Using Your Reflex Trial
Part 2 of 2
Your 14-day trial of Reflex will end soon, and we want to check in and make sure you are seeing great results.
If you haven't read the Reflex Teacher Guide yet, be sure to look it over. It has lots of important information on getting your students up and running with Reflex. The Getting Started in Reflex video will also give you some great details on creating classes, adding students, choosing assignments, and getting students logged on.
Delving into Fluency Reports
Now that your students are progressing towards fluency, you can start making use of the abundant reporting facilities in Reflex. These reports help you track usage and progress for both individuals and groups, from a variety of viewpoints. To access the reports, go to your dashboard and click Reports. From here you can look at group reports for a class or individual student reports.
In the Fact Detail reports, for example, you can see precisely which facts and fact families each student has learned. Plus you can see how fluency has evolved over time using the arrows in the upper-left corner, under the student's name.
Students can see their own fact family pyramid and fact grids by hovering their cursor over the avatar in the bottom-right of the screen, then clicking on the icon of four boxes.
You can monitor student fluency and its relationship to usage by means of the Fluency Growth report. This is great for RTI progress monitoring.
The blue line represents the student's number of fluent facts on each day. You can change the scope of the report with the "Date Range" menu. The green horizontal line is the 100% fluency mark.
Click the "Show Usage" checkbox to overlay the student's usage onto the fluency graph. (Usage is represented by the purple bars in the graph below). If there is a blue dot at the bottom of the bar, it means the student met their Daily Usage Requirement for the day.
In addition to individual reports, you can access group reports as well to check on the usage and progress of your class as a whole. Take a look at the Reflex Teacher Guide for additional pointers and tips on using reports.
The Key to Success: 100% Fluency
Math fact fluency refers to the ability to recall the basic facts in all four operations accurately, quickly, and effortlessly. When students achieve automaticity with these facts, they are retrieving them from long-term memory without conscious effort or attention. Attaining this level of mastery enables students to free up their working memory and devote it to problem solving and learning new concepts and skills.
There is a broad base of research supporting the critical role played by fact automaticity throughout elementary school level mathematics and beyond. Students' fact retrieval speed has also been shown to be a significant predictor of scores on standardized tests, including the SAT. The significance of retrieval speed as a predictor of performance is not limited to test items that directly assess computation — it predicts performance on math concept problems, word problems, data interpretation problems, and mathematical reasoning items as well. For more information, see the Reflex Learn More page and the Reflex White Paper.
By now, if your students have been using Reflex regularly, each one of them should have gained a substantial number of new fluent facts. They're on their way to math fact mastery!
But, don't stop there. Automaticity with all basic math facts is a critical objective. Continued, regular sessions with Reflex can move all your students toward 100% fluency. In addition to preparing them for the challenges of higher mathematics, Reflex also shows students in a very direct way how their efforts are producing results. And perhaps most important of all: it shows them that they can be good at math!
Onward with Reflex
During your trial, please feel free to contact Customer Support at any time if you have any questions about getting the most out of Reflex.
If you are ready to continue your Reflex subscription beyond the trial period, there are two convenient ways to purchase.
Reflex site licenses are available for $3,395 (U.S.) and provide all students in one school with access to Reflex for an entire year as well as training for all teachers in the school. Site licenses also provide teachers and administrators with classroom and building level management and reporting features.
We have also made it easy for you to buy Reflex online. If you are buying Reflex for a small group of students, per seat purchases are just $35 per student per year.
If you need more time to evaluate Reflex, your account rep can also facilitate a 30-day Reflex Pilot, where 2 or more classrooms in the same school use Reflex for 30 days. Free webinar training is included.
Contact your account rep for more information on site license purchases or on pilot opportunities: