About progress in Schoolwork
When you send activities to your students as part of an assignment, Schoolwork provides you with information on how your students are doing with the activities and assignments. Schoolwork always indicates when a student opens an assignment, when a student opens an activity within an assignment, and when a student marks an activity as done (taps Mark Done).
To get the most out of Schoolwork, make sure your school’s IT administrator turns on the Student Progress feature in Apple School Manager. When your school turns on the Student Progress feature, you can view additional information about the progress your students are making on the activities you send. You’ll be able to check how students are progressing on timed app activities and app activities both individually and compared to the rest of the class.
If your school turned on the Student Progress feature in Apple School Manager and students work on activities in a progress-reporting app you sent in an assignment, all available progress data is shared with you. Schoolwork displays the data from the progress-reporting app as students work on activities in the app (for example, time spent on the activity, the percentage completed, quiz scores, hints used, or points earned). The data available depends on the type of activity, and is defined by the app developer. Every activity that supports progress reporting displays time spent data in Schoolwork.
For document, link, timed app, and exit ticket activities, Schoolwork automatically displays information (time spent, number of questions answered) as students complete the activity.
When reviewing progress data, you can see:
Class progress: The class view displays how students are progressing with the assignments in the selected class.
Assignment progress: The assignment details view displays how students are progressing with the activities in the selected assignment.
Student progress: The student progress view displays how a selected student is progressing with all activities across all assignments in a class. To see how the selected student is doing on a specific assignment, tap View Assignment.
Progress data doesn’t appear instantaneously. Schoolwork takes time to process data before displaying it in the class view, assignment details view, and student progress view.
If necessary, your school’s IT administrator can turn off reporting of student progress for an entire organization or for individual students. If reporting of student progress is turned off for an entire organization, the administrator can choose to pause reporting or delete all previously reported data for all students. If reporting of student progress is turned off for an individual student, all previously reported data is automatically deleted and is no longer accessible. If reporting of student progress is turned off for an entire organization or an individual student, Schoolwork does not display the Performance and Time Spent insights.
For privacy reasons, teachers can see student progress only on the activities sent for a class they teach, and students only have access to their own progress data. Progress data is only between teachers and students. See About privacy and security for Apple products in education, Data and Privacy Overview for Schools, and Privacy Overview for Parents.
In addition to the Student Progress feature, your school’s IT administrator can enable the Improving Schoolwork feature in Apple School Manager. If enabled, Apple can process non-personally identifying Schoolwork data using techniques such as machine learning to improve the app. For example, Apple may process Schoolwork data to understand trends in usage, customize user experience, and develop new education features for the app. To ensure transparency, a notification appears on the screen the first time teachers and students open Schoolwork using their Managed Apple ID after Improving Schoolwork is enabled. For more information, contact your school’s IT administrator. See About privacy and security for Apple products in education.