Every Reflex session begins with Crabby’s Fact Fair where assessment of fact fluency takes place.
At the start, Fact Fair may ask students to type in a series of numbers. This determines their typing speed, a factor taken into account when measuring how quickly a student can answer a fact.
Next, students answer math facts while playing a variety of carnival games. During the first several sessions, the games assess a student’s pre-existing fluency to see which facts are not known, known but not fluent, and fluent. Students can pass on a question if it is too hard, so they don’t become frustrated.
Once Fact Fair establishes a student’s pre-existing fluency, the games assess how students perform with recently taught facts. All data for the reports on student’s fluency and fact knowledge come from this opening assessment.