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What do First and Last Attempts mean in the Exercise Report?

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First and Last Attempt

The exercise report can be accessed on the Assignments tab and shows specific student data for each problem within an exercise (see below). In this report, an Attempt indicates the completion of an individual problem.

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One thing to keep in mind is that in this report, we don’t display scores--only whether the problem itself was completed correctly or incorrectly.

Under Attempts, toggling to First will show you which problems a student or students answered correctly the first time they tried it. 

However, toggling to Last will show you if the student eventually chose the correct answer (their last attempt at the problem) without using hints or skipping the problem. 

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For example, if a student got a problem wrong, they get to try again if they want by clicking Try again. They can also click Move on to skip the problem. If the student elects to try again, they are attempting the problem multiple times.

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This action updates the Last attempt in the report page, but does not affect any of the other reports. If the student chooses the correct answer on their second attempt, it will show as correct when the Last toggle is selected. 

Note: The Last attempt will only be incorrect (red) when a student skips a problem or uses hints. 

When a teacher creates an assignment, we assume that, even if that student has completed the assignment previously, the teacher wants the student to complete this practice.

With that in mind, we consider this particular assignment to be completed only after the student has completed the material after it has been assigned. However, any work students do outside of the assignment will still impact their mastery levels.

If the same assignment is required by more that one class (e.g., by a core teacher and a remediation teacher), completion of the assignment will count for both. However, this means that the work that a student does before the teacher assigns the material is not counted toward completion of the assignment, and will not be displayed in that assignment's reports.