Reading Plus: End-of-year process
All Reading Plus accounts will automatically reset for the new academic school year on 1st September.
To ensure schools receive a seamless transition and that all Reading Plus account data is accurate, new school class information is required before the reset.
Save end-of-year data
2022/23 progress data will be cleared in preparation for the new reporting year. Please save your end-of-year progress data by following the on-screen prompt using the Guide Me tool on the programme.
Update class information
Download our Reading Plus Import Template and update your class information for the new academic year.
Schools are required to provide the following information:
Pupil, class, and teacher information for the new academic year, including:
- Pupils – New and existing.
- First and last name
- Year group.
- Class name.
(If student names can’t be used, please use pseudonyms.)
Teaching staff that will be using Reading Plus:
- Full name, including title.
- Their role in school.
- Their email address.
- The class they are assigned to.
You can send us the information via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by using our secure GDPR-compliant programme Egnyte.
Please save the completed document using the full SCHOOL NAME and POSTCODE in the title.
School account update
Once all information is received, our Partner Plus customer support team will update the school’s account in preparation for the start of the new term.
All Reading Plus accounts will reset on 1st September for the new academic year.
The account reset can take up to 24 hours to remove previous data.
- Students are automatically moved up a school year on Reading Plus in line with their new age-related expectations.
- All actions, alerts, messages, and the On Hold function will be cleared, with the On Hold function re-enabled if it has been disabled.
- Progress data for the current academic year will be cleared in preparation for the new reporting year.
When students log in for the first time, they will sit the Baseline Assessment – this will place them on the programme, determine learning loss, and provide baseline reading data.
- Class assignments are set to the default recommendation of five reading lessons and one weekly vocabulary lesson.
- ReReads are set to a maximum of five and can be adjusted if required.
- Classes and groups you provide in preparation for the new academic year will be ready with the correct staff assigned.
- Pupil avatars and dashboards will be retained.
If a student logs in to Reading Plus after the reset on 1st September but before returning to school, they will sit the initial InSight Baseline Assessment before starting their reading lessons. Should this be an issue, the assessment can be reassigned at a later date.
To prepare for an account reset and the new school year, please complete the following tasks in advance:
- Save the end-of-year data for your records following the on-screen prompt using the Guide Me tool on the programme.
- Use the Reading Plus import template to upload class lists for the new academic year. Our Partner Plus team will ensure the schools account is up to date in preparation for the start of the new term.
Yes, although we request updated data during the summer, the Reading Plus reset will occur on 1st September, meaning students can continue their summer learning without disruption.
TOP TIPS TO GET STARTED FOR THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR
The login for Reading Plus should always be found in the top right of the Reading Solutions UK website homepage. Watch our bite-sized video to find out more about the login process.
USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS
Ensure students know their username, password and the school Reading Plus Site Code. Read our guide to printing usernames and passwords.
Each student will begin with an initial InSight Assessment, which provides a baseline and assigns the student to the most appropriate starting point for their reading lessons.
The InSight Assessment typically takes 30-45 minutes and is best taken in a quiet environment.
If help is required setting up Reading Plus in the classroom or IT suite, see our helpful guide to facilitating this.
STUDENT 'ON HOLD'
Reading Plus automatically places students ‘On Hold’ during the InSight Assessment if they appear to answer questions inaccurately because they are disengaged or off-task.
A student is put on temporary hold immediately or after two warning messages. The teacher will receive an alert to assist the student with their assessment.
Enabling this function allows for more accurate placement on the programme.
The results show how students performed in the summative assessment for reading fluency (wpm), comprehension and vocabulary.
The Class Benchmark guide provides further information to analyse the InSight Assessment results and a student’s achievements.
Need additional support?
Contact our Partner Plus Customer Support Team on 0191 389 6078 then press Option 1 or email email@example.com