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U330 Communicating Data to Students and Families

This lesson will guide you through explaining the top Student and Family-focused Assessment reports in an assessment: Student Overview, Student Small Slips, and Student-Parent Letter reports. To review how to generate prebuilt reports, refer to our help manual Prebuilt Reports.

Use this as a guide to facilitate the training in a computer lab. Show the videos before users log in or view one video at at time for users to follow along.

Before You Get Started

  • Users should have access to an assessment with student response data.
  • Best conducted or completed after an assessment as been administered.
  • Previous knowledge or practice on how to generate a prebuilt report is recommended.

Student Overview

Navigation: Assessment > List Assessments > Find and Select an Assessment > Student Overview

  • Identifies a single student's overall score, by question group, and by standard proficiency level on an assessment.
  • Standard and Question Group performance will display only if part of the assessment design.
  • Mastery is determined by the assessment's performance band settings.

For more information, visit the Student Overview Report Abstract lesson in our Assessment Prebuilt Report Abstracts manual.

Student Small Slips

Navigation: Assessment > List Assessments > Find and Select an Assessment > Student Small Slips

  • Provides a small slip on how a student performed on an assessment overall and on each question or item.
  • Additional display options available on responses, language, and to include a standard overview.
  • Prints 8 small slips to a page.

For more information, visit the Student Small Slips Report Abstract lesson in our Assessment Prebuilt Report Abstracts manual.

Student-Parent Letters

Navigation: Assessment > List Assessments > Find and Select an Assessment > Student-Parent Letter

  • Provide information directed towards a student or parent on a student's score, standard performance, performance level, question group performance and answers on an assessment.
  • By Standard, by question group, and mastery performance will display only if part of the assessment's design.
  • Additional display options for language, question groups, standards, items or questions, and whether or not to include the answer key.

For more information, visit the Student-Parent Letter Report Abstract lesson in our Assessment Prebuilt Report Abstracts manual.

Additional Resources

Want to expand on Assessments? Check out our iBook resources on building and creating assessments.

Ready to expand on Assessment Reports? Check out U350 Assessment Reports for Trend and Growth.