In the Period Settings, you can set and update your year and period settings, and configure editing access.
You can access the Period Settings by navigating to Menu > Settings > Period Settings, and you will have the following options (as shown below):
- Default Periods
- Lock Periods
- School Year
Customization: With this setting, you can configure whether or not you'd like to allow users with lower access than you to further customize the assessment periods. If everyone within your program uses the same assessment periods, you'll want to slide the customization toggle OFF. Then, add the default assessment periods, and they will automatically be applied to everyone! If classrooms or centers within your program use different assessment periods, it's important to leave the customization toggle turned ON. You can still set default assessment periods, but users a level below you will be able to edit them to fit their needs.
Default Periods: You can set new, default periods for your program by clicking the green "Add New Periods" button. Once your initial assessment periods have been set, you can click the three dots to the right of End Date to add, remove, or change any existing periods.
Lock Periods: Once your program finishes an assessment period, you may want to lock it. Locking a period ensures the data is preserved and won't be adjusted. You can learn more about locking your periods here.
School Year: Your school year will automatically be created for you. You can rename it by clicking the pencil icon and typing in the appropriate name. Please note that the school year name will appear on all reports. Under School Year, you will also see the names of any previously closed school years, as well as the dates they were closed. You can learn more about the year closing process here.