Adding Student Characteristics

Characteristics can help you monitor the progress of specific groups of students. When you print reports, you can use reporting parameter groups to include only students with a specific characteristic.

As you assign characteristics to students, you may notice that some characteristics that you would like to use are not available. You can add them by following the steps below.

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Network Staff, School Administrators

If you are a school administrator and you are assigned to more than one school, on the Home page, select your name and then select Change Role to choose the school you want to work with before following these steps.

  1. On the Home page, click Users.
  2. Click Set Up Characteristics.
  3. If you are a school network administrator or school network staff member, use the School drop-down list to choose the school that needs the characteristic(s) added or choose All Schools.
  4. The characteristics that have already been added are listed on the Manage Student Characteristics page. The list also shows which schools have each characteristic available; only schools that you can access are listed. Characteristics that are marked "Shared" are for multiple schools.
  5. To add a new characteristic, click Add Characteristic. On the Add Student Characteristics page, type the name of the new characteristic you want to add in the blank field; then, click Add. Your new characteristic will be added to the list.

  6. Click Done when you have finished adding characteristics for the school(s).