I’m really stoked about these two new features of the Activity Log page. They turn it from a page that merely reports results into one that provides immediate (and fascinating) insights into students’ behaviour.
Sort on any column
The default sort remains surname, but you can now use the arrows to the right of each column header to sort (ascending or descending) on that particular column. The example above is sorted by score.
The class average score is useful; the time spent is absolutely fascinating. In the example above you will notice that the slowest and fastest students are achieving the lowest scores. This may suggest some useful interventions with those particular students, especially if the results are consistent across many quizzes.
Next time you create a student set, you will find that you can optionally upload more data about each student. The benefits are
- Identity data. The admission number enables you to ensure that each student only has one Continue reading
I threw this question into the 2014 Christmas quiz with no real expectation that anyone would get it. The (possibility of a) Technological Singularity is something every kid needs to grow up being aware of, so this was my contribution to building awareness.
But look! 40% got it! That is double the guess rate, so we can conclude that one student in 5 actually knew the answer.
Or can we? Continue reading
In the Quiz Edit page, we show a number of metrics for each question. Two are new; all deserve Continue reading
Pair match questions can be used to test for understanding of sequence and relationship in quite subtle ways, but they serve you poorly if you do not know how to analyse the results.
Below is an analysis of a pair match (AKA Drag and Drop) question from the Computing Baseline (High level). This is the author’s view, using data from about 1,500 responses. The teacher’s view shows only the data from Continue reading