Note: Local percentile data is cached and updated nightly. Score and national percentile data is 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 affects your report, see Group Growth Report - Understanding Cached Data
To access the Group Growth Report from the manager view, go to Reporting > Group Growth Report:
You can also get to the report from the Group Screening Report. Accessing the report this way will allow you to see a grade level view of the report at one school.
The Group Growth Report provides an analysis of growth for a selected assessment, over a selected interval. The starting interval is always your district's first Default Screening Period, set by your District Manager or Master Account Administrator. You can see growth data from Fall to any other period in your school year. Typically, this would be Fall to Winter, and Fall to Spring, but your district may have additional periods. The Group Growth Report uses scores from tests taken at any point during the period, not just during the screening window. Reports are available for any school year with testing data.
Take a look at the district level report. We'll get into the detail of it below.
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, you will be able to filter the report demographically. NOTE: This filtering only changes which students or groups are displayed in the report, it does not recalculate growth rates or percentiles. To clear the demographic options, select All Students and click OK.
3 & 4. START and END INTERVAL. The interval determines the time span included in the growth report. The interval start is always Fall, but may be any year that has test data in it. Once you have selected your start period, that year's remaining periods will become available for the interval end. All data displayed in the report will be based on this selected interval. Note: If your school year does not have Fall scores, no data will be displayed.
5. GROWTH %ILES. This option determines which set of growth percentiles is being utilized in the report. This setting affects the Growth mini graph (the one on the right), and the growth percentiles in the expanded report (see item 12 below). The report displays the growth percentile, for the student or group, by comparing their median growth rate to:
Growth by All the median growth rate for all students in the same grade nationally.
Growth by Start Score the median growth rate for students in the same grade nationally that had the same start score.
Growth by District the median growth rate for all students in the same grade in the same district.
Growth by School the median growth rate for all students in the same grade in the same school.
6. 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. A 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.
Growth %iles fall into the following color coded categories:
- Flat- 15th percentile and below
- Modest- Between 15th and 40th Percentile
- Typical- Between 40th and 75th Percentile
- Aggressive- About 75 Percentile and above
7. GROWTH. Growth can be viewed as either a monthly or weekly rate.
8. END OF YEAR GOAL. End of Year Goal is discussed in Group Growth Report - Understanding the End of Year Goal
9. MINI GRAPHS. Data is summarized by score and by growth, for the current group (level), interval, and color coding. The Score side of the mini graph always refers to national percentiles. The Growth side of the mini graph uses the growth percentile selected in the GROWTH %ile drop down (see item 5).
Hovering over the vertical bars will show how many students fall into that category.
10. DRILL DOWN. Clicking on a school name takes you down to grade level. Continue to drill-down by clicking on grade and teacher 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.
11. MORE DATA. Clicking on More Data shows the actual percentage of students in each colored band.
12. MEDIAN GROWTH. Expanding the report reveals the Median growth columns.
13. MEDIAN. The number on the bar graph, when looking from the district level, is the median percentile, based on score, for the group. 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.