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How to Use Focal Group Summary in Community Reports

In Ascend, Catalyze, and Elevate, a Focal Group can be set up in order to support custom data disaggregation. The Focal Group can be set up differently for each Class/Group so it may vary within a Community.

The Focal Group Summary provides a read-out of  Focal Groups that were enabled for each Class/Group and the number of participants that have been marked as being members of the Focal Group. 

You can use this table to better understand the experiences of participants in the  Focal Group. For example, in the Student Experience Overview in an Elevate report you might notice that the Focal Group has shown considerably more improvement over time compared with participants not in the Focal Group. You could then navigate to the Focal Group Summary, and learn that for most Classes in your Community, the Focal Group was English Language Learners and the group represents a strong percentage of the Community. In that case, you would know that teachers in your Community were especially successful at improving learning conditions for English Language Learners.

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