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Student Acceleration Plan Reports


The Pathblazer Student Acceleration Plan provides data for Pathblazer’s four-step intervention process: assign diagnostic pretest, monitor student performance, assign post-test, and make promotion decision. You can use the acceleration plan report as a tool to assess your students' progress and decide whether to promote them to the next proficiency level.

When you run the report, you receive a data file containing information on all of your Patblazer students; a report (in Excel spreadsheet format) is generated for each student.

To configure this report, click Reports, then click Patblazer Reports under "Compass Learning Reports." A list of Pathblazer reports appears in the center pane. Click the Settings link in the "Pathblazer Acceleration Plan Report" row. 

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

Report Tab



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).

Repeated Activities: This setting gives you options for how to include scores for activities that students repeated.

  • Use average score calculates the student's average score for repeated activities and uses that score.
  • Use highest score includes only the student's highest score for the activity.
  • Drop lowest score drops the lowest score the student reached on the activity, but all other scores (from second lowest to highest).
  • Use most recent score uses only the score from the most recent time the student completed the activity.

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.

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. 

What's in the Acceleration Plan?

The report for each individual student will show that student's assigned grade (that is, the student's current grade level); the rows of data in the report show that student's scores for work in the learning paths for three grades, starting with the learning path grade the student achieved when taking the Pathblazer Screener test.

Each section in the acceleration plan show's the student's scores on diagnostics A, B, and C for each learning path grade level. This includes the student's:

  • scores on pretests
  • average score for each leraning path
  • percent of activities completed within the learning path
  • time spent on the learning path

In columns 3 and 4 of each section, you'll see dots that are used as "promotion indicators." These dots indicate, by color, whether a student is ready for promotion (either to a post-test or to the learning path for the next grade level. Green dots indicate that the student is ready for promotion; red dots indicate that they are not. Yellow dots indicate that the student has not completed the optimal percent of a learning path OR has not reached the optimal score on a post-test; but whether to promote the student in this case is left up to your discretion as the teacher. The image below shows data for a Grade 3 learning path. The promotion indicators show that for diagnostics A and C, the student has completed a high enough percentage of the learning path for you to assign the post-test, and has scored well enough on the post test to be promoted to the next grade level learning path. However, for diagnostic B, the student has completed only 80% of the learning path activities; therefore assigning the post test is left up to the teacher's discretion. The data shows that the student was given a post-test but scored only 69%. Therefore, the decision is left to the teacher as to whether to promote the student to the learning path for the next grade level.

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Promotion Indicator for Post-Tests

The promotion indicator for whether students are ready for a post-test is calculated as follows:

  • 90% of the learning path complete, scoring an average of 70% or better: promote (green)
  • 70% - 89% of the learning path complete, scoring an average of 70% or better: teacher's decision (yellow)
  • less than 70% of the learning path complete: do not promote (red)

Promotion Indicator for Next Grade Level Learning Path

The promotion indicator for whether students are ready to begin the learning path for the next grade level is calculated as follows:

  • post-test scores at 70% or higher: promote (green)
  • post-test scores at 60 - 70%: teacher's decision (yellow)
  • post-test scores at 60% or below: do not promote (red)

Sample Acceleration Plan Report

The following Acceleration Plan report shows a suggested acceleration plan for a 5th grade student working on the Pathblazer Language Arts curriculum. The top section shows the student's progress in the learning path for grade level 3. The student was then promoted to the learning path for grade level 4, but is not yet ready to post-test for diagnostic assignment A. A section reserved for data on the learning path for grade level 5 is included in the report, but the cells are blank because the student has not yet reached this level.

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