The Individual Skills Reports for aReading and aMath provide information about the student’s reading or math skills. This overview provides information about how to access these reports, and their key features including risk levels, percentile ranks, as well as lists of skills that a student is developing, has mastered and can develop in the future based on their scores.
Two ways to access the Individual Skills Report:
Option 1 – View the entire class:
- Go to the Reporting tab.
- Locate the Individual Skills Report.
- Click aReading or aMath.
Option 2 – View all or selected students:
- Go to the Screening tab.
- Under the ALL ASSESSMENTS tab, click aReading or aMath.
- Click Individual Skills Report to view the report for all students.
- Click the box next to the student name(s) then click Individual Skills Report. This will display the report for only the students with the check mark.
How to interpret the Individual Skills Report for aReading and/or aMath:
- Toward the top left of the page, you can find Student information. This includes the school year, school district, school, grade, and teacher.
- The Interval is listed on the top right. This is the screening period for the data that you are currently viewing. Click the drop-down menu to view results from different screening periods.
- Below the student’s name, a bar graph displays the student’s score and benchmark information. Each student’s score is displayed relative to the risk level (i.e., Advanced, Low risk, Some risk, and High risk). A legend is also displayed. Here is an example for aReading.
- To the right, Percentile Ranks are displayed with their respective color. This helps interpret students’ scores in relation to the norm group. Scores can be compared to the school, district, or national sample. A legend is also displayed.
- After the benchmark and percentile information, the report lists each domain for the respective subject. Mastered, Developing, and Future skills are shown based on the specific aReading or aMath score.
Starting in the 2018-2019 school year the aReading and aMath reports provide skills information based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS is organized into the following categories for reading and math.
- Foundational Skills: Includes skills related to mastery of the concepts of print, alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system.
- Informational Reading: Includes skills related to understanding and responding to content area texts (i.e., non-fiction).
- Language: Includes skills related to listening and speaking in English.
- Reading Literature: Includes skills related to understanding and responding to literary texts (i.e., fiction).
- Counting & Cardinality: Know the number names and the counting sequence
- Operations & Algebraic Thinking: Understand the principles of, and facts for, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
- Number & Operations in Base Ten: Work with numbers in relation to their base ten values to solve problems
- Number & Operations—Fractions: Work with fractions and mixed numbers to solve problems
- Measurement & Data: Classify, describe, measure, and analyze different types of data
- Geometry: Identifying, describing, analyzing, comparing, and measuring different shapes
- Ratios & Proportional Relationships: Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems
- The Number System: Under and use rational and non-rational numbers
- Expressions & Equations: Solve real-life and mathematical problems using linear and non-linear equations with numerical and algebraic expressions.
- Functions: Use a variety of functions to model relationships between and among quantities
- Statistics & Probability: Use statistical data to interpret categorical and quantitative data, make inferences and justify conclusions, and apply probability rules to make decisions
- Below are selected examples of details in the Individual Skills Reports for aReading and aMath.
*Reminder when using these reports and interpretation guides, our adaptive assessments are for screening purpose and not diagnostic. Each student does not complete enough questions in all skill areas for this assessment to diagnose specific deficits.
aReading Individual Skills Report example: Foundational Skills
The above student’s score indicates a need for instruction in the basic reading areas of phonemic awareness and phonics.
aMath Individual Skills Report example: Number and Operations
The above student’s score indicates a need for instruction in specific details about fractions.
More information about specific skills in each category and instructional recommendations can be found in the aReading Score Interpretation Guide and the aMath Score Interpretation Guide. These documents are helpful resources in using aReading and aMath scores to inform instruction.