Is there a report that will show growth over time per class in my district?
Yes! The Growth Report in the District Admin Account can be generated to show growth on tests in a Subject Tab.
The B and numbered columns under each test are just like the Totals Reports (Class, School, and District) as well as the Students Report. However, the only scores included are for students who have been tested at least twice in the current school year. If the student has been tested only once (or not at all), there is no growth to show, so the student is not included.
B column: The B stands for Baseline. The percent in this column shows the percentage correct the first time the students are tested no matter when that happens.
1, 2, 3, etc columns: The numbers in the column headers represent the marking periods, so 1st marking period, 2nd marking period, etc. The column will not show unless the marking period has started. The number in these columns show the average class percentage correct at the end of the marking period indicated. In the case that a student was tested, for example, in the first marking period, but not the second, the score used in the calculation for the second marking period is the same as the end of the first.
Growth: This is the difference in the percentage from the most recent marking period and the Baseline score. This can be negative if the teachers are selecting Retest All when they assess and the students get fewer correct during the last test session. The cell is colored based on the progress. It is green if the percentage is greater than 0, grey if it is 0, or red if it is less than 0.
Show Marking Periods check box: The report will always show the "B" column and the growth. However, if you check this box, it will also show all marking period columns.
Show Number of Students check box: Checking this box will add the 'Students' and 'S2' columns.
Students: This column represents the number of students in the class list for that teacher in the current school year.
S2: This column represents the number of students that have been tested at least twice on the test in the current school year (and is therefore included in the growth number). Including only these students in the calculation ensures consistent data specific to growth. It also indicates whether the data is from few or many students for you to compare results across classes and distinguish outliers.
Average Growth: The first number is the average growth as a percentage of that teacher for all tests in the Subject Tab.
The number in the parentheses is a percentage of students tested at least twice. We call this "Coverage" because it shows how complete the ability to show growth is for that teacher and Subject Tab.
For this, we multiply the number in the 'Students' column by the number of tests in the tab. We also add up all the numbers in the S2 columns. The percentage is calculated by taking the S2 number, dividing it by the Students number, and multiplying by 100.
You are able to print the report or download it to Excel.
Here is an example of the report with both boxes checked and all information showing:
Here is an example of the report with neither box checked: