Can I view Shark Challenge placement test progress or data?
Can I view placement test progress or data?
Currently it is not possible to see the results of the Shark Challenge test. When a pupil makes a mistake in a batch of words they are given additional words to see if just a one off. Once a pupil makes 3 errors the challenge completes.
The placement test is a well-researched system that finds out where students should start in Wordshark, ('Supershark', automatic progression). It doesn't teach or reinforce the words in any way, and normally doesn't take too long to complete. The placement test is aimed at:
- Saving teacher time i.e. teachers only need to add students to Wordshark and then distribute the login details to those students
- Allowing student learning to be fully independent, from home and/or school
In other words, the learning for students only begins when the program then places them in 'Supershark.' Once the student is using 'Supershark', from this time on it may be relevant for the teacher/tutor to become involved if they want to:
- The ‘Group Summary Report’ in the ‘Student Progress’ section will identify where the student was placed in Supershark (after the placement test). It will show the date of the initial test and where they were placed. Instructions here: Student progress reports for Supershark (& Free Play)
- There is the option to ask students to re-take the placement test, or to re-place students at where you want them to start/re-start in Supershark. Instructions are here: Shark Challenge, the placement test
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Shark Challenge, the placement test
What is the Shark Challenge? When students first sign in they will by default be given the 'Shark Challenge' (placement test), even if you've set them work. Then they are automatically placed in 'Supershark'. The purpose of the 'Shark Challenge' test ...
Student progress reports for Supershark (& Free Play)
Placement and progress in Supershark All students are given the baseline test (Shark Challenge) by default when they first log into the program, to find the appropriate Unit of work (out of 44 Units) to start at. They are then placed in Supershark - ...
Bypassing the Shark Challenge
Log into the program as the administrator/teacher, ideally BEFORE the student accesses the program. This can also be done even if a student has already started the Shark Challenge placement test but hasn't completed it. (This procedure can also be ...
Are students reassessed in Supershark?
Shark Challenge The shark challenge can be repeated as often as you like. You can then compare the new placement position with the previous. Subsequent tests are not stored in the 'Group Summary Report' so these will need to be logged independently, ...
Switch on access to all courses for students (Free Play)
By default, 'Free Play' is switched 'off' As a teacher, you have access to all the courses. Students, by default do not, but if for any reason you want to allow your students freely to access any course (to ‘dip in’) (in addition to Supershark and/or ...
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