There are two reasons why a PM plan will on the Inactive list:
The label listed under Monitoring Date on the PM list, will tell you why the plan is inactive.
The student was released from the PM plan
Someone in the district with access to the student released the student from the PM plan. This plan can't be restored. Once a student is released from the plan, it is permanent. A new plan will need to be created.
When you recreate the PM plans, we recommend setting the start date as the current week and selecting the next consecutive start form number to pick up where the previous PM plan left off. It's a drop down field titled Starting Form on the Monitoring Schedule setup page. This will allow the new plan to continue where the previous ended and the previous data to smoothly integrate on the PM Report.
The plan end date is past
Today's date is past the end date entered in the plan setup. Due to a couple of different bugs with editing the end date of inactive plans, they can't be re-activated. Instead, release the student from the prematurely ended PM plan and create a new PM plan using the instructions below.
Process for creating a new PM plan when the previous PM plan is inactive due to a premature end date:
- Go into the inactive PM plan and edit the end date of the plan (to the end of the school year) to make it 'active' again. See: Editing a PM Plan
- Release the student from the PM plan. See: Removing Students from Existing PM
- Create a new PM plan with the current week as the start date. See: Creating a Progress Monitoring Plan
- During setup, select the next consecutive start form number to pick up where the previous PM plan left off - this will allow the system to populate any previously collected scores on the PM report without form number overlaps
Note: This only works for PM plans that are inactive because of the end date. It will not work for PM plans where the student has been released.
Important note about prematurely ended PM plans
If your district has been using incremental PM plans, please see Iowa: Is the Intervention Working? Setting Quality Goals and Using PM Data for Decision-Making. Best practice is setting up PM to the end of the year and then releasing the student from PM, if a change needed. If you utilize the Panorama Student Success system for entering interventions for all students, not just those that are required to be entered into Student Success for ELI or Healthy Indicator reporting, you can evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions in increments using the Intervention graph without negatively impacting the progress monitoring data views. See: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Interventions in Student Success