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- Freckle Help Landing Page
**Teachers**- Getting Started Guide
- How do I create a Freckle account?
- How do I get my pupils started with Freckle?
- How does Freckle fit into my maths class?
- How much time should my pupils spend on Freckle?
- Can I change my class code?
- Pro Tip: Using Freckle to keep parents informed
- How and when should I get started with Freckle for the first time?
- What can I see on the Activity Feed of the teacher home?

- General
- What features of Freckle are free? What do I get with Freckle Premium Edition?
- How can I change the language of Freckle's user interface?
- How does Freckle support pupils with special needs?
- Can I have my pupils retake the pretest to see growth over time?
- How do I change the email address affiliated with my account?
- Why does my weekly email report say that my pupils did not use Freckle?
- What kind of information will I see in weekly and daily email reports?
- How do I delete a teacher account?
- How does the coin system in Freckle work?

- Setup & Login
- Why am I unable to sign in as a pupil automatically from the Teacher Home?
- How do my pupils use QR codes to sign in?
- How do I confirm my email address with Freckle?
- How do I create accounts for my pupils?
- How do pupils login to Freckle?
- Why are my pupils unable to log in to Freckle?
- Why am I unable to log in to my teacher home?
- How do I change the password to my teacher account?
- I did not receive a password reset email. Why?
- How do I print login cards for my pupils?
- How do I edit a pupil's name or year?
- Why do pupils have to enter the class code each time they log in?
- How do I merge my existing Freckle pupils with admin-managed ones?

- Teacher Home Guide
- What data can I see on the Pupil Goal Setting report?
- How do you calculate time practiced on Freckle?
- How are the scores in the activity feed calculated?
- How does Assignments First Mode work?
- What can I do on the Roster page?
- How can I assign Freckle practice to my pupils?
- How do pupils practice Focus Skills?
- How can I assign benchmark assessments to my pupils?
- What maths reporting and data is available on Freckle?
- What data can I see on Report Cards?
- What data can I see on the Class Grouping Report?
- What Fact Practice data can I see?
- What data can I see on the Assessments Report?
- What can I do on the Printables page?
- What can I do on the Standards page?
- How do I choose my school affiliation?
- How do I transfer a pupil or roster to another teacher?
- How do I share a pupil's data with another teacher?
- How do I separate my roster into multiple classes?
- How can I remove an assignment given to a pupil?

- Pupil Dashboard
- What do Freckle pupil dashboards look like for different years?
- Why are my pupils grouped into teams on the leaderboard? What is Team Mode?
- How can my pupils access, review and retry their assignments?
- Which types of practice modes are resumable in Freckle?
- How does the Pupil Target Setting feature work?

- Maths Practice Program
- Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Challenges
- What is Freckle Maths Practice?
- How do the maths baselines work?
- What types of problems will pupils see in Freckle Maths Practice?
- What content and topics does Freckle cover in Maths Practice?
- What is Fact Practice?
- What is Number Basics?
- What is Number Facts?
- What are Constructed Response prompts? How do you use them?
- How are maths practice questions selected for pupils?
- What instructional supports are offered within the Maths Practice Program?
- What Freckle features are different in Upper Years maths?
- What should I do if I encounter an error or bug in a question?
- How do I reset a pupil's work in a particular maths domain?
- How do I restrict the maths domains pupils will see on their dashboards?
- How does Freckle determine whether a pupil has mastered a level? How can pupils master a level with a low percentage correct?
- How can pupils choose their own maths work?
- What data can I see in the Standards/Topics report?
- What data can I see in the Skills Progress Report?

- Inquiry Based Lessons
- What are Inquiry Based Lessons?
- How do I use Inquiry Based Lessons in my classroom?
- What is in each Inquiry Based Lesson?
- How long does an Inquiry Based Lesson take?
- How do I use the inquiry sheets with the Inquiry Based Lessons?
- What should group work look like during an Inquiry Based Lesson?
- How do I lead a Number Talk? How do I lead a Dot Talk?

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- Freckle Implementation Ideas
**School Network Administrators**- School Network Assessments
- Rostering
- School Dashboard for Administrators

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# How do the maths baselines work?

When your pupils first log in to Freckle and select **Maths**, they will be taken straight to the baseline you chose for them. If you did not choose a baseline, pupils can select **Practice Maths** to visit the domain selection page, which looks like this:

The baseline will start automatically the very first time your pupils pick one of the domains shown. Each domain has its own baseline, so the first time the pupil works on any domain, they will take one. This is important because a pupil who is great at number sense may not be great with fractions or vice versa.

Year 1 pupils do not take baselines. They begin each domain at level 1, and Freckle adapts from there.

Once pupils select a domain, the screen below will appear.

When pupils select **Get Started**, they will be taken through a series of questions. As pupils get questions correct, the questions become more difficult.

The program will work to isolate the perfect starting level for a pupil, based on what they already know and/or still need to work on.

Once the program has determined the perfect level for a particular pupil, it will end the baseline and show the pupil a message like the one below.

Freckle will then return pupils to that particular domain's home screen, where they can now choose to begin practising at their level. Notice how the screen shows that the pupil was placed at Level 25. Through the baseline, the pupil has demonstrated that they have mastered the previous levels.

Some other things to note about the baseline:

- The baseline is capped at 12 questions but may end more quickly for some pupils.
- If a pupil starts a baseline but does not complete it in one sitting, they will have to start over the next time they access that domain.
- You can always view the baseline results on your Freckle Teacher Home. To find these results, open maths reports, then select
**Maths Levels**. This report will show pupil baseline results and current levels across domains.

If you ever feel that the results of the baseline are not accurate for a given pupil, there are usually two reasons:

- The pupils did not know to try their hardest on the test or they did not have enough time to work on it (we recommend 30 minutes to be safe).
- The pupils are generally at a high level but have some gaps in their understanding. The baseline stops the first time it finds a significant gap for a pupil, and has them start practice there.

In either case, there is no need to worry. From the Maths Levels report, you can select **Edit Level** to reassign the baseline or choose the desired level for individual pupils.