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What support is available if I have questions about RtI, EdPlan™, or EXCEL Plans?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  • Contact the EXCEL Plan Coordinator at your school
  • Ask a member of the EXCEL Implementation Team at your school. The School Team includes at l east one representative from each grade and an administrator.
  • Refer to the training materials available online in Avatar, EdPlan, and provided at training.
  • Call the MCS IT Helpdesk for problems logging into the EdPlan: 901-416-2700 OPTION #2
  • Email the EXCEL Plan Helpdesk: EXCELHelp@mcsk12.net
Can I access EdPlan outside of the MCS firewall?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes. All you need to access EdPlan is a computer with Internet access.
Do all students have an EXCEL Plan?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes. EdPlan automatically creates an EXCEL Plan to monitor performance for ALL students on the ‘Profile’ page.  Students that need interventions or enrichment can also have an additional Intervention Report or Enrichment Report.
Who do I need to create Intervention Reports for?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  • All students with a Tier 3 intervention
  • All students Over Age for Grade
  • Students with a Star folder
  • Students on track to fail based on academic grades
  • All students with a Tier 2 intervention
What is the deadline for completing plans for these students? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
End of current school year: May 21st, 2010.
Why are we creating plans this close to the end of the school year?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
So that next year, teachers will benefit from having quick access to the student’s history of support.
How will data be entered?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Most student data will automatically be imported, including:
  • TCAP - State Assessment
  • AIMSweb
  • DIBELS
  • Discovery Math and RLA
  • Learning Express Folio
  • SRI
  • Explore
  • Plan
  • Chancery SMS Attendance
  • Chancery SMS Academic Grades
  • AIMSweb PM
  • Stanford Math
  • StanfordLAW ( Language Arts and Writing)
Does EdPlan automatically assign students to Tiers? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
No. EdPlan will not automatically assign students to tiers.  Teachers will continue to have the opportunity to assign appropriate tiered interventions to support students.
Do teachers have to create classes of students?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
No. Class rosters will be automatically imported and updated from Chancery SMS nightly.
How quickly will updated student data be available in EdPlan?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Student data will be updated nightly from Chancery SMS.  Any changes made in Chancery one day, including demographic data, school transfers, and new class assignments, will be reflected in EdPlan the next day.
Is EdPlan like EasyIEP™? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes. EdPlan and EasyIEP™ are both modules within the same system.  They share the same list of students and have common features and functionality.
How do I give another teacher access to my class? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The ‘Manager’ of a class can add someone as a ‘member’ of that class.  When viewing the class profile, scroll to the very bottom of the page and click ‘Edit Group Information/Members’.  On the Group Management page, scroll to the very bottom of the page, click the button to ‘Add User’, search for that user, check the ‘Add’ box, and designate their ‘Role’ in the group as ‘Member’ from the drop down list. Click ‘Update the Database’.  That user now has access to view your class.
Title What’s the difference between a ‘Class’ and a ‘Group’? Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Nothing.  These two words are used interchangeably.
How will teachers know when new assessment data is available?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
HeadsUp! Alerts will be triggered to flag students that need attention.
Will I receive an e-mail when HeadsUp! Alerts are triggered?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
No. This has been proposed as a future feature.
Are reports available to show the number of students with interventions that can be used to project the number of intervention support staff needed?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yes. A variety of reports are available for administrator use.  Please submit any suggestions or requests for reports to the Help Desk:  excelhelp@mcsk12.net.
Title Who will need a plan next year?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
  • All students receiving any kind of support in Tier 3, Tier 2, or Tier 1 students receiving targeted differentiated instruction
  • Students flagged for Enrichment Plans
  • Students with an IEP
  • Students flagged with a HeadsUp! Alert in EdPlan
Is TVAAS Data included in EdPlan?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Not currently. MCS and PCG have started discussions about how TVAAS data might be used in EdPlan.
Is the S-Team Process included in EdPlan?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
S-Team documents have been created and were reviewed as part of Phase I. Finalized documents will be available in EdPlan later this year.