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School Report | NEW on the App

November 25, 2019

The Revibe app makes it easy for parents to securely sync, store and view their child's Revibe user data on a mobile device or computer. But most children that struggle with focus and attention have a team of stakeholders assisting them (parents, guardians, relatives, teachers, clinicians, etc...), so what's the best way to keep the entire group updated and on the same page about the child? This is why Team Revibe created the School Report PDF. 

This new app feature generates a comprehensive, two-page PDF report of a user's last six weeks of weekday data, and emails it to the account holder. The account holder can then download the report for their records, print it to share at an important meeting, or forward it to  appropriate, additional stakeholders.

Find the School Report on the app by clicking: Menu > Help > School Report. 

App Screenshot _ School Report


 

Breaking it Down

The Pie Chart

The generated report is labeled with the time frame and user name. Below that is a pie chart representing the percentage of weekdays in the last six weeks that the Revibe device was synced to the app (aka, the percentage of days data was collected). You want this pie chart to be as close to 100% teal as possible.

School Report _ Header & Pie Chart

 

The 6 Core Metrics

Next, a table shows the weekly averages of Revibe's six core metrics: Attention Span, Focus Rate, Response Rate, Fidgets, Steps and Focus Score.

School Report _ 6 Metrics

Generally speaking, you want to see Attention Span, Focus Rate, Response Rate and Focus Score increasing over time. However; if those numbers are already high, you want to see consistency. And remember, no one can maintain a 100% Focus Rate over prolonged periods of time.

Response Rate should be as close to 100% as possible, because the higher the Response Rate, the more accurate all of the metrics get. Focus Score is most sensitive to Response Rate, since it's calculated based on the other metrics as an overall metric of progress. You can see in the chart above how a higher Response Rate helps to increase the Focus Score.

Compare Fidgets and Steps to the other metrics to better learn how your child's focus is affected by their activity level: 

  • When Fidgets go down, does Focus increase, or decrease? Depending on the user, fidgeting may or may not be beneficial.
  • When Steps go down, does Focus also decrease? Maybe steps are helpful for that student, and building more activity into their day is crucial.

Since each child and their focusing habits are unique, we strongly encourage looking at data like this to identify trends and patterns instead of making blanket conclusions for all kids.

 

The Graphs

Next, there is a graph of Focus Rate over time:

School Report _ Focus Rate Graph

If you see a flat line, don’t panic! Look at the numbers: Is the Focus Rate high (or in a normal range for your child)? In that case, a flat line means they are staying consistent, and consistency is a sign of progress.

We are always asked things like, “my child has a 56% Focus Rate, is that good?”, and the answer is: it depends on your child - their level of cognitive ability, age, and additional factors specific to them. While we generally say that 70% or higher for Focus Rate is great, the metric could be lower based on these specific factors, which is perfectly ok. For a child with severe focus difficulties, reaching a 50% Focus Rate could mean passing grades, independence, and significant improvement. Remember, Revibe celebrates progress, not perfection.

The second page begins with graphs of Attention Span and Fidgets over time:

School Report _ Attention Span & Fidgets Graphs

Attention Span should be treated similarly to Focus Rate. You want to see the line moving upward; however, if there is a flat line and your child is staying consistently in a good range, that is great too.

This is a great opportunity to compare Fidgets to Focus Rate and Attention Span to begin to understand how Fidgets may impact focus.

It is important to remember that if you use Quick Sync, Fidgets will be left behind. As you can see on the graph for Fidgets, the week of 10/14 was full of Quick Syncs, so no Fidgets from the week were included in the graph.

 

Extra Info for Response Rate

The last table gives detailed information about the 'vibration reminder' prompts sent to the child, and their responses. This is information that is not currently detailed in the Revibe app.

School Report _ Promt and Response Data

In general, the Total Number of Prompts will remain the same if you are consistently using Revibe's preset Modes: Low, Medium, High or Homework Mode. If you are using Adaptive Mode, you will hopefully see the number of prompts becoming less frequent as the Revibe learns the user's unique needs, and the child is able to focus for longer spans of time.

The key here is to minimize No Response (a 'vibration reminder' prompt was sent, but the user did not tap to respond Yes or No). An easy way to do this is to make sure the user’s Schedule is updated on the app so that Revibe is only vibrating during the times it is needed. If the Schedule is up to date, talk with your child to discover other causes for a high number of No Response.

  • They may be missing some of the prompts because the vibration strength is too soft, and you can make those stronger in the Revibe App under Menu > Settings > User Preferences > User Device Preferences > Vibration Strength.
  • If your child says they are tapping back every time, double check that they are waiting until the vibration reminder is complete and the screen is showing the “!” prompt. Any response before the vibration is complete cannot be counted by Revibe.

 

We hope you enjoy the first version of the Revibe School Report! Over time, as our team is able to provide more information to our users, we will be adding additional, customizable graphs, charts, tables and insights.

Remember to always focus on progress, not perfection, and to treat each child as an individual. In our research, we have seen children improve grades, behavior, and self-esteem, even at lower Focus Rates, simply because it is all dependent on that child’s unique situation. Any progress or small level of success should be celebrated!

Have feedback? We are always looking for ways to improve! Please let us know.

Topics: New on the App!
Gwen Campell

Written by Gwen Campell

Gwen Campbell is the Director of Product at Revibe Technologies, and has dedicated her career to helping children with special needs and their families since 2015. An engineer by training and altruistic at heart, Gwen leaped at the opportunity to join Revibe's mission to improve the quality of life of others. In her spare time, she loves being surrounded by loved ones, animals, and nature.

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