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Recaps Data Explained
Recaps Data Explained

When your student's school has Recaps enabled, you'll receive a weekly email with summary data about his or her points activity.

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Written by Amanda Banik
Updated over a week ago

Learn more about how to set up Recaps for your school in our article, Automatically Send Weekly Feedback to Students and Parents with Recaps!

Recaps help schools electronically deliver a summary of Points data to students and their parents — every week, automatically — via email. This is an optional feature that your student's school can enable to help families keep up with points activity.

Recaps show merits, demerits, and Rewards.

An Overview of Recap Data

The data on your Recap is a 7-day summary of points data. The Recap view always defaults to the most recent complete 7-day period, but you can use the Recap Date dropdown to look at previous data periods.

view the Point balance and merits and demerits

The Live Points Balance

The Points Balance data at the top of the Recaps view highlights the current balance of Points your student has. This balance is equal to all Points earned, minus any Points spent or subtracted. This data is always up to date when your Recap is viewed, and can include Points earned since the end of the most complete 7-day period.

The Weekly Totals

This section summarizes the Point earnings for the selected 7-day period. It can include:

  • Positive Points earned, total

  • Negative Points earned, total (if applicable — this only appears if your school tracks negative Points)

  • Total Points earned (if applicable — this only appears if your school subtracts negative Points from positive Points earned)

  • Total Points spent

  • A line graph of when Points were earned over the 7-day period

The Top Behaviors and Rewards

If applicable, these sections summarize the top 5 positive and negative behaviors for the selected 7-day period, as well as the top Rewards purchased by your student.

The Timeline View

Click the Timeline tab to view a complete chronological timeline of the Point-earning events for the selected 7-day period. You'll see detail about when points were awarded, by which teachers, and for what behaviors. You'll also see any comments left by teachers.

View the Timeline which is a breakdown of all transactions.

About Date Range Changes

If your student's school changes the weekly delivery day of the Recap email, you'll notice the 7-day window of your Recap may change. We ensure that the delivery day of the email is always the end of the 7-day reported period. When changes are made, the Recap view will automatically refactor to follow the new 7-day window logic selected by your school.

About the "Recaps Were Turned Off" View

If your school elects to disable Recap delivery, you'll see a "Recaps were turned off" view when you click a Recap Magic Link from the Recap email. Please talk to your school administrator to learn more about why Recaps were disabled at your school.

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