To effective teachers, evaluation is a continual process of gathering and examining evidence, analyzing it, and reflecting on ways to go forward in light of what they have learned.|
You can generate reports using the Administrator Tool that cover a wide range of information: time spent playing the game, time spent playing the puzzles, number of messages submitted, puzzle attempts, puzzle completions, tokens earned, pets freed, last login, number of logins, time played, etc. You should remember, though, that this evidence is an artifact of game play, not a grade to be assigned. By looking at the picture these reports create, you can get a good idea of some areas where the student might need more direct instruction.
You can create a more complete picture of student progress by also considering:
Reflecting on the story the evidence tells
Once you have the data, of course, you'll want to make some sense of it. And here we think it will be helpful to remind you of two of the main purposes of Lure of the Labyrinth:
These data won't be the basis for any kind of final assessment of your students. Its ultimate use will be to give you an idea of what your students know, what they still need to learn and, maybe most importantly, how they think. Try to focus on how you can use the collected evidence to help your students succeed in their real race - learning in your classroom when you formally teach them the math content. We believe that, in this way, the data will be an extremely useful resource for you.