One of the core features of the Standards area is the ability to create target sets.
A target set is a self-selected set of standards that can be used to align curriculum, track standards, and generate reports. A target set should be as specific as possible, including only the standards that must be addressed by the individual or group of individuals that plan to use it.
To create a target set of standards, first click Standards in the top navigation bar, then click Create and Edit Target Sets. You may follow the steps below to complete the process:
- Click Create New Target Set.
- Enter the title of your target set and provide a brief purpose.
- Select a set of standards from which you want to select standards and/or benchmarks. You can choose a set of standards from the pull-down list, browse by region by clicking Select from Map or browse for standards created in AMS.
- To continue, click Create Target Set.
To edit a target set you have previously created, in the Manage Target Sets section, select it from the list of your target sets.
There are two (2) ways to select standards:To select a single complete standard, use Go to Next Level to navigate through the hierarchy until you reach the end. Then, click the appropriate checkboxes to select individual standards.Any items displayed with a red asterisk (*) and disabled indicate they are currently being edited by Taskstream; therefore they are not available for new mappings until after edits are completed. You can go to the next level for any items which have the Go to Next Level enabled BUT if the subset is marked Editing Allowed, you cannot select to add any standards in the subset.To add all the standards within a particular area, click Add All next to that level of the hierarchy. The level you selected turns green to indicate that everything below that level has been added to your target set.If you position your cursor, at a particular level, over Add All, a small alert appears to display how many indicators, benchmarks, or expectations fall within that level.
To view your chosen standards, click View Selections.
Refine Standards Selections
To continue working with this target set, click Edit Target Set.
To remove standards, click Remove. This removes all the standards below that specific level.
To remove only some of those standards, click Go to Next Level until you reach the level at which you want to remove the standards. Then, deselect the standards you want to remove.
To add more standards, follow the procedure described in Browsing Standards.