Creating Your Intervention Groups

In this lesson, users will learn how to utilize Satchel Pulse's grouping wizard to group students after your tiers have been finalized.

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Written by Eric Bausewein
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Once your tier placement is complete, you can start setting up you intervention groups using our Group Wizard. If you haven't completed your tier placement and want to learn more, click the button to learn how to place your students into tiers.

Locate the Grouping Wizard

In the menu on the left side of the Satchel Pulse page, locate the "Skills" tab and click on the "Intervention Groups" tab.

From the Intervention Groups page, you will have two options on how you want the system to group students. You can use the Satchel Pulse Group Wizard and allow the system to create your groups or you can manually add students to a group.

Using the Group Wizard

Step One: Open the Group Wizard

Step Two: Select Grouping Criteria

Here is where you can set up the criteria you want to have set when creating your intervention groups. Some of the categories you can group different ways.

  1. Grade Level: You can view your students by the whole school or sort by grade level.

  2. Tier: You can view students by one or multiple tiers.

  3. Mixed Grades: If you wand your interventions groups to contain students across multiple grades, you would select 'yes' here.

  4. More Options: Additional criteria to search by. See below for more information.

  5. Group Details: This number reflects the total number of student who meet the criteria you've selected above.

  6. Number of Groups: Depending on the group details number, you can determine how many groups you would like to break that number into.

  7. Focus: This is where you can decide if you want the students groups by both their scores in the CASEL competencies and the subskills or just the competencies only.

  8. Group Size: How big do you want your groups.

The Additional Search Criteria

*Note: A student's gender, ethnicity, ELL status, IEP status, FRPL status may not be available to group by if that information isn't provided through Clever, Classlink, or through our manual upload.

When you are done, click the 'Create Groups' button to create your intervention groups.

Step Three: Review Your Groups

On the next screen the create groups will be displayed with the number of students assigned to each group.

You can toggle each group open and can make any changes before finalizing your groups.

  1. Group Name: You can edit the name of the group by selecting the pencil option.

  2. Total number of students in the group.

  3. You will need to assign a teacher or interventionist to the group. This should be the person running the intervention group.

  4. Student's information

  5. Add additional students

Once you've made your selections and changes, press the "Confirm Groups" button at the button of the screen to save your groups.

Once you've confirmed your groups, you new intervention groups will populate the intervention groups window!

Manually Group By Students

You can manually add student to create an intervention group. Another use is creating a grade level group to see what a grade's Area of Focuses are.

  1. You have some different search and filter options to find the student you want to group.

  2. Student Name

  3. Groups: If a student is already assigned to one or multiple intervention groups, that will show up here.

  4. Tier: Their current tier (previous tier)

  5. Student's lowest competency

  6. Student's subskill area of focus.

Set Your Criteria and Select the Students

After you've created the group of selected students, you will be able to name the intervention group and assign a teacher or interventionist to the group. Once you are done, press the "Create group" button.

You just need to create your group and assign your interventions.

You have successfully created your intervention groups using our Group Wizard! If you need additional support or have any questions, please reach out to

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