Yacapaca is designed to boost results across the school. Here’s how:
- Know what your students know with analytics
From question-by-question detail, through key concept analysis, per-topic progression through the syllabus up to yearly overviews with flightlines, Yacapaca gives you the information you need to teach effectively – all reported in your chosen grade-scheme.
- Challenge your students to think
Yacapaca quizzes include peer-authored formative feedback after each question. This AfL approach challenges students to re-think each question they got wrong, in preparation for meeting it again. Instead of spoonfeeding the right answer, this encourages reflection and analysis.
- Harness peer pressure to create a culture of learning
Yacapaca automatically creates ability-matched teams, and reports team results to students. Teachers who link rewards to team performance have a powerful tool to combat the “too cool for school” syndrome and align the students’ subculture with learning goals.
- Increase time-on-task
Research shows that time on task is a key determinant of academic performance. Yacapaca helps students to achieve a state of concentration with cleverly-designed reward points and timing that adjusts to the natural pace of each individual student.
- No more forgetting previous content
Yacapaca Revision automatically tracks each student’s progression through the syllabus. It presents a stream of questions that mix the current topic with topics previously covered, structured to address to the well-known Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve. Students who use Revision consistently throughout the syllabus reach exam time with all the content still fresh in their minds.
- Individualise learning for each student
Yacapaca tracks the attainment level of each student and presents questions at or near that level (for Homework and Revision; the questions served are determined algorithmically).
- Empower teachers to create their own assessments
The Yacapaca authoring environment enables teachers to assemble quizzes from the existing bank of 144,000 questions, or write their own.
- Enjoy it
Students enjoy Yacapaca and frequently ask for more.