What is this report about?
The Skills Report shows the current progress of your students on particular math skills and flags those who need help. The more time students spend on Happy Numbers, the more accurate the report is.
Each particular skill will be assessed for each student at one of three levels. To assess a student’s skill level, we look at the last 20 attempts to solve problems on that skill and measure the accuracy.
Those skills that the student has successfully Mastered or is mastering at the moment are highlighted in green. This level starts at 80% of accuracy.
Highlighted in yellow are Developing skills, in which there is progress, but full mastery has not yet occurred. This level starts at 60% accuracy.
The red highlighting is perhaps the most important, as it represents Help Needed for that student with that skill. We recommend that you pay attention to such skills and provide additional intervention for those students.
All skills are divided into domains - sets of skills that are meaningfully related to each other. At the top of the report, choose the domain you want to evaluate. You will see only domains which are relevant to your students.
Here is the complete list of our domains:
Measurements and Data
Time and Money
The slider on the right allows you to view the skills within the selected domain, divided by grade level. Note that we can often assess student skills in a grade above or below the one the students are actually in.
If a student does not spend enough time in HappyNumbers, it becomes difficult for us to objectively assess their skills. Such a situation is indicated by a gray clock that draws your attention to students who spend very little time using Happy Numbers.
The In Progress badge marks those skills for which the student is still solving problems. This means that the yellow (and sometimes even red) levels may not be cause for alarm - the student is still working through these tasks, perhaps at the beginning of the journey, and just needs time to master this skill.
The Need Help filter allows you to show only those students who need your help.
Click on a student’s name or on the arrow to the right to view a more detailed report for a particular student.
Here you can see all of that student’s skill assessments, whether Mastered, Developing or Need Help, as well as a Summary of progress. Note that if you hover over the time spent on a task time, you’ll see a comparison of the time taken to our estimates.
The Summary shows the overall progress of this particular student through the course.
You can proceed to an individual student report by clicking the button next to the 'Open details' arrow as shown below.
Sort by Skill
Sometimes - for example, when forming small groups - it is useful to understand which students are successfully mastering a skill, and which are having more difficulty. To sort the list of students by a specific skill, click on the skill on the slider.
Is the skills report data accurate?
Yes, it is. At times, students try to click through a problem when they don’t know how to solve it, or they’re just not in the mood to try. That’s why we’ve come up with an advanced skills-tracking mechanism that counts no fewer than 4 problems of different types and no more than 5 attempts to solve each of these problems. Thus, if a student tries to click through a problem many times, our program will recognize this activity and will not display such attempts.
Should you need any help interpreting your Skills Report, send us a message on live chat or at firstname.lastname@example.org.