Diagnostic - Reading Practice Report

The Diagnostic - Reading Practice Report is one of the Reading Practice reports. This report summarises your students' performance on Reading Practice Quizzes.

The Diagnostic - Reading Practice Report should be reviewed weekly by teachers, administrators and librarians to identify students who are having problems and may need intervention. Because the report uses diagnostic - or "at risk" - codes to identify students who may be struggling, it is not an appropriate tool for publicly posting a class's progress. The student performance information on the report should be treated as confidential.

For each student included on the report, the program shows

  • a diagnostic code (if one applies)
  • the total number of Reading Practice Quizzes the student has passed and the number the student has taken
  • the average percentage correct target (if any)
  • the student's actual average percentage correct
  • the points target (if any)
  • how many points the student earned on quizzes and the percentage of the target the earned points represent
  • the percentage of the points that were earned on books Read Independently
  • the percentage of points earned on fiction books
  • the Engaged Time per Day, which is an estimate of the amount of time the student is spending on reading practice based on the student's most recent Star Reading test score and the number of points earned on Accelerated Reader quizzes (This number is not reported if the student has not taken a Star Reading or Star Early Literacy test in the last 12 months.)
  • the student's average book level target (if any)
  • the average book level the student achieved on passed quizzes
  • the reader certification level the student is working toward (if any)

The report shows totals (or averages) of this information for the students in each section and for all the students on the report.

For each section of the report, the report includes two summaries: a diagnostic code summary and a class summary. The diagnostic code summary shows you the number and percentage of students who have each diagnostic code; it also explains each code. (Diagnostic codes alert you when students have taken no quizzes, when they have a low or very low average percentage correct, when the points earned are lower than expected or low compared to the rest of the class and when a student's average percentage correct is below 85% or below 90%.) The class summary tells you how many students have taken and passed quizzes, the average points target and points earned, the percentage of points earned on books read independently and the percentage of points earned on fiction books versus nonfiction books. The overall report summary at the end of the report includes similar information as well as averages for Engaged Time per Day, book level targets and average book level.

The diagnostic codes are defined in the report.

To generate the report, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home page, click Accelerated Reader; then, click Reports in the menu that opens.
  2. On the Reports page, click Reading Practice.
  3. On the Select a Reading Practice Report page, if necessary, choose a school from the School drop-down list.
  4. Click Diagnostic - Reading Practice in the list of Frequently Used Reading Practice Reports.
  5. Select the report options. You can choose the following:
    • Which classes or students to include
    • Which reporting parameter group to use (this allows you to include students by enrolment date, ethnicity, gender, language, characteristics and/or year)
    • Which time period to include (a predefined or custom date range)
    • Which book level type to display (ATOS or Lexile® Measure - if you choose Lexile® Measure, both will be included)
    • Whether to track student average percentage correct scores below 85% or below 90%.
    • Whether to group information on the report (do not group or group by class)
    • Whether to sort information on the report (by student or by average percentage correct - highest to lowest)
    • Whether to include only quizzes that were taken for the classes included in the report (this option is available only if you have chosen to group the information)
    • Whether to place a page break after each group (this option is available only if you have chosen to group the information)
    • Whether to print the selected report options on the report
  6. Select View Report.
  7. As the program generates your report, you will see the Report Progress page. When the report is ready, it opens in Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader in the browser window or a separate window.
    • Click Customise this Report to go back and choose different options for the report and generate it again.
    • To select another report, click Select a Different Report.