Estimating Time Spent on LevelUp

Estimating Time Spent on LevelUp

Students use LevelUp at their own pace, but it can be helpful to have an idea of how long students may spend on each feature of the site:

Reading a book: To estimate how long it will take a student to read a book, see "Audio Length" listed on the book's detail page. This information is based on the length of the actor-narrated audio recording. The speed of audio support is matched to the book's Lexile measure to ensure it is appropriate for students at that reading level, so you can assume students reading at their own pace may take a similar amount of time. 

Completing a quiz: Comprehension quizzes increase in length and complexity based on the Lexile measure of a book. For books under 200L, assume about 5 minutes to complete a quiz. For books 200L to 400L, assume 5 to 10 minutes. For books above 400L, assume 10 to 15 minutes.

Completing a constructed response item: Assume 3 to 5 minutes. These short answer quiz items invite students to compose a response. Responses will vary in length, but they are often as brief as a couple of sentences.

Completing a graphic organizer: Assume 5 to 15 minutes. Instructional aids like the LevelUp graphic organizers vary in complexity. The student's grade level and the requirements of a particular assignment are also a factor.

Time spent in LevelUp Land: Dependent on the time limits set by the teacher in the Gaming and Incentives tab of My Classroom. During class hours, students may be limited to as little as 5 minutes in LevelUp Land. However, outside of class hours, students are free to explore.

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