Zearn Reports provide real-time information to help decide where to focus instruction and can help identify opportunities to support struggling students or provide enrichment to advanced students. Here are some things to look for as teachers plan instruction:
Check the Progress Report mid-week to inform Small Group Instruction
Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Instruction are designed to be parallel learning experiences, where students learn content in two ways. For some students, the Small Group Lesson may be a bit ahead of what they learned in their Independent Digital Lessons, while for others, the Small Group Lesson may be something they’ve already started to learn. Regardless of where students are in the Independent Digital Lesson sequence, Small Group Instruction gives them the chance to learn concretely and apply what they’ve learned so they can get to deep understanding. Checking the Progress Report can help teachers know where each student has progressed in the digital sequence. Some teachers may also choose to use this report to group students for small group instruction; grouping students working on similar content, or mixing groups with students working in different Topics.
Check the Pace Report before weekly Flex Time to see which students need extra time to complete their Independent Digital Lesson goals
Because all students won’t take the same amount of time to complete Independent Digital Lessons, and some students will need additional support on specific concepts that they may be struggling with, we recommend incorporating a weekly Flex Day. On a flex day, teachers can vary the math block based on what students need. The Pace Report can help identify groups of students that need more time to complete their weekly Independent Digital Lesson completion goal. The Pace Report can also identify students that have already met their Independent Digital Lesson goal, and who can begin working on Bonuses for extra challenge.
Check the Tower Alert Report to plan Flex Time mini-lessons for students that need extra support.
A Tower Alert is triggered when a student struggles several times in the same Tower of Power. The Tower Alert tells teachers the Lesson the student struggled with and can help find groups of students that struggled with the same concepts. This can be used to plan mini-lessons during Flex Time.
Reports in Kindergarten are a bit different than other grades. Check out this article for more on Zearn K.