Right Challenge, Right Time

With the Knewton recommendation engine, Waggle gives each student the right challenge at the right time. That’s because Knewton takes advantage of item-response theory. Taking into account more than overall results from a larger test, it draws information from student activity and performance at the question level.

Right Challenge Right Time

Here’s what Knewton asks after every student’s interaction with a practice question:

  • How many hints did the student access?
  • How many tries did it take for the student to get it correct?
  • What’s the difficulty level of the question?
  • How easy is it for the student to guess and get it right?

Knewton models changes in how students learn and forget, through exponential growth and decay curves. By integrating these curves, Knewton captures the way knowledge and skills fluctuate and then gives students the challenge that matches their progress.

Productive Struggle

With Waggle, students are the ones empowered to decide whether or not they need help tackling tougher material. Waggles gives them choice in getting personalized feedback after an incorrect answer or asking for helpful hints. And when they persist and succeed, they’re rewarded.

When they’re on a roll, students can try to release flocks of pigs, their reward for a series of right answers to progressively demanding questions.

Students are never penalized when they ask for hints or reset an item to try again.
Waggle wants students to reach higher at their own pace.

The more students practice, no matter how many answers they get right or wrong, the more they “elevate.” 
This fun reward motivates them to keep going.

The student dashboard helps students track their own progress in the system and displays the rewards they've achieved.

Real-time Practical Insights

No more over-assessing. Waggle helps teachers do what they do best: teach. Waggle equips teachers with the insights they need to discover classroom trends and more effectively group their students by performance, goals, and skills.

Teachers get immediate insights on their dashboard. In 1-2 clicks, teachers can discover crucial information about how students are learning.

Access details about student learning and performance right from the home page with in-application reporting. Quickly see proficiency levels, grit scores, and growth by skill or standard.

Waggle shows common skills that individual and groups of students are struggling with. With this kind of information, teachers can spend more time on differentiation.

Waggle’s “Leaderboard” gives teachers the ability to notice those students who are making great proficiency gains and those students are trying hard.

“Shout-outs” is a timeline that allows teachers to recognize student achievements daily.

Quick Waggle Facts


Waggle is web-based and built in HTML 5. Students and teachers can access Waggle online from anywhere.


Waggle is designed for Grades 2-8 and covers both Math and ELA.


Waggle has text-to-speech accessibility for its interactive questions, hints, and feedback.