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Prodigy engages your students and motivates them to learn, but did you know it can also support your teaching and help you create meaningful lesson plans?

There are tons of benefits of having a Prodigy teacher account. Use the data to see how your students are progressing through their in-game math practice and get the most out of Prodigy. 

Keep reading for an overview of Prodigy reports and all the awesome data you’ll get from each one!

8 Beneficial reports for teachers

Before you can use Prodigy data to inform your teaching methods, it’s important to know what information you’re getting, and where to find it!

Here are the eight reports you’ll find in your teacher account:

Progress 

Your Progress report lets you track student progress by grade level and domain content. It gives you a concrete sense of how your class is performing.

A shot of a student progress report in Prodigy, a curriculum-aligned math game for 1st to 8th Grade students.

Data you’ll get:

  • Month-over-month comparisons
  • The list of students in each category
  • A breakdown of performance in each domain
  • The percentage of students performing at and above, below, or well below grade level

Placement Test

Students automatically work through the Placement Test when they first join Prodigy, and again every September and January. From there, Prodigy’s adaptive algorithm places them within the appropriate grade level.

Your report shows you the overall Placement Test results for your class, plus student-by-student breakdowns.

Example data from Prodigy's Placement Test Report

Data you’ll get:

  • The list of students in each category
  • A breakdown of data across domains
  • The number of students within each grade level
  • An overall summary of where students were placed
  • The number of students who performed at and above, below, or well below grade level

Student Comprehension

This report is great for looking at a particular student’s progress! 

Simply select a student, date range and grade level to see individualized data on student performance across domains and strands. 

A gif showing how to use the comprehension report in the Prodigy Math Game teacher account.

Data you’ll get: 

  • Student data for a specific time period
  • Which skills a student worked on (and examples of questions from that skill)
  • How many questions a student answered in each grade level, domain and strand 
  • How long they spent answering questions and the percentage of questions they got correct

Tip: Use this report when you need a Response to Intervention (RTI) tool.

Assignments/Plans

After you’ve created an Assignment or Plan, you can access the results of each one in the unique report it creates.

See how your entire class performed, or hone in on a particular student’s results!

An image showing a Prodigy Math Assignment report.
You’ll be able to see student names in your report. They have been removed from this image to maintain privacy.

Data you’ll get:

  • Individual student results 
  • Question-by-question breakdowns
  • Example questions from each skill
  • A summary of class performance, including the average score

"I can easily identify, at a quick glance, which students are not getting the specific skill I have put out. It gives me a list of students to check in with when I look at the report."

Kate Webber
6th Grade Teacher
Ontario

Tip: Use the results in these reports to reinforce in-class lessons or conduct formative assessments

Student Usage

Wondering whether students play more Prodigy at school or at home? 🤔

This report shows you how many math questions students are answering — and where!

Example data from Prodigy's Student Usage Report

Data you’ll get:

  • Individual and class data on student usage
  • An overview of the questions answered at home versus at school
  • The total number of questions answered at home and at school each day

Topic Coverage 

This report lets you review student progress for a given topic. See which skills your students are mastering and where they need support.

Example data from Prodigy's Topic Coverage Report

Data you’ll get:

  • An overview of topic completion
  • A full breakdown of skills by grade level
  • A sample question from each topic and skill
  • How many questions each student answered correctly or incorrectly and their percentage grade

Tip: Use this report for pre-teaching, re-teaching, or spiral assessments

Weekly Activity

Stay up-to-date on math progress! View the skills your students are currently working on and understand how they’re doing each week.

Example data from Prodigy's Weekly Activity Report

Data you’ll get:

  • The list of students in each category
  • The skills students are working on each week
  • A sample question on the given skill being practiced
  • The number of students who performed above 80%, below 60% and in between

Curriculum Coverage

This report helps you ensure curriculum standards are being met, pinpoint areas of strength and target areas that may need more work. 

You’ll see how students are working through the curriculum across domains and strands, so you can maximize student achievement going forward!

Example data from Prodigy's Curriculum Coverage Report

Data you’ll get:

  • A sample question for each curriculum-aligned skill
  • A breakdown of curriculum progress for each grade level
  • How students are performing in each domain and strand

Tip: Use this report to inform future lesson plans. 

Next steps for using your Prodigy data

With all the valuable data your teacher account provides, you’ll be equipped to: 

  • Gauge student depth of knowledge
  • Write specific and relevant IEP goals
  • Assess student comprehension and see growth
  • Guide daily instruction and small group intervention
  • Determine where to focus your efforts (which students, which concepts etc.)
  • Inform parents of student progress (tip: you can print off your reports for parents to see!)

Now that you know what your class needs, what should you do next? 

To boost learning outcomes, align your classroom! Here’s how:

1. Create an Assessment

Use our Assessments tool to align your class with an Assignment or Plan based on your data. This will give students extra practice on the concepts they need, at the right pace and level for optimal success!

“Students are more confident because of the extra practice they receive with Prodigy. My students typically score higher than others on district screeners and math benchmarks because I am able to individualize and differentiate instruction using the Prodigy reports.”


Kimberly Martin
2nd Grade/Math Intervention Teacher
Wisconsin

Set an Assignment to:

Set a Plan to:

  • Align your entire class to a curriculum-aligned standard
  • Give students practice through all the skills in a given standard
  • Let them work through at their own pace, dropping down to pre-requisites when needed
Create alignment now!

2. Add Prodigy to your lesson plans

Schedule time for students to play Prodigy and get the math practice they need! 

This will ensure your class works through their Assessments, so you can get even more data to inform your instruction! 

There are plenty of ways you can add Prodigy to your classroom, including: 

...and much more! Plus, you can even assign it as a homework activity you know students will love. 

For best results, we recommend students play for approximately 60 minutes per week, or 10-15 minutes per day — according to findings from Johns Hopkins University. 

3. Repeat!

When students have played more Prodigy, check your reports again and repeat the process.

The data you receive lets Prodigy support your teaching and, ultimately, helps your whole class succeed!


Prodigy is a no-cost, game-based learning platform for students in 1st to 8th grade. Loved by more than 50 million teachers, parents and students, Prodigy transforms math learning into an epic adventure.

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