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What is the teacher experience in Vocabulary?
What is the teacher experience in Vocabulary?

A guide to the teacher experience in Amplify Vocabulary.

Updated over a week ago

What is the teacher experience?

The first time teachers launch their dashboard, they will be in Play mode, which imitates the student experience. 

Selecting Reporting will show a list of their classes, including Demo Class, which has the teacher's test student within. Clicking on a class takes the teacher to the student list. Standalone users can read Get Up and Running for more on creating classes. Class creation will be handled by Amplify for MSELA users.

The student list view shows overall class accuracy, and some high-level info about each student: correct encounters over total encounters for the day, mastered words over total words encountered overall, accuracy overall, and current stream. Accuracy scores (representing # correct / # attempted) that are below 75% will be highlighted in yellow, those below 55%, in red.

Teachers can filter the report for different timespans, and sort each column of information alpha-numerically. For example, sorting the class by overall accuracy will reveal which students might need extra help.

Clicking Export List downloads a CSV of class stats onto the local computer. Clicking on a student in the list takes the teacher to the stats for that student. 

The stats view itself is identical to what the students see: total activities completed, longest streak of correct answers, overall accuracy in the app, number of mastered words, and activities completed vs. correct on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Stats view for teachers includes a link to student words lists, which show all words in play for a student, progress toward mastery for each word, and a separate list of mastered words similar to the one students see.

Stats view for teachers also shows the current stream for the student, and offers the ability for teachers to change the student’s stream, which will result in easier or harder words being delivered in the next new set.

The choices for setting grade are None and three numbered grades. The numbered grades choices will be the grade of the current class, and a grade above and below, e.g. for a 6th grade class the grades will be 6, 7, and 8. Choosing a numbered grade will allow the choice of Striving, Core, and Challenge streams for that grade (Below, At, and Above, respectively).

Choosing None as the grade will allow four gradeless stream options, three ELL and on Academic. The ELLs streams are Emerging-Substantial, Expanding-Moderate, and Bridging-Light, or low to high ELL difficulty. ELL streams are differentiated, e.g. a student who does well in Expanding will move to Bridging. The Academic stream is undifferentiated, and delivers a fixed set of Academic words until mastered.

The words view offers filtered access to all word and activity content in the Vocab App. In words view, teachers can quickly find specific words to review related info and activities.

The search field is the quickest way to find a specific word. A searched list of words shows part of speech and streams for each word. The word list can also be filtered by stream. Words are clickable to show more info.

The word info view shows all the activities for a given word. Selecting activities for a word and clicking Launch Activities will start a full preview of the activities — exactly what students are seeing.

Clicking Export List downloads the current words into a CSV on the local computer. 

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