Performance Distribution in Incite Analytics

Incites Analytics gives users the option to view the performance distribution for assessment standards. This displays the percent of students whose average score falls into selected range of scores.  This allows users to  select and view a more specific data set by standard for one or more assessments.  

To access this feature in Incite Analytics, select Performance Distribution from the Report By drop-down menu.  Use the Performance Scale slider 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

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your TKES on with CTLS and iRespond!

Are you looking for documentation to demonstrate how you are meeting Performance Standards 5 & 6 of the Georgia Department of Education Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES)? Have you considered iRespond and CTLS Assess?  iRespond provides teachers with a tool to quickly and frequently assess for student learning.  Assessment for learning is when teachers gather, analyze, and use the assessment data to measure student progress, guide their instruction, and give students timely feedback. CTLS Assess is the tool for you to do just that. With CTLS Assess, you can analyze the data collected from assessments to measure student progress, inform your instruction, and provide timely feedback to both students and parents.

 You can use iRespond for a variety of assessment types; diagnostic, formative, and summative. One of the benefits of using iRespond to give assessments and CTLS Assess to review data from given assessments, is that they provide documentation for meeting Performance Standards 5 and 6 of the Georgia Department of Education Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES). The standards state:

Performance Standard 5: Assessment Strategies – The teacher systematically chooses a variety of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment strategies and instruments that are valid and appropriate for the content and student population.

 Performance Standard 6: Assessment Uses – The teacher systematically gathers, analyzes, and uses relevant data to measure student progress, to inform instructional content and delivery methods, and to provide timely and constructive feedback to both students & parents.

Once an assessment is given, you can go to CTLS Asses and run reports on student performance. You can use the data from the report to plan your instruction, differentiate lessons, and provide feedback to students and parents. You can attach the reports to your lesson plans for administrators to review as part of your TKES documentation.

 For more information on using iRespond or CTLS Assess, contact your TTIS.

 

Scoring Constructed Response is as Easy as 1…2…3!

One of the particularly beneficial aspects of assessing with CTLS Assess is the ability to include Constructed Response items! Students have the opportunity to see and practice test items that mirror what they will see on required testing, and teachers have the opportunity to compile meaningful data gathered from a variety of item types.

As more and more teacher-created and Touchstone assessments are including CR items, you may find yourself needing a refresher on how to score those items within CTLS Assess.

Keep in mind that you can input student scores two different ways.

  1. By individual student (which comes in handy when students have taken the assessment using the iRespond Web App, and you need to see the students’ responses on the screen).
  2. By the class roster (which is useful when you’ve already scored students’ responses on paper, and simply need to input the points awarded).

In order to input student scores, you will navigate to the Results widget, click on the score icon, and select “Rubric Score Entry”.

For detailed instructions on how to score Constructed Response items, or how to attach a rubric when creating an assessment containing a CR item, click the links below.

 Defining a rubric in Assessment Builder PDF|Video

Scoring CR items PDF|Video

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.

 

Multi-Select questions are now supported in CTLS Assess!

You can now create multi-select questions in CTLS Assess. Creating multi-select questions is a great way to prepare students for the Georgia Milestone. The grading for the multi-select questions mimics the grading for the multi-select questions you would find on the Georgia Milestone set by the GA DOE.

Items with 3 Correct Bubbles

  • 3 correct bubbles selected and ONLY 3 bubbles selected = 2 points
  • 3 correct bubbles selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 2 correct bubbles selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 2 correct bubbles and 0 incorrect bubbles selected = 1 point
  • Anything else receives no credit

Items with 2 Correct Bubbles

  • 2 correct bubbles selected and ONLY 2 bubbles selected = 2 points
  • 2 correct bubbles selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 1 correct bubble selected and 1 incorrect bubble selected = 1 point
  • 1 correct bubble selected and 0 incorrect bubbles selected = 1 point
  • Anything else receives no credit

Go ahead and try out multi-select questions with your students!

Click HERE to access the Multi-Select Scoring and Analyzing Scores document.

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.