A new learning progress feedback loop to discover exactly where students are, how they are progressing, where they need to focus…and much more!
Foundry’s newest powerful feature is its Performance Pages. They allow teachers/advisors, students, parents, and principals to easily and quickly call up data in a format that makes sense for next-step decision-making. The Performance Pages serve as a holistic place where all the data is located and are designed to quickly deliver it in a way that makes sense to each stakeholder, rather than search for it. With just a few clicks, users can see where individuals, classes or entire schools are in their progress toward learning plans, what is left to do, and where their focus should turn next, including progress toward credits, targets, and skills. Be sure to check out the cool “To Do” feature that lets students (and teachers) see what remains to be done on the student’s personal learning plan.
“Performance Pages give you the ability to look at where a student is today and their progress towards completion,” says Camille Mortimore, Foundry’s Chief Learning Officer. “It’s real-time data, so it’s accurate, up-to-the-minute any time you access it, which is ideal for planning, student guidance, and even conferences with parents. You can view data for individual students, or in aggregate to see how the group is progressing. With all this also comes the ability to capture narrative commentary as you go along – powerful support for narrative report cards,” said Mortimore
The genesis of Foundry’s Performance Pages came directly from customers. Foundry has an Advisory Panel of individuals from exemplary schools who take their time to pay it forward for other schools by providing us with feedback about the work they do every day and help guide our development. In fact, the Advisory Panel, as well as our direct customer interaction, serve as our user community for human- centered design solutions.
“I know that not having the data to understand where the students are can lead to administrative tasks that burn out teachers. That is the antithesis of what Foundry is all about,” said Bill Mortimore, Foundry’s CEO. “Education, thankfully, has come a long way from a simple grade book. Teachers cannot be expected to provide 21st Century skills without having a system to manage, understand and guide their students. And they shouldn’t have to wrestle to get data – their preference is to spend the time getting involved deeply in their students’ educations. And that is what Foundry is all about.”