The more time students spend on our platform, the more real math growth results. Starting from the entry point determined by the Placement Test, students work in their zone of proximal development all the time. With our unique scoring system, we ensure that each student completes the right number of problems to show mastery before they are ready for more complex concepts (find out more about how Happy Numbers teaches math). That’s why curriculum progress within Happy Numbers is a great predictor of real math growth.
To help you better assess the math growth your students have demonstrated throughout the year, we’ve introduced the Progress Report, now part of your Admin Panel.
Meet the new Progress Report
The Progress Report displays students' curriculum progress rates for the school as a whole, as well as for each grade level and classroom that uses Happy Numbers in your building. On average, we expect each student to solve the number of problems needed to complete one year’s worth (or 100%) of the curriculum assigned to this student after the Placement Test. Each student’s curriculum progress rate is therefore a fraction of the curriculum solved divided by the one year curriculum.
To make assessing students' progress more convenient, we’ve divided students into two groups: "on track" students and "not on track” students.
“On track” students are those who consistently work toward completing task targets as they move through the school year curriculum. We assign the "on track" status to those students who have been using Happy Numbers for more than one month and who have shown an average completion rate of 70% or more of their assigned weekly Task Target in the last 7 weeks (or less if students are newer to Happy Numbers). Thus, less active students who do not fit the criteria are considered “Not on track.”
How to read the Progress Report
The report consists of two main sections: diagrams with general schoolwide curriculum progress and tabs where admins can access details on individual classes or data grouped by grades.
The diagrams display two primary metrics: average curriculum progress and average time spent per student.
In the Overall Curriculum Progress section, admins can check the number of students who are on track and not on track, how much of the yearly curriculum these students, on average, have completed, and the average time they spent solving problems on Happy Numbers. There is also an option to filter the сurriculum progress data by grade level and teacher access level (premium, pilot, or free) using the slider above the diagram.
The Curriculum Progress by Grade section compares curriculum progress of both on track and not on track students grouped by grade. This section can also be filtered by grade using the slider above.
Show By Teacher
The tab below the diagrams provides admins with detailed data on how individual classes are progressing through the curriculum. By default, all classes are sorted by average curriculum progress, from high to low.
Below is an example of the kind of class data admins can find by clicking the arrow to expand data for an individual class.
This teacher has been rostered as a first grade teacher.
The teacher has set up a Grade 1 class in Happy Numbers.
40 students have been enrolled, and 25 of them have completed the Placement Test and started their first task.
On average, students have completed 41% of the yearly curriculum from where they were initially placed.
On average, students spent 7 hours 28 minutes on Happy Numbers.
There are 14 students in class that are on track.
By clicking on the arrow, you will see detailed information on class progress, based on initial placement.
The curriculum progress section illustrates the progress for each student group.
The "Far Below Grade Level" category displays students that began the curriculum more than one year behind grade level based on the Placement Test.
The "Below Grade Level" category displays students that began the curriculum up to one year behind grade level based on the Placement Test.
The "Meets Grade Level" category displays students that began the curriculum at grade level based on the Placement Test.
The "Exceeds Grade Level" category displays students that began the curriculum above grade level based on the Placement Test.
You may notice that sometimes students are placed in the middle of a grade-level curriculum (see numbers 9 and 12 from the screenshot above). Refer to our placement test map to see when we place a student in the middle of a grade-level curriculum. What does one year, or 100%, curriculum progress look like for those students? If we take a student who was placed in the middle of PreKindergarten, he will reach the one year math growth mark somewhere in the middle of the G1 curriculum, and his overall progress will be a percentage of the PreK curriculum plus a percentage of the G1 curriculum he’s completed so far.
Show By Grade
The tab displays student progress data grouped by grade level.
The tab structure is the same as the Show By Teacher. It includes the option to click the arrow to expand data for each grade.
We suggest that admins encourage teachers to motivate their students to use Happy Numbers regularly and move toward curriculum completion. This will bring about the greatest math growth for your students. To learn more about the School Progress Report or request help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via live chat.