Reports

Reports

1.Reports

Waterford Reading, Waterford Math & Science, and Waterford SmartStart each provide teachers and administrators with real-time data on student usage, progress, and scores in three reports: Objective Details, Area of Difficulty, and Progress Report.

 

Waterford Reading and Waterford Math & Science also have Placement reports to show teachers how students perform on the placement tests for those products.

2.Generating Reports

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select a District, School or Class.
    At the class level, you can check the box next to the student names (or the box in the header to select all students) for more report options.
  3. Select the type of report you want to generate.
    Objective Details reports can only be generated for individual students.

    At the district level or higher, you can only generate Progress Reports.
  4. Select the report options you want. If you want to generate individual reports, you must select at least one student before generating the report.
  5. Click Generate.
  • The reports only display data from the specified date range.
  • Use the links in the reports to drill down to smaller units.

2.1.Walk-through: Generating reports

2.2.Exporting reports

Export reports as .pdf files in order to share them electronically.

  1. Follow the instructions above to generate a report.
  2. In the top right, hover over Export.
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  3. Select the format you want. The report will download automatically.
    As of the April 2, 2016 release, if you want usage time to download as a numerical value, click Download CVS link below the gray header. You can still export into any CSV format using the Export menu, but the usage times will download as images which cannot be sorted or compiled for analysis.

3.Placement Reports

Generate a class report to see a summary of every student’s performance on the placement test.

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select your class.
  3. Click Check Placement.
  4. Select Class Report. Choose the appropriate course.
    There is not a placement test for Waterford SmartStart PreK, only Waterford Reading and Waterford Math & Science.
  5. Click Generate.

The class report will show the date each student completed the test or if the student is still testing or has not yet started the placement test. For students who have completed the test, you can see their placement in each branch of the curriculum.

Progress in Waterford Reading and Waterford Math & Science is measured on an achievement index from 100 to 2999. As students progress, their achievement index increases. The achievement index range and its corresponding levels are listed in the report header.

For more details, click the student’s name to see their individual placement report. You can also generate individual reports from the manager.

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select your class.
  3. Check the box next to at least one student.
    Check the box in the header to select all students.
  4. Click Check Placement.
  5. Select Individual Reports. Choose the appropriate course.
  6. Click Generate.

Individual placement results show you each question’s correct answer, distractors, and the student’s performance.
Students must score 80% or higher to pass and may see up to six placement tests. Once the student scores below 80% (or when he or she has passed all of the tests), the placement test ends and the student is placed into the sequence.

 

4.Progress Reports

You can generate progress reports at the district, school, class, and individual level. Progress reports let you view and compare usage, progress, and scores. Reports update in real time and are available for any time period within the school year–for the entire year or just one day.

4.1.District and school progress reports

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select the district or class.
    Only an administrator can generate a district progress report.
  3. Click Progress Report.
  4. Select the appropriate options.
    All of the report data will be from the date range only.

    All classes in the school are listed, even if they are not assigned the chosen curriculum.
  5. Click Generate.

Data is divided by grade level. Scroll down to the grade-specific tables to see data divided by school or class. Drill down to a school or class progress report by clicking the school or class links.

Usage goals, recommended usage, and school year start and end dates are set by the administrator in Settings. See the Manager for Administrators Guide for more information.

 

4.2.Class progress reports

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select your class.
  3. Click Progress Report.
  4. Select the appropriate options.
    All students in your class will be displayed on the report, even if they are not assigned the selected course.
  5. Click Generate.

Usage data is for the date range only. Usage goals are determined by the administrator in Settings.

Progress bars are color-coded based on when the progress occurred:

  • Yellow: Skipped because the student demonstrated mastery during placement test
  • Blue: Encountered before the date range
  • Purple: Encountered during the date range
  • Orange: No curriculum is available or the end of a curriculum strand has been reached
    For example, in Waterford Reading, the Phonological Awareness branch only contains lessons until early level 2. Once the student has completed the final lesson in the Phonological Awareness branch, the rest of the progress bar will be orange.

Click a student’s name in the Class Overall table to drill down to an individual student progress report.

4.3.Individual progress reports

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select your class.
  3. Check the box next to a student.
    If you want individual reports for more than one student, select multiple boxes. Click the box in the table header to select all students.
  4. Click Progress Report.
  5. Select Individual Reports.
  6. Select your report options.
  7. Click Generate.

Individual progress reports show the student’s progress in the sequence, his or her current lesson, time spent in the program, and average progress. Data is marked in red if progress is lower than the class average or if performance is below mastery. For more information on where a student is struggling, generate an Area of Difficulty report.

Progress bars are color-coded based on when the progress occurred:

  • Yellow: Skipped because the student demonstrated mastery during placement test
  • Blue: Encountered before the date range
  • Purple: Encountered during the date range
  • Orange: No curriculum is available or the end of a curriculum strand has been reached
    For example, in Waterford Reading, the Phonological Awareness branch only contains lessons until early level 2. Once the student has completed the final lesson in the Phonological Awareness branch, the rest of the progress bar will be orange.

5.Area of difficulty reports

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select your class.
    If you want an individual area of difficulty report, select the check box next a student’s name.
  3. Click Area of Difficulty.
  4. Select your report options.
  5. Click Generate.
  • Area of Difficulty reports contain data from the last 45 days.
  • Objectives only appear on the area of difficulty reports if the student scores below the mastery target score. The mastery varies for each objective. Some objectives require 80% mastery and others require 100%. Look under Score to view each student’s most recent score.
  • Last Attempted shows when the student last played an objective. Many skills are assessed in multiple objectives. Students will often have another chance to master objectives, after playing some additional instructional activities.
  • Waterford SmartStart reports are color coded by domain in order to match the SmartStart Activity Library. If your class or students are having difficulty with a particular domain, go to the matching section in the Activity Library for additional whole-class and center-based activities to supplement the online curriculum.

6.Objective details reports

Get deeper insight in a student’s performance by generating an objective details report.

  1. Go to Reports.
  2. Select your class.
  3. Check the box next to the student.
    Objective Details Reports can only be generated for individual students.
  4. Choose your report options.
    Generating a report for a date range longer than 14 days may cause long loading times.
  5. Click Generate.

All objectives encountered during the time frame appear on the report, along with the most recent score, the number of times attempted, and an icon to indicate pass or fail. Objectives are grouped by Skill Areas and organized by strands. The learning branches match the color schemes in all other reports.

7.Transfer Students

Teachers can choose to exclude or include transfer students in progress and placement reports. Transfer students are students who have either moved out of the class or into the class during the report period. If the student’s transfer date is not included in the report period, he or she is not considered a transfer student.

 

7.1.Include transfer students in the report

When you generate a progress or placement report, you’ll have the option to include transfer students by checking the box at the bottom of the report options dialog. Including transfer students will skew usage averages, because transfer students were not available during the entire report period to run sessions. By default, transfer students are not included.

Use this feature to see data for any students in your class added or moved to your class during the report period.

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7.2.Transfer students table

If you include transfer students in your report, they will appear in a “Transfer Students” table.

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