Each week during the school year, school administrators who are ThinkCERCA partners receive weekly usage reports to help guide instructional practice. This report is designed to give instructional leaders a bird's eye view of usage so your school can remain on track to reaching fidelity. Use these insights to encourage your team to plan units and lessons in advance as well as learn from each other.
How to Read this Report:
Is your school on pace to reaching fidelity?
In order to maximize your results with ThinkCERCA, we recommend that students complete an average of 10 Writing Lessons per school year across subjects. As such, the first thing you will see in your weekly report is whether or not your school is on pace to achieving this goal.
Are students active on the platform?
Since activity is an indicator of fidelity, next you'll see the percentage of enrolled ThinkCERCA students who have logged on and been active on the platform within the last 7 days as well as the last 30 days. If this number is lower than you’d like, ask your teachers what additional supports they need to implement ThinkCERCA in their classrooms.
Are students completing ThinkCERCA lessons?
After activity, your weekly report will reveal how many lessons students have submitted on average as well as the total number of lessons submitted across your school this year. This is broken down by all lesson types (Writing Lessons, Direct Instruction, Skills Lessons, Independent Reading Practice, and Custom Lessons) as well as Writing Lessons in isolation. These metrics only include lessons that have been officially submitted to the teacher for grading. Lessons that are in progress or have been sent back to the student for revision are not included.
If students are completing a significant number of lessons on average, but the average Writing Lessons per student metric is low, consider realigning instructional expectations with your team so your school remains on track to reaching fidelity.
What's the breakdown by subject?
Depending on your school's instructional focus, you may have certain expectations for the amount of literacy lessons students should be completing across content areas. Our breakdown by subject will show you the percentage of lessons being completed by subject. Since some lessons are tagged with multiple subjects, these percentages won't always equal 100 percent.
Are teachers providing feedback to students?
Since feedback is one of the most important things we can do to improve student outcomes, your weekly report will give you a breakdown of the percentage of submitted lessons that have been graded or given feedback. These percentages should be as close to 100 as possible. If this number is lower than you’d expect, share this resource with your team so they can more easily provide written feedback to students!
Depending on the time of year, we will also reveal the percentage of Beginning-of-Year, Middle-of-Year, or End-of-Year Writing Benchmarks that have been graded. Feedback is not included in this metric.
Which teachers should you celebrate this week?
Each week, we will also provide you with the Top 3 teachers who had the most student activity for that week. Ask them to share with the rest of the team how they are implementing ThinkCERCA in their classrooms.