What are Powerups?
Beyond our core functionality as a standards-based grading and reporting system, JumpRope offers a number of Powerups that extend the functionality of the system to meet particular needs. These are "sold separately" in order to keep the overall cost of the system down: you can pick and choose the functionality that you need beyond the basics. Powerups include integrations with other products, advanced reporting options, enhanced customer support availability, new modules of JumpRope, and much more.
In order to take advantage of this Powerup, your school or district must:
- Be using our District Edition with a shared Standard Bank across schools.
- Be using the latest version of your SIS integration (contact our support team to figure out if this applies to you).
The RTI Powerup
This document outlines the functionality added through the RTI Powerup, which is available to customers of our District Edition. It enables teachers and staff (anyone with access to the Teacher Dashboard) to easily run mastery reports that span multiple years of instruction across multiple schools. For example, a 9th grade math teacher could run a report that shows mastery by standard (for each student or for the class as a whole) from their 8th grade year (and prior years). We have chosen to brand this Powerup as RTI because of the popularity of using it to inform Response to Intervention tasks.
The RTI Powerup's first feature is to enable cross-school reporting from the Teacher Dashboard. By default, the Teacher Dashboard limits reports to scores that were entered while the student was at the school. In order to support RTI scenarios that span multiple schools in a district (e.g. a student moves from 8th grade in the middle school to 9th grade in the high school), JumpRope must update your account permissions and relevant SIS integrations to support reports that combine data from multiple schools in the district (when applicable). Some districts choose to purchase the RTI Powerup for this reason alone, as it provides a number of other benefits to the overall system.
Additionally, the RTI Powerup adds the following reports:
1. Student Tab, RTI Report
This report is organized by Content Area, Parent Standard, and then Child Standard. Despite the date options shown at the top, it runs the report across all available data for as many years as is available in the system (you can choose to adjust this to a certain date range if you wish). The user can then drill into the report to see as much or as little detail as desired, including the individual assessment scores. The report can be printed, exported, and sorted to identify standards where the student is particularly strong or weak. This can be very helpful to inform instruction and help teachers set meaningful goals.
2. Courses Tab, RTI Report #1 (By Student)
This report runs for the selected section in the Courses tab. It looks for all scores for students enrolled in the section that share the content area with the selected section, going back as many years as possible. For example, the selected 9th Grade Algebra 1 class has students enrolled for the current year, but the RTI report is showing scores from 8th grade in the math class (which matches the content area of the selected algebra section). This helps a teacher easily identify students that have historically struggled in math class before the current year, and allows them to identify which standards in particular need the most work and plan accordingly.
2. Courses Tab, RTI Report #2 (By Standard)
Based on the same data as the other Courses Tab RTI report, this variation is organized by standard instead of by student. This allows a teacher to easily identify standards for which a large number of students have historically struggled, and to drill in to see which students are most in need. This is useful for planning instruction for the entire class, or for setting RTI goals for the entire class (e.g. "_____ of _____ students will achieve a _____ or higher on the standard _____________").
*NOTE: For the Courses tab RTI reports, JumpRope makes a "best effort" attempt to match similar content areas between your SIS and the Standards Bank. For example, "Math" and "Mathematics" will automatically be included; if you do not see the expected scores it is likely because the mapping of content areas / departments is inexact. Contact JumpRope Support in this case.
Logistics and other notes
- The Powerup can be turned on or off for individual schools and will appear / be available only for the affected schools. All teachers, staff members, and administrators will have access to the reports from the Teacher Dashboard as shown above. The per-student-per-year cost will be charged based on the number of student accounts active for the schools chosen.
- Once activated, the Powerup remains active through the end of your current JumpRope contract (typically the end of the current academic year) and must be renewed with each contract renewal.
- The RTI Powerup typically does not include training from JumpRope as it is fairly simple to operate. Depending on what your expectations are from teachers around setting RTI goals or otherwise using these reports, we recommend designing your own training module and are happy to collaborate with you to do so.