When speaking to your child, or their maths teacher, you may have heard terms like 'Growth rate' and 'mastery' being thrown around. This article will go through each of our terms and what they mean, so you can be best equipped to speak to your child's school about how they're tracking in Maths Pathway.
Mastery refers to a complete understanding of any given concept. We gather this metric by students answering 100% of questions relating to any specific module correctly.
|Growth Rate||Growth rate refers to the amount of maths your child is mastering, and what the rate of that is. 100% growth refers to 1 year's worth of mastery within a year. 200% growth is 2 year's worth of mastery within a year, etc.|
|Effort Rate||Effort rate refers to how many modules your child completed before they started their test. This is compared to how many modules were assigned to them by their maths teacher. Usually the number of modules is around 6 per cycle, so completing 5/6 modules before the test would result in an 83% effort rate.|
|Accuracy Rate||Accuracy rate refers to the amount of modules that were mastered out of the modules that were completed (not assigned). So in the case of above, if this student added 5 modules to their test and mastered 3 of them, their accuracy rate would be 60%.|
|Cycle||Cycle, or learning cycle, refers to a two-week period where your child is working on modules to be tested on at the end of that cycle. Usually there are 16 cycles in a year, so 16 tests a year. When one cycle ends, another one starts -- usually after your child completes their reflection and goal setting.|
|Module||Modules are like worksheets students go through. Each module covers a specific area of maths within larger areas of maths, we call substrands.|
|Strands||Strands refer to large areas of maths. In Maths Pathway there are three strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Within these strands are substrands.|
|Substrands||Substrands are more zoomed-in sections of the larger strands. We have 12 substrands in Maths Pathway:
|Diagnostic||Diagnostics are our way of gathering as much mathematical data on your child as possible before they start on module work. The purpose of these is to dive deep into what their strengths and weaknesses are in maths, so the maths they're learning is right for them.|