Introduction to Scoreboards

Built-in spreadsheets to organize your data and answer countless questions.

What’s a Scoreboard?

Scoreboards are built-in spreadsheets for your LiveSchool data. They allow you to answer countless questions like: 

What are the top positive behaviors in our school? 

Which students have earned 5 or more demerits this week?

In this article we talk about the types of Scoreboards, what data you can view on a Scoreboard, and how to add the various filter, sorting, and logic options to organize your data.

Navigate to Scoreboards

Scoreboards is one of the reporting tools in Insights

Scoreboard Types

Just like Dashboards, there are various types of Scoreboards. 

The type of Scoreboard determines what is shown in the rows of a Scoreboard.

  • Students Scoreboard shows you each student’s data on a separate row. You can pull up a Students Scoreboard for your whole school, or for a specific roster or grade.
  • Rosters Scoreboard shows each of your rosters on their own row, and the total points for all of the students in the roster.
  • Grades Scoreboard shows each of your grades on separate rows, and the total points for all students in the grade.
  • Teachers Scoreboard (admin only) shows each of your teachers and their total merits, demerits and their ratio of merits to demerits
  • Behaviors Scoreboard lists each of the behaviors on your rubric in rows and the totals for everyone in the school.
  • Rewards Scoreboard lists each of the rewards on your rewards menu in rows, and shows the total points spent on your rewards by everyone in the school.
In this article, we're looking at a Students Scoreboard

Time Period

Make sure you’re viewing the time frame you’re focused on using the time selector in the top right corner. 

Click the time selector and choose from one of our preset or custom time frames:

  • Today
  • This Week - points earned since Monday
  • This Month - points earned since the 1st of the month
  • Year to Date - points earned since July 1st
  • Custom - choose specific dates for a custom time frame.
If you're looking to "reset bank accounts" each quarter or semester, you can use the custom time selector to only view points earned during that time.

The Metrics on Scoreboards

The columns on a Scoreboard tell you (from left to right):

  1. Merits - Total positive points
  2. Demerits - Total negative points
  3. Ratio - The ratio of positive to negative points
  4. Bonuses - Points earned from daily bonus points
  5. Earned - Points - demerits* + daily bonus points)
  6. Spent - Total points spent on rewards
  7. Saved - Earned - spent
* Demerits are only subtracted if your school has enabled the "Subtract Points for Negative Behavior" setting in Points Options.

Filter By Behavior or Category

Similar to Timeline, you can filter Scoreboards to only show points for specific behaviors.

Add a filter for any of the behaviors, or the behavior categories, on your rubric. When adding a filter, behaviors will include a positive/negative point icon, and behavior categories include a folder icon. When you add a category filter, you'll see the total points for all behaviors in that category.

Clicking the header of the merits or demerits column will allow you to add a filter for behaviors.

Adding a filter to either the merits or demerits column applies the filter to both columns.

Click here for a video overview of using filters in Scoreboards, or click here for an example of how to see top students with no demerits.

Sort By Metrics

You can click the header of any column (except the ratio column) to sort the data on the Scoreboard, from highest to lowest or lowest to highest.

Add Logic

You can also add logic to any of the columns (except ratio), if you’d like to see all students with more, or less than, a specific number of merits, demerits, spent, etc. 

For example, see all students with more than 10 demerits by adding logic to the demerits column, like in the video above.

Weight By Points

Weight By Points is all about the point value of behaviors. It's meant to help you see the number of times a point or reward was recorded, rather than the total points. Here’s an example to understand how it works:

Imagine that you record 2 behaviors for a student, each worth +5 points. The student’s point total will calculate as:

10 with Weight By Points “On”

2 with Weight By Points “Off”

There are a few ways you can use this setting on the different scoreboard types:

  • Students, Roster, or Grade Scoreboard: Choose “On” for the number of points, or “Off” for the number of behaviors that have been recorded for each student, roster, or grade.
  • Behaviors Scoreboard: Choose “On” for the total points earned by all students in each behavior, or “Off” for the total number of times each behavior is being used.
  • Rewards Scoreboard: Choose “On” to see the total points spent on each type of reward, or “Off” to see the specific number of times each type of reward has been purchased.

Turning Weight By Points "Off" also hides the Bonuses, Earned, and Saved columns, since these columns are unaffected by this setting.

Turning Weight By Points "Off" will show you the number of times behaviors with a point value of 0 have been recorded.

Download a CSV

You can download a CSV of the Scoreboard you’re currently viewing using the Download button in the bottom right corner. 

Drilling Down on Your Data

Just like Dashboards, you can click on any of the numbers in the Merits, Demerits, or Spent column to view a pre-filtered Timeline with that data.

For example, if you click on the number of Merits for student Amonti Hunt, you’ll be taken to Timeline with a student and point type filter – showing all of the Merits that Amonti Hunt has earned.

You can also click on the row name (students' names if in Students Scoreboard) to access a Dashboard for that row.