Since we released Zinc’s individual student report in the fall, we’ve gotten great feedback about how useful it is in tracking growth and areas of strength and weakness. We’ve also seen that these reports are a great tool to engage students in their own reading growth process. Some Zinc teachers are asking students to monitor their own reports and to choose articles and vocabulary accordingly. Specifically, these students are paying attention to what their weakest Zinc skills are and then searching for text with a focus on those skills. They're monitoring their reports to watch as their percentages correct in those areas grow with reading practice.
In case your learners need help deciphering the Zinc reading lingo and understanding the skills we're tracking, we’ve created a Zinc reading terms cheat-sheet. Now students can take the reins of their data driven instruction!