(A) Change Learning Track (to next one)
Change Learning Track
You need Learning Track Alerts enabled
You should have an email sent to you whenever one of your student completes a Learning Track. You are responsible for changing them to their next Learning Track before they can continue playing. You can enable Learning Track Alerts on your dashboard by clicking the orange button that says “Enable Learning Track Alerts.” If that is already enabled you will see a red button that says “Disable Learning Track Alerts.”
To change the Learning Track an individual student, go to the green button at the end of that student’s row that says “Individual Action.”
Pull down for a short menu, outlined in green in this picture. Look for “Change Learning Track.”
When you click on “Change Learning Track” you will get a pop-up entitled “Change Learning Track.” Their current Learning Track will show in the box in the middle. To see what is available to choose, click on the tiny arrow at the right edge of the box to reveal a list of the 16 Learning Tracks. Click to choose the one you want (it will now be showing in the box) and then click on the green “Assign” button to make the change.
Which Learning Track should I do next? Here is a link in this knowledge base to a discussion of Learning Tracks in the Online Game. It gives you some idea of what order you should assign Learning Tracks. There are many options, so we leave it up to you to make the choices.
Note: Changing a Learning Track will put them back to Set A in the track they just left. Don’t change Learning Tracks based on student requests, as they really, really need to finish a Learning Track to master those facts and you don’t want them to have to start over at Set A again.
New feature! Restore Student Progress.
In case you accidentally change a student’s Learning Track, or even “re-assign” the Learning Track, they will be put back to Set A and will be very annoyed. Let Dr. Don know immediately with an email to [email protected] and he can restore the student’s progress. You’ll have to tell him your email and account as well as the student’s username, but if you’re quick about it, he can get that work restored. Won’t be possible a week later, but the next day, yes, we can restore progress.
BEWARE OF STUDENTS WANTING TO CHANGE LEARNING TRACKS!
Students may ask you to change their Learning Track, just as soon as it gets a little hard. They may have to start over a couple of times and if they lack much perseverance, they will want to quit. But they only learn the facts if they stick with it. If they skip around they are going to be wasting their time. If you assigned it, then they ought to be learning those facts.
The purple tab on the main rainbow navigation bar takes you to a printable copy of this “Toughness Certificate” you can use for students who have a hard time with Rocket Math and need to be encouraged to stay the course.
Starting all over. You can also tell students (and this is a fact) that if they leave a Learning Track, when they come back, they start over at Set A. So they lose all they have gained by quitting before they reach Level Z. I believe that teaching the lesson that hard work and perseverance helps you succeed, especially when you are getting discouraged, is the best thing we can do for young people. Encourage them to stay the course. Then celebrate mightily when they succeed! Woo-hoo! They are learning a great life lesson.