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Data Wall Editor


Data Wall Editor

General Organization

The data wall editor is organized into three columns - roughly following the "Who" - "What" - "How" model.

The first column allows the user to create filters which determine what students are displayed on the wall. The Second and Third columns work together to form the "What" and "How" pieces of the tool. Columns are added to the walls using the "Available columns" box - and once they are added to the wall, appear in the third column.


A user will never see more students than they are allowed to see based on their course rosters, teams, or security settings. However, it is possible to limit the students who appear on a data wall using filters.

To add a filter, simply click the green + icon. The middle column will now display the filter editor.

Available fields for filters are:

  • Grade
  • Gender
  • Points
  • Special Ed Status
  • 504 Status
  • ELL Status
  • G/T Status
  • Course
  • Section
  • Team (Homeroom, House)
  • Has Plan
  • Intervention Program
  • Intervention Group
  • Ever Had Plan
  • Custom Field

Filter Value drop down will automatically adjust for each filter type.

Once your filter is properly configured, click "OK" to save.

Adding Columns

To add a column to the data wall, choose the column category from the column picker and drill down. When a column is able to be added to a wall, it will appear in the right "Wall Columns" section.

After the column is added to the wall, configuration options will appear in the center column of the editor. Set your configuration options and test the wall.

Column types will have different configuration options. The wall builder will attempt to warn you if it detects potential issues in your column configuration.

Configuring Columns

1. Label

The "label" is the name of the column. Try to be descriptive.

The Label Field contains a few templates that will come in handy when copying columns.

To insert the "Term" field into the label, type {{term}}.
To insert the "Grade" field into the label, type {{grade}}.

2. Display Field (Assessments Only)

Several different columns are available for assessments. Score, Percentile, Proficiency, SGP, etc are possibilities. The availability of the columns is determined in the Assessment Setup. Some assessments must be configured by district administrators.

3. Indicator Bands

Indicator bands enhance the data that is displayed on a data wall.

Indicator Bands work with a variety types of data:

  • Assessment Scores
  • Grades
  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Growth

Ensure the type if information you are assigning indicator bands to, match your data. For instance, if you have bands for A,B,C, but the data in the columns is 98%, the wall may not load as expected.

Indicator Bands will not work with:

Example 1:

Assign the Score from STAR Reading a color and an icon:

Example 2:


  • Assign colors to Risk Levels for STAR Reading
  • Assign colors to the percentile for STAR Reading
  • Assign both the Risk Level and Percentile a point value depending on the severity of risk

Indicator Band Templates:

An indicator band that is created by one person can be used by everyone in the school or district as well.


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