If 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
Today we launched some nice improvements to the Key Concept analysis. Continue reading
Starting from Monday, we are introducing a new level of challenge into our quizzes. We shall be asking students to write formative feedback statements for each other. This is strictly experimental, and I have my finger on a button to switch it off instantly if it is not working.
Here is what your students will see during their next quiz:
Last term, we ran a series of limited tests which convinced me that a significant minority of students can write formative statements that actually Continue reading
At the end of each quiz, students see an analysis of their performance against the keywords set for the questions in that quiz. They can save one keyword to their revision log, and this will then be emphasised in their revision later on.
The update is that we now only allow one keyword to be saved; previously they all could. This artificial restriction may seem Continue reading