Smart Revise allows a teacher to use a data driven approach to intervention. Perhaps a student is not using Quiz often enough and as a result struggles to remember the basic knowledge of the subject. Maybe a student is not able to use the subject-specific terminology sufficiently because they are not using Terms. Or does a student struggle to answer longer answer questions because they are not familiar with command words and mark scheme structure?

A teacher can track how much students are using each of the features of Smart Revise and if necessary set personal targets.

How Smart Revise can be used to screen students for intervention


With easy to read analytic reports it is very easy to spot students who are struggling more than others. Using a data driven approach in addition to classroom observations provides for more impactful conversations with students, leaders and parents.

A teacher can:

  1. Use analytic usage reports to identify students with motivation barriers.
  2. Use a topic matrix report to identify individual students underperforming.

The research

Response to intervention (RTI) is an educational approach that provides early, systematic assistance to students who are struggling in one or many areas of their learning. RTI seeks to prevent academic failure through early intervention and frequent progress measurement.

Hattie claims response to intervention can have a +1.29 positive effect, i.e. it makes a significant difference.

Effective RTI begins with high quality teaching and screening students. Struggling learners are identified and provided with classroom interventions to accelerate their rate of learning. (Tier 1) Those not making progress are then provided with increasingly intensive instruction usually in small groups (Tier 2). If still no progress, then students receive individualised, intensive interventions that target the students’ skill deficits (Tier 3).

Hattie, J. (2008). Visible learning. Routledge.

Quiz matrix

Supporting SEND

Students and teachers can change their account settings to a cream or lilac theme. This is great for supporting dyslexia by removing the white background making the text easier to read.

One of the advantages of an online system like Smart Revise is that it is easy to use the built-in features of the operating system and browser for accessibility. If students use Smart Revise on an iPad they can use text-to-speech to highlight any text to have it read to them. By using the microphone option students can also dictate their answers. Text input boxes in Smart Revise also facilitate spell checking in supported browsers. These features effectively remove the literacy barrier.

Don’t forget a student can also use Zoom controls to make the text size bigger. Smart Revise has an adaptive design to facilitate this.