Monitoring Class Activity & Progress

To view the activity of any class you created, first go to the My Classes page.  There you will see an overview of all the activity from all of your classes.

 

My Classes Page

The "My Classes" page provide you an overview of all your students' activity on Vocabulary.com.  Here you'll see a list of your current classes as well as your top performing students.

At the top of this page, you'll see a bar chart that shows you a day by day (or week by week) overview of all the activity going on in all your classes.  By default, this bar chart shows the number of questions answered by all your students.  Below the chart, you will see four columns that show:  Questions Answered (correct/incorrect), Words Mastered, Hours Spent, and Points Earned.  Click on any of the columns to show that statistic in the bar chart above.

In the top right corner, above the bar chart, you'll see a date range menu.  The default date range is the active period of all your current classes, but you may change it to any date range by clicking on it and selecting a custom reporting period.

Below the bar chart, you'll see a list of all your current classes and your top students from all your classes. Clicking on a class (or student) will bring you to the class details page with the "Student Progress" tab selected.  When you click on a "top student", the class details page will start focused on the selected student.

 

Viewing Student Progress on an Individual Class

Clicking on any class on the "My Classes" page will bring you to the teacher view of that class.  The "Student Progress" tab is where you can see what work your students have been doing and what words and questions they have been struggling with.

On the left side of the page is a list of students in your class.  Click on a student to filter the report to only show details about that student.  Click on "All Students" to return to the full report.  Click on the column headings to sort the students by that column. Click again to sort in the opposite direction.

Similar to the My Classes Overview, you'll see a bar chart at the top that shows you a day by day (or week by week) overview of activity for this class.  Below the chart, you will see four columns that show:  Questions Answered (correct/incorrect), Words Mastered, Hours Spent, and Points Earned.  Click on any of the columns to show that statistic in the bar chart above.  Notice that as you click, the numbers next to each of the students will change to show the selected statistic for each student.

In the top right corner, above the bar chart, you'll see a date range menu.  The default date range is the start and end date of the class, but you may change it to any date range by clicking on it and selecting a custom reporting period.

 

Top Lists

Below the bar chart, you'll see a list of the top lists that your students have been working on in the selected time period.  

Click on a list to see more details of class performance on that list.

 

Top Trouble Words

The top trouble words list is a great way to decide which words to cover in class because it shows the words that many of your students are struggling with.  

The word that was giving your students the most trouble during the reporting period is at the top of the list.  The red and orange rings next to the word gives you an idea of how much (and how many of) your students are struggling.  Red indicates students that are having a lot of trouble with a word.  The size of the colored portion of the ring represents the percentage of your class that was struggling at that level.

Click on a word to see more details about how your students struggled with the word.

 

Activity by List

Clicking on a list in the "Top Lists" section, will focus on the student activity on that list.

At the top, you will see two circular charts: Practice Activity and Word Mastery.  The practice activity chart shows the average completion of the practice activity for that list. Under the chart, you will see the number of students that have started and completed the activity.  Students are sorted by percentage completion for the practice activity. Again, clicking on an individual student on the left will show details for that student.

The second chart at the top is for Word Mastery.  It shows the average level of mastery that students have achieved for the words on the list.  Clicking on the chart will re-sort the students by average percentage of mastery on the list. Remember, mastering words takes time, so word mastery will almost always lag behind practice activity.  Also, unless students elect to "Learn this List", they will only master words they have trouble with, not words they already know, since we tend to work with students more on the words that they struggle with.  

Read more: Practicing a ListPracticing a List vs. Learning a List - What's the Difference?

Below the two charts you will see a list of words on the list.  They are sorted with the words that are causing the most trouble at the top.  Again, you can click on a student on the left to re-sort the words for a selected student.  Clicking on a word will show details about that word.

 

Activity by Word

When you click on a word anywhere on the Student Progress page for your class, you will see details on your class' activity for that word.

At the top,  you will see two charts: "Trouble" and "Mastery".  These charts represent how much trouble your students are having with the word, as well as the overall mastery on the word that they have achieved.  You can click on either chart to re-sort the student column by that statistic.

Below the charts, you will see a list of all the questions that students got wrong on the selected word.  Each question will show how many students got it incorrect/correct as well as which answers they picked.  Click on an individual question to show how your class did on just that question.  Or, click on a student to see how that student performed on the questions for the selected word. 

 

What is "Difficulty" and how is it calculated?

The difficulty score represents our estimate (on a 200-800 SAT-style range) for the difficulty of a word or list.  Difficulties may change over time because they are computed based on the current data that we have collected on site-wide student performance.

 

Why do I see locks next to some of my students' names?

The free version of the Vocabulary.com Educator edition only allows you to see full reports for three students per class.  To unlock your full reports, your school or district will have to subscribe to our Educator Edition.  If you believe that your school has purchased the Educator Edition, you'll need a Teacher Invite to unlock your reports.  Contact your administrator to get your invite, or contact us and we'll put you in touch with your administrator.

 

How is "hours spent" calculated? 

"Hours spent" measures the actual question exposure time. This means that the clock starts ticking when your students are shown a question and stops when they submit an answer for that question.  For that reason, we recommend against grading based on overall time spent.

 

The class details page

 

The Activity by List screen

 

Activity on the word "manacle"

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