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ELEMENTS I Teacher Manual

STERK Engels Teacher Manual Elements I

Facilitate and Encourage

Facilitate and Encourage Monitor Student Progress Review Ocean Explorer reports regularly to monitor student progress. Use the data to determine which students are succeeding and which students might be struggling to make progress. Where to look... PROGRESS: Elements I Exercise Progress - Ocean Explorer The colored line shows student progress and their percent complete. Each dot indicates a day the student worked on the exercise. What to look for... what it means Is the line going up? The student is completing content accurately and making progress. Is the line flat across several dots? The student may be struggling and you need to find out why. Are there long lapses between dots? The student may be skipping this exercise. USAGE: Usage Details - Schedule Do you see half-filled gray circles? The student is working on this exercise, but not meeting the scheduled time. Make sure that they have time to complete their daily schedule. If fatigue is an issue, taking breaks is okay. Do you see red circles? The student is skipping this exercise. Provide support to help them re-engage. USAGE: Usage Details - Minutes/Trials Are many days highlighted in red? The student is not meeting their daily schedule. Is the student answering fewer questions than usual? They may be distracted or losing focus. In comparison to their previous activity, a low number of trials to minutes may indicate the student is not applying themselves to the task. Is the student answering more questions than usual? They may be rushing. In comparison to their previous activity, a high number of trials to minutes may indicate the student is trying to amass points which can result in careless answers and mistakes. Ask them to turn Autoplay off. Remind them that making progress depends on accuracy, not speed. 26 Elements I Teacher Manual

Facilitate and Encourage Where to look... PROGRESS: Progress Details - Ocean Explorer Completion Status Number of Trials The number trials needed varies by level: Introductory Levels Minimum trials: • Identify Single Sweeps: 27 • Sequence Paired Sweeps with Audio Feedback and Visual Cues: 9 • Sequence Paired Sweeps with Audio Feedback: 63 • Sequence Paired Sweeps: 27 Standard Levels • Minimum trials = 69. • As students progress to more difficult levels (shorter sweeps), the number of trials required to master a level generally increases. What to look for... what it means Has the student taken too many trials without passing a level? Students who need more than 3 to 4 times the minimum trials to pass the introductory levels, or more than 200 trials to pass a standard level with 80ms sweeps may be struggling to understand the task, or they may be having auditory processing and/ or memory difficulties. As students progress to shorter sweeps, they typically need 200 or more trials to complete a level. At these levels, it is important to maintain motivation and make sure the student is applying themselves. When students reach content that is especially difficult for them, their progress will slow and completing a level will take more trials. At these times, monitor the student’s progress graph and celebrate even small increases. The “Adjust Instruction/Intervene” section in this teacher manual provides suggestions for how to support students who might be struggling with Ocean Explorer. Elements I Progress Monitoring Chart in Student & Teacher Resources Elements I Teacher Manual 27