I think the cohort piece that [Veracross] built during the summertime, to have the vision to do that and the ability to do that quickly and push it out to everybody. We had to change our schedule completely, we have half of the students on-campus, half of the students off-campus, we have mods, so basically leveraging profile codes to assign students whether they are blue or green cohort and then assigning using the cohort tool that was newly built to flesh that out even more so teachers are aware of who’s on-campus and who’s off-campus on that specific day.
Also, all of the information to even get to the cohort level from all of the students who are registered and all the classes to find out how to make those cohorts happen was all these queries that we built, in Veracross to take that data out, pull it out, and figure out who’s going to be in what cohort and why because we wanted to make it as equal as possible and as equitable as possible. We didn’t want, you know, too many maybe people who identified as female inside of one class where there is only one male or visa versa. So we tried to do that as best as we could to try and make the numbers as equitable as possible too.
And then all of that information was then pushed out through Veracross and into the teacher’s portals and into the student portal, onto their schedule, so to communicate what cohort you’re in, here’s what you’re schedule looks like. It’s been huge and we’re continuing to work with our account manager every week to make little tweaks here and there to documents and report cards and all of that stuff too.
– Bob Ogden, Director of Technology – Pingree School