Understanding Tempo Scores

View Tempo Scores and use them to check in on students' emotional regulation

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Written by Brendan Duffy
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Tempo Scores are a consolidated point value based on where assessment responses fall in the Regulation Spectrum. They provide a quick, quantitative, snapshot view of students', teachers', or administrators' assessment responses within the past week, based on where in the Regulation Spectrum the responses fall.

Viewing Tempo Scores

You can view Tempo Scores directly next to a person or group within the Entity List. By default, Rhithm will display students (or teachers/staff) with lower Tempo Scores at the top of the list so that you can quickly identify the least-regulated students first.

Note: Tempo Scores are not displayed within students' accounts to prevent students from comparing scores on wellbeing.

You can also view the collective Tempo Scores for classes, grades, or groups, as well as the users within them.

Historic average Tempo Scores

Teachers, School Administrators, and District Administrators can also toggle between average Tempo Scores for the week, month, year, or all-time from the top-left corner of the dashboard.

Depending on your role, you'll see different Tempo Score averages;

  • Teachers: The average Tempo Score for all of your students

  • School Administrators: The average Tempo Score for all users in your school

  • District Administrators: The average Tempo Score for all users in your district

Live session Tempo Scores

During a live session, you'll see the Tempo Scores for all participants calculated in real-time as they complete their assessments. More information on starting a live session is here.

How Tempo Scores are calculated

Rhithm calculates a user's Tempo Score based on where in the Regulation Spectrum their assessment responses fall. For example, choosing mostly "Very Low Frequency" or "Very High Frequency" responses will result in a lower score. Choosing mostly "Optimal Frequency" responses will result in a higher score.

  • Tempo Scores are based on a 0-100 point scale

    • Wellness Check-In responses in the green zone (eg: content) will not affect the tempo score

    • Wellness Check-In responses in the yellow or blue zones (eg: hyper or tired) will lower the tempo somewhat

    • Wellness Check-In responses in the red or violet zones (eg: angry or sad) will lower the tempo scores the most.

  • Tempo Scores are calculated for individual students, teachers, or staff based on their assessment responses from the past week

  • Tempo Scores for an entire class or group represent the average of all individual Tempo Scores for users within that class or group

Tempo Score best practices

Tempo Scores are a quick way to identify students who are not emotionally regulated. They can be used as an indicator for students who you may want to check in with, especially when tempo scores remain consistently low. Here are some ideas for how to leverage Tempo Score data:

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