Because parents of eTAP students frequently take on a teacher's role, this guide includes using some features typically used by teachers. A lso this guide shows parents with more than one child how to see the test progress records of all their children in one location and how to provide seperate log in for each of their children using different email addresses.
- If you have not already created an account, register at http://www.etap.org/amember/signup. eTAP has a Free Trial, which gives you full access to the website for 15 days.
- Sign in. All lesson material, tests, records and resources require user authorization. The sign-in page is located at http://www.etap.org/login/, or the link may be found at the top right side of eTAP's main page.
- Select a grade level from the drop-down menu in the right column. For this guide we have selected grade 8.
- Choose which subject you want from the list towards the top of the page. You will see a Table of Contents for your selected subject. For this guide we have selected Science.
- Decide which lesson you want to view. You may select the unit title, which will take you to the Lesson Preview, or you may directly select a specific lesson in the unit. for this guide we have selected Speed and Velocity.
Above is shown the student log in which is the default log in for the Free Trial.
Below is the log in as a Teacher that Parents can use for multiple children using eTAP. Below is shown how to chage setting from Student to Teacher log in
When are you signed in as a Teacher, you will see a row of blue buttons at the top of the screen. These buttons will take you to the different areas of the website.
- Lessons: This leads to the Table of Contents for eTAP lessons. This is also the page you will see when you first sign in.
- Scores: This page contains the records of your students' quizzes and assessment tests, with the oldest tests shown first. Any time one of your students takes a Pre, Post, or Practice test you take, or overall Assesment test, their score will show up on this page.
- Students: Here is where you link your account to your students.
- Test Prep: The test prep menu. Each page accessed from this menu gives a table mapping eTAP lessons to topics covered by major standardized tests like the GED, ASVAB, SAT and more.
Above the blue buttons you will see some information about your account
- Your user name. This is just to show who is currently logged in.
- Settings. This takes you to a page where you can update your subscription, and manage your password and user information. Important for Parents/teachers: On the 'Edit Profile' tab of this page, there is a setting for 'Teacher or Student'. If this is set to 'Teacher', you will be able to access teacher-related functions, such as adding individual students, viewing your students' scores and editing content to make custom lesson.
- Sign out. This signs you out of eTAP. To record your time of use, you will need to sign out every time you are done using the program.
Managing Your Students
In your Students screen, you will see a list of all your students. The upper area shows who your current students are. To add a student, put the student's email address in the box under "Find students By Email". When you see their name on the list, choose "Add as Student". They will show up on your Student page under "Pending Approval From Student", until they approve you. For each student, you have the following options:
- Quiz Scores - Displays the list of quizzes for the selected student, including the quiz title, date taken, and result. There is also a link to view the actual quiz, so you may check which questions were missed.
- Login History - Displays the list of login sessions for the selected student, with the date and time the session was started, and the time duration. Note: If you are using the login history to track how much your students spend studying on eTAP, they MUST sign out when they are finished. Otherwise, the time will only reflect the length of the session up to when they last changed pages. For example, if they log in, navigate directly to a lesson, spend an hour reading that lesson, then sign out, the login history will reflect that were logged in for an hour. If they do not sign out, it will reflect only the few seconds it took for them to navigate the site.
- When you select a unit title, you will first see the Lesson Preview. This will summarizes the lessons, and lists what you will expect your students to know after completing the unit.
- On the right hand side of your screen, you will see a menu listing what sections this unit has. Use this menu to choose a section to study, or to move on to the next section.
- The top of each section will have a link to Pre and Post tests. Below the lesson title, you will see information about what state standards this lesson meets.
- At the bottom of each lesson page, you will see a list of Resources and a list of Videos. These are links to other websites with information about the topic you are studying. Below these lists, is the Practice Test for this section.
- Some lessons will have other things towards the end of the lesson text, like worksheets, reading lists, or experiments to try out.
How Students Use an eTAP Lesson To Study
- Pick a unit to work on, choose a lesson and take the Pre Test. The Pre Test will help you understand what you need to learn from the lesson. If you get all the answers correct you can advance to the next lesson/topic. In this way you can use the pre Test as a placement test or to do a review for an AP test or another examination.
- Review the lesson. Usually, this means reading the text, but some lessons include worksheets or other exercises. You can also watch the videos and read the other websites listed in the Resources.
- When you think you understand everything in the lesson, take the Practice Test. If you get all the answers right, you're ready for the Post Test. If you miss a question, review the lesson.
- Take the Post Test. If you get a wrong answer, don't worry. Just go back to the lesson and review the parts you had trouble with, and re-take the test when you're ready.
- When you get 100% on the Post Test, you have successfully finished this section! Congratulations!