Delve into class and student performance with Assignment Reviewer

Detailed performance reporting and analytics allow you to keep a finger on the pulse of your classroom.

Assignment Reviewer gives you not only a big-picture overview of class performance on assignments, but also a more in-depth look at performance on a per-student and per-question basis.

Key features of Assignment Reviewer:

  • Identify most commonly missed questions on each assignment.
  • Check only one location for lesson-based AND WebTest-based data.
  • Analyze data on a per-student and per-question basis.
  • Check the due date status for any assignment.
  • See the average time spent by your class in Learn, Practice, and Certify.

When you enter Assignment Reviewer from your Grade Book (Assignments tab > Assignment Reviewer), select a class section to immediately view how many students completed the lessons you’ve assigned, or select the WebTests tab to see completion data on tests or quizzes.

Bar graph titled Submission Status, with the x-axis labeled Assignments and the y-axis labeled Students. The green parts of each bar show that the assignment is done; the yellow parts show that it is done late; and the orange parts are marked as overdue.

 

See how many students in your course completed each lesson or WebTest, as well as average time-on-task data.

Chart with hyperlinked Assignment Names with the following criteria next to them: Certified, Average Learn (Minutes), Average Practice (Minutes), and Average Certify (Minutes).

 

When you select a hyperlinked lesson, you can sort by assignment status to get a clear view of which students have mastered the lesson and which students haven’t.

Chart showing student name, email, score, due date, and number of attempts.

 

Need to review an individual student’s assignment? Select a hyperlinked lesson and then the student’s name from the list to view each question they received in Certify or on their WebTest, as well as an overview of their performance.

Certify overview for an individual student.

 

You also have the ability to see question statistics under the Analytics tab. Find out how many students answered each question correctly or incorrectly, the question’s level of difficulty, and the average time spent on each question. Select a serial number to see a preview of the question type your students are struggling with.

This feature allows you to identify the most commonly missed questions for every assignment. You can bring up this part of the report in class to review difficult questions with your students and guide discussion.

Under the Analytics tab, a bar graph showing the percentage of correctly and incorrectly answered questions.

A chart shows the question number, its objective, level of difficulty, if correct/incorrect, and average time spent (in minutes).

 

Select a question’s serial number for a preview of the question type students received in their assignment.

Sample question pop-up window labeled Question 2. Question asks, "Identify the following number. Choose all that apply: -1/7." Multiple choice answers include natural number, whole number, integer, rational number, irrational number, real number, and undefined.

 

As you can see, this tool helps you efficiently identify who is struggling and what they’re struggling with so that you’re able to even more effectively help those students.


Questions about Assignment Reviewer?

Interested and want to learn more about Hawkes? Email us at insidesales@hawkeslearning.com.

Current Users: Contact your Training & Support Specialist at 1-800-426-9538 or training@hawkeslearning.com.

Sensor data collection for class projects

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Collect data with sensors for classroom exploration.

Involving students in the first step of the data collection process promotes engagement and interest.

It’s hard to collect accurate data in the real world. Students must learn to be aware of different variables that impact readings and to harness their critical thinking skills to troubleshoot often.


Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi is a small, microcomputer processor with an average cost of $25-$35. This simplistic device can be outfitted with different sensors, including those that measure temperature, moisture, humidity, and so much more.

Without a keyboard or monitor, the Raspberry Pi can be set up in any location in a classroom and take measurements of sensor data at requested intervals.

Once collected, data can be downloaded and used for analysis.

Hawkes is using these devices to set up several experiments to provide a live data feed for free use, and you can too!


Here are 3 ideas for experiments that we have in the works using Raspberry Pi:

1. Bamboo growth
Follow how quickly different bamboo plants are growing and what impacts their growth. You can also check out the cool sensor data PiPlanter is collecting, including soil humidity and ambient light, to create a clever irrigation device!

2. Air quality control
Track carbon monoxide emissions and see how the readings change as distance to humans varies.

3. Temperature
Assess temperature in different locations of the room. Watch out for variables such as air conditioning drafts, sunlight, and proximity to people and computers.


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The impact of sensors and data collection in today’s world is covered in the NEW Discovering Statistics and Data text.

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2 videos to kill math intimidation

Students fear failure and, too often, math.

What are two things that can help?


1. A mastery-based approach to learning
The word “mastery” gets thrown around a lot, but it’s not just a word to us at Hawkes Learning; it’s the core of what we do.

This type of learning ensures students with different skill sets understand the same material by adapting to their needs and providing additional support for those who require more time.

A mastery-based program should set clear goals for students, hold them accountable for achievement, and reward them fully for success.

Discover why Hawkes’ approach works:

2 Videos to kill math intimidation - Hawkes' approach

2. Detailed, error-specific feedback
Most students don’t see that mistakes are learning opportunities rather than evidence of not being a “math person.”

The Explain Error tutorial diagnoses exactly where students went wrong on a problem. It explains specific errors and allows students to learn from their own mistakes in real time, answering the most important question: Why am I wrong?

Watch Explain Error in action:

2 Videos to kill math intimidation Explain Error


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Reminder! Wyzant tutoring available for students

Wyzant 40 dollars free

As a reminder, Hawkes Learning has partnered with Wyzant’s tutoring service to give students another option for help.

Students who use Hawkes materials receive a FREE $40 voucher on their first lesson for one-to-one instruction with coupon code HAWKES40.


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Students can compare qualifications, hourly rates, and reviews to find the right expert for them.

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Collaborate with tutors in Wyzant’s free, browser-based online learning tool.

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Students only pay for the time they need. No subscriptions, no upfront payments. Just affordable results.


1.  Log in to your Hawkes student account at learn.hawkeslearning.com.

2. Select your name in the top right corner to access the drop-down menu and select Live Tutoring.

3.  Follow the steps to create your free Wyzant account.

4.  When prompted, enter the code HAWKES40 to receive $40 off your first lesson.

Halloween edition: Homework that students don’t fear!

Haunted by Homework?

While October has been a month of spooky, scary Halloween fun, students won’t appreciate homework they’re afraid to attempt.

To make sure homework doesn’t scare your students, consider these three factors:


  1. Practice that doesn’t spook students

Why punish students for making mistakes on homework? If students fear failure, they may not even try. However, when provided with unlimited opportunities to succeed, they’ll feel less pressure and attempt the lesson work.

After all, learning is a process that must be practiced over and over again.


  1. Scare up detailed feedback

A textbook that just stares blankly back at students doesn’t always help students to truly comprehend the lesson content.

Detailed, step-by-step tutorials that walk students through problems and break the content down into manageable pieces allows students to interact with the lesson in a greater depth that will translate to better homework grades.


  1. Fear of failure

No one likes to fail, but it’s crucial to learning! And as students go through a trial and error process, they need feedback that really counts during those errors.

With error-specific feedback, students learn from their mistakes, rather than feel discouraged by them.


Hawkes Learning provides a penalty-free homework space for students that gives detailed feedback for incorrect answers. Students take advantage of key learning tools such as Explain Error, which anticipates and diagnoses specific errors. See the tool in action by watching this 3-minute video.

 

🎃4 ways to make grammar less scary🎃

How do you ensure your students don’t get spooked by grammar?

For many students, the rigidity of grammar instruction feels like a nightmare. Here are a few ways to make it less scary:


  1. Keep It Relevant.

Many viral memes focus on hilarious grammatical errors. Compile a simple slideshow of them and discuss why grammar is important and how the comical errors can be fixed.

Draw connections with everyday experiences to make grammar concepts meaningful.


  1. Team Up.

Prompt collaborative activities among students. Display an erroneous paragraph and give each team three minutes to find as many errors as possible. Have the groups share their discoveries and correct all the mistakes as a class.


  1. Examples, Examples, Examples.

If tough grammar concepts are a foreign language, contextualized examples are the translator. Offer as many as possible when giving feedback and require students to do the same during peer review.


  1. Give Tech a Chance.

Use technology as an ally. Proofreading features like Microsoft Editor can give detailed explanations of grammatical mistakes. Many submission platforms offer customizable comments, tags, and peer review options for a collaborative writing environment.


Hawkes Learning provides grammar resources:Grammer workbook and reading handbook

  • Grammar Workbook helps students develop their understanding of grammar by asking them to annotate reading passages, identify parts of speech, and define key terms.
  • Reading & Writing Handbook contains reading, writing, grammar, and research tips that students can use across multiple disciplines.
  • Grammar Diagnostic Test identifies individual skill gaps and provides custom lesson plans.

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