Currently only available on Oxford Smart Activate.

You will need to assign one or multiple start tasks to your students in the usual way. You can find out more on assigning work here.

There are two types of automated Next Steps your students will encounter when you assign them Start tasks, such as mini-checkpoints and checkpoint assessments. These are Level Ups and Reactivates which trigger these are indicated by the following icon which will appear in Resources, Assignments, Notifications, Markbook and Reports.

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Checkpoint assessment vs mini-checkpoint assessment. 

  • Mini checkpoints are 6 questions long. After completing these questions, students are given a Level Up: Secure or Level Up: Extend. The Level Up: Secure has a mini video clip to recap key points from the topic which is followed by new questions for students to try. The Level Up: Extend gives students the opportunity to stretch themselves with extension questions in their strongest areas.
  • The Checkpoints are 12 questions long. After completing these questions, students are given a Level Up: Secure or Level Up: Extend. The Level Up gives students one or more mini clips focused on their weaker areas of knowledge and related new questions to try. The Level Up: Extend gives students the opportunity to stretch themselves with extension questions in their strongest areas.

Questions are not repeated across the quizzes or the next steps, so each set will be new.

Level ups:

Level Ups are follow-up activities that are built around the start tasks students complete.

They are automatically generated and target in on areas of the curriculum students need to improve. Students will either see a Level Up: Secure task or a Level Up: Extend task. Some students will be presented with either one or two tasks, depending on their progress. The tasks are all auto-marked and automatically fed into your reports so you can see exactly which students have completed their Level Ups and results.

Reactivates:

In addition to Level Ups, start tasks also trigger Reactivates. Built around areas of the curriculum students have studied, Reactivates re-present questions back to students over extended periods of time based on how they answer. If they get a question wrong, they will see the question sooner than if they get it right. This will continue over a period of time to lock in the learning and interrupt the forgetting curve. You can see how students are doing with their Reactivates in the student task report.