Adaptive tasks are changing for students to help make them more accessible, with a low floor and high ceiling. Students will be expected to complete a certain number of questions correct, instead of focusing on Target Mastery. This will allow all students to complete the task within a reasonable amount of time, while demonstrating different levels of mastery.
Here are an overview of some of the new key features:
Students complete a series of rounds within an Adaptive task
Each time a student gets a question correct, they collect a star.
To complete a round, students will be required to answer three questions correctly.
To complete the entire Adaptive task, students will need to collect 9-24 stars, depending on the length of the subtopic.
Practice has been split into rounds because we want to allow the student to celebrate success with small milestones, as well as take a break/breather in
The final screen shows the student the mastery level they achieved, while emphasizing the hard work they’ve done to complete the task.
Of course, students have the option to keep practicing if they want to increase their mastery score. And we encourage this if a teacher has chosen to set a target mastery for the task.
Teachers can reassign the adaptive task - even if a student has mastered the subtopic.
A few things haven’t changed:
Question Grading Questions will continue to be graded with our current grading system.
Mastery calculation Student mastery will continue to be calculated with our mastery engine.
Question selection We will continue to use our mastery engine to select the best next question for each student
Task assignment will have the same options as before - you can set a target mastery or minimum number of questions