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Editing the Mastery Time for a Level

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Administrator, School Administrator, Teacher

You can change the mastery time for (1) individual students and levels or (2) all the students at one or more levels.

If a student has already worked on a level you are editing, your changes could affect the status of his or her work.

If you increase the mastery time, a student whose time (for completing a test at that level) is now at or below the new mastery time limit will have the status of that level changed to Mastered. No other work will need to be completed.

If you decrease the mastery time, a student whose time (for completing a test at that level) now exceeds the mastery time limit will have the Mastered state removed and the level will be put on Hold, even if the student had previously mastered that level.

    1. On the Home page, select Other Math & Reading Apps.
    2. On the next page, select MathFacts in a Flash; then, select Assignment Book.
    3. The Assignment Book page opens. Use the drop-down lists to choose the desired school and class.

  1. To choose one or several students, check the box by each student for whom you want to adjust the mastery time. If you choose multiple students, you can set different times for each student.
  2. To choose all of the students on the page, check the Student box in the column heading.

  3. On the left side of the page, under Activities, select Edit Mastery Time.
  4. Follow the steps below for the number of students you chose.

    If you chose one student:

    1. The Edit Mastery Time page opens and lists the levels available to the student. Some levels may have symbols. Hover your mouse over a symbol to see what it means.
    2. To set the same mastery time for all the levels, type the minutes and seconds in the appropriate fields at the top of the page and select Set All.

      To change the mastery time for one or more levels, select the Minutes and Seconds fields for a level, delete the existing numbers, and type the mastery time you want used for that level. Repeat this for each level you want to change.

      If the list is longer than the limit set in the General preference, select Next >> or << Previous to move through the list.

      To return to the default times for all the levels, select Default.

    3. When you are finished, select Save.
    4. Depending on the time and your selections, you may see a message to notify you that the mastery state may change for some students, or you may see a message telling you that the mastery time you set is very low; if you want to continue, select OK; if not, select Cancel.

    If you chose more than one student:

    1. The Edit Mastery Time page opens. This page lists the students you chose, available levels, and the status of each level. Some levels may have symbols. Hover your mouse over a symbol to see what it means.
    2. To see the title for a level, hover your mouse over the level number or scroll through the list of levels at the top of the page.

      Check the boxes at the intersection of a level and a student for the levels you want to change. Make sure all the levels you choose can share the same mastery time.

    3. At the top of the page, select the Minutes and Seconds fields and type the mastery time you want for the students and levels you chose.
    4. Select Set Time.
    5. Depending on the time and your selections, you may see a message to notify you that the mastery state may change for some students, or you may see a message telling you that the mastery time you set is very low; if you want to continue, select OK; if not, select Cancel.

    6. Repeat steps a-c for each mastery time you want to change.
    7. To return to the default time (two minutes) for all the students and levels, select Default.

    8. When you are finished, select Save.

The Benchmarks Set for Mastery Table shows the benchmark levels set for each grade at your school and the target date. For more information, see Editing the Benchmarks Preference.