Overview: Below are a few action steps, updates, and considerations to review before you start using Literably this school year. The below information is most relevant to school/districts that roster on Literably via Clever. This information is geared towards school/districts that used Literably in previous years, however, some of this information will also be useful for schools/districts that are using Literably for the first time this school year.
Important: it is highly recommended that your IT department Safelist Literably and test out logging into Literably (as a student & teacher) before you start using Literably widely across your school/district this school year (especially if students will be assessing remotely and/or will be using school/district-issued devices). More details are found below.
- This "Rostering via Clever" Help Center article includes information about how to implement Clever with Literably
- School and District Admins: On Clever, please designate the appropriate staff as school or district admins. These admins can then log into Literably via Clever.
- More information about what Literably admins can do.
- More information about how to set up admins in Clever (see # 3 in the "Rostering via Clever" Help Center article)
2. "Safelist" Literably: If you haven't already done so, please have your IT department safelist Literably (see Safelist here). This is especially important if your students will be using school or district-issued devices with Literably.
- We also have an IT checklist that we highly recommend you and your IT department review.
3. Communicate your Literably launch to your staff and students so they know how to log into Literably, where to go for questions, and what your expectations are. We have a number of customizable email templates and resources to help with this type of communication.
- General communication materials
- Remote-learning communication materials
- Note: please feel free to direct teachers to email@example.com if they have questions about Literably.
4. Improve assessment accuracy by reducing "tolds/tells" and teacher/parent voices during assessments: As a reminder, please let your teachers and parents know that they should try to avoid helping students read words while an assessment is taking place. In addition, please instruct teachers and parents to limit the amount of direct communication (talking, coaching, etc.) they have with their students while an assessment is taking place. Reducing the presence of tolds/tell and adult voices during assessments will help improve the accuracy and usefulness of the assessment data that teachers receive from Literably. This Help Center article has more information on this topic as well as recommended strategies to help reduce "tolds/tells" and adult voices during assessments.
5. Scoring/Grading Methodology Update: Literably is now using speech recognition to help grade small portions of some student assessments. A human grader is still listening to and grading your students' assessments, however, at times, we will deploy this new technology to score small parts (often, the easiest-to-grade parts) of some student assessments. The end result is that we're able to combine the expertise and human touch of our graders with speech recognition, in order to get accurate assessments back to your teachers as quickly as possible. More information on this topic can be found here.
6. Need a new or refresher Literably training? Check out our training resources here.
Further Rostering Considerations:
7. ELL/Home Language data sharing: Within Clever, it is possible to share students' ELL and home language information with Literably, which can improve the accuracy of their assessments. If you'd like to share this data with Literably, please make sure your district's Clever contact has turned on this setting in Clever. More info. on this topic can be found here.