As students work through each component of their Independent Digital Lesson, their progress is automatically saved. Below, we've outlined how progress is saved for specific types of activities:
- Adaptive Fluency: Once a student completes their Number Gym activity, they automatically progress to Lesson-Aligned Fluency. The Lesson-Aligned Fluency will appear as a card in their Student Feed. If a student navigates away from their Number Gym activity before it is completed, they will be required to start from the beginning the next time they access the activity.
- Lesson-Aligned Fluency: Once a student completes their Lesson-Aligned Fluency activities for a particular Digital Lesson, they automatically progress to Guided Practice. This appears as a card in their Student Feed. Similar to Adaptive Fluency, if a student navigates away from their Fluency activity before it is completed, they will be required to start from the beginning the next time they access the activity.
- Guided Practice: As students complete problems in the Guided Practice portion of a Digital Lesson, Zearn automatically saves their progress for four days. If a student navigates away from the Guided Practice, when they return, they will be prompted to start the video at the last checkpoint they completed. When students return to a Learning Lab, they will begin where they left off in the Warm Up, Dive in, or Wrap up. The reason we only save progress for four days is that we have found that students who return to a Guided Practice activity after a week or more need the refresher of starting again to learn the concept; these students will log in and be placed at the beginning of the Guided Practice.
- Independent Practice: As students work through the Tower of Power, their progress is saved automatically at each step in the Tower of Power. If a student is struggling in the Tower, they receive remediation support in the form of a Boost. The Boost breaks down the question into smaller steps with a more supportive manipulative. Once students complete the Boost, they need to demonstrate understanding on a new problem before they advance. This can sometimes be perceived as starting over by students. (You can tell that a student is working through a Boost by the yellow bar that is shown at the top of the problem they're working on in the Tower of Power)