Understanding the Family Insight Dashboard
- The Family Insight Dashboard allows you to track student progress in DreamBox, adjust your account settings, and assign lessons to your student(s).
- Mar 5, 2018•Community Article
The Family Insight Dashboard allows you to track student progress in DreamBox, adjust your account settings, and assign lessons to your student(s).
FAMILY INSIGHT DASHBOARD OVERVIEW
The Dashboard Toolbar is located at the top of the Insight Dashboard and is used to access help information and account settings. The Support link is a shortcut to our fully searchable support site. The Resources link is a shortcut to additional helpful parent resources. Use the Send Feedback link to provide us with comments, suggestions, or information on bugs you may have encountered. Click the arrow beside the family name to open a drop-down menu that allows you to switch on/off, Log Out, or access Account Settings to make changes to your subscription.
You can make the following changes to your DreamBox after selecting Account Settings from the Dashboard Toolbar:
Account Information – Edit your personal information, change your email address (you will still need access to your old email address to confirm the change), and manage your password.
Student Information – Add a Free Trial to your account, purchase a subscription for one or more students, upgrade to a family subscription, and view information on all of the students attached to your account.
My Subscription – Add a Free Trial, purchase a subscription, gift DreamBox to a friend, cancel your account, edit payment information, and review your order history.
Notification Preferences – Set how or if you receive notifications on your students and add email addresses you would like notifications sent to. You can enter up to five secondary email addresses in addition to your primary email address.
The Summary Pane is the light blue area just below the Dashboard Toolbar. It provides a quick glance at Growth and lesson completion information for the selected student. If you have multiple students, you can change the student you are viewing by clicking the currently selected student’s name. You can log in as the student so they can begin playing DreamBox by clicking Play DreamBox - Student Account. The standard used to compute and display reports is located beside the Play DreamBox button. Click the name of the standard to select another.
The Reports Pane is located below the Summary Pane and contains the bulk of information on your student’s DreamBox usage and progress. You can also assign specific lessons in this pane. Navigate the Reports Pane by selecting from the Overview, Activity, Standards, Usage, and AssignFocus tabs. Listed below are the reports and features you can access in the Reports Pane.
The Overview Report provides thorough and illustrated information on your student’s usage and progress.
The data displayed in the Overview Report depends on the selected date range. Use the drop-down menu in the top-left to change the date range to Today, the Last 7 Days, the Last 30 Days, or the Current School Year. The report organizes data into several sections, detailed below.
IS MY STUDENT USING DREAMBOX ENOUGH?
The top-left section of the report shows your student’s DreamBox usage for the selected date range, separated by time spent on DreamBox and lessons completed in DreamBox. When the date range is seven days or less, you will see only the total minutes/lessons completed on DreamBox within that time frame. When the date range exceeds seven days, you will also see the average minutes spent on DreamBox per week and the average number of lessons completed per week.
Black text indicates the student is using DreamBox as recommended.
Green text indicates the student is exceeding our recommended usage.
Orange text indicates the student is not meeting our recommended usage.
Our recommended usage is based on the student’s grade level. The chart below provides more information.
WHAT IS MY STUDENT’S PROFICIENCY AND GROWTH?
Directly below the usage section of the report, you will find a chart that illustrates the student’s proficiency in standards across all grade levels. The green proficiency bars in this chart are based on the student’s full up-to-date DreamBox history and are not limited to the date range selected.
Standards that are available in DreamBox are white in the chart until the student is placed or begins to show proficiency. If the student started DreamBox beyond the kindergarten level, some areas will be filled in light-green. These are standards in which the student is presumed proficient and has been Placed based on their current grade level or initial placement. Standards in which the student has completed lessons and demonstrated Proficiency will be filled in dark-green. Each column represents a grade level and lists the number of standards the student has met out of the total number of standards supported in the grade level. Each row corresponds to a domain in the regional academic standard.
Areas in which the student has demonstrated growth will contain black Growth arrows. These arrows reflect Growth for the chosen date range only.
Note: DreamBox is non-linear. It is normal and expected that students will work in multiple grade levels simultaneously based on their individualized learning path.
WHAT IS MY STUDENT CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
This section lists the lesson groups that the student worked on over the selected date range (up to the last 30 days). It is organized by the student’s status on each lesson group, starting with the lesson groups they May Need Attention in, then the ones In Progress, and ending with the lesson groups they were Proficient in over the date range.
Each row includes a description of the lesson group, the total time the student has spent on the lesson group over the selected date range, the number of lessons in the group the student has completed, and a button to try a demo of the lesson. Some lesson groups also include a letter in the Detail column that can be viewed and printed after a student becomes proficient in the lesson group. These letters describe the mathematical concept that the student has mastered in layman’s terms and are a great way to share a student’s successes with parents.
When a student may need attention or is due for a congratulation, you will see an Alerts section notifying you of these behavioral prompts.
This section provides the student’s exact Growth statistics over the selected date range. Standards Met tallies the standards the student has completely demonstrated proficiency in. Standards Made Progress In counts the standards the student is working on by playing lessons within associated lesson groups. If a student makes progress in a standard and meets the standard, it will only be counted in the Standards Met statistic.
ASSIGNFOCUS AND PROGRESS MONITORING
If a student has ongoing assignments through AssignFocus™, they will be listed on the Student Overview report. Completed or expired assignments can only be viewed on the AssignFocus™ tab.
If there are no active assignments, you will see a suggestion to create a Long-Term Assignment and monitor the student’s progress on the Long-Term Assignment Progress Report.
As students play DreamBox, they will earn certificates for certain achievements. These certificates can be viewed and printed on the Student Overview Report. The certificates are based on the date range selected at the top of the report. Click View next to an achievement name to open a pop-up window with the certificate. From here, click Print and follow your system printer prompts in order to print the certificate.
Note: Certificates earned before January 13th, 2017 will not be viewable on the Insight Dashboard.
The Activity Feed displays every lesson your student has played over the last 30 days and updates in real time as your student plays DreamBox.
The Activity Feed displays the student’s activity organized from their most recent lesson attempted to their oldest. Each Activity Card provides insight into how well the student understood the lesson. For detailed information on how to read the Activity Cards, click HERE.
This report provides detailed information on how a student is progressing against the standard selected in the Summary Pane.
1) Grade Level Drop-Down Menu
This drop-down menu lets you select from all grade levels supported in the DreamBox curriculum. You can view the overall proficiency percentage next to each menu item. Select the grade level you’d like to learn more about. This will open several tables for each Standard/Area/Domain of the selected grade level.
2) Select Focal Area or All Domains
To look at student proficiency and progress in specific domains, select the appropriate tab of from the table list. Just below the domain tabs is a drop-down menu to view proficiency in a precise standard.
Note that these averages are based on students’ total DreamBox activity and not just during the current year.
This report provides information on how much time your student is spending in DreamBox Learning per week and the number of lessons they are completing per week. Green bars represent usage exceeding DreamBox’s recommended targets, orange bars represent usage below the recommended minimums, and grey bars represent usage meeting the recommended targets.
1) Date Drop-Down Menu
Using the date drop-down menu, you can choose to view data from the Last 7 Days, the Last 30 Days, or the Current School Year.
2) Minutes of DreamBox Usage
This chart visualizes minutes played in DreamBox over the set time period. Hover over a bar to view the precise Extended Use, School Use, and Total Use minutes. DreamBox recommends 60 minutes of DreamBox time per week to achieve demonstrable growth through the curriculum.
3) Lessons Completed
This chart tallies the total lessons played in DreamBox over the chosen time period. DreamBox recommends 8 or more lessons per week to achieve demonstrable growth through the curriculum.
Note: This option is only available to home subscribers. If you are accessing a student’s school account this option will be reserved for the teacher.
AssignFocus™ allows you to assign your student specific lessons across all DreamBox standards. While it is recommended that DreamBox’s Adaptive Learning Technology guide the student’s learning path, you may wish to manually select assignments that your student requires additional practice with.
For detailed instructions on using AssignFocus™, click HERE.