Individual student reports
Individual student reports are a great way to further investigate areas that a student is struggling in, and discover skills they may need extra support in. In the same way, it’s a great tool for learning where their strengths are.
As we learned in the ‘usage by student’ from the ‘CAPs report’ lesson, you can click on an individual student’s name to view their report. See below:
The status column in the usage by student report shows four different symbols:
Complete: the student has completed all the exercises in program to 100%
Switch: the student is progressing well and is nearly ready to move to the next program. Don’t switch them yet. Remember, each program builds upon what was learned in the previous program. If you switch a student to the next program, before they fully complete the current program, they may miss learning valuable skills that they will need in the next program. Think of it this way, if a student is doing well in Year 3 subjects, that doesn’t mean they need to skip the last term of Year 3 and jump to Year 4.
Adjust: the student is not progressing as desired. This means there may be one, or more exercises, where they have stopped progressing. This does not mean that they are not capable. Try some additional interventions (remember you can find some great examples in your teacher resources). They may also benefit from a short break, to work on instructional activities that target the same concepts, and then going back to the program.
Intervene: The student is not progressing as well as desired in one or more exercises. They may be having difficulty with the exercises conceptually, or with the content or motivation. Try some additional interventions, or strategies to increase motivation.
If you click the symbol on the student usage report, it will tell you which exercise the student is needing extra support in. If you were to click on their name, it generates their specific report. Remember to adjust your date range accordingly.
The report will default to the progress tab. The progress report shows each exercise, the percent complete in each exercise, where they may be struggling (look for a flat line), and their individual CAPs.
If you scroll further down you can break down each individual exercise. If you see a flat line, you will want to dig deeper into the individual exercise and look at the errors report. For example, Buzz Fly, has a flat line. The errors all time report can show which concepts the student was struggling with:
The next tab over, usage, shows what time of day they started (in Singapore time, or GMT+8), how much time they spent in each exercise and how many questions they answered in that time, and if they played an exercise for the full amount of time (green circle), skipped an exercise (red circle), or left an exercise before the time was up (gray circle). Click the blue tabs by usage details to see all of this info.
The next tab, weekly report, can be a helpful one to show the student, or their parent(s). Here you can see how much of the total exercise has been completed, and how much of that was done in the past week (teal colour). It has a summary of the skills they were most and least successful with.
The skills tab lists the skills that Fast ForWord trains and how the student is currently doing with those skills. The colours show high, medium and low. It is not a diagnostic tool but does show patterns of strength and weakness for that student. This graph will change as the student progresses through the programs.