Just drag and drop. That's how easy it is to add your class data to the standards-based Progress Tracker, where you can immediately see each student's trajectory toward mastery and any gaps in standards coverage!
The Progress Tracker allows you to follow a class’s understanding of a standard throughout several assessments. When your class is done with an assessment, add the report to the Progress Tracker. We’ll check to see if there are any current Progress Trackers that match that class period and standards body. If there are matches, the new report will be added to an existing Progress Tracker to help you see immediately how your class is doing.
A few examples might help you understand how the Progress Tracker is meant to be used.
For example, if you are an upper level teacher who teaches one specific subject matter, such as Freshmen English, then you will probably only have as many Progress Trackers as you do class periods. You will work with one standard body for the whole year with your different classes, and you will continue to add reports to these Progress Trackers. If you are teaching in Texas, that standard body might be TEKS 9th Grade English Language Arts.
If you teach only one class throughout the year but cover all subjects, such as 2nd grade for an elementary school, you will probably have as many Progress Trackers as you do subjects. You will have a Progress Tracker that tracks 2nd grade Math and a Progress Tracker for 2nd grade English Language Arts.
The Progress Tracker automatically takes any report you give it and checks for that class and standard. If you already have a Progress Tracker that matches, it will add it as a report to track!
1. Add a Report to the Progress Tracker
The Progress Tracker tracks how a class is doing on a given standard. In order to use the Progress Tracker, a report must have standards. You can add these standards as you create your assessment, or by Editing Key & Standards on your report.
To add a report to the Progress Tracker, click the report on the bottom right hand corner and drag the report over to the Progress Tracker column, as illustrated in the pictures below.
Note: If you are adding a report to an existing Progress Tracker, there is no need to drag the report all the way to any specific Progress Tracker on the column. Just add it to the column as a whole, and we will check for matches for you.
You’ll be asked to confirm if the report for which the tracker will be created is correct. If it is, click on “Create Tracker.” Or, if you are adding a report that belongs with an existing Progress Tracker, you will be asked to confirm that it is to be added to an existing tracker. Click “Add to Tracker” if this is correct.
Your report must have standards in order for there to be anything to track. If you try to create a Progress Tracker without standards, you will be asked to Edit Key & Standards.
Once you’ve confirmed creating a Progress Tracker or adding a report to an existing Progress Tracker, it will be added to your Progress Tracker column.
The Progress Tracker column shows you how many Progress Trackers you have, and in each one, you can see the Class Name, the Standard Body, Standard Subject, Standard Year, and the specific Standard Chapter.
Underneath the identifying information is the number of sessions or reports currently added to the Progress Tracker. This session number will increase as reports are added to the Progress Tracker.
2. Viewing your Progress Tracker
Your Progress Tracker will automatically organize your reports by student name, standards, and score. The below screenshot shows three reports tracked, showing the same standards tested with three times, with the students progressively improving their scores as the teacher continued teaching the material.
The top gray bar is the Progress Tracker title, the blue bar shows the specific standard in the chapter being tested, with the standard broken down to each individual element. The standards our teacher tested on in this example are MA.5.1.A, MA.5.2, and MA.52.B.
Combined Student Average is the average score from all the all the students for all the assessments. If you only had one report in the Progress Tracker, the Combined Student Average and the Standard Average would be the same.
The Standard Average shows the specific average scored for that standard on each specific assessment. You can see as the teacher continued to teach the material, the students improved their Standard Average.
Frequency is how many times in the assessment the standard was asked. This provides context for the average score, as a higher frequency yields a more accurate picture of how well students understand the material. A low frequency, such as (1), can be misleading as it might just have been the specific question and not the subject itself that caused student problems.
The assessment name is next, and the [X] allows you to delete the assessment from the Progress Tracker. Note: this will remove the report from the entire Progress Tracker, not just the report from that specific standard.
Finally, each student's score is listed for comparison, and at the top, you can use the button to return to the Reports page, or download the Progress Tracker to a CSV (Excel) file.
Can I delete a specific report from the Progress Tracker?
Yes, first open the Progress Tracker, and then for the report you would like to delete, click the red [X] next to the name. This will remove the report from the entire Progress Tracker.
Can I combine two progress trackers, to see how all my classes are doing?
The Progress Tracker is designed to measure progress on a specific standard body for a specific class. Combining multiple classes or multiple standard bodies into a single Progress Tracker is outside the scope of the report. Check out our Aggregate button at the top or your reports page for the information you might be looking for, and check here for more information on all our report options!
What if my assessment has two different standards?
Some assessments you might give will have multiple standard chapters included. For example, if you are giving a final exam for your class, and the exam covers both Algebra and Geometry.
If you have an assessment that has multiple standards included, click and drag the assessment over to the Progress Tracker column like usual, and then you will be given an option to choose what to do with each of the standard chapters.
In the example below, you can choose to add the assessment to a tracker already going - the 2005 Math Standards body - or create a new one, for the 2012 Standards body.
If you'd like to do both, simply choose one option first, then click and drag again, and choose the other option.