Hello and welcome to your EFgoPRO™ account! We are very excited you will be transforming your classroom utilizing our Executive Function (EF) tools. We encourage you to take some time to explore the program and practice delivering an assessment prior to starting your teaching plan!
It is time to try out the EFgo™ assessment! First, go to admin.reflectionsciences.com and sign in with the following:
Email | your email
Password |To set your password, please click Don’t remember your login? and follow the prompts*
*Note: The password you created will be the password you use to log into the Reflection Sciences Admin Portal as well as the Reflection Sciences Website. Passwords are case sensitive and can be changed via the ‘Don’t remember your password?’ link found on your admin portal and RS website login pages.
Once logged in, navigate to the “Children” tab and click the “+ Add Child” button and enter the required fields:
Child ID: Any combination of letters and numbers work here. We recommend matching the Child ID with the student’s ID in other programs you utilize in your organization.
First and Last Name: Enter the child’s first and last name in these fields. If you are using unique identifiers instead of names, you may enter the ID or “X” here.
Gender: Select gender identity. If unknown, select the sex at birth.
Birth Month: A scrolling menu will appear where you can select the appropriate month.
Birth Year: Enter the year (4 digits) via keypad.
Click on the Additional Information text and then select the box that says, Practice Child, and then click Save.
Select the Assess button next to the practice child to launch the EFgo™ assessmnet.
You can administer the EFgoPRO™ assessment in English and Spanish. English is the default language, but you can toggle the language in the menu bar. This is also where you can turn off the audio and animation so as the examiner you can deliver the assessment 1:1 where you are in control of the pace
Once the assessment is complete, navigate to the Plan tab to see the in-classroom activities or select the Play button next to the Assess button to access the Kiko digital games. Take some time to explore the recommended activities!
Take a few minutes and review the following pages of information on the EFgoPRO™ program and our recommendations:
If you have any questions throughout the year, you can access our help icons in two places in the EFgoPRO™ Admin Portal
It is now time to create your teaching plan for the year and decide how EFgoPRO™ can best be implemented in your classroom! Start by adding in all your students information so you are set for your first day of assessing!
Some items to consider when planning your year:
Group and/or Individual Delivery
Depending on the needs of your students and the setup of your classroom environment, you can do the EFgo™ assessment and activities in groups or individually. As you progress through your Instructional Periods, you will likely learn more and modify how you deliver both the assessment and classroom activities.
Time of Day
Students may experience distractions depending on the time of day (morning, after lunch, or late afternoon). Shifting the time of day when you do your Executive Function (EF) activities helps to build cognitive flexibility and encourages students to adapt to changing situations. If your students need the added challenge, changing things up can be a good thing!
Adding variety through location is a good way to work on EF skills. Using common spaces, reading tables, or the hallway just outside your classroom might be easiest. However, getting into the gym or taking students outside (not just at recess) can help promote flexibility in your students.
Use your whole team! There is no reason to be on your own. Utilize the volunteers who are looking to help you out. This is a great way to work with smaller groups during certain activities, particularly for interventions that need adult support.
Try to think from the perspective of your students and consider beforehand some of the little things that can be distracting to some students. Plan the assessment and activities knowing that their attention spans may not be the same as yours.
Build your lesson plans with activities in mind
As you build out academic lessons and units, keep EF in mind. You can do this by using the games and adjusting them for content. For example, during Captain May I? give the number of steps as an addition problem (“You may take 2 + 1 steps forward”). This helps to enhance EF skills and meet learner outcomes at the same time!
You know how important it is to be very clear with your instructions! Most of the intervention activities provided include small scripts and repetition to help you stay consistent and help your students easily and quickly understand what to do. It doesn’t hurt that these scripts also make explaining each game’s directions a no-brainer for you!
One of the most important aspects of learning and improving EF is reflection. Here’s a simple principle to remember: When we help students reflect on their thoughts, actions, and feelings, they will have more control over their thoughts, actions, and feelings. Be sure to build in “end-time” so students can reflect on the task they were just working. If your students struggle with this, remember that when you model reflection aloud, they will have an easier time doing it themselves.