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Setting Targets for Students

Follow these steps to set targets for students. You can then review student progress toward targets in some Accelerated Maths reports, such as the Target History Report. If you plan to set up teams for your students, you must set targets so that Accelerated Maths can calculate team progress based on the team members' progress toward their targets. The Accelerated Maths Target-Setting Chart in the maths resources can help you set student targets.

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network/RP Administrators, School Administrators and Teachers

  1. On the Home page, click Accelerated Maths, then Teams and Targets. On the Teams and Targets page, if you have access to more than one school, use the School drop-down list to choose a school.

  2. Click Manage Targets on the left side of the page.
  3. On the Manage Targets page, click the Class drop-down list and choose the class for which you want to set targets.
  4. To choose the marking period for which you want to set targets, click the Class Marking Period drop-down list and choose the marking period. The students in the class will be listed.
  5. Click Select Class Marking Periods to go to the Class Marking Periods preference. In the bottom list on the preference page, click Select next to the marking periods that you want to use for targets for this class. (The marking periods cannot overlap.) Then, click Save to return to the Manage Targets page.

  6. To set or change targets for your students, click in the blanks for each student and type the targets.
  7. The objective target sets the number of objectives the students should master during the selected marking period.

    The test percentage correct target sets the average percentage correct on test problems that students should try to achieve during the marking period; this target must be at least 85%.

  8. When you have finished, click Save.
  9. Click Done to return to the Teams and Targets page.

After you set targets for your students, you may wish to set up teams for your students. The Target History Report shows your students' progress toward targets. The Team Standings Chart and Team Status Report show team progress.

If you are using groups in the Assignment Book, all of the students' work counts toward their targets, whether it is for a group or for the class as a whole.