CTLS Assess Scores in Synergy Gradebook

Wondering when your scores will appear in Synergy gradebook?  Once an assessment is “Finished” in ECTLS Assess (either by the student or by the teacher on behalf of the student) the scores will roll over into Synergy and will be available in Synergy gradebook for applicable grade levels. This transfer takes place five times a day, currently at the following times:

6:10 AM
10:21 AM
1:21 PM
4:21 PM
5:01 PM 

Scores will roll in with a default “CTLS Assessment” category and will be hidden from parents. The teacher will need to either manually adjust the assignment, or if not needed, delete it.  Click Here for directions on editing in your assignment in Synergy gradebook. 

It’s important to note that data only comes from ECTLS Assess into Synergy one time. So, if an assessment is re-administered the scores will update in ECTLS Assess automatically but will need to be manually changed in  Synergy gradebook.  

Note:  SGM Pre-test scores will NOT import into Synergy gradebook.

 

Teacher Teams Are Now Available in Enhanced CTLS Assess

Local school administrators can now create Teacher Teams in Enhanced CTLS Assess.  This provides teachers that are part of the teacher team access to view data for any teacher within the group.  It also provides an option to share assessments with the Teacher Team(s), rather than the whole school.  Access to data through Teacher Teams is beneficial to staff members such as ESOL teachers, school counselors and other support staff that would not normally have access to data in CTLS Assess.   

Click on the links below to access step-by-step directions.

ECTLS-Creating and Editing Teacher Teams

ECTLS-Sharing Assessments and Data with Teacher Teams

Local school administrators can contact their local school TTIS for additional information or support with creating Teacher Teams.

 

Great Things Are Coming to Enhanced CTLS Assess!

New features are coming to your Enhanced CTLS Assess dashboard on Monday, February 3rd thanks to the feedback from CCSD teachers and leaders. 

These exciting new features include:

  • Teachers will have the ability to add student feedback to individual constructed response questions.  Students will be able to login and view the feedback using the CTLS Assess student portal.
  •  Teachers will be able to add users from other schools to their assessment so they are able to more effectively collaborate.  This will allow them to edit and/or copy the assessment.
  •  When proctoring an assessment, users will see a drop-down menu to filter classes by term (quarter/semester/year).  This will streamline the process of selecting classes/rosters when proctoring and scoring rubrics.
  • A second option has been added that will allows users to print an answer key that includes the questions and highlighted answers.  The items also include the standard and DOK level.
  •  Assessment sharing will be updated so teachers can share with their local school or teacher group.
  •  Local school administrators will be able to create teacher groups which will allow members of the group to share assessments and view data by teacher group.
  •  Assessments that contain items with external links will automatically disable the test locking feature for that assessment.
  • District Administrators and School Administrators will now have a new Incite Usage Metrics report.

Contact your local school TTIS for support with these new updates that will be available on your dashboard on Monday, February 3rd.

Incite Analytics – Performance Distribution For Assessment Standards

Incites Analytics now gives users the option to view the performance distribution in the standards view. This report displays the percent of students whose average score falls into a selected range of scores.   To access this report, select Performance Distribution under the Report By drop-down menu on the Incite Analytics tab. Use the Performance Scale Slide to choose the score range you want to view. The scores are highlighted in a gradient blue color which gets darker as the percentage of students who fall within the score range increases (See the score chart below). If there is a zero percent for the score range, that cell will be colored gray. Note: The Beginning, Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished Performance Scale to the left of the screen are disabled.

Incite Analytics – Standards Analysis

Incite Analytics is a powerful reporting tool that allows users to easily select and compare multiple assessment and then apply filters to view the data from many different perspectives. However, a new update to Incite Analytics allows users to drill the data on selected assessments down to standards assessed.

Once you have selected the assessment(s) you would like to view data on in Incite Analytics, click on the View By drop-down menu. Select Standards. Your data for the selected assessments is now broken down by standards. Hover over on cell with the standard listed and you will get the full standard description.

You can continue to drill down the data to a student level and apply filters as you would if you were viewing the data by assessments.

Please contact your local TTIS if you have any questions about the different ways to analyze data in Enhanced CTLS Assess.

Data Grid View – Benefits of the Yellow Highlight

Monitoring your students’ progress during an Item Bank assessment just got easier with Enhanced CTLS Assess. While proctoring an item bank assessment, select the Data Grid view. The cell highlighted in yellow indicates the question the student is currently working on. As the students’ progress through the assessment, the yellow highlighted cell will move to the next question. Note: The example below is an assessment that has the questions randomized.

This feature allows teachers to actively monitor student pace, see who may need assistance, and view their accuracy while the assessment is in progress.

Exciting NEW Updates!

As of Monday, October 7th, some amazing new updates have rolled into the Enhanced CTLS Assess platform based on teacher and leader feedback. Updates include new widgets, new items types, enhanced publishing and more! Scroll through the Adobe Spark below to find information on these incredible enhancements.

Please feel free to contact your local school TTIS for any additional training or support.

eCTLS Assess Updates 3.4

 

Enhanced CTLS Assess-Widgets and Reports

Widgets

Have you ever wished you could get an “at a glance” look at certain types of data without having to navigate through full reports? Now, with easy to customize widgets, you can determine what snapshots of data you would like to see on your dashboard when logging into Enhanced CTLS Assess.

Simply click the plus sign under the navigation menu on your dashboard page, title your custom widget page, and then click “add widgets” to select the ones you want.

Reports

One of the most widely celebrated enhancements to CTLS Assess is the variety and ease of navigation of reports! You now have the ability to view reports at the school, teacher, and student level, and most reports are “nested”. This means you can easily drill in for more specific results without having to click in and out of pages to see more or different data.

Click HERE to access the new Reports Guide which gives an overview of various reports that teachers can access.

Using Data to Prepare for End-of-Course Testing

Accessing data in CTLS Assess allows you to plan your instruction accordingly.  There is one report, Standards Analysis Report located in the Search Widget that you might find helpful in the next few months as you prepare for EOC Testing.   The Standards Analysis Report will allow you to view school year data broken down by standards for a chosen course.  Even further, you can view school year data for individual students as well.

 

Once you are logged into CTLS Assess, Click on the course you would like to view.

 

 

 

 

 

You will now be able to view data from all the assessments in CTLS given this year

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the + to drill down even further by viewing individual student performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can now use the Standards Analysis report to see each student and whether or not a standard has been mastered.

Using the data from Standards Analysis report allows you to quickly determine which standards you might need to spend time on when reviewing for an End of Course assessment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard-Answer Analysis Grid Report

With one of the newest CTLS Assess enhancements, you now have another report option to choose from! The Standard-Answer Analysis will allow you to see, at a glance, each student’s results for all the questions on a given assessment, along with the standard being assessed by each question. 

To access the report, click on the Student Reports tab, then click on the dropdown menu and select “Standard-Answer Analysis (Excel)”. You will then generate the report the same way you have in the past.

Detailed directions for using the Results widget can be found HERE.