Prodigy Feature Update: New Teacher Dashboard

We have made some very exciting changes to the teacher dashboard for the upcoming school year. This new enhanced interface for teachers and parents will provide you with insight in terms of your students/children’s recent usage, performance, trouble spots as well as quick overviews for assignments and placement test progress.

Your dashboard comes complete with 5 widgets to keep you up to date on how your students are performing in the world of Prodigy.

Here’s an overview of the widgets available to you:

 

Teacher Dashboard
1. Top Students 2. Questions Answered 3.Struggling Skills 4. Active Assignments 5. Diagnostic Test Results

 

The Top Students Widget: 

This widget is designed to provide you with an overview of the number of questions correct out of total questions answered by your students/child within the selected time frame. You can select from the following time frames from the drop down menu:

  • Today
  • Yesterday
  • This Week
  • Last Week

You can cycle through all of your students using the navigational arrows on the bottom right.

 

 

This is a great way to not only find out who’s been using Prodigy the most, but also to determine who has not been using the program within the selected time frame.

The Questions Answered Widget:

This widget will give you an overview of how many questions your class as a whole has answered broken down by day and time of day. Hovering your mouse cursor over any individual day in the graph will give you total questions answered by the class for that day. Each day is broken into two categories:

  • In class – Any questions answered from 8AM – 3PM will be considered answered in class
  • At home – Any questions answered from 3PM – 8AM will be considered answered at home.

You can also toggle between statistics from the current week and last week using the drop down menu in the upper left.

 

 

The Struggling Skills Widget:

This widget shows you the areas that your students are struggling with the most. The chart is organized by the skill name, the number of students that have worked on that skill, and their average grade. Similar to the questions answered widget, you can toggle between the current and previous week’s dates using the drop down menu in the upper left. Hover over the skill name to see which specific students are struggling with the skill.

 

The Active Assignments Widget:

This widget will let you get a glance at what assignments are currently active for your account, how your students are performing on them, what date the assignment ends and what percentage of the students have completed the assignment. You can toggle through active assignment using the drop down menu and view the full report for the selected assignment by clicking the link at the bottom of the widget.

Diagnostic Test Results:

When students first play Prodigy, they complete a diagnostic test to determine their grade level. This widget shows you which percentage of your class are currently within the placement test and for those that have completed it, which curricula your students were placed in. You can view which students fall into which category by hovering over the relevant portions of the chart.

Viewing the dashboard on a regular basis is a great way to keep yourself appraised of not only what, but how your students are doing in Prodigy. This will help you to make informed decisions about which direction to take for each individual in both the classroom and the lab.

 

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