Teachers on LevelUp have new features for comprehension quizzes. First, there is a new My Classroom page: Quiz Settings. This page contains two controls that have always been available for teachers (Quiz Frequency and Constructed Response) as well as a new setting called Quiz Availability.

Quiz Availability gives a teacher the ability to maintain student motivation, avoid overwhelming students, and ensure the assessments serve as effective tools for gauging student learning with greater control over when students are given comprehension quizzes. It has three settings: Student Bookshelf Range, Student Bookshelf Range and Lower, and Quiz Any Book.

Set to “Student Bookshelf Range,” quizzes are only given for books within the student’s Bookshelf Range. For example, a student with a Lexile measure of 300L (and the default Bookshelf Range setting of 100L below to 50L above the Lexile reader measure) would only be given quizzes for books within the 200L to 350L range.

Set to “Student Bookshelf Range and Lower,” quizzes are given for books within the student’s Bookshelf Range or below. Using the same example above, the student would be given quizzes for books up to 350L.

Set to “Quiz Any Book,” a student would be eligible for quizzes for books at any Lexile measure.

Quiz eligibility is still subject to the “Quiz Frequency” setting as well. If a student has Quiz Frequency set to “Every 2 Books,” and Quiz Availability set to “Student Bookshelf Range,” the student would receive a quiz for every other book completed within the target reading range.

This setting helps to ensure students only receive the most relevant comprehension quizzes. Among other things, it gives teachers the option to prevent students from receiving comprehension quizzes for books far above their reading level, which could lead to frustration and skew data on comprehension.

The comprehension quiz interface for students has also been updated, based on feedback from educators. The final “Quiz Completed!” screen, which displays the student’s results, has been adjusted.

The design at the top of the page has been resized so that it is easier for students to notice their answers are listed below.

In addition, the “Continue” button has been moved to the bottom of the page. This encourages students to scroll down and review the quiz questions and see which they answered correctly and incorrectly. This empowers students to take an active role in their academic progress. When students review their quiz results, they learn from their mistakes, understand how to review feedback, and accept accountability for their own academic performance.