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If this is the first time running reports, view the tutorial on Reports Tutorial.
Run Reports FAQ
  1. What is the difference between the report link on the Module Homepage and the Run Reports link at the top of the page?
  2. Why can't I change the class or module on some Run Reports pages?
  3. What reports are available and how do I use them?
  4. I am getting an warning about missing data. What does this mean?
  5. I am getting a warning about separate pdfs. What does this mean?
  6. Why can't I add a student to the reports?

  1. What is the difference between the report link on the Module Homepage and the Run Reports link at the top of the page?
  2. There are two ways to access the reports. The first is on the Module Homepage from the line of a particular assessment, in the case below, the Survey.

    Module Homepage Report link

    The specific assessment link will allow access only to the reports for that assessment, in the specified class for the specified module.

    Report specific
    This report page is from Measuring Matter Survey assessment. From this link you can only change which report you access and which students are included in the report, but not the module, or the investigation.

    The other access to the Run Reports page is through the top menu Run Reports link.

    Report Top Menu link

    The top menu link will allow access to all reports for all classes and all modules.

    Reports page top menu
    This report page is from the top menu. You can change the type of report (Benchmark Assessment, Embedded Assessment or Archive), the class, the module, and the investigation. As with the specific assessment link, you can select which report to run, as well as which students are to be included.

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  3. Why can't I change the class or module on some Run Reports pages?
  4. Depending on where you link to the report interface, the options you have for the reports change. See the answer to question #1.

  5. What reports are available for benchmark assessments and how do I use them?
  6. Indivual Reports

    • The STUDENT BY ITEM REPORT gives you a detailed description of a student’s performance on a particular assessment. It provides the name of each item, the highest possible code, the code the student received, and a description of what the code means in terms of learning or need to learn. This is a good report to use for reporting results to students and parents. An example of a Student by Item report.
    • The STUDENT PROGRESS REPORT gives you a graphical look at student progress across a module. The survey is displayed first, followed by each I-Check, and then the Posttest. (At this time, the I-check labels are difficult to read on the report. Remember that they always go in the order of investigations.) Data is reported by progress level. An example of an individual Student Progress Chart.

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    Class Reports

    • The CODE FREQUENCY REPORT gives you a quick graphical look at what percentage of students were assigned each code for each item. An example of the report is pictured below. For each item there is a bar for the code representing the number of students who got that code.

      Code Frequency Chart

      To understand the chart, let's look at a detail from the code frequency chart. Focus on the bar for the highest code.

      Detail from code frequency

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      For each item the bar for the highest code is either green, yellow or red, indicating whether the class needs help for a particular concept. In the example above, the highest code for item 6 is a 2 and the bar is green, indicating that more than 70% of the students got this code. For item 5 the highest code is a 4 and it is yellow, indicating that between 50% to 70% of the students got this code. For item 7, the highest code is a 2 and the bar is red, indicating that less than 50% of the class got this code.

      If none of these three colors is present, it indicates that no one in the class got that code and that the class had trouble with this item. Items with a missing, red or yellow bar for the highest code are good candidates for self-assessment activities.

    • The CLASS BY ITEM REPORT gives you more detail about the items. It lists the codes for each item, the percentage of students who received each code, the description of what each code means, and the names of the students who received each code. Any item notes you added are also reported for each item. An example of a Class by Item report.
    • The CLASS FREQUENCY REPORT gives you a graphical report that shows you how many students were at each progress level on a particular assessment. The survey and posttest are reported on the same page after the posttest has been completed. The I-Checks are reported on separate pages. It is important to note that the students are in distinct levels within each larger progress level. In the example shown below, which shows the survey and posttest data for a class, you can see that the seven students in the conceptual level on the posttest are divided into three separate levels within that level.

      Class Frequency Chart

    • The CLASS BY LEVEL REPORT gives you a quick look at which students are in which progress level. Students are listed by their instructional level, a description of what that means in terms of learning, and what students need to work on, in a general sense, to get to the next level. An example of a Class by Level report.

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  7. I am getting an warning about missing data. What does this mean?
  8. If any items for any student are left uncoded, meaning that a "." is left in the code field, this has the potential of weakening the statistics used to determine at which level the students are. The reports that can generate this message are the Student Performance Report, the Class by Level Report and the Class Frequency Chart. You should try to eliminate all "." while coding. If you choose to continue with the report in question, please be aware that the more missing data there are, the less reliable the levels can be calculated.

  9. I am getting a warning about separate pdfs. What does this mean?
  10. For individual student reports, a report and a separate PDF is generated for each student. This may take some time for the program to generate these reports, in addition to having to downlaod and print these PDFs. To reduce the number of PDFs generated at one time, you can Specify Students and select a portion of the students

  11. Why can't I add a student to the reports?
  12. If a student has been removed from a coding session in the Benchmark Assessment Coding page, then the student cannot be added to a report. In order to add a student to the report, you need to return to the coding page, retrieve the Specify Students interface and add that student to the coding session. The student is added at that point and a "." is added to all items for this student.

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