Time Spent in Article

When students read articles on Newsela, a timer begins to count how long they spend on the article and the assessments built into articles. This time is more than just "Reading Time," since it encompasses total time spent. Time in Article is recorded in the Teacher Binder; it indicates how long a student spent working on an assignment.

How is the Time in Article recorded?

Average Time in Article is based on a student's session on the page. A new session begins when a student opens an article. The timer will begin to record the time spent on the article. The timer will pause after 60 seconds of inactivity, but will resume until the student leaves the article or submits the activity.

The time will then be sent to the Teacher Binder when the student completes an active reading session. A session will continue until the student does one of the following actions:

  • Changes the reading level of the article
  • Navigates to a different page within Newsela
  • Closes the window

The time will only be sent to the teacher’s Binder when the session is over.

What if the time does not show up for specific students in the Binder?

There may be a delay between a student's reading activity and the time being added to the Teacher Binder. If the time is still not showing up after 24 hours, please reach out to help@newsela.com so we can look into this. Let us know what student is affected and for which article. In addition, please give us your device details available here: https://supportdetails.com/.

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