Note: Local percentile data are cached and updated nightly. Score and national percentile data are available as the tests are administered. (During peak testing times some reports are not available until after 3:00pm CST). For information on how cached data affect your report, see Group Growth Report - Understanding Cached Data.
To access the Group Screening Report from the manager view, go to Reporting > Group Screening Report:
The Group Screening Report provides an analysis of score data for a selected assessment. Reports are available for any school year with testing data.
Take a look at the district level report using the Classic View.
1. BREAD CRUMBS. The report will show you the level you are currently looking at. To navigate back up to a previous level, click the appropriate link.
2 DEMOGRAPHIC OPTIONS. If your district has been providing demographic information on your students as part of the roster upload to FastBridge from your Student Information System, you will be able to filter the report demographically. To clear the demographic options, select All Students and click OK.
Note: This filtering only changes which students or groups are displayed in the report, it does not recalculate growth rates or percentiles.
3 INTERVAL. The interval determines which percentiles will be displayed. The report displays all periods, but only one set of norms is available at a time. In the screenshot below, even though Winter data is available, the report was run using the Fall percentiles, based on choices the user made when generating the report.
The INTERVAL menu can also be used to view data from a previous school year.
4. COLOR CODING. The report can be viewed in reference to norms (normative-referenced) or benchmarks (criteria-referenced). In Norms, groups are broken down by percentile ranking. The legend at the bottom of the report clarifies the groupings.
In Benchmarks, groups are broken down by their risk levels. The legend at the bottom of the report clarifies the groupings.
5. DRILL DOWN. Clicking on a school name takes you down to a list of grade levels in that building. Continue to drill-down by clicking on a grade level and teacher’s name to get to student data. To move back up, use the bread crumbs at the top. Columns can be sorted by any field. Hovering underneath a column will reveal the sort box. The up arrow sorts ascending, the down arrow sorts descending.
Note: Screen shots in item 4 are taken from the district level, where the available columns present the score data from each period. At this level, no percentiles are displayed. Once you move down to the school level, which is broken down by grade, percentiles for the selected interval become available.
Drilling down into the grade level, the report is broken down by teacher, and the school percentiles become available.
Drilling down into the teacher (classroom) level makes all local percentiles available (The Group column displays the percentile ranking within the class). In this example, very few students have completed Spring testing. At least 70% of students need to complete testing before local percentiles become available. Also, local percentiles for all students are calculated at the end of the day and are not available within reports until the following day.
Roberta took her test yesterday. The indicates that local percentiles are not available yet, because less that 70% of students in the group have tested. At least 70% of students need to complete testing before local percentiles are available. Sylvester took his test today. The indicates local percentile rankings are not available, because the calculation process hasn't run yet.
6. MORE DATA. Clicking on More Data shows the actual percentage of students in each colored band.
Note: The numbers below the bar graph don't actually line up with the corresponding colors. The percentages are listed, by position from left to right, in the order of the four possible colored bands. This means that in the Fall example for Kindergarten, 28% of students scored in the red percentile band, 0% in the yellow percentile band, 36% in the green percentile band, and 36% in the blue percentile band.
7. MEDIAN. The number on the bar graph, when looking from the district level, is the median percentile for the district. The district encompasses all grade levels, so a median score itself would not be helpful.
Once you are looking at the report from the school level, where each grade is distinctly listed, the number on the bar graph is the median score for that group.
Remember that this is how the Group Screening Report functions in the Classic View. To learn about how this report functions in the Updated View, check out this article.