Learn about your new teaching assistant
Active Classroom turns your device into a powerful teaching assistant, helping teachers to guide their students through a comprehensive diagnostic and instructional reading comprehension program, constantly monitor their progress and keep them on track. With Active Classroom, you can easily monitor your students’ progress on every student device at the same time, or generate summary reports that show individual strengths and weaknesses in the twelve reading strategies – all with a single click. Active Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so that students can focus on learning.
Active Classroom includes the Active Screen feature, which enables teachers to monitor what is on their students’ device screens at any time.
Active Classroom with Active Screen turned OFF
In this example, the teacher is on the Active Classroom page with the Active Screen feature turned OFF. The teacher can easily see their students' progress on CARS & STARS Online by reading and analysing the information provided by Active Classroom.
The numbered arrows represent the common workflow in the Active Classroom:
Select your classroom from the drop-down list and then click Submit. Only the active students will be displayed, together with their profile pictures, first names and reading levels.
Active Screen is currently turned OFF. Click this button to turn the Active Screen feature ON.
Your student list can be sorted by First Name or by Reading Level. Click the First Name button to sort your students by first name in ascending order from A to Z. Click the Reading Level button to sort your students by reading level order (A to H, Placement and Pre-Reading).
The reading level badge indicates the current reading level the student is working on.
This indicates the student's current reading level. You can monitor each student's progress by clicking their profile picture (the example shows us that Adam Abrigo is selected). The numbered arrows to refer to Adam’s individual progress.
Click this icon to copy the student's access code. You can then paste their access code into other parts of online learning program, or outside of the program (i.e. into your electronic documents or notepads).
The Actions button allows you to Manage Reading Level, View Profile and Edit Profile for individual students.
Click the Reset Assessment link to reset CARS assessments for this student.
Click the Reset Lesson link to reset STARS lessons for this student.
Click this tab to view the student's CARS Progress. The information presented in this tab relates to CARS Assessment progress and results.
Click this tab to view the student's STARS Progress. The information presented in this tab relates to STARS Lesson progress and results.
The progress bar indicates the student's progress, and can be found in both the CARS and STARS tabs. A yellow progress bar indicates the In Progress status, a green progress bar indicates the Completed status and a white progress bar indicates the Not Started status.
The student's individual strengths and weaknesses in the twelve reading strategies are displayed here. The reading strategies and their percentage are sorted in ascending order, from lowest to highest score.
Click this button to View Pretest Summary Report. The same button can also be found in the Benchmark and Post Test sections.
Click this bar to view the student's Benchmark progress and results.
Click this bar to view the student's Post Test progress and results.
Active Classroom with Active Screen turned ON
Active Screen is currently turned ON. Click this button to turn the Active Screen feature OFF.
These images indicate what is on each student's device screen at that time, allowing you to observe their activities – whether they are accessing the online learning program with compliant or non-compliant devices, or whether they are offline. The example shows us that four students (Adam, Benny, Dean and Emily) are accessing the online learning program using compliant devices. But one student (Joanne) is accessing the online learning program using a non-compliant device, and another student (Melissa) is currently offline and not accessing the online learning program.
This status indicates the student's current learning activities. The examples shows us that Adam (who is currently on reading level B) is accessing Pretest 4 of CARS B.
Joanne (who is currently on reading level F) is accessing the online learning program using a non-compliant device.
Melissa (who is currently on reading level A) is offline, and so is not accessing the online learning program.
This View Screen icon will appear when a student is online and accessing the online learning program. Click this icon to enlarge your view of the student's device screen at any time.