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Conducting a Cold Timing

Account Administrators, School Coordinators, Teachers, and Read Live Assistants can conduct cold timings for any students, regardless of the students' lead teachers.

  1. By default, a teacher must be present for the Cold Timing step. On the Wordtastic page, the teacher clicks the Conduct Cold Timing button in the header to oversee a Cold Timing. 
    A dialog opens in which the teacher enters a User ID and Password to log into the application.
    To allow students to conduct Cold Timings on their own, you can change each student's Story Options. See Allowing Students to Conduct the Cold Timing Step Independently.
  2. On the Cold Timing step, the student clicks Start Timing.
  3. The student reads aloud, clicking on words that are difficult. If present, the teacher coaches the student to click words he or she stops in front of, skips, or stumbles on.
  4. The timing can end in one of two ways:
    • If the bell sounds, and the student clicks the last word read. In the Scores box, the cold-timing score appears.
    • If the student finishes the story before the bell sounds, he or she clicks Finished. In the Scores box, the cold-timing score appears.
  5. The student clicks Next to continue.
  6. On the Cold Timing / Graph page, the student views the cold-timing results and then clicks Next to continue.

Students can move on to the next step once they have completed the one-minute cold timing.

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