Now that you have started adding content to your Reporting Spaces, how can you use this content effectively?
Reporting Spaces are a highly flexible optional add-on for Spaces Pro. Our goal is to help support individual teachers' methods of documenting learning, assessing mastery, and communicating with families.
Reporting Spaces are an ideal companion to Proficiency Scales. Over the course of the year or a term, students will accumulate many posts with different curriculum tags and proficiency levels, however, we may only want to consider select posts and tags for final assessment.
By assigning specific posts to your Reporting Space, you can view the average proficiency level for each student at a glance, organized by curriculum outcome on the right-hand side of your screen.
Reporting Spaces allow teachers to streamline cumulative assessment across all Spaces in their class. Reporting Spaces can not only make final assessment easier, but provide invaluable context for families beyond a report card comment and final mark.
Ultimately, Reporting Spaces could be used to replace a traditional report card altogether, if that is your goal!
Reporting Space Visibility
If this feature is available to your school, each class you create will automatically include a Reporting Space.
By default, Reporting Spaces are hidden from students and families. To adjust the visibility settings:
Open the Spaces tab from your Teacher account
Click the Students or Family button to the right of 'View Reporting Space' (if you have already opened the Reporting Space, it will appear in the top right of your screen)
There are two options when configuring visibility for students and families:
Make the space Visible, allowing students to view posts in the Reporting Space, including comments. Note that by default, students will not be able to add new comments to the post.
Once the space is Visible, you can toggle the ability for students or family members to add new comments to posts within the Reporting Space.
How can I utilize Reporting Spaces?
The customizable visibility settings of Reporting spaces allow for a variety of uses. Depending on your approach to assessment, you may choose to:
Keep the Reporting Space hidden from students and families, and use the feature to support preparing your own assessments. This may include adding private comments visible to teachers and co-teachers only
Allow visibility for students and linked family members, while keeping comments disabled. You may use the posts within the space to facilitate discussion at a parent-teacher interview or student-led conference
Allow visibility and commenting for both students and family members to foster an ongoing dialogue around a curated selection of each student's best work
Use it as a space for discussion and feedback visible only to families, and not students
You may also change visibility settings at any time, adding content and feedback throughout the year, opening comments to students at a later date to comment and reflect upon their own progress.
Reporting Spaces are a new feature in its first iteration for September 2022. We are hard at work on exciting future updates to continue to support authentic assessment.
To learn more about what's coming soon, take a look at our product roadmap.
We welcome your feedback! Submit a feature suggestion through our roadmap page, or by starting a chat in the bottom-left corner of your screen.