Read Live User Guide

Reviewing Data Mentor suggestions from the Teacher Menu

Read Live’s Data Mentor feature uses a student’s recent performance to give teachers data-driven recommendations 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 recommendations or not, depending on their deeper knowledge of the student.

Because proper placement is critical to student success, some recommendations suggest 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 during a new student's first few stories in Read Naturally Live’s Sequenced series. 

To review Data Mentor suggestions during a student's story: 

  1. At the student's workstation, choose the Teacher button at the top of the screen.
  2. Log into the Teacher Menu using your user name and password.
  3. Choose the Data Mentor item from the Teacher Menu.
    The Data Mentor page 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.
  4. Review the 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 in the right.
  5. Determine whether to Accept or Decline the set of suggestions. 
    • If you want to make the 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, choose the Decline button.
      No changes will be made to the student's assignment, and Data Mentor's suggestions will be dismissed.
    • Note: If you want to wait until a later time to resolve the suggested changes, you do not need to choose Accept or Decline
      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 recommendations, Data Mentor only suggests changes for students who complete cold timings with a teacher present, and complete the Quiz step. Use the Change Story Options feature to set a student’s Cold Timing and Quiz options.
  • After 6 stories in Read Naturally Live's Sequenced series, Data Mentor does not currently continue to make suggestions.
  • A Data Mentor tab is also present on the Pass/Review Work step of each story.



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