Read Live User Guide

Reviewing Data Mentor Suggestions

Read Live’s Data Mentor feature uses a student’s recent performance to give teachers data-driven suggestions intended to increase student achievement or reduce student frustration. Periodically, Data Mentor can make new suggestions at the Pass/Review Work step of a story based on updated data. Teachers can choose to accept Data Mentor’s suggestions or not, depending on their deeper knowledge of the student.

Because proper placement is critical to student success, some suggestions recommend adjustments to a student’s level or goal. Others suggest areas where the student may need additional support, like reading comprehension.

Currently, Data Mentor suggests possible changes in Read Naturally Live’s Sequenced series. 

To review Data Mentor suggestions in Read Naturally Live: 

  1. On the Pass/Review Work step, choose the Data Mentor tab.
    The Data Mentor view displays basic information about the student's Read Naturally Live assignment and progress through the current level.
    Any suggestions and notifications from Data Mentor are present at the bottom of the page.
  2. Review any suggestions and notifications. 
    On the right side of the page, explanations for each suggestion include relevant student data from recent work.
    Other possible suggestions, including resources for helping students with comprehension, can also be listed on the right.
  3. Determine whether to accept the set of suggestions. 
    • If you want to make suggested changes, choose the Accept button.
      The student's assignment will be adjusted. Data Mentor's suggestions will no longer be visible on the page.
    • If you do not want to make the suggested changes, simply ignore them.
      No changes will be made to the student's assignment. Data Mentor's suggestions will continue to be displayed.
    • Note: You can wait to resolve any suggestions. If the student reads more stories, Data Mentor will reassess and update its suggestions based on added data over time. 


  • Because adequate data is necessary to support valid suggestions, Data Mentor only suggests changes for students who complete cold timings with a teacher present, and who complete the Quiz step for each story. Use the Change Story Options feature to set a student’s Cold Timing and Quiz options.
  • Data Mentor can also be accessed from the Teacher Menu at any point during a student's work. The same suggestions present at Pass/Review Work are present in the Teacher Menu.

Please let us know what questions you have so we can assist. For Technical Support, please call us or submit a software support request.

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