I’m very happy today because for once I have an easy-to-explain new feature to introduce: self-set targets.
The mechanism is very simple. Students set themselves a percentage target at the beginning of each test. At the end, the target is re-shown together with the result. The reward (in the example below, the avatar’s victory dance) is triggered by achieving the target.
The target is not recorded, quite deliberately. This is a tool for students to use (or not) for themselves, as part of taking responsibility for their own learning. There is anecdotal evidence that students will set themselves higher targets, and be more motivated by them, if they know the teacher will not see them.
We are rolling the self-set target feature out across our most popular test templates during this week, starting with the Avatar version.