This article explains our recommendations for configuring Bridges Intervention based on how your district uses the curriculum.
Which version of Bridges Intervention are you using?
Forefront has preconfigured solutions for both the original and revised versions of Bridges intervention.
How is Bridges Intervention being used?
Interventionists are pulling groups of students to work through the modules.
For this situation, we recommend that Bridges Intervention is a separate course. Interventionists should either be made building leaders (roles explained here) or teachers should share their classes with the interventionist (how to explained here).
For groups of students working through the same assessments, interventionists should make a class and enroll it in the intervention course.
Teachers are working with small groups of their own students in their classroom.
Teachers can add the relevant assessments to their class.
Why do we recommend against adding all the Volumes to grade level courses?
Having all the assessments in a grade level course makes course management more difficult (because it’s a long list of assessments) and can un-focus certain reports, such as the standards growth report. Most grade levels (especially younger grades) would not be working in all the volumes.
How is the lens of the course set up?
Our default recommendation is to have all the grade levels of the Common Core. This shows where students have data and educators can easily drill down into the grade levels.
Can teachers see intervention data?
Data in Forefront follows the student ID, so regardless of the class a student is in, that data will be associated with them. Generally, students receiving intervention are working on standards below grade level, so it will show up on that “year” of the lenses. If you are a newer client and don’t have historic lenses for a students, email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with configuration.