Data & AssessmentTrainer Toolkit Tips for Specific Training TopicsTips for Training - Assessment Reports: Response Frequency, Performance Summary, and Student Overview

Tips for Training - Assessment Reports: Response Frequency, Performance Summary, and Student Overview

Login to system  (5 min)

  • Review that data must be entered for reports to display.
  • Read the Assessment Report Abstracts associated to each report in the Help documentation. These are located in the 'Extras: Report Abstracts' Manual. OR you can click on the black 'i' icon next to the report name.

Response Frequency Report (10 min)

  • Emphasize that staff can use this report to identify questions or standards where students performed particularly well or poorly.
  • Show how column headers indicate letter choices students selected as a response. Explain that If the responses shown are A, B, C, D and AB, this means a student selected both A and B as the answer.
  • If Amplify, Action Learning Systems and Key Data System questions are used in the assessment, show the question and rationale.
  • Demonstrate the ability to drill down to identify students who selected a specific response.
  • Demonstrate the ability to sort columns.

Performance Summary Report (10 min)

  • Emphasize the use of drop down selections to view individual periods at the middle/high school level.
  • Note both the Performance Level and Standards charts and graphs.
  • Point out the ability to sort columns in each chart.
  • Explain the difference between:

            - District: all students who took the assessment within the district

            - School: all students who took the assessment within the school

            - School-Wide Course: all students who took the assessment within the selected course

            - Teacher: all rostered students who took the assessment

            - Teacher-Only Course: all rostered students who took the assessment for the selected course

            - Teacher-Only Period: all rostered students who took the assessment for the selected period

Student Overview (5 min)

  • Demonstrate that clicking the number link, in front of the word 'Students', generates individual student scores.
  • Explain the links to the Excel and text files give individual response data, question by question.
  • This is a great place to find scores that might be placed in a grade book outside of Illuminate.