A new way to continuously assess students
Track student progress and growth in less than 10 minutes a week!
To see Waypoints in action, teachers can start a 30-day trial now:
Let students take ownership over their learning
Teachers who trial will be able to see data on any student who is already actively using Waypoints once they are added to the class.
What is Waypoints?
What comes to mind when you hear the words “test” and “assessment”? For a long time, students have been left feeling anxious and frustrated from tests, while teachers have been left without timely, meaningful data to inform their lesson plans.
So, we’ve built Waypoints. It’s a web application that utilises smart AI-powered diagnostics to track student gaps and growth. Simple, unobtrusive and intelligent - you get the data you need on student performance, without needing to take time out of class
What makes Waypoints unique?
The right insights, all year round
Through detailed and easy-to-read reporting, teachers can access real-time insights identifying growth and knowledge-gaps at both the individual student and whole-class levels.
Engage and encourage students to take charge of their learning
Waypoints' short, weekly assessments help alleviate test anxiety and rewards students with “I can...” statements as they improve and master new skills. This helps to build confidence in their math identity and encourages them to seek additional mastery on their own.
Fast and efficient assessments
Our proprietary, adaptive AI engine allows Waypoints to accurately understand a student's total knowledge state with only a small sample of questions. The result: fast and efficient assessments that do not overwhelm teachers and students.
Flexible, simple, and easy to use
Simple to set up and simple to use, Waypoints can be easily introduced into any classroom setting, and is flexible enough to use alongside any resource.
Get started with Waypoints now
What do teachers say?
Starting a lesson with Waypoints freed up my time to prep for the lesson itself. Many students also started using the outcome codes to actually go to Mathspace and practice skills for their gaps, all on their own!
I’ve found Waypoints to be great for identifying areas that students need additional work on. I have been able to use this to plan activities over the last couple of weeks. I have had students working through their check-ins aiming to improve their results which has been a great talking point. Overall, I have found that most students are engaging well in the program, with some even striving to improve and using their own initiative to complete Mathspace tasks for the skills they are struggling with.
Built by the team behind the leading math platform, Mathspace
More data is not what teachers need. Ed-tech is filled with applications that are data rich but information poor. With Waypoints the AI does the heavy lifting, wading through the data, leaving only the insights.
Paulina Morrison Fell
One thing we’ve learnt over the years is that trying anything new in the classroom is a challenge. We made sure Waypoints would be intuitive for any student to pick up and start.
In the 10 years I’ve been involved in ed-tech, this is one of the most exciting applications of machine learning I’ve seen in education.
Frequently Asked Questions
We mapped all standard outcomes into a knowledge-graph, along with all associated pre-requisites, and have created diagnostic questions tailored to outcomes. Using an adaptive algorithm - based on Item Response Theory, and powered by our proprietary machine learning engine - we then select the best outcomes to assess at each check-in, based on the information we have for that student.
For the past 12 months, we have refined the models for a reasonably accurate diagnostic assessment from a cold start. But with machine learning, the more data we have, the smarter the models get. As such, we’ve been running trials with schools since mid-2020 and further tuning the algorithms based on their feedback.
Students are able to do as many check-ins as they want on Waypoints to assess their own mathematical understanding. After completing the 10 short check-ins required for diagnostic phase, students will gain access to a skills report, where they can track their understanding of each skill by strand. If the student also has a Mathspace subscription, they can jump into Mathspace straight from their Waypoints skills report to practise any skill that they want to work on.