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Put your collected reading data to work in Insights in Microsoft Teams. Check on your students with at-a-glance views for accuracy rate, most challenging words, and words per minute data. Reading Progress works with Insights to support you in differentiating instruction and documenting progress - so you can make the most of time with your students and demonstrate your impact as an educator.

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  1. Navigate to the Insights tab of your desired class.

    Screenshot of left navigation in Teams, A list shows class notebook, assignments, grades, then insights.

  2. From the Insights overview dashboard select the Reading Progress card.

Screenshot of the insights tab in teams. Under "Assignments this month" there is a brief overview of reading progress data. A link reading "View class progress" takes educators to more detailed information.

Filter your data

By default, your report reflects all students, all assignments, the last 28 days. Select  Dropdown button   to view all options in each filter.

  • Student filter: type a student's name in the Search student box to narrow your data to that individual student.

  • Genre filter: select a genre to learn more about students' performance on fiction or non-fiction passages.

  • Reading level filter: Select a reading level to view how students at that level performed.

  • Time filter: select Last 28 days to open a dropdown of additional timeframe options.

    • Select Custom range to enter your own dates for a timeframe that can begin as far back as class creation.

filters include student, genre, reading level, and timeframe dropdown menu showing timeframes that can be selected to view data

Read your data

Average accuracy rate

By assignment:

Hover over the bar graph for any assignment for a detailed breakdown of error types and number of occurrences. 

bar graphs accompany the titles of the assignments

Over Time:

Scroll down to view a line graph of accuracy rate over time. Hover over any dot to see the name of the task, genre, and exact words per minute. 

line graph showing accuracy on the x axis and date on the y axis. hover over any dot for detailed info

By student:

Scroll down to view Average accuracy rate by student. Hover over any student's bar graph for a detailed breakdown of errors. Select the student's name to initiate a conversation. 

Bar graphs indicating the types of errors each student makes are listed with that students name. A mouse hovers over the students name and a link is available to chat with the student.

Average words per minute

View how students' performance changes over time. Hover over any dot on the graph for the assignment name, genre, and exact words per minute details. 

a line graph shows the average words per minute on each date.

Challenging words

See which words students missed most often in a word cloud. The larger the word, the more students struggled to pronounce it correctly. Hover over any word to see exactly how many times it was mispronounced. 

a word cloud shows which words students misread the most. The larger the word is the more times students made an error. a mouse hovers over the word conspicuous, and a pop-up shows that the word was missed 52 times

Extend your students' learning by creating a rigorous assignment from the most challenging words. Depending on the filters you've used, this can be personalized and assigned to an individual student, students at a specific reading level, or the whole class. Just choose your filters then select Create challenge assignment. You'll be able to modify the assignment's parameters as you normally do in Reading Progress. Select Assign to distribute the challenge to your students.

Phonics rules

Insights compiles students' phonics errors to help you tailor lessons that directly address students' challenges. Use the Most challenging tab to identify which phonics rules your students missed most frequently, or use the Consonants or Vowels tabs to select whichever phonics rules you'd like to focus on. Select up to 10 rules, then tap Create challenge assignment to generate an assignment focused on specific phonics rules.screenshot showing the phonics rules in Insights. Most challenging has been selected and the dg blend has been checke. this will create a reading progress assignment focised on that sound.

Expression

Reading fluency is composed of three pillars – speed, accuracy, and expression. With our Expression update, Reading Progress will automatically identify students’ performance on aspects of prosody including monotone reading, long pauses, not pausing for a period or comma, voice inflection for question marks or exclamation points, and even the stress of multi-syllable words. Student expression results will be available in the teacher review experience, alongside accuracy and correct words per minute.

By clicking on the Insights card in the Educator Review experience, the Expression Insights data can quickly be viewed by the teacher.
 

Tips for taking action using your Reading Progress data report:

Supplement background knowledge

Support student comprehension by providing additional information for passages that prove more difficult than expected. When you see a dip in accuracy rate, post a video or resource in the General channel of your class team about the content from that passage. Contextualizing new vocabulary helps all students retain new vocabulary and improves reading fluency over time. 

Prioritize phonics:

A passage with lots of mispronunciations can be a valuable tool in explicitly teaching phonics. Dig into a passage with a high mispronunciation rate and identify trends in mispronunciations. Are students stuck on vowel teams or blends? Armed with that data, you can cater a whole class lesson or small group attention to develop specific phonetic recognition with your students. 

Learn more

Create Reading Progress challenge assignments with Insights

Educator's guide to Insights in Microsoft Teams

Getting started with Reading Progress in Teams

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