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Objective-based Test Result Reports

Overview

Objective‐based Test Results Reports display student, class, or school performance on objective‐based tests. These tests include objectives aligned to Common Core, state, or end-of course-standards for a particular subject. District administrators can generate a report for each school account, in order to compare schools within a district and analyze students' progress toward mastering objectives.

 

When generating an Objective‐based Test Results Report, consider the following:

  • You can measure gains by administering the same test twice—as a pre‐test and post‐test. To display progress, the most recent instance of an assigned test must be a copy of the original test.
    Note: To measure gains, you must make a copy of the pre‐test, save it, and assign it as a post-test. Creating a second test that is not a copy—even if it is identical to the first—and assigning it as a post‐test will not measure gains.
  • You can run the report against particular student attributes for sub-group reporting (disaggregate data).
  • To keep district‐wide assessment data current with enrollment, ensure that student data is transferred with students who change schools, and that reports include data from previous schools.

 

To configure this report, click Reports, then click Assessment Reports under "Odyssey Reports." A list of assessment reports appears in the center pane. Click the Settings link in the "Default Objective-based Test Results Report" row. 

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The table below lists the settings you will encounter as you set up your report.

Report Tab

Description

Details

Report Name: Either use the default name for the report that appears in this field, or provide a unique name (you may want to create a unique name if you plan to save the settings you configure as a new report template).

Date Range: Specify the date range you want to use for the report; that is, the report will return results for the period of time that you specify here.

  • ​Choose Selected Range if you wish to provide a specific date range using the calendar icons that appear.
  • Choose From [Selected] to Today if you wish to have the date range start on a date that you specify and end on today's date.
  • Choose Last Week to report on data from the previous week.
  • Choose Last Month to report on data from the previous month.
  • Choose Last Selected Days to report on data from a period of days back that you specify (for example, provide the number 30 to report on data from the last 30 days).

Show Results for each: Select Test if you want the report to show results for each test as a whole; select Objective if you want to see results for each objective in each test.

Show Details for each: Select Student to see results for each individual student; select Class if you want to see results grouped together by class.

Display: Select Data to view a report showing dates, raw scores, and percentage scores for the first and most recent tests, as well as the percentage gain from the first to most recent test scores. Select Graphs to view the first and most recent scores represented graphically by proportional horizontal bars and expressed as percentages. 

Include data from previous schools: ​Indicate whether you want to have data from previous schools included in the report.

Display % Gains and averages for classes: Indicate whether you want the report to include percentage point gains and percentage point averages for each class.

Objective-based Tests

From the Search Options panel at the left side of this tab, set the options for filtering through tests to find the ones you want to include in the report.

Select a Subject and Grade from the drop-down lists. For Availability, you can choose:

  • My Assignments. The report will only include data from objective-based tests contained in assignments you created.
  • My School. The report will include data from objective-based tests contained in all assignments available at your school.
  • My District. The report will include data from objective-based tests contained in all assignments available within your district.
  • All Schools. This option can create reports that are too big in size and that do not contain relevant data, and therefore is not recommended.
After you click Search, objective-based tests are listed in the center panel. Choose the test(s) you want to include in the report and click Add Selected Items. Items you add will be included in the report. You can click Review Added Items to review the assignments you selected before moving on to the next tab.
Students

From this tab, find the students you want to include in the report. You can use the following options from the left panel of the tab:

  • My Classes will display a list of your classes; you can select a class or classes to be included in the report (all of the students in the class or classes you selected will be included). Check the box next to the class you want to include and click Add Selected Items.
  • My Students lists all of your students; check the box(es) next to the student(s) that you want to include, and click Add Selected Items.
  • Binders lists any binders you have created; check the box(es) next to the binder(s) that you want to include, and click Add Selected Items.
  • Student Search reveals a search field in the center panel, where you can locate students by searching for their first or last names. When the name of the student you want to include appears, check the box next to the student's name (or check the names of multiple students) and click Add Selected Items.
Schedule & Send

This feature may be left on off or turned on for automatic email delivery of reports or of notification that reports have run.

  • Status gives you the option to turn this feature on or off. (If you set this option to Off, you are choosing not to schedule the running of reports and can continue to the Run tab.)
  • Start: If you selected Status: On, enter start and stop dates for your reporting schedule.
  • Run Report: Select the frequency at which you want to run reports (every week, every month, every three months). If you select to run report, you must select on what day(s) or enter appropriate information.
  • Send To: populate this field with the email address of the person to whom you want to send the report or report notification. You can add additional email addresses separated by commas.
  • Attach: opt to attach a PDF or CSV file of the report.
  • File Size: specify a maximum file size.
  • In the Message field, type a message you want to send automatically send to those receiving the report automatically. This message will appear in the email notification.
Run

Click Run Now to run the report immediately. 
Click Run Offline to run the report offline. Check Send me notification when complete to be notified when the report has run. Offline processing sends the report to your reporting queue for viewing. (Remember that if you set a schedule to generate your report, it will start on the date you entered.) All Administrator reports will be run offline. 

Objective-based Test Results Report

The following sample report shows test results for three different tests administered at one school. The report is filtered to include only students who have taken the test multiple times; as a result, it shows percentages for the first time students took the test and the most recent time they took the same test. Percentage gains are calculated based on the difference between the two scores. For example, if students average 78% the first time they take a test and 81% the second time, the score gain is 3%.

 

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