status; and having an English Language Learner status.
One point is given for each of the five criteria, thus giving students an At Risk Score of 1-5. The higher the score, the higher the risk.
These criteria are customizable by your district as well. If your district uses a certain formative assessment or looks at some other demographical piece of information, please let us know. We'll customize your module based on your needs.
Access the At Risk Module by clicking on At Risk on the left menu.
The At Risk module is broken into three areas. Area Breakdown lists the criteria for your district. Totals counts the number of students that have an At Risk Score for any criteria. Student detail lists the students based on their At Risk Score.
When you hover over a bar on the Area Breakdown, you will see how many students in your district match that criteria.
Hovering over a piece of the pie chart in the Totals section will show you how many students in your district have an At Risk Score of that number.
You can also sort the columns in the Student Detail section to get a better idea of which students are at risk for which reasons.
With this information you can find students like this example:
The above student is an ELL student who misses a lot of school and has at least one D or F in his course work. None of those factors by themselves indicate the student will not make it to the next grade level, but combined, this student may have a harder time than some of his classmates. He also has not gotten three or more infractions so he may never have been to a principal’s office and may not be on the administration’s watch list at all.
The issues this ELL student faces might be mitigated if we contact his parents. SchoolStatus can help you do that in the parent’s native language as well.
For more information about parental engagement click here.