Teachers around the country have been taking advantage of the Vocabulary.com Educator Edition to track student progress in their classes. Now the Educator Edition got even better, with a brand-new Teacher Dashboard that puts the most useful student data at your fingertips with a great new design.
If you've created classes with the Educator Edition, clicking on one of your classes from the "My Account" page will take you to the Teacher Dashboard for that class. Right away you'll see a summary of the progress your class has made, with a bar chart showing the overall activity of the students in the class. You can choose whatever time period you're interested in from the calendar pulldown, and you can hover over any day on the chart to see the breakdown of student data for that day. Below you can see the bar chart for a very active class.
But that's just the beginning. On the left-hand side you'll see a list of the students in the class, which is fully sortable by useful metrics, such as questions answered, words mastered, hours spent, and points earned. Clicking on any of these criteria will also change the view of the bar chart to match what you've selected. Here are the top performers in the class based on questions answered.
Down below the bar graph is a listing of all the vocabulary lists your class has worked on. And next to that is a handy list of your class's top "trouble" words, with color-coded circles to indicate three levels of trouble the students may be experiencing with those words (based on how often they get questions on those words wrong).
From the summary view of your class, you can drill down to see all the activity on a given vocab list that your class is working on. Here is a list created by a teacher by grabbing the vocabulary from a New York Times article. The Dashboard is full of useful stats, like the percentage of the class that has completed the list as a practice activity, as well as the students' overall progress toward mastering those words on Vocabulary.com. (Here, those numbers both clock in at 95%, but they can be different depending on whether students are going beyond the practice activity to achieve full mastery.)
Below that, you can see the top trouble words for that particular vocab list, and you can see how we rate the difficulty of that word on the familiar 200-800 scale used by the SAT. (Your lists are assessed for difficulty using the same scale.)
Here, the word deftly tops the trouble list, and we can keep drilling down to see exactly why that word is so vexing. Clicking on deftly pulls up specific stats on how students are handling that word.
You'll see the vocab questions for the word that are most difficult for the students, including percentages for each multiple-choice answer your students have chosen so you can determine where they might be going astray.
Not only can you drill down on any vocab list or word, but you can also select student names to see an individualized view of how they're progressing. For any student, you can see their activity overall, progress on a particular list, or problems they're having with a troublesome word.
The beauty of the Teacher Dashboard is its endless flexibility. With just a few clicks, you can telescope back and forth, evaluating how your class is doing as a group or how one student is doing who might need special attention. Differentiated instruction has never been easier, no matter what text or curriculum your students are encountering.
If you haven't gotten your school to try our Educator Edition yet, now is the perfect time! Sign up for a free trial and get your students mastering vocabulary with the most efficient and comprehensive teacher tools available.
For more information, here's a video demonstrating the Teacher Dashboard:
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