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Monitoring my child's understanding

How to use Analyse > Understanding to monitor my child's understanding of the content they've covered

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Written by Jo Kiddell
Updated over a week ago

In order to see the level of your child’s understanding in each year group and the content areas they’ve covered so far, head to the Parent Dashboard and go to Analyse > Understanding.

Here you can view your child’s current level of understanding in each curriculum area and identify any gaps in their knowledge so that you can help target and support their learning.

You can select to view this data for each of the children linked to your parent account by clicking on the child’s name on the left hand side.

The two columns show how well your child currently understands each year group's curriculum content compared to their most recent baseline assessment. When a child first starts using Doodle, our clever algorithm, Proxima™, will ask them a series of questions to determine their current level and confidence. This helps Doodle to create each child a unique work programme tailored to their strengths and weaknesses. For more information on baseline assessment (including how to set a new one) please see here.

The traffic light system represents your child’s level of understanding for each year group as a whole, and each Age Related eExpectation (ARE) within that year group. Age-related expectations are set out by the national curriculum and indicate what children are expected to have learned at the end of each Key Stage. The traffic lights change colour depending upon the child’s accuracy when answering questions from that particular ARE.

Red = the child is currently developing their understanding of this area

Amber = the child is working at an average level for this area

Green = the child is exceeding expectations in this area.

You can break this information down even further by viewing their understanding for each individual curriculum topic by clicking on the arrows.

The traffic lights change depending upon two things - the percentage of questions answered from concepts related to that particular ARE and the child’s accuracy with those questions.

Questions answered on X-a-day, Power Up, New this Week and Assignments are included in the data for your child’s current understanding.

It is perfectly normal, and what we would expect, for children to be covering content from different year groups to their actual year group. The reason for this is that Doodle is designed to revise and revisit learning from previous year groups to ensure a really solid foundation that can support their current learning. Doodle works to close any gaps in a child’s learning in order to support their classroom learning.

As with all pages in the Parent Dashboard you can switch between the programmes by tapping on the different subject icons here. This will allow you to view your child’s understanding for each individual subject.

💡 Need more help? Feel free to contact our lovely customer support team by using the chat bubble in the bottom right corner of the screen, they will be happy to help!

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