To ensure that Ignite by Hatch™ supports children's learning goals at all grade levels, kindergarten children will now begin playing Ignite at a skill level 3.
This decision is based on a psychometric analysis of Ignite and will allow kindergarten children to reach first-grade readiness when they use Ignite to fidelity (30 minutes of play per week, per child). Level 3 in Ignite marks skills that are developmentally appropriate for a child who has finished preschool.
We will also ensure that all children are supported if they struggle in any skill with Guided Practice experiences that now cover all domains and subdomains.
Adding Child Grade Level During Rostering
When rostering your children, make sure that their grade level is set to "Kindergarten." This will ensure that they start Ignite at the appropriate level.
For example, if you add a child via our form in Hatch Insights™, you will find the Grade Level drop-down, as pictured below.
If you add a child in Ignite, you can also set the grade level, as shown here.
These are not your only options for adding children to Hatch with a grade level. To learn more about rostering your children, check out the following articles:
- [Org Admins, School Admin, Teachers] CSV Import for Child and Family Information
- [Org Admins] ChildPlus Data Import
- [Org Admins] Setting Up Your Clever Rostering Connection for Ignite by Hatch™
- [Org Admins] Setting Up Your ClassLink Rostering Connection for Ignite by Hatch™
Editing Child Grade Level After Rostering
You can also edit a child's grade level at any time in Ignite and Insights. This may come in handy if you want to move a more advanced child up to Level 3. If you move a child up to Level 3, their previously passed games in Levels 1 and 2 will still show up, as demonstrated on the child's Skill Detail Report.
You can also move a child back to Level 1 by changing their grade level. If you move a child back to Level 1, the games with skills they did not demonstrate will not be given until they reach that level again.
Children with any grade level other than "Kindergarten" will start Ignite at a skill level 1.
In Insights, you can change the grade on a child's profile, as shown below.
You can also change the grade level in Ignite by editing a child's info from the Teacher Area.
For more information about editing your child in Hatch, please see the following articles: