How does the Student Goal Setting feature work?
The Student Goal Setting feature on Freckle allows students to set a goal and work towards achieving that goal throughout the week. All students in grades 3+ will be required to set a goal upon their first login of each week. After students complete their first activity (whether it be a pre-test or an assignment), they will be taken to the Home page, where they will see the Set Goal for this Week prompt. Goals will be reset every week.
On the left half of the student homepage shown below, you can see the option to Set Goal for this Week.
Selecting Set Goal for this Week will prompt students to select which type of goal they'd like to set. Students currently have the option to set a goal for answering questions correctly or for meeting a minimum accuracy threshold on a set number of sessions. Coming soon, they will also be able to set a goal for growing levels. Practice in both Math & ELA counts towards the goals set.
Once they select the type of goal they would like to work on, they will then select the rigor of that goal. Each goal will have a coin reward tied to it for those students who achieve the goal. The more difficult the goal selected, the higher the reward.
In this case, the student has selected to answer 60 questions correctly throughout the week. The reward for achieving that goal will be an additional 1,000 coins deposited into the piggy bank.
As the student practices and answers questions correctly, the goal setting modal will automatically be updated to reflect progress towards that goal. Here we can see Thomas is 40% of the way towards answering his 60 questions correctly.
Once the student achieves their goal, the notification below will appear.
From that point on, students will be able to see on their homepage that they've achieved the goal set. Note that students can only set one goal during a given week. They will not be able to set a new goal until the following week (which begins on Mondays).