Effective 03/02/2020, SameGoal is introducing Special Programs participation tracking. Special Programs participation tracking determines whether (and key info about how) a student "participates" in a given program at any given time (eg Special Education, Section 504, Advanced Learners, K-4 Literacy/TGRG) based on dates and content of completed documentation for any given student.
There are three main areas of the application enhanced by Special Programs participation tracking:
Programs Tab - A new "Programs" tab appears when you visit a student. This "Programs" tab shows a summary of the programs this student currently participates in. To see a full timeline, users may click the "Show full timeline" link. The timeline includes:
Program Participation icon - A program participation icon will now display throughout the application next to any student when they currently participate in a given program (as determined from the "Programs" tab). This helps staff immediately identify students participating in certain programs. On hover, the icon shows basic information about the student’s participation.
Reports - All students no longer participating in a given program are now not included in administrative reports by default (except for EMIS/historical reports). For example, students that have exited Special Education are no longer included in Special Education reports by default. To include these students in a given report, click the Advanced link.
This feature will first be introduced in Ohio, then added to additional states.