Student Groups allow you to classify students by any category of your choosing so you can share access to those students with other users and/or view the site and its reports through the lens of that group. For example, you might want to assign students to an "After School Tutoring" student group based on participation, assign Special Ed. students to a case carrier based on selected students or Special Ed. classification, assign students to a "Struggling Students" student group based on test scores, assign students by name and/or section to a teacher who has a job share with another teacher and her roster, etc.... since you can design any student group label, the possibilities are endless. You can then share that student group with other users and give them "visibility" permissions so they can opt to log in under the student group to gain access to the students within (as well as their test scores, etc.) when viewing particular reports (e.g., Student Profile Report, custom report, etc.). Meanwhile, you can also give yourself "visibility" to log in under your student group (for the same reasons).
This lesson will show you how to edit a student group's name.
Rename Your Group
You are now on the student group's Summary tab.
1. Type a new name for your student group.
2. Click Save Changes.
You might be interested in other lessons in the Student Groups manual.