What happened on June 23, 2023?
On June 23, 2023, all class data for the Second Step® Elementary and Second Step® Middle School digital programs was cleared to allow tracking progress for the 2023–2024 school year. Training progress for the Second Step® Bullying Prevention Unit, Second Step® Child Protection Unit, and Second Step Elementary classroom kits was also cleared and reset.
Why were classes, training, and reporting reset?
We reset all class and training data at the end of each school year so teachers and license administrators will have a refreshed dashboard and program reporting for the new academic year.
How did this affect me?
- If you’re an educator teaching the elementary and middle school digital programs: Your classes were cleared, and you’ll need to create new classes before you teach.
- If you’re an administrator accessing lesson progress reports in the elementary or middle school digital programs: The Progress Report page and downloadable detailed lesson CSV report show class activity for current classes, so teachers will need to create new classes to see any progress. If you’re looking for a report from previous years, you’ll still be able to access and download it from the Progress Report page.
- If you’re an educator using training resources in the elementary classroom kits: You can now start tracking your new training progress for the 2023–2024 school year. Please note that progress and certificates for the 2022–2023 school year are no longer available.
- If you’re an educator using training resources in the bullying prevention or child protection units: You can now start tracking your new training progress for the 2023–2024 school year. Please note that progress and certificates for the 2022–2023 school year are no longer available.
- If you’re an educator using Second Step® SEL for Adults: Your microlearning progress will remain intact. For more information about continuing your experience with the program into the next school year, please read this article: Second Step® SEL for Adults Program Reminders for the 2023–2024 School Year
We are using the elementary or middle school digital program in summer school. What should we do?
- If you created a class for summer school before June 23, it will have been cleared on June 23, and you will need to create a new class. If you were in the middle of teaching a unit at the time of the reset, the new lesson material may not go along with the previous lessons. Content across all grades and units in both the elementary and middle school digital programs have been updated in the reset. More information about these changes can be found here: Second Step® Elementary and Second Step® Middle School Digital Program Updates for the 2023–2024 School Year
I completed my training before the update. Is my certificate still available? Last year’s certificate is only available if you downloaded a copy prior to the reset.
As a license administrator, do I have to invite all the teachers and administrators to their program or training again? No. All users will continue to have access to their program or training. Remember to add all incoming staff as users and to remove access to staff who have left your school.
What actions will teachers need to take to continue lesson progress reporting for the elementary and middle school digital programs? The Progress Report page has a summary of lesson progress for this academic year. Separate detailed, downloadable reports are available for each academic year you’ve used the program since the 2020–2021 school year. Teachers need to create new classes for the new academic year and lesson progress reporting will include them as part of the 2023–2024 school year.