You can assign fluency tests in the Online Tutor

I hope you know that students are automatically scheduled by the Online Tutor to take a fluency test (1-minute Race) when they finish Set A, Set i, Set R, and Set Z. This tracks whether they are improving in fluency as they work through a Learning Track.  In addition to these four scheduled races, you can also assign additional fluency tests on your own schedule.  These assigned fluency tests are kept in a separate spreadsheet from the scheduled race results.  If you want to see if improvements in fluency are occurring across time, this is the tool to do it.

You can assign fluency tests in the Rocket Math Online Tutor.

Assigning fluency tests is a good way to see if students are progressing.  We recommend doing that.  We just call them 1-minute races, so the students don’t worry about having to take tests!

I would recommend assigning a 1-minute RACE to assess what is going on.  I would also recommend doing 1-minute RACEs class wide once a week. You have the ability to set these up on a recurring basis in the Online Tutor.


At any time, you can Assign a Fluency Test 1-Minute RACE for all your students.

1) Select the students to whom you want to assign the test 1-min Race, or Select All.

2) Click on the orange Bulk Action button.

3) Pull down to “Assigning Fluency Testing (1-min Races).”


You can assign fluency tests on a recurring basis or just once.

After doing that, in your dashboard you will see options for how to schedule fluency testing. Below is a video covering the options.  You can assign a one-time 1-minute Race, or you can schedule it weekly or bi-weekly or monthly and assign it a certain day of the week.  You can assign the Learning Track the students are currently studying, or assign a different Learning Track.  Please note: the results from these Assigned 1-minute Races will be in a different file than the automatically Scheduled 1-minute races after the four milestones in each Learning Track (after Set A, Set i, Set R, and Set Z).

When the students login on the assigned day, they will be given the mission of doing a 1-minute race with ALL the facts in the Learning Track you assigned. They can skip facts they don’t know, by hitting the checkmark.  You can see notification of whatever you’ve assigned in the dashboard. These 1-minute Races will be comparable from one test administration to the next because the problems are randomly chosen from the Learning Track.  Therefore, you can gauge whether or not students are improving in fluency from these tests.

Assign a fluency test individually–at any time you wish–once or recurring regularly.

You can assign a 1-minute RACE at any time for specific individuals as well, using the green Individual Action button at the end of their row.

You will see similar options, for whether it’s a one-time or a recurring assignment.  However, on the Individual Action button you will see the option of choosing the “current Learning Track” displayed, and on the pull-down menu.  Obviously, most of the time you’ll want to be measuring improvement in the Learning Track in which the student is working, so that’s the default.  But you can choose differently.


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