Tutorial 6: Get deep insights into your students with the Activity Log

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As a teacher, you need to know things that raw scores won’t tell you. For example:

  • Which of your students really grasp the learning opportunity of formative assessment?
  • Which of your students are hopelessly optimistic (or pessimistic) about their chances in an exam?
  • Which concepts have they grasped, and in which do they need reinforcement?

The best way to discover this is through one-to-one conversation, and if you have the time, that’s what you should do. For when you don’t have the time, there’s Continue reading

How to calibrate quiz percentages to levels or grades

calibrationIf you look in your gradebook for any given student set, you will see that all the results are reported in the grade scheme you chose for that set. It’s easy to take that for granted and not think about how it is achieved – at least I hope it is, because we have worked hard to make the enormous complexity of that task invisible to casual users.

Although teachers very rarely challenge the accuracy of Yacapaca results, I do occasionally get asked about their Continue reading