The Understanding page provides an in-depth snapshot of each child’s level of understanding by showing the results of the most recent baseline assessment they’ve completed.
When a child first starts using Doodle, they’ll be asked to complete a series of exercises to help Doodle determine their level and build them a personalised work programme. This is known as baseline assessment mode.
Following this initial assessment, teachers can start a new one at any point from this page, making it an ideal assessment tool. You can also compare the results of each child’s assessment with their current level of understanding.
Baseline assessment mode can also be used to ensure that every child is working at the correct level. Doodle will automatically recommend if any students should take an assessment if their work programme appears to be too easy or challenging. More information on how to complete a baseline assessment can be found here.
As children use Doodle more and more, the programme builds up a good understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. Understanding is arranged according to the national curriculum age-related expectations (AREs) and allows you to view your pupils’ understanding of each strand.
You can see a RAG rating in order to assess a child’s understanding and compare this to their baseline assessment understanding. Green with a white plus sign shows they have mastered that particular area.
Don't be alarmed if your students are covering content below their year group. This is because Doodle works by filling in any gaps from previous learning to ensure that your teaching can build upon this. The most important thing is that the questions they are being asked are sufficiently challenging to them as an individual to ensure progress, without being excessively difficult and leaving them demoralised.
Teachers can also view any questions pupils have marked as ‘Tricky’ on this page, making it easy to support pupils in the areas they’re finding challenging. Tricky questions are the number of questions a student has marked as 'tricky' to come back to later. This will be indicated with a red exclamation mark. Click on this to view the questions. We recommend that students don't have any more than 5-10 questions in their Tricky Questions folder. Once saved to Tricky Questions, this indicates to the app that the child is struggling with this particular topic and you can help the student with this question.
Again, you can download all of this data by pressing the Export button in the top right hand corner.