Positive Behavior Awards

The Positive Behavior Awards screen is where administrators award badges to students and spend badges. Administrators can also review the total badges earned, spent, and the available balance for students. A History is provided for each student as well, with details about the date awarded, user who awarded the badge, badge title, value, and comment.    

Focus by default uses the terms "badge" and "badges" for the items that are awarded to students for good behavior, but your district may have customized the terms used. Please note that different terms may be used on your district's Focus site.

Administrators can award and spend badges on a teacher's behalf using the Reward Positive Behavior teacher program in the Users menu.

Viewing Badge Awards

1. In the Discipline menu, click Positive Behavior Awards.

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All the students at the school selected at the top-right of the screen are listed.

2. To refine the list of students, click Advanced Search at the top of the screen.

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3. In the Search Screen, enter search criteria to locate the student or group of students and click Search.

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The screen now only displays the students returned in the search.

The New and Remove buttons at the top of the screen are used to conduct a new search or remove the search criteria and return to the full list of students.

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The Year option at the top-left of the screen is automatically selected, displaying the badge data from the start of the school year to date.

4. To view badge data from the beginning of the semester to date, click Semester. To view badge data from the beginning of the quarter to date, click Quarter.  

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5. To view a custom date range, click Date Range.

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6. In the pop-up window, enter the date range by selecting the month, day, and year from each pull-down or click the calendar icons to select the dates from the calendar.

7. Click Confirm.

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The Total Earned, Spent, Available Balance, and individual badge columns are updated to reflect the selected time period.

In addition to using the Advanced Search, the Filter feature can be used to filter the list and view only a particular subset of students.

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In each badge column, the student's total number of awarded badges for that badge/badge-type is displayed. This includes teacher-created badges that are linked to the badge-type that were awarded to the student.

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The Total Earned column displays the total number of badges the student has earned, including both teacher and administrator awarded badges. The Spent column displays the total number of badges the student has spent, including both administrator and teacher spent badges. The Available Balance displays the balance that is available for the student to spend.

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Awarding a Badge to a Single Student

1. At the top of the screen, deselect the Comment Before Save check box if you do not want to be prompted to enter a comment when adding or spending a badge.

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2. Next to the student, click the green + icon in the column of the badge you want to award.

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The badge count increases by 1. The red minus icon is enabled, which can be clicked if the badge was awarded by mistake.

3. Click Save.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Awarding a Badge to All Students in the List

1. Ensure the Mass Award option at the top of the screen is enabled (displays ON).

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2. Click the green All + icon at the top of the badge column.

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The badge count increases by 1 for each student in the list. The red minus icon is enabled next to each student, which can be clicked if the badge was awarded to the student by mistake. The - All icon is also enabled, which can be clicked to remove the badge from all students in the list.

3. Click Save.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Spending Badges for a Single Student

Badges can be spent from the student's available balance.

1. Next to the student, enter the amount to spend in the Spend column.

If an amount is entered that is greater than the student's available balance, the amount will auto-correct to equal the student's available balance.

2. Click Save.

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3. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Spending Badges for All Students in the List

Badges can be spent from each student's available balance.

1. Ensure the Mass Award option at the top of the screen is enabled (displays ON).

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2. Enter the amount to spend in the All field at the top of the Spend column.

If an amount is entered that is greater than a student's available balance, the field will auto-correct to an amount equal to the lowest available balance. For example, if a student in the list has an Available Balance of 1, and you enter 2 in the All field, the amount will auto-correct to 1.

3. Click Save.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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Viewing and Editing a Student's History

The History window displays the student's badge history, including the dates awarded, user who awarded the badge, badge title, value, and comments. Badges can be deleted from a student in the History.

1. Click the icon in the History column next to the student.

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The History includes a row for each time badges were awarded to the student or spent. The date, user, badge title, value, and comment are displayed.

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2. Edit the Value or Comment for a row as needed, and click Save.

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3. To delete badges awarded or spent, click the red minus sign to the left of the row.

Deleting a "spend" line will add the spent badges back into the student's available balance.

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4. If the Comment Before Save option is enabled, enter an optional comment in the pop-up window and click Confirm.

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The row is highlighted in red to indicate it was deleted.

5. Click the X to close the pop-up window.

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