Discovery Education Science Techbook Dashboard is a data collection and student engagement tool. All data collected from completed student activities, including embedded technology-enhanced item responses, feed to Dashboard.
Depending on from where the dashboard is launched, different data sets will display. Results for individual items embedded within a concept will show in the Concept Dashboard view; responses for a Unit Assessment or all items in a concept can be launched from the Course Assessments Dashboard; finally, assessments that have been assigned to students will display in the Assigned Results Dashboard.
Student Results Dashboard
Technology-Enhanced Items (TEIs) allow students to demonstrate three-dimensional proficiency. Student responses feed directly to the teacher dashboard, providing instant access to data.
In the digital core interactive text, items are embedded throughout activities and sections. To see student responses to an individual item, select the Results icon by that item.
Student scoring appears at-a-glance with a green check for correct, red X for incorrect, and blank for not submitted on machine-scored items. Use Refresh to update with incoming student data. By default, student names will be anonymized and randomized in the dashboard.
To reveal student names, uncheck Hide Student Names. Select a student to view the details of the student response to the item. To clear a student score so that the student can submit again, select the student and choose Clear Response(s). Results from all classes and students will be displayed. To filter for a class, select the All classes drop-down and select the class. Use the All students drop-down to filter for Correct, Incorrect, Needs Grading, or Not Submitted.
Access the Concept Dashboard from the toolbar any concept page.
At the concept level, Dashboard displays tabs that correspond to the tabs of Science Techbook. Each of these sections has embedded technology-enhanced items providing opportunities for student responses. From the drop-down, select the tab of the corresponding activity for the data you would like to see.
Responses are automatically scored and color-coded as No Points, Some Points, All Points, Not Answered, or Needs Score. Use Refresh to update the incoming results in real-time. By default, results will display anonymously.
These anonymous results can be used to see non-student-specific patterns of responses or can be displayed to students. To view student responses with student information identified, deselect the Hide Names option. To view results from a different class or grouping of students, use the drop-down menu and select the desired class.
Select an item to view its content and select any student to view individual student results.
Throughout Science Techbook, there are also opportunities for students to answer open-ended questions. The Dashboard provides access to the full student responses and must be manually scored.
These items needing to be scored will show up as a blue pencil icon. To grade it, select a student's score. The student's response and a scoring rubric specific to the question will appear. To score a student’s response, select a score in each of rubric categories. Individualized feedback can also be provided in Teacher Comments.
Course Assessments Dashboard
The Course Assessments Dashboard contains the summative assessments in each unit. From this Dashboard, assessments can be assigned directly to students. Once assigned, teachers can access results for students from this dashboard as well.