Five Awesome Things You Should Know About Classworks

February 20, 2019

Five states, 6 cities, 1300 miles, and over 300 educators–this year’s Winter Professional Development is a wrap!

Connecting with teachers who are using Classworks to support students is why Winter PD is our favorite time of year. Thanks for sharing ideas and telling us how you are innovating with Classworks!  

From our discussions at Winter PD, here are five things you said all teachers should know about Classworks!

1. The My Scores Student Dashboard

Why you like it

The student can take ownership of his/her performance. Plus, it’s an excellent tool for motivating!

Students can see, at-a-glance, the areas where they’re excelling and which skills need more practice.

How to use it

The My Scores dashboard gives the student an interactive view of how they are doing in Classworks. Students can monitor mastery and set time-on-task goals for each subject.

They can also see the badges and shields they’ve earned.  

Select the subject icons in the Daily Average block to see student performance by skill. The Classworks activities are linked making it easy for students to go in and practice.

Parents like the student dashboard because they can easily see what their child is working on in Classworks and where they can help! The button in the upper right-hand corner creates a URL for the student to share with their parent, allowing parents access to the My Scores dashboard in real time. They can have their child launch Classworks lessons from the Daily Average block (mentioned above) to give their child extra practice on skills at home.

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2. Real Data in Real Time

Why you like it

The Individualized Learning tab is where the magic happens. You can monitor the individualized learning that is happening with your students and make instructional adjustments.

How to use it

Within the IL tab you’ll see a variety of data with easy-to-use filter options to view multiple students at once.  

Use the filters to drill down to the specific information you would like to see. View test results, the total number of skills assigned, completed units within each strand, and time-on-task. You can even drill down to the standards covered in each Classworks unit.

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3. We’ve Got a Report For That…

Why you like it

You want an easy way to see what your students did in Classworks, how they’re doing on key strands, and/or a snapshot of their performance on state standards–we’ve got you!

How to use them

One of the most engaging parts of Winter PD was hearing about the ways you are using the reports to monitor performance and conference with students.

One report that is often used for conferencing is the Individualized Learning Standards Mastery Report. The report shows you how students are performing on the standards covered by their learning paths. Another popular report, the Student Usage Report, shows you what and how your students are doing in Classworks.

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4. Support On Your Schedule

Why you like it

When you’re juggling tasks in the classroom you don’t always have the time to research how to quickly accomplish a task. And, sometimes you want to dig deeper to maximize Classworks for your students. We can support you when and how you need it.

How to use it

Access live chat from within Classworks for quick, real-time assistance.

As a Classworks customer you have access to our Help Center which includes guides and videos.

Trying to help out multiple teachers at once? No problem! Our Customer Success team is also equipped to provide online and in-person training.

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5. Support Teaching Grade-Level Standards

Why you like it

Classworks classroom reading and math lessons are designed to support you with teaching your standards.

How to use it

Use the close reading passages (grades 1-8) to support your reading initiatives and prepare students for what they will see on their end-of-grade test. The text-dependent and constructed-response questions help to foster deep reading comprehension. Plus, you don’t have to create them!

Incorporate the math problem-solving activities into your weekly math lessons to reinforce concepts. They include problems at a DOK 3 and 4, saving you the time of constructing problems that provide that level of rigor.

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