Identify learning priorities

Smart Revise has a wealth of reports that teachers and students can use for formative assessment and reflection.

How Smart Revise can be used to identify learning priorities for individual students and whole classes


A teacher can:

  1. See the top 10 least well answered Quiz questions in one or more topics.
  2. See the topics that are least well understood by individuals and the whole class in a topic matrix report.
  3. Identify subject specific terms that students are least familiar with.
  4. See how many students gave particular answers to extended answer questions with a mark scheme breakdown.

A student can:

  • See their own set of individual analytic reports similar to the ones available for teachers.
  • Access a personal revision report that highlights areas of strength and weakness together with a top 10 list of specific revision resource page references and YouTube videos.

The research

Checking understanding, obtaining a high success rate, weekly and monthly review plus providing support are key Rosenshine principles.

Just because a topic has been taught doesn’t mean that students have fully understood it. There will likely be many misconceptions or misunderstanding of some of the core knowledge.

Identifying the priorities for re-learning through regular, planned formative assessment is a key aspect of raising attainment.

The International Academy of Education, 21(2010). Rosenshine, B. (2012) Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know. American Educator, 36(1), p12-39.

The top 10 least well answered Quiz questions

Quiz top 10

Accuracy and mastery for each student by topic in the class matrix report

Quiz matrix

Least well understood subject specific terms

Terms top 10

Mark scheme analysis

Unique to Smart Revise, not only can a teacher see the answers students gave to Advance questions, but they can also see how the mark scheme was applied during self or peer assessment. This enables a teacher to consider which points in the mark scheme the student has not used. Maybe they had already secured the maximum marks, but maybe they didn’t remember those answer possibilities, or perhaps they were never taught!