Learning velocity is the speed at which a student is learning shown in grade levels per year. It calculates the amount of time actually spent by the student with their actual grade level increase and then extrapolates this data for an entire school year.

Learning velocity is different than the actual progress a student has made. It allows you to compare the rate of learning between different students who have spent different amounts of time using MobyMax. For example, a student who only spent one hour a week for four weeks compared to a student spending five hours a week for twenty weeks will certainly have a different amount of actual progress made. However, both students may be learning at approximately the same speed.

Learning velocity helps you understand whether a student's actual progress is due to the amount of time spent or the rate of learning.

A student's learning velocity is usually higher when starting MobyMax and completing lessons covering missing skills. In other words, the student's learning velocity will likely be slower when the student is covering new material than when he or she is going over skills previously learned but in need of refreshing or relearning.