The Roster page is used as an administrative tool in which you can add, move, remove, and edit students that are signed up to your class account. To easily access your roster, click the "Manage Roster" button on the left navigation bar.
Adding a Class
After signing up for Front Row, to add your first class, click on the "Add Class" button on the Roster page. After adding a class, you will be prompted to name the class.
Next, you will be prompted to select the grades of students in your class. You may select one grade or multiple grade levels depending on whether you teach a single grade or a class with students from multiple grade levels. This will not limit the content you or your students have access to.
Finally, you will be prompted to add students to your class. We recommend creating the first student with your name. This will allow you to use this account as a demo student so that you can log on to Front Row and try out the program from a student's perspective.
Enter each student's full name and select his or her grade level. Continue to add students in this way. Alternatively, you can paste from an Excel spreadsheet that has Student's First Name, Student's Last Name, and Grade in 3 different columns.
To learn how to add multiple classes, click here.
Adding Students to Roster
To add students to an existing class, scroll to the class in your roster and click on the "Class Options" drop down menu and select "Add new student”.
Once you have clicked on that button, a screen will pop up that looks like this:
Enter each student's full name and select his or her grade level. Continue to add students in this way. Click "Continue" to finish adding students to your class. You will now be able to see that student listed in your class. When that student logs in to use Front Row, they will have to use the name that you gave them, so make sure the spelling is correct.
Editing Students on Roster
If there is an error with a student's name or grade, you can edit the name by clicking on the "Student Actions" button directly to the right of the name and select "Edit Student".
From here, you can edit the spelling of Annie's name, for example, or change her name to an agreed upon nickname that she prefers to be called. You can also change his grade level if you entered it incorrectly. Press "Save" after editing.
Changing Student Language Settings
Front Row's adaptive math practice is available in Spanish! Spanish-speakers can practice in math in each of the domains. To change a student's language settings in your roster, click on the "Student Actions" button directly to the right of the name and select "Edit Student". A popup will come up, and use the drop down menu to select Spanish (the default language is English), and click "Save."
Now, when that student logs on to Front Row and practices math, his or her entire dashboard and all math practice domains will be in Spanish. ** Note: This does NOT apply to the ELA program.
Moving Students to Another Teacher
The "Move to Teacher" button makes it easy to pass students along to another teacher/class. This action is useful if students in your 3rd grade class are moving to another teacher for 4th grade, for example. It is can also be used when a student changes teachers at any point in the school year.
To move a student to another teacher, click on the Class options drop down menu at the top of your class, and select "Transfer class to a teacher". A screen will pop up prompting you to transfer students. Use the drop down menu at the top of the screen to choose a teacher at your school to whom to transfer your students.
If you don't see the teacher's name in the drop down menu, it means he or she is not signed up with Front Row or has not affiliated his or her account with your school. Ensure that he or she creates an account or chooses the correct school affiliation before proceeding. Alternatively, you can scroll down to the bottom of the drop down menu and select "New Teacher." A popup screen will prompt you to enter the name and e-mail address of the teacher. Once you fill this information out, the teacher will receive an e-mail notifying him or her of the transfer and inviting him or her to signup for Front Row.
Once you have selected the teacher, choose the students that you would like to transfer by clicking on them. Student names will appear blue with a check mark next to them when they are going to be transferred to another teacher. You can select as many students as you would like to transfer to that teacher.
Then click the green "Transfer" button. A popup will prompt you to double-check the students you are transferring and the teacher to whom you are transferring them. Press the red "Transfer Students" button when you've confirmed the move.
Your students will move along with their data, ensuring that they transfer seamlessly to their new class. Their new teacher will have access to this data and have a good understanding of these students' progress and performance.
Removing Students from Roster
To remove a student from your roster, simply click the "Remove student" option from the "Student actions" dropdown next to his or her name. This function is useful when a student leaves your school, for example. A student account with no data will be completely deleted. However, if the student has practiced on Front Row at all and has data, this student's account will stay saved in the system (though his or her account will be removed from your roster and reporting pages). It is possible to get a student back on your roster and his or her data back on your reports once removed.
To do this, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue text in the bottom right that says "See my removed students." You will then see a list of all of the students you have removed.
To move a student back onto your roster (and to see his or her data in your reports again), click the "Restore" button to the right of his or her name. That student will now appear back on your active roster in your first class. From there, you can move the student to any of your classes.
The reason we remove students this way is because our goal is to help teachers retain student data and track student progress over several years and grade levels. Instead of deleting students from the system entirely, you can remove them from your roster and reports or transfer them to another teacher. You are still removing students from your roster with both of these actions.
We encourage our teachers to transfer their students to their next teacher at the end of the school year, helping those teachers to understand the progress and performance of the students in their new, incoming class.
Removing Your Class From Last Year
It's a new school year and you are looking to start fresh! We highly recommend moving students to next year's teacher so that their data and progress on Front Row is not lost. To learn how to do this, scroll up to the section titled "Moving Students to Another Teacher." If you do not wish to do this, for whatever reason, (because students are going to a new school or because next year's teacher does not use the program, etc.) you can remove your class by simply clicking the "Remove class" option from the "Class Options" drop down next to each student's name. As the section before mentioned, students who have practiced on Front Row and have data will stay saved in the system but be removed from your roster and reporting pages. You will no longer see these students on your roster, and it will appear empty if you remove them all. You can then remove the class add new students to your roster for the upcoming year.
The reset button allows you to do exactly that - reset a student's data. Resetting student data will erase it completely, and you will be unable to retrieve this data.
Click on the "Student actions" dropdown next to the student's name and select "reset student options". A popup will come up. You can reset ELA & Social Studies, Word Study, or specific math domains for a student. Choose the subject(s) or domain(s) that you would like to reset. The student to whom this account belongs will have to retake the diagnostic in whichever domain was reset.
In schools around the country, it is becoming very common for multiple teachers to work together towards educating students. Whether it is a co-taught classroom, a general education teacher working with a resource teacher, or a math interventionist planning out individualized lessons for a group of students, teamwork is vital if we want to succeed. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for all teachers to have a complete understanding of student strengths and weaknesses, preventing key stakeholders from providing every student with the best math education possible.
There are two options for students to login to Front Row. The first option is to have students use their first name, last name and a class code associated with their classroom. The second option is to enable password protection. When password protection is turned on, students login using their first name, last name, class code and password. To learn how, see here.