Step 1 Sign in to Pulse

You can sign in to Pulse using your Google or Microsoft credentials. Simply visit and click ‘Sign in with Google’ or ‘Sign in with Microsoft’, where you will be prompted to sign in.

Step 2 Set your tier threshold

To access your tier thresholds click Learner Positioning > Tier thresholds from the left hand navigation menu in Pulse.

Here you can change the threshold for each tier across your school. We will then automatically fix tiers based on this, you can change this at any time.

Step 3 Create your screening groups

Create a term

Firstly you will need to create a term to link your screening group to.

A term will either be the 4 quarters in your school year or alternatively you can use the 2 semesters. You can do this by going to the left hand navigation panel and clicking on Admin > Manage terms.

You will then need to click on the green 'Create Term' button where a window will pop up.

Here you can give the term a title e.g. Q1 or Semester 1. You can then link it to a set of dates. Once you are finished click Save.

Create the screening window

Next you will need to create your specific screening window. You can do this by clicking on Learner Positioning > screening groups.

To create the screening group click on the green 'Create screening group' button. You will then be taken to the screening group creation page.

Here you will give your screening group a title, description, a start and end date and then link this to the term you have just created.

When you are finished click 'Create group'.

Mange your screening window

Once this is done your screening window will appear on the page. You can access this by going to Learner Positioning > screening groups.

You will then need to click on the blue 'view' button next the screening window you have just created.

This will take you through to the page where you can mange your screenings.

As the screening is currently set up, when you send out a screener it will go out to all teachers in the system.

You can set some filters around this by clicking on the green 'Create audience' button in the top right corner.

Here you will be able to select the specific grade you want the screener to go out to, as well as specific sections.

Once you are happy with your selection click 'Save'. This will save your selected sections and take you back to your main screening page.

From here you can select which grades you would like to send screenings out to. To send a screening out go to your chosen grade. Select teacher or student and click the green 'send' button.

Ensure you have sent both the teacher and student assessments by flicking between the tabs.

If you do not want to filter the screener to go out to specific sections, and you would like it to go out to everyone, you can skip the 'Create Audience' step. You can just click the 'send' button next to each year group on your main screening page.

Step 5 Tier Assignment

When all student screenings have been completed you will need to assign tiers to each student. To do this click Learner Positioning > SEL dashboard from the left hand navigation menu in Pulse.

A yellow box will display all outstanding tasks you need to do. You can begin tier placements by clicking on the 'Complete now' button.

This will take you to a summary page showing each student, their score, their teachers' scores, grade and our recommended tier for each student.

You have the ability to overwrite these recommendations should you need to.

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