School Planning - At-Risk Students


This activity will support you in identifying, tracking, selecting strategies for, and monitoring the achievement of at-risk students.   It is a critical element of the school planning process and can have a significant impact on overall student achievement measures.



Workshop Materials:




  1. Access the reports from ReportNet
  2. Display the data together with your teacher(s)
  3. Reflect on the data using the questions provided
  4. Using the Venn diagram worksheet, list the students and the specific strategies that will be the focus for each student listed in the worksheet
  5. In your Student system, add these students to the At-Risk group
  6. Re-assess these students in March

Step 1: Accessing the Data

Create the Class Profile

Click Class Profile for training on how to run this report.


  • Report Card results for 2009-2010 (this will also display 3 prior terms)
  • Grade 4
  • English Reading
  • DRA-P, DRA or CASI, PM Benchmark (we are looking for your reading assessments for Grade 3 and Grade 4)

Create the DRA or CASI Detail List Report


Create the Cohort Comparison Report

  • EQAO Grade 3, 2008-2009 to Report Card, 2009-2010, Grade 4

Other Report Options

  • Student Profile Multiple
  • OLA Student List - for grades SK, 1, 2

Step 2: Display Data - Class Profile


Watch the following video to support this activity:




Grade 4, 2009-2010, Reading, Assessment DRA/DRA-P, CASI, PM Benchmark

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DRA/CASI Detail Summary Report 2009-2010, term 1, DRA Grades SK,1,2,3


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DRA Junior/CASI - Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


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EQAO Considerations

  • Consider the EQAO data from Spring 2009
  • What is the relationship between the June report card data and the EQAO data for those students?
  • On the basis of this comparison, at what level are these students currently achieving?


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Step 3: Analyze the Data

Watch the following video to support this activity:

  1. What data catches your eye?
  2. Is there anything in the data that you do not understand?
  3. If so, what would you like clarified?
  4. Is there anything about the data that you find surprising?
  5. What patterns of strengths and needs are evident?
  6. What concerns you most about the data?
  7. As a result of your examination of the data, at what level is each student currently functioning?
  8. What target will you set for each student between now and March?
  9. Enter each student on the following VENN for the class.


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Step 4:  Using the Venn Diagram

Watch the following video to support this activity:


  • List the Students on the Venn Diagram template
  • List the specific strategies for improvement on the template
  • Based on the students identified, this is your target for improvement



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Step 5:  Track These Students


Monitoring these students using the reports:

  1. Enter the students into the at-risk group in Trillium
  2. These are the students that will be monitored regularly using the ‘At-Risk' flag in the reports
  3. Repeat this process for the next reporting period

Click here to access the instructions to enter At-Risk Students in Trillium.

Step 6:  What Strategies Worked?

  1. Reflect on the classroom strategies previously used to support the at-risk students.
  2. Which ones do we think had the most impact?
  3. Which strategies were tried but did not appear to move the students?
Last modified: Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 03:24 PM