How Do I Use Shmoop's RTI Tools for ELA?

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…which are attached to each standard.

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Once a student has taken a diagnostic, you can see their current progress, and the suggested [Arrow points to the current progress bar]

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practice material here, in orange.

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If you click “See more,” you can observe at a glance the areas they might need to brush

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up on.

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Students can click on the blue “Watch Video” button to see a video walkthrough that provides

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help on a given skill…

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…or they can click on the “Practice Now” button to be bombarded with practice

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problem opportunities.

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Students will have the option to be given hints in the practice problems.

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However, they’ll need to get a certain number of questions correct all by their lonesome [Student going through the questions]

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in order to achieve mastery…

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…so it won’t help them to go too hint-crazy. [Student looks disappointed]

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To master a concept, they’ll need to get three easy questions right in a row, then

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three medium questions right in a row, and finally three hard questions right in a row. [Arrow points to the different question difficulties]

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Any misstep, and they’ll be bounced back to the beginning of that difficulty level.

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So that’s the program. [Teacher holding a smoking gun]

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Now…how do you see and use all of the user data on the back end?

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Well, let’s head on over to your Classroom.

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You can either home in on the status of individual students, or see how your class [Teacher using the class page]

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is doing on the whole.

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Let’s start by clicking “Individual Students”…ah, there we go.

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We can check out this student’s progress mastery and current progress

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…filter to show their progress over certain time periods, or by standard…

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…download a CSV…

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…or see completed diagnostics.

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You can see at a glance what grade level they’re

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performing at on each concept, so you know where you’ll need to work to bring them

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up to speed.

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By checking out the class averages, you’ll get a bigger picture vision of where your [Website shows the all the class students progress]

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class is struggling, so you can efficiently serve your entire student population.

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Any questions, complaints, backhanded compliments?

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Hit us up at support@shmoop.com. [Targeting system aims at the blackboard and an explosion goes off]