Kickboard’s Early Warning Indicators enable educators to identify students who are not on track for academic success. Think of it as a powerful subsystem of 'always-on' smart triggers that are continuously monitoring GPA, grades, skills, attendance, behaviors, and more in order to provide instant alerts and dynamic infographics that help you make the right decisions to keep students on-track. It brings the power of its behavior triggers to academics, grading, and skills-mastery.
When you hover over the symbol, the Early Warning Indicators that apply to each student will appear.
Early Warning Indicators will allow you to track progress in the following conditions:
GPA The GPA trigger allows you to track student performance against a numerical threshold. You can select whether the trigger is alerted when a student achieves a GPA greater than, less than, or equal to a specific number. For example: If a student has a GPA <2.0, an Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
Failing Multiple Courses If a student is having difficulty excelling in multiple classes, the Failing Multiple Courses trigger can help identify those areas in need of improvements. For example: If a student is failing two or more classes, an Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
Specific Course Grades The Specific Course Grades condition allows you to pinpoint performances in specific academic areas. You determine a specific mastery threshold and then track students performance in relation to that numeric value (>, =>, <, =<). When multiple courses are selected and a student is enrolled across several of them, the student’s mastery for the courses is averaged. For example, if a student averages less than 60% across 6th grade ELA and 6th grade Math, an Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
Percentage of Skills Mastered Tracking percentage of skills mastered presents student performance in relation to standards based achievement metrics. This trigger is activated when a student is performing below a threshold on a minimum percentage of skills. For example, if a student is performing below 75% on 50% of mastery skills, an Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
Attendance The attendance trigger can identify students who develop a frequent pattern of being absent or tardy. For example, if a student is tardy ten times, this is the equivalent of five absences at which point an Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
Behavior Point Total The behavior point total allows you to choose a culture system to track student progress. It will use the schedule defined in culture settings to determine how often it is updated. For example, if a student drops below a threshold of 30 points in a single culture week, the Early Warning Indicator System will be activated.
There are two types of custom fields in Kickboard that can be tracked using Early Warning Indicators.
Number Custom Field The Number Custom Field allows you to track student progress on assessments outside the Kickboard platform, such as standardized tests. For example, if a student perform below a 75% threshold on a state exam, an Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
Checkbox Custom Field The Checkbox Custom field can be used in conjunction with other Early Warning Indicator System conditions to connect culture and academic metrics. For example, if a student is on the football team and his GPA drops below a 3.0, tan Early Warning Indicator will be activated.
To set up triggers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your implementation coach. Together, you will discuss the best system for your school’s academic and culture systems.