AYM School Tutorial - Teacher

Logging In

  • Go to the login page (http://www.aymkids.com/login/)
  • Login page displays the login form, pictured below:
    AYM Login Screen
  • Teacher enters their Teacher User ID and password and clicks the Sign In button.
    • Note that the Teacher User ID is unique to the teacher, and is distinct from any given student's User ID.

HOME PAGE AND NAVIGATION TAB BUTTONS

image of navigation tabs

Once signed in, the site will open to the Home Page, which displays the classroom chart for that teacher. It also contains the five navigation tabs for the site. These five tabs are as follows:

NOTE: If this is the first time the teacher has accessed the Home Page, the chart may be blank awaiting the teacher’s decision on which level and what subject the students will be assigned. In that case the teacher should go to the Manage Students tab.

Classroom Status Report

The Home Page also displays the Classroom Status Report. This report allows the teacher to get a quick look at how students in his/her class are progressing overall.

Using the Classroom Status Report

This report allows the teacher to see the overall classroom performance in real time. It also allows the teacher to help a child who is having difficulty and has been paused (see above section under status of activity). In addition, the teacher can click on the child’s name to go to a page of in-depth reports on that individual child’s performance.

The Classroom Status Report displays the following information:

  • Child’s name (first name, initial of last name. On occasion, there may be a red dot shown next to a child’s name; this dot indicates that the child Is struggling with an activity and has attempted that activity 6 times and has scored below 70% on those attempts.
  • ELL Status – Indicates whether child is an ELL student
  • Current level – indicates which activity level the child is utilizing
  • Progress – indicates percentage of progress within current subject and category (e.g., language level 2/decoding group)
  • Last Activity Played – Indicates score by color and percentage of last activity played. Colors are assigned as follows:
    • Green = Very High – score of 95% to 100% mastery of subject matter in activity.
    • Blue = High – score of 80% to 94% mastery of subject matter in activity.
    • Orange = Average – score of 60% to 79% mastery of subject matter in activity.
    • Red = Poor – score below 60%, indicating child is performing below average triggering teacher notification after 6 attempts at the activity.
      95-100%
      Very High
      80-94%
      High
      60-79%
      Average
      Below 60%
      Poor
  • Total minutes – Indicates number of minutes child has spent on the current group of activities
  • Status of activity – Indicates child’s current status within activity group by icon and text
    • If child is still working on the activity, will show a green arrow
      and indicate "in progress."
    • If child has attempted an activity 7 times and scores are still below 70%, status will display "paused"
      . Child will be paused from field of play for that activity and teacher must determine one of 3 courses of action: whether child should replay up to 3 more times, whether teacher wishes to provide direct instruction with the child or whether child should be moved on with whatever the current score is. Teacher accomplishes this by clicking on the paused status button and selecting which option is desired.
    • If the teacher has determined the child should replay the activities, the status will show a curved red arrow and indicate "in replay."

CLICKING ON CHILD’S NAME

When the teacher clicks on the child’s name, the teacher will go to that child’s individual Performance Report page. The page consists of the individual reports of that student’s progress and status within the program.

Child X Performance Reports:

This page presents a number of charts, which are summaries of the child’s performance within each of the categories measured by the Accelerating Young Minds Program.

  • Academic Performance: A real-time summary of where the child is in the current activity group. The detailed report will show each activity and score within that group.
    Acadamic Report screen
  • Core Standards: A real-time summary of where the child stands within the core standards for his grade level.
    Core Standards Report screen
  • Cognitive Input: A real-time summary of where the child stands in development of cognitive abilities.
    Cognitive Report screen
  • Creative Thinking: A real-time summary of the child’s progress in developing the ability to think creatively.
    Creative Thinking Report screen
  • Critical Thinking: A real-time summary of the child’s progress in learning to think critically.
    Critical Thinking Report screen
  • Affective Domain: The students are presented with different situations and given several answers from which to choose. The teacher can see the trends of a student's answers on questions including feelings, motivation, and values to determine whether the student’s attitudes might be affecting their academic success.
    Affective Domain Report screen
  • Attitudes: The students are presented with different situations and given several answers from which to choose. There are no right or wrong answers or any mastery sought. Instead, there is a best answer, other answer or no answer. The teacher can see the trends of a student and determine whether the student’s attitudes might be affecting their academic success.
    Attitudes Report screen

Student Full Reports

Where more detailed information is available, clicking theView Full Report button illustrationbutton at the bottom of each performance report chart allows the teacher to view a corresoponding detailed report for that individual child.

  1. Academics – Detailed Report: Upon clicking the view full report button within academic summary chart, the teacher will receive a page with information such as the following:
    Progress Report screen
    This report lets the teacher know which category and which activities the child is working on, how far the child has progressed within each individual activity, the child’s current score on that activity, whether the child is playing the activity the first time through, is in replay (meaning the child already attempted the activity previously and scored below 70%), has completed the activity satisfactorily or is paused waiting for a decision by the teacher of the next step. The chart also shows how long the child has worked on that activity and how many attempts to master the activity the child has taken.

    In addition, within the Academic Detailed Report, if the teacher places the cursor on the title of the activity, the tasks for that activity are delineated:
    Progress Report screen
  2. Core Standards – Detailed Report: This report lists the core standards within the child’s grade level and where that child stands in completing those standards.
    Progress Report screen
    Limited example--more categories on full chart
    As an aid to the teacher, definitions for each category are displayed when hovering above the standard.
    Progress Report screen
  3. Cognitive Thinking – Detailed Report: The sub-categories for each of the cognitive thinking categories are displayed in the report with a summary of the child’s progress within that category and sub-category.
    Progress Report screen
    Limited example--more categories on full chart
    Each of these categories and sub-categories contain a little green question mark next
    ?
    to their title. By clicking on the green question mark, the definition will be displayed.
    Progress Report screen

  4. Creative Thinking – Detailed Report: The categories that make up the ability to think creatively are displayed along with how the child is progressing by the number of tasks that have been presented, and the child’s progress in each category.
    Progress Report screen
  5. Critical Thinking – Detailed Report: The categories that make up the ability to think critically are displayed along with how the child is progressing by the number of tasks that have been presented, and the child’s progress in each category.
    Progress Report screen
  6. Affective Domain – Detailed Report: The virtues that make up affective domain are displayed. Again, this is not a mastery exercise, but instead a look at how a child is reacting and whether there is a correlation to their academic success.
    Progress Report screen
    Limited example--more categories on full chart
  7. Attitudes – Detailed Report: The report looks at the child’s attitudes toward various categories. Again, this is not a mastery exercise, but instead a look at how a child is reacting and whether there is a correlation to their academic success.
    Progress Report screen
    Limited example--more categories on full chart

DATA CENTER TAB

Clicking on the Data Center tab will open a page containing two charts: Teacher Attention Notifications and English Language Learners charts.

  • Teacher Attention Notifications is the list of students who are having difficulty in one or more of the activities in which they are working. This chart indicates on which learning activity the child is struggling, what his score is, how many times he has tried to master the activity, how much time he has been working on that activity. The very end of the chart allows the teacher to have the child replay the activity again, work with the child before their final (7th attempt) or to move the child forward onto the next activity without scoring at least 70% mastery. In that case, his highest score would be displayed in the final record.
    Progress Report screen
  • English Language Learners is a list of those students who are ELL students and how they are progressing within the learning activities for their level as well as how much time they have spent on these activities.
    Progress Report screen

MANAGE STUDENTS TAB

Clicking on the Manage Students tab will open a page that allows the teacher to assign AYM levels to either the entire class or to assign students individually.

  • Progress Report screen
  • By clicking on the text above the individual list of students that reads "assign your whole class to a level," the teacher may assign the entire class to a level of activities. Clicking this link will display a page showing a list of levels and subject categories to assign to the entire class as a whole.
    Progress Report screen
  • If the teacher would prefer to assign the level by individual students, the teacher will use the Assign Student page. Under the Level/Category heading on the chart, the teacher will click on "go to assignment" within the row corresponding with the child being assigned.
    Progress Report screen
    Clicking this link will display a page showing a list of levels and subject categories to assign to the individual student.
    Progress Report screen
  • In either case of assignment, by class or individual, the teacher then selects Language or Math or Retention Measures (if applicable) within the appropriate level.
    • Retention Measures should only be selected to determine whether that child is already performing at the Level selected, and could therefore be moved to a higher level. If the student fails any Retention Measure, they will automatically be placed in that level to play any activities for which they did not receive a score of 70% or better.
  • Log Out: Clicking this tab will close your session and return you to the login page.