Quizalize is powered by our Zzish teacher dashboards which allow teachers to track student data both instantaneously and over time. One of the most powerful features of the Zzish teacher dashboards is our extensive Mastery Dashboards. Zzish Mastery Dashboards give you an up-to-date view of student mastery across each individual learning objective or skills in your curriculum, standard or syllabus.
You can use the Mastery Dashboards to:
- Quickly find and create standard-aligned quizzes and then assign them to your class.
- Record students progress against curriculum/standards-based learning objectives.
- Instantly identify students needing extra help and easily retest them with an appropriate quiz to ensure they successfully master that specific objective.
Note: You can explore an example of the Mastery Dashboard by visiting www.zzish.com/demo.
What is the difference between the Gradebook view and Mastery Dashboard?
The Zzish Gradebook and Mastery Dashboards give you two alternative ways to look at your class progress. They use the same underlying data from activities you have assigned to your class, however, unlike the simple historical record of progress in the Gradebook view, the Mastery Dashboards are an up-to-date perspective of each student’s current mastery of learning objectives.
Key benefits of Mastery Dashboards compared to the Gradebook view:
- In the Gradebook view, results from repeated quizzes appear in multiple columns. In the Mastery Dashboard, results are organized in relation to the specific learning objectives they cover and show an overall mastery score from all assignments relating to that objective. (Note: you must initially tag the quiz to a learning objective when creating it in Quizalize). You can then access individual scores, from separate quizzes, relation to that learning objective by clicking on the mastery score.
- In the Gradebook view, the results from a quiz covering multiple learning objectives are presented in a single column. In the Mastery Dashboard the quiz results will appear in multiple columns according to the learning objectives covered, which will clearly highlight specific objectives individual students have mastered and which ones they are struggling with. The Mastery Dashboards enable you to personalise your teaching to meet your students unique learning needs, as well as differentiate your lesson plans more effectively.
Accessing the Mastery Dashboards
You can quickly access your Mastery Dashboards in three easy steps:
- Select your class
- Select 'Mastery' at the top right-hand corner of the page
3. Select the curriculum standards your school uses.
Note: We're always working to support more school curricula. If your curriculum, standard or syllabus is not listed, get in touch through live chat and we’d be delighted to help you set it up!
You will then see the topics currently available for that curriculum/standard. Select a topic and you will be presented with the section of the Mastery Dashboard for that particular curriculum topic.
Assigning standards-aligned quizzes
If you have not assigned any quizzes to your classes which are tagged to a learning objective then the dashboards will be empty. However, by clicking the "Quiz" button at the top of each column you can see all the quizzes that have been tagged to a specific learning objective in your curriculum/standard (see above).
Depending on the quiz content you and other teachers have created there may be multiple quizzes tagged to a learning objective (see above).
If there are no quizzes available or the existing ones are not appropriate, then you can quickly create your own quiz from scratch or duplicate an existing quiz and edit it to meet your needs.
To create a new quiz from scratch, click “Create your own Quiz on Quizalize with this topic” which will take you to the Quizalize quiz creator. Quizzes created this way are automatically tagged to the learning objective and will then appear in the list of quizzes tagged to that learning objective, for you and other teachers to use.
Note: It can take a week or more for us to review and display new quizzes on the Mastery dashboards. In the meantime, you can share your curriculum/standards tagged quizzes with other teachers by sharing the browser link to the specific quiz or your public profile.
Can we support your curriculum, standard or syllabus?
Of course! We're always working to support more school curricula around the world.
We will shortly be launching a new feature which allows anyone to set up their own curriculum in Zzish, but in the meantime, please contact us through live chat if you would like us to set up a new curriculum for you.
Any questions? Click the chat button below and we'd be happy to help!