Summer is almost here! The platform is designed to allow students to continue making progress in courses so that they can finish remaining work even after the last day of school. Here are some common questions about summer that may be helpful for your planning.
- What do I need to do to prepare for the end of the school year?
Administrators: Please verify your last day of school on the platform. Note that you’ll need to update both the Academic Dates and the Platform Dates. For those of you who may have additional days to add to your school year to make up for school closures, please adjust your calendar to reflect this.
In efforts to avoid unintentional roster changes in the platform, Clever sync will be turned off 1 week before your last Platform date. All data and student progress will be preserved.
Note: no action is needed for this step, it will happen automatically. Administrators will be able to add students and teachers through the Setup pages.
Can students work on projects/concept units assigned during the school year after the last Platform date?
Yes. Students are always able to submit checkpoints and final products that they were assigned during the school year. Teachers will be able to score those final products and student grades will update to reflect progress until the end of Extended Learning. When you roll over to the new school year, all grades will close.
- Can students work on focus areas after the last Platform date?
Yes. Students are always able to access resources, take diagnostic assessments, and request content assessments.
Note: There will be no blue pacing line for students that continue to work after the last Platform date has passed, but student grades will update to reflect progress until the end of Extended Learning. When you roll over to the new school year, all grades will close.
Can teachers edit existing projects after the last Platform date?
No. Teachers with the Curriculum Author role cannot edit existing projects after the last Platform date has passed. Please make all changes before this date.
- Can teachers edit existing focus areas after the last Platform date?
Yes. Teachers with the Curriculum Author role are always able to edit existing focus areas for courses, even if the school year has ended. Teachers will not be able to add new focus areas after the last Platform date.
Can teachers assign existing projects after the last Platform date? Can they create and assign new projects after the last Platform date?
No. Projects cannot be assigned to students after the last Platform date.
- Can another teacher teach your course during your summer program?
Yes. The Extended Year teacher should be added to the teacher’s section in order to teach the course over the summer. More information on how to do this is available here. Additionally, if your school uses site-wide sharing, the summer program teacher can “Edit As” other teachers at your site.
Note: All the current teachers will need to share the Project Folder in Google Drive with the summer program teacher. More information on how to do this is available here.
How can I see all of my summer program students in one group?
If you’ll be monitoring student progress and proctoring assessments, you may want to create a section for a specific group of students. We recommend creating the section as a Mentor section rather than tying it to a specific course in your curriculum. Once you’ve added students to your section, it will be available as a Student Group.
Can teachers edit curricula and plan for the 2019-2020 academic year now?
Yes. Even though courses and projects lock when the Last Platform Date passes, teachers can copy the course or project to unlock the curriculum.
If teachers are doing this before early June 2019, teachers should copy the course or project into the 2018-2019 year. When the 2019-2020 curriculum is released in early June, teachers can copy the course or project directly into the next academic year.