Sample Students are available to help you get acquainted with n2y solutions while implementing Unique Learning System, News2you, SymbolStix PRIME, Positivity, L3 Skills and Polaris. Your sample students come with completed Profiles, Checkpoints, Benchmarks and data for Unique Learning System, Positivity and L3 Skills, so you can practice and learn key elements of the program without affecting real student data. You can also log in as your student through Student View to gain understanding of their experience.
Use your Sample Students to practice these tasks:
- Setting up Student View/login
- Signing in as a student and viewing lessons for Unique Learning System, articles from News2you, strategies for Positivity and activities in L3 Skills
- Administering assessments
- Pulling and reading reports and graphs for Unique Learning System, L3 Skills and Positivity
How to Add a Sample Student:
- Sign in to your n2y account. Select My Students from the left menu.
- Select the Add Student button.
- Select the Create a Sample Student option and select Continue.
- A window will open and allow you to select the assigned grade level for your Sample Student and choose the solutions you want to use with that sample student.
- As you add students across grade levels, differentiated levels, grade bands, and types, they will populate on the My Students page.
- If you select Unique Learning System, you must select the differentiated level and grade band for the sample student.
- If you select L3 Skills, you must select if you want data for a Switch or Non Switch User
- Select Create when you have finished your selections.
- Select Setup Student Login under the sample student on the My Students page.
- Select the arrow to expand the Login Settings.
- Select instructions details on how to set up the desired login methods.
- Open the Accessibility Settings to make desired selections.
- Pro Tip: Reading level priority must be set in order to log in with Student View.
- Open the Solution Settings to make desired selections.
- Pro Tip: The Configure Student View section must be set up to log in with Student View.
Viewing Student Profiles
Now that you have a sample student added to My Students, you can view an academic profile through Unique Learning System and a behavior profile through Positivity.
In Unique Learning System, begin with the Student Planning Guide. This form is used to examine and mark areas of assessment that are pertinent to the individual student, such as Benchmarks, Transition Planning, and Monthly Checkpoints. Information can be typed in and selected using this online guide and then printed or downloaded as a PDF document.
GPS areas available to view are as follows:
Introducing Me is where basic biographical information is held such as where the student lives and what the student likes. Select to edit the preferences for the sample student.
Observational Profiles allow service providers to evaluate student skills in areas such as transition readiness, self-help skills, and learning. Select “Create New Profile” to run through a profile for the Sample Student and view the PDF guide for more information on the available Observational Profiles.
Student Summary Report gives an overview of a student’s assessments within Unique Learning System GPS for the current year. The report gives a quick bird’s-eye view of a student’s current scores in the assessment areas of Profiles, Benchmark Assessments, Core Rubrics, and Monthly Checkpoints. When completed, the assessments for the sample student will update in the Student Summary Report.
Individual Tracked Skills is used to track skills that can be used for completing an IEP and monitoring individual performance. Skills will be added to Individual Tracked Skills as you complete profiles and select skills to track. For a complete overview of tracking skills, visit our knowledge base article.
Below the Student Profile information are options for Benchmarks, Checkpoints, Student View, Transition, and Group Skill Tracking. With the sample student, you can open and explore these options without it affecting real student information.
In Positivity, the profile provides an overview of the individual’s present level and associated strategy suggestions are provided in the Profile Details page. For each category, with the exception of the Strengths & Positive Attributes section, a description of the level of demonstration for items within the category as well as individual items are summarized using the following levels:
Mastery - Appropriate, consistent, and independent demonstration of a skill or behavior across people, settings, and contexts.
Instructional - Appropriate yet inconsistent demonstration of a skill or behavior across people, settings, and contexts.
Emerging - Limited and/or inappropriate demonstration of a skill or behavior (may include problem behavior).
Review/Revise - Minimal to no demonstration of the skill or behavior OR skill is associated with definite problem behavior.
Below each section, a strategy suggestion will be highlighted in teal.
Sample students also allow you to view reports.
To view reports:
- Select the My Reports section from the My Account menu.
- Select the solution you wish to report on.
- Select the desired options (options will vary by report).
- Pro Tip: Use the toggle to include sample students when running classroom reports.
- Select the View Report button.