This lesson will show you how to create a student group.
Student Groups allow you to categorize and group students based on your criteria. 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 Illuminate tools and reports. Meanwhile, you can also give yourself "visibility" to log in under your student group (for the same reasons).
Example Student Groups:
- After School Tutoring based on program participation
- Caseload for Special Ed students based on SPED classification
- Struggling Students group based on test scores
- List of students for a teacher doing a job share with another teacher
Where to Start
The ability to create student groups is based on permissions. If you do not have the option to create a new student group, you will need to speak with your system administrator.
Roles with District/Site Access
|Roles with Limited Student Access (Teachers)
1. Click Students.
2. Under the General section, select Student Groups. This will show you your list of student groups.
Create a Group
Now you will see all student groups you have access to (i.e., student groups you created or were shared with you). See the "Find a Student Group" lesson for more details on this list.
1. Click Create Group if you want to add a new student group to this list.
2. Enter a name for your student group.
3. Click Create.
A visibility group allows you to adjust your entire view of Illuminate tools and reports to only look at the students in this group by choosing the student group in your control panel.
These groups can also be used in any student scope selector for a search of assessment scores, prebuilt report data, or establishing a student set in your custom report.
1. Select Yes for Visibility Group, and then
2. Click Save Changes.
You can add students to your student group by:
1. Grade Levels (e.g. Add all 7th graders to the student group; administrators can opt to create such a group and share it with users they want to then use to create student groups from students within that particular grade)
2. Programs (e.g. Students with 504 plans, GATE, McKinney Vento, etc.)
3. Reports (e.g. You can create a custom report ahead of time which you've filtered to only include students with particular test scores, demographics, etc., and then use that report to populate your student group)
4. Sections (e.g. By enrollment/period)
5. Students (e.g. Adding Start/End Dates for students or removing students)
6. Add Students (e.g. Add students to the group by name)
7. Share (e.g. With another user, grade level, etc.)
Adding students by grade level, program, custom report or section will make your group dynamic. That means when new students fit the selection criteria, they will automatically be added to the group. When you add students manually, the group will only reflect the students you manually select.
You can combine criteria by adding students from every sub-navigation link. Please note: adding students does not work like filters, limiting your selection. All students that meet each of those individual criteria will be added regardless of whether or not they fit the other criteria.