Why associate classes with a school?
When school administrators are running reports across multiple schools/departments, they need to know which classes belong to which school/department, so the classes can be grouped by school/department.
Because a teacher can sometimes be in multiple schools/departments, and a class can have multiple teachers, it is not enough to see who is a teacher for the class to determine which schools/departments the student outcomes should be associated with.
For this reason it is recommended that classes be associated with the appropriate school/department.
Indication of school/department classes are associated with
When a teacher that is part of a school or district on a Gold plan (or pilot thereof) views their Individual classes page (also known as "Student Management" page) they will be shown a warning on classes which don't have a school associated. If the class is associated with a school or department, it will be displayed under the class name.
Changing the school/department a class is associated with
There are three pathways to the class editing window where you can change the school/department association for a class:
From the main Classes page:
Click the triple dot menu next within the class tile, and choose "Edit Class Details"
From the Student Management page
Click the "More Options" buttonand choose "Edit Class Details".
If your class is missing any information in it, and has a yellow warning banner, you can also click "Edit Class" from within that warning banner to reach the same class editing window!
In the class editing window that will open up, look for a filed titled "Org" (this is a term we use to refer to schools, departments, and districts generically) and locate the correct org from the dropdown list.
What happens if the "Org" on a class is left blank?
When a class is not associated with a school/department its results will show up in reports for any school/department that its main teacher is associated with.