The Elephant Learning Dashboard allows you to monitor your student’s progress from a high level, diving into specific details as you desire.
At the top right of the Dashboard you will see your student’s Elephant Age (this is displayed in the default Overview tab). The Elephant Age notes where your child started in the app and then over time, tracks their progress as they pass specific milestones. As they pass these milestones, the system recalculates their Elephant Age based on most advanced milestones they have passed. In the same way that it is hard to see how much taller your child is growing on a daily basis, but easy for friends and grandparents to see it between visits, the Elephant Age is less important as a daily measure of progress and more important to show trends over several weeks or months.
Located behind the Elephant Age (which you can access by clicking on the tab labeled “Playtime Analysis”) the Playtime Analysis helps you understand how playtime is tracking against your child’s progress and our overall recommendations. The guideline indicates the recommended 30 minutes of app use per week and tracks your child progress against that recommendation. We also track ongoing playtime statistics so you can see how your child is progressing from week to week.
On our Dashboard, underneath the Elephant Age, we track and share the Active Curriculum. These are the subjects and concepts that your student is actively working on, and they indicate what percentage of the subject has been completed thus far. If you click on any of these individual subjects, the topic expands to show playtime statistics for that specific subject as well as an explanation of the specific concepts we are teaching within that subject. Many of our subjects also have videos that further explain the topics, how they are taught, and helpful activities you can do with your student!
Underneath the Active Curriculum section we highlight the milestones within the subject and what percentage your student has completed. As your child nears the end of a subject, you’ll be able to see that the Elephant Age is about to change. If you click on a milestone, we provide very detailed information about that specific learning milestone.
You can see the specific topics your student is working on and if you desire, you can click on the topic to try some sample questions. Rest assured that this will not impact your student’s scores or results.
If we have reason to believe your student is struggling with any particular topic, we will specifically indicate it in this part of the Dashboard.
Should you wish to augment your student’s learning, we offer suggestions for activities you can do with your student outside of the app to further support their learning.
On the left side of the Dashboard, next to each milestone you can see a playtime analysis for your student. The statistics showcase their total playtime on that subject, their average playtime per session, how many questions they “passed,” and how many questions they “attempted.”