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 a 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.
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:
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.
When proctoring an assessment, you can now filter your classes by term. This is particularly beneficial for teachers who teach different courses each term. Now, there is no need to scroll through all the classes taught in a given school year. Using the Term drop-down will allow you to narrow in on your current classes.
Test locking will now automatically be disabled for assessments that contain at least one question with an external link. When creating an assessment with a question that has an external link to outside material, you will now receive a warning message like the one below to confirm you understand that test locking will be disabled.
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.
Teachers now have the option to provide feedback to students when scoring constructed response items on the rubric in Matrix view. This new feature gives teachers the ability to provide timely feedback that students can easily access in the Enhanced CTLS Assess student portal (CTLS Assessment icon on CCSD devices).
Once the assessment that needs scoring is located, the teacher can access the Add/View Feedback button from the Matrix view and easily provide feedback for each constructed response item.
Click here for directions on providing feedback and how students access the feedback.
Contact your local school TTIS for support.
When teachers create and share an assessment, new sharing options are available to choose from. This will allow teachers to share with their local school and teacher group (if they have been added to one).
After creating, and locking the assessment, the teacher will click on the publish tab. The teacher should now see the Share Assessment button located on the right-side. Click Share Assessment and a pop-up screen will appear with new sharing options.
The user can select one or more options that are available to them. Options that are not available will be grayed out. Once the options are selected, click the Share button and the assessment will be shared with other users that were selected.
After the assessment is shared, users will be able to search for the assessment and filter by Shared from the drop-down menu search page.
For more information, please contact your local school TTIS.
When authors are creating assessments, they can now add users from other schools. Previously, they could only add users from their own school. This will allow teachers to collaborate on an assessment (edit) and/or get a copy of the assessment to proctor with their own class(es).
To give users edit or copy rights, search for the assessment and click on the assessment settings tab. Navigate to the Permissions section and click Edit in the Users section.
Search for the teacher(s) you would like to give copy or edit rights to and click Save. Make sure to select Edit, which gives the user access to edit and copy your test, or Copy, which allows them to create a copy of your test with a unique test ID.
Note: Simultaneous editing (2 people in the test at the same time) will cause the last person’s work to save, but not the person who saved prior. It is important not to have more than 1 person editing the assessment at a time.
For more information or support with this feature, contact your local school TTIS.
A second answer key option has been added based on teacher request. The Print Answer Key option allows users to print an answer key that includes the assessment questions and has answers highlighted in yellow. The items also include the standard and DOK level.
One way users can locate assessments to print answer keys is in test manager.
A second way to print an answer key is to navigate to the Assessments–>Search and click on the title of the test. Next, navigate to Administer tab and select Print Assessment–>Print Answer Key. This option works with local school assessments only.
For support or more information, please contact your local TTIS.
Directions for locating the Touchstone Blueprints in Enhanced CTLS are linked below. The Touchstone Blueprints include helpful information such as a summary of standards, Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) for each question. You will also find a question ID for each item on the blueprint. The question ID will assist you in building their own assessment using the Touchstone questions.
Click HERE to access PDF directions.