Quindew's Open-ended Questions Are Smarter
July 1, 2022 - When students type a symbol (&?/), a sentence or phrase, or spell a number like "eighteen," Quindew will place a red alert box around the answer text box. This will tell the students that what they are trying to use as their answer is incorrect. When a question asks students to type in a number, they need to use a numerical number like (18). When the question asks for a single word answer, students will only be allowed to type in one word answers. If they try to type two words, and the answer is one word, a red alert box will appear.
You Can Now See What Deep Reading Comprehension Skills Are Taught on Quindew!
June 30, 2022 - We added a deep reading comprehension skills list on our home page. Take a look. It's an impressive list of skills that we teach on Quindew. Students learn reading skills, build confidence, and have fun.
Annual Literacy Reports Are Now Available On Our Research Page
June 15, 2022 - We have finished our Annual Literacy Reports for Quindew, a district in South Carolina, and a middle school in NYC. Check out these research reports on our Research page. We also recently published a Tier II and ESSER/ESSA funding report.
When a Quest Is Over, Learning Continues!
April 20, 2022 - Do you have students who finish Quests before other students in class? When students finish a Quest, they are taken to their results page. On their results page, students can view tutorials that explicitly teach essential elements of the skill that was missed. Look for the video icon next to the question detail. Encourage students to take notes on the tutorial, create presentations to teach others in the class, or have them reflect on what they learned and how that can help them answer this type of question in the future.
"On Track" Is Now "Status"
February 20, 2022 - When viewing your class, you will see that the "On Track" column has been changed to "Status." Currently, we are still using orange circles to indicate when a student is not on track with Quests and green circles to indicate students who are on track. We are now including alerts for "not trying" and "low engagement" . These types of alerts have more to do with a students status. More unique icons will appear in this column. Hover over icons to learn more about them.
Students Falling Behind? They Can Do More Quests Each Day
February 14, 2022 - Students who are behind on their Quests can now Quindew multiple times each day--every day--until they catch up. Students will be asked to take a one hour break between Quests, but can do several in a day. The break supports our philosophy. We do not want students rushing through reading tasks. We want them to settle in, focus, and learn an effective process for reading.
We've Made It Easier to View Season Reports (with Clarity Data)
February 1, 2022 - When viewing your Classes dashboard, we have added a circular button that takes you directly to your Season reports. Season 1 shows students' Reading Diagnostic scores and the remaining Season reports on reading grade level growth.
Engagement Just Got a Lot Smarter
January 21, 2022 - We made a significant update to how Quindew evaluates engagement. Teachers should start to see new engagement numbers this week. Teachers might also see a "Not Trying" alert appears on students' Quest record. This alert identifies students who are truly not trying on their Quests. In an effort to show only good, accurate data, we will be removing Quests from students' Journeys that are flagged as "Not Trying."
Let's Take a Journey
December 5, 2021 - We have created a section on the student side called "Journey." In the Journey section, students can view their Achievement Walls and prior Quest history. Students can now reflect on how they have done, rewatch tutorial videos, and so much more.
Diagnostic Reading Scores Are Now on the Student Dashboard
November 19, 2021 - With Clarity Data, you can now see a student's diagnostic reading score on the Student Dashboard. We have also added Reading Growth. These additions are a nice complement to the current reading grade level score and Lexile reading level.