Now Showing: All Constructed and Extended Response Scores in Questions Tab

CTLS has a great new enhancement that will make reviewing Constructed and Extended Response scores even easier!  When you are analyzing data using the Questions tab, you can still review Constructed Response (CR) and Extended Constructed Response (XCR) questions and see how students scored ranging from 0-5+.  Previously, when CR and XCR results were reviewed with the checkbox, teachers could only see X’s for student scores with no breakdown of individual scores higher than 5.  Now, when you click the checkbox to view individual student CR and XCR results, you can now see the exact number of points each student earned for the question!  This makes easy to see which students demonstrate proficiency and which students need additional support.

 

What Could You Find if Only You Searched?

Have you tried using the CTLS Assess Search Widget? It is one of the most powerful tools available, especially when reviewing student data to plan next instructional steps in PLCs! Click on any of your classes in the Search widget to view all assessment results in a subject area. You can view any assessment type (local school, district) from the View dropdown menu. Then, choose your subject from the dropdown menu. Finally, click the plus next to the assessment you want to review and see all student results in one place where it is easy to move between assessments!

You can also expand your class rosters and choose a student’s name to see individual data. Click the Performance tab, select Local School Test (or any test type) and then the Subject. This time, when you click the plus next to the assessment name, you’ll see a customized strengths and weaknesses report for each standard assessed for the selected student. Both of these resources can easily help you analyze student progress and also involve students and parents in the process!

 

Export CTLS Reports to Excel

You’ve been asking for it…and it is finally here!  CTLS Assess now has an option to export your reports in the Results Widget to Excel. Simply select the report you would like from the Results Widget under Performance Analysis and click on the Excel Export button. You can also choose to export to a PDF.

Use Excel to track, sort, and analyze CTLS Assess data!  Both tools work hand-in-hand to streamline the data analysis process in your classroom. What a great way to work with data for data teams or RTI!

 

Comparing Results

In CTLS Assess, teachers can use the Compare Tab to view data on two different assessments that share at least one common standard. You can see in the example below, the Unit 4 Pre- and Post-tests assessed two common standards. Your questions on the assessments do not have to be identical because the data is derived from the standards.

Once you click on the Dtl for a standard, you can view comparison data on each student. Data found under the Compare Tab is not only useful for instructional groups, but also RTI and parent-teacher conferences.

Click on this link for a brief instructional video on using the Compare Tab in CTLS Assess.

New Look, New Name, New Features!

Welcome to a new school year with CTLS Assess!

We are excited to announce that the CTLS Student Performance Tool (SPT) and CTLS Phase 2 will now be known simply as CTLS Assess and CTLS Teach.

 

NEW DASHBOARD

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Within CTLS Assess there are many new and exciting features! First, you will notice that the dashboard has a fresh new look with user friendly widgets that can be personalized to quickly locate your assessment tools.

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MORE QUESTION TYPES

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Within Item Builder, you will discover three new item types: Multi-Select, Constructed Response, and Extended Constructed Response. Your local TTIS will provide training this year on how to create these items, use them on assessments, and score them to view the data.

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QUESTION WEIGHTING

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Another new enhancement is the ability to customize the weighting or point values for questions in Assessment Builder.

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DATA FILTERING OPTIONS

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There are also new filter options when searching for data results. These filters include the ability to search data by course, term, type, and completed, active or pending tests. You can also customize the data results to show in order from date up/down and by name.

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SUPPORT

Under the “Help” link in the top right corner you will notice that you have quick access to assessment and support resources. In this section, you will find video tutorials and step-by-step documents for all aspects of CTLS Assess. This menu also contains Frequently Asked Questions and an option to submit Enhancements Requests.

Teacher Groups

Lastly, administrators can now create “Teams” of teachers or PLCs to facilitate data sharing and analysis among the team members.

If you need additional support please contact your local school TTIS.  We wish you a great new school year with CTLS Assess!

Viewing Historical Data on New Students

Wondering how to view data on a student who just transferred into your class from another CCSD school? Hoping to view data on your new class in the Fall so you can immediately address the needs of your students?  The document below will provide two options to view historical data on students that were previously in other CCSD classrooms.

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Administrator Student and Teacher Search

We recently published a post about an enhancement where administrators could perform data inquiries on specific students without going through the process of assuming teacher roles and finding the correct class. A new addition now makes it possible for administrators to perform data inquiry searches by teacher name or badge ID.  Click on the link below for directions.

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