What is a Skill Tree?

IN THIS ARTICLE:
Learn what a Skill Tree is, and how the different "layers" of the tree work together for skill evaluations.

Definition of a Skill Tree

A Skill Tree is a visual representation of your curriculum.  Your Skill Tree is constructed in a hierarchy, where one layer nests below the previous one:

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These skill tree layers allow you to customize your skill tree to your class needs. As a student progresses in their skills, they will work their way up the skill tree until the discipline has been mastered:

  • Individual SKILLS are achieved until an EVENT is completed.
  • Individual EVENTS are completed to finish a LEVEL.
  • Individual LEVELS are finished to master a DISCIPLINE.

At least one skill must be attached to a Discipline, Level or Event for it to show up when attaching skill trees to Programs, Classes, and/or Camps.

What is a Discipline?

Disciplines are the top layer of a Skill Tree.  All Levels, Events, and individual Skills are attached within the overall Discipline.

Examples of Disciplines could be: are Swimming, Dance, and Gymnastics.

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What is a Level?

Levels are the second-highest layer of a skill tree, and nest directly below the Discipline. They can be easily customized according to your school’s curriculum.

Examples of Levels are: Level 1, 2, 3, 4 or Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Level Codes can be assigned to each Level for use on the Roll Sheet Report (CLA-4).

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What is an Event?

Using Events as a part of your skill tree is optional. They are often used as locations, or areas, within a facility.

Some examples of Events for gymnastics could be: Bars, Beam, Floor, and Vault.

Some examples of Events in swimming could be: Dog Paddle, Breast Stroke, and 50m Race.

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If your school does not use Events, simply deselect it when creating a Discipline. Gymnastics schools would typically utilize Events, while Swim schools usually do not.

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What is a Skill?

Skills are the baseline of your Skill Tree. Students are evaluated on individual skills, which are attached to either Events, Levels or Disciplines.

You can quickly add skills to your Skill Tree by using the multi-select option.

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To update/create your Skill Tree, navigate to your skill tracking settings under SETTINGS>SKILLS>SKILL TREES.

 

How Do I Attach a Skill to a Discipline/Level/Event?

Use the "Attach Skills" button below the Discipline/Level/Event to select a skill to attach:

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After clicking the button, an "Attach Skills" window will appear on the right-hand side of the screen.

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By default, only the first 20 skills will be shown.  However, you can search or filter the results using the options provided at the top of the list. Navigation buttons are also available to move between results pages.

Any skill(s) that are already attached to the Discipline/Level/Event will already be selected.

Make any necessary changes:

  • Select any additional skill(s) you wish to attach
  • Deselect any skills that were already attached
  • Click "Apply Changes" when you are finished.

The system will update the Discipline/Level/Event so only the skill(s) that were selected will be attached.

NOTE: Removing skills does not remove existing evaluations for those skills. However, you may have to choose to view all skills when performing evaluations if a particular skill is no longer attached to a class in which the student you are evaluating is enrolled.

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