How to access the Group Growth Report:
Go to Reporting > Select an assessment under Group Growth Report
At the top of the page there are a variety of settings that can be used to determine which data will be displayed in the Group Growth Report.
1. Demographic Options: Choose from a variety of demographics to filter in your view. This information is only available when there is demographic information included in the roster.
2. Start: System will default to the Fall of the current school year. Select between Fall of this year or previous years.
3. End: System will default to the most recent screening period.
4. Growth %iles: Select what growth percentiles you wish to view
Growth by All: Comparing growth to all students within their grade level nationally
Growth by Start Score: Comparing growth to all students nationally that had the same starting score.
Growth by District: Comparing growth locally between all students at their grade level district wide
Growth by School: Comparing growth locally between all students at their grade level school wide.
5. Color Coding: New to this report is the ability to view Normative Referenced (Norms) or Criterion Referenced ( Benchmarks) data.
6. Growth: Unit of growth, monthly or weekly. Defaults to Monthly for aReading and aMath, all other assessments default to Weekly.
7. End of Year Goal: Determine what goal you would like students to obtain, this will adjust the Monthly Goal score and percentile as well as the End of Year Goal Score. (More below)
By Benchmark: Select a benchmark to set as the goal score.
College Pathway: Only available for aReading, aMath and CBMReading
Low Risk: Sets End of year Goal Score to the first score in the Low Risk category.
Next Highest: Sets End of Year Goal Score to the next benchmark cut score, ie. if a student is in the High Risk category in Fall, their Goal Score would be the cut point for the Some Risk category. Similarly, if a student is in the Some Risk category in Fall, the End of Year Goal Score will be at the cut point to be in the Low Risk Category.
By Goal Score: Enter a score you wish to set as their End of year Goal Score.
For more information on how setting a Goal Score affects the Group Growth Report, see: Group Growth Report - Understanding the End of Year Goal
By Growth %ile: Select a percentile to adjust the End of Year Goal Score based on that Growth Percentile.
Interpreting this report is broken up into two pieces, the top bar graphs (A) and the bottom student information (B).
A. Top Bar Graphs
1. Scores of Students in Group by Normative (or Benchmark Categories)- This shows the percentage of students in the normative or benchmark categories. If you put your cursor on the bar it will display the exact number of students.
- In the circled example, 33% of students were in the 30-84.99%ile in Fall and 43% were in Winter.
2. Growth of Students in Group by Normative (or Benchmark) Categories- This shows the percentage of students who's growth was ranked in these categories.
- In the circled example, 52% of students had growth in the 30-84.99%ile.
*Note this is based on the Growth Percentiles selected in the settings (#4)*
B. Student Information
The default view after generating the report is shown above.
1. Observed Scores- These are the raw scores each student received for the Fall and selected End period. The colored box next to the scores refers to the percentile group under which each score falls.
2. End Of Year
Predicted Score (see below)- The expected End of Year score based on the Observed Growth score. *If there is no Start or End period score, the predicted score is based on growth at the 50th percentile.*
Goal Score- This is determined based on the End of Year Goal selected in the settings. This is based off of the most recent screening score.
How the End of Year Goal affects the report is explained in the article: Group Growth Report - Understanding the End of Year Goal
Benchmark Score- This is the first score in the Low Risk category for spring.
3. This is a brief explanation on the report's use and interpretation.
The box with the plus sign on the far right will expand the report to display the information below
The image above is a 3rd grade class, aReading, District Level Growth, End of Year Goal: Next Highest. The screen shot below is of the filter settings at the top of the report.
1. Monthly Observed Growth Score and %ile-
Growth Score- This is the amount of growth the student had from the Start to End interval. In this case, we are looking at aReading (Monthly Growth) from Fall to Late Winter. Student 1 grew 1.83 points per month from Fall to Late Winter.
Growth Percentile- The rank of the students growth based on the Growth %ile settings on the top. Student 1 is at the 40th percentile. That means s/he grew the same as or better than 40% of 3rd grade students in the district.
2. Monthly Goal Growth Score and %ile- This information is determined by the End of Year Goal setting- for this example, Next Highest (Sets End of Year Goal Score to the next benchmark cut point).
Growth Score- The amount of growth needed per week/month to obtain the Goal Score. In this case, student one needs to grow 6.15 points per month to get a score of 503 at the end of the year.
Growth Percentile- The percentile rank of the Monthly Goal Growth Score the student needs to obtain the end of year goal. In this case, Student 1 Monthly Goal Growth Score of 6.15 is at the 94%ile of growth, so growing the same as or better than 94% of 3rd grade students in the district.
**Do you see a question mark on your report? Put your cursor on the icon and a box will pop up describing why it is blank and how to possibly change it.**