Puzzle goal progress is based on a fixed number of puzzles associated with a year's worth of progress. Since ST Math allows teachers to assign content to students from any grade level they need, any content a student plays advances their progress. It does not represent a completed curriculum for a specific grade level’s journey. Instead, it shows how much work a student has completed during this school year regardless of grade. Students with intervention work don't get penalized, and students promoted to a higher grade level in a previous year don't have a head start. It's a good way to compare how much work a student has done in your class, this year.
Puzzle goal progress is calculated by the total puzzles a student has collected divided by the fixed number of puzzles based on the student’s grade. If you click on a class, Puzzle Goal Progress will show the percent, and also a fraction with the correct denominator for the student.
Below is an example of the fixed numbers by grade. Actual numbers will vary by state.
- 750 puzzles for PK and TK
- 1800 puzzles for K and Grade 1
- 2200 puzzles for Grades 2-8
All new puzzles completed contribute to a student's progress. This includes assignments from other grade levels, optional objectives, and the bonus journey.
For example, if a student in 2nd grade has completed 823 puzzles this year, their puzzle goal progress would be 37%, or 823 divided by 2200.
Because the fixed number of puzzles can be less than the number of puzzles a student completes in their journey, It is possible for students to have a percentage over 100%. If a 2nd-grade student completes all 3080 puzzles in their journey, the student would show 140% progress.
Puzzle goal progress only counts puzzles played in the current school year.
If you are looking for how much ST Math content in a particular grade your students have completed, you might want to use the Standards Report - What can I see on the Standards tab
or view the student's journey progress.