Note: Reading Progress is currently being tested and will be available to all educators soon.
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.
If you're new to Insights
You'll need to add the Insights tab to your class.
In Teams, navigate to your desired class team. Select to add a new tab.
Select Insights from the displayed options, or search for Insights from the search bar.
Since students don't have access to Insights, uncheck the option to Post to the channel about the tab, then select Save.
Tip: Find more ways to leverage Insights in your classroom with the Educators guide to Insights in Microsoft Teams.
Once you have Insights
Navigate to the Insights tab of your desired class.
At the bottom of the Insights overview dashboard select the Reading Progress link.
Filter your data
Use dropdown menus to filter data. Select to view all options in each filter.
Student filter: View data from all students or an individual.
Time filter: View data from a variety of date ranges, or select Custom range to create your own time frame.
Reading level filter: If you set reading levels when you created the assignment, you'll see them here.
Read your data
There are currently three main values being tracked:
Average words per minute: Hover over the dots on the graph to see the title of the passage and average words per minute.
Average Accuracy Rate: Hover over any of the bar graphs for a detailed breakdown of error types in that passage.
Challenging words: Hover over any word to see how many times it was mispronounced.
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.
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 groups to develop specific phonetic recognition with your students.