Upon signing in to your School Administrator Account you will see a set of filters at the left side of your screen. You can select different filters to provide you with the view of your data that will answer your questions. The top filters in the list ask you to choose between the Diagnostic view of your data and the Groups view. The next row offers the option to view your data as report (columns and rows of data) or a graph (horizontal bars). The next option allows you to choose between scale scores and percentile score. The next three rows enable you to configure the data set you are viewing by choosing the grade, class or student. The last filter is active when the Groups option is selected and allows you to choose the Common Core Subject or Domain by which to view your groups.
The Groups filter is selected by default upon sign in and presents a comparison of all of the grades at your school. You can then use the Grade and Class filters to define exactly which groups of students you would like to compare. In the below example you are viewing the twelve grade one classes a school compared by overall Common Core Math scores. It is easy to see that Class 1A and Class 1D are starting the year off well below the ten other grade one classes at the school and may need additional support over the course of the year to close the gap with the other classes.
Choosing the Diagnostic filter presents you with the Common Core diagnostic profile for Math and Reading. You can use the Diagnostic to view data by grade, class or students. In the below example you see the Common Core diagnostic profile for Reading and Math for all grade three students at the school. Fractions is the relative weak math domain. For reading Informational and Literature are relatively stronger than Foundational. A school administrator can continue to track this profile over the course of the year to determine if relative weaknesses persist which could indicate for adjustments in curriculum or professional development priorities. This graph is for the average of all grade three students, however the format would look similar for a class or individual student.
The Graph filter is selected by default upon sign in. The above two examples are showing the graph view.
The Report filter will present a view of the data that includes all four test windows for the selected school year. The report will also display the progress score for each row when the Scale Score filter is also selected. Percentile scores to not lend themselves to progress calculations so only the Scale Score filter reports the progress score. The below example is for an individual grade one student using the Diagnostic filter. Reports can be generated for the Groups view and for a class or grade of students as well.
The default view upon sign in shows Scale Scores. The Track My Progress scale score indicates the level of Common Core State Standards knowledge and skill in reading or mathematics.Track My Progress scores are based on U.S. national averages and they are expressed on a common numeric scale across grade levels and subjects. You can learn more about Track My Progress scale scores here.
Choose the Percentile filter to see yourTrack My Progress data presented as percentile scores. If a student is ranked in the 70th percentile, she would be considered to be above average. However, if a student is ranked in the 20th percentile, then she is below average. You can select the Percentile filter to see percentile scores for an individual student, a class or a grade. You should not use percentile scores to calculate progress or growth scores as they are not linear. To learn more about Track My Progress percentile scores click here.
Use the grades filter to filter the data your want to view by the grade level of the students. When you select a grade with the Groups filter you will see the classes that comprise that grade. When a grade is selected with the Diagnostic filter you will see the average strengths and weaknesses for all students in that grade.
You can use the Classes filter to select a specific class to see it's strengths and weaknesses (Diagnostic) or a comparison of all students in that class (Groups).
The Students filter allows you to select a specific student to see her Diagnostic profile of Common Core strengths and weaknesses.
The Standards filter only is active when the Groups filter is selected. By default Math is the Standards default selection. Use the Standards filter to change the Common Core subject or domain by which to compare your students, classes or grades.