Growth and Achievement - Maths Page
On this page, you can see more information about your students' Scaled Score and Student Growth Percentile. To open the Growth and Achievement page, select Growth and Achievement - Maths in the Maths Dashboard Navigator.
Choosing the Class
Select the first drop-down to choose the class whose data you want to see.
In the window that opens, choose the school (if shown), the teacher and the class. The selections that you need to make depend on your position; teachers typically only need to choose the class to work with.
Choose the Time Period
Use the second drop-down list to choose the time period that you want to view data for: all time, the current school year, the current marking period, the last 30 days or the last 7 days.
Marking periods are set up in Renaissance Place when administrators or non-teaching staff choose School Years on the Home page and then choose Add/Edit Marking Periods.
The Maths Dashboard only recognises marking periods that have the type set to "Marking Period" (not other types such as mini-terms).
In the Maths Dashboard, when you choose Marking Period as the time period to view data for, Maths Dashboard uses the current marking period that has the type set to Marking Period.
You cannot select Marking Period in the Maths Dashboard if no school marking periods are set up in Renaissance Place.
Choose the Groups to View
If you have set up custom groups in the Maths Dashboard, you will see a Groups drop-down list that lets you choose whether to view data for the Star Maths Benchmark groups or your custom groups. If you have not set up custom groups, you will simply see data for the Star Maths Benchmark groups.
In Benchmark groups, students are placed into groups based on their Star Maths test results. The benchmarks selected in Star Maths are used for these groups. (In the example above, the Star Maths School Network Benchmarks are being used for the Benchmark groups.)
Once you have chosen the groups that you want to view data for, you can choose how to view the group data.
Viewing Group Names Only
If you only want to see the groups as a whole on the graphs, use the arrow to the right of the group name to collapse the group.
When you do this, only the groups as a whole will be shown on the metric graphs, not the names of the students within the groups. The scores you see for a group are the median of the scores of the students in the group.
Viewing Student Names
If you want to see student names, both within the groups and on the metric graphs, select the arrow to the right of the collapsed group name.
When you do this, student names will show on the graphs instead of group names.
You can move the cursor over a student's name to see that student's specific data for the metric. In the example below, Helen's SGP is 85.
Viewing the Metrics
By default, two graphs are shown for growth and achievement:
- Scale Score: This graph shows Scaled Scores. If you are viewing individual students on the graphs, the scores are from each student's most recent test. If you are viewing groups, the group scores are medians of the students' most recent tests.
- Student Growth Percentile: This graph shows students' Student Growth Percentiles. Scores below 35 are in the red area, indicating low growth. Scores from 35-65 indicate moderate growth (the yellow area on the graph) and scores above 65 indicate high growth (green).
Students who have not taken Star Maths tests within the timeframe you selected will be listed under No Data below each of the graphs.
Changing the Number of Metrics Shown
If you do not want to show both of the metrics, select the drop-down list above the graphs and choose "1" instead.
Changing the Order or the Metrics Shown
To change the order of metrics shown (or the metric to show if you have chosen 1), select the title above the graph and choose the graph that you want to show in that position.
Showing Connections Between Graphs
By default, the Show connections box is ticked, and lines will connect each student name or group on the graphs. This makes it easy to see where a specific student or group falls on each graph. The line is the same colour as the student or group name. If students do not have any data for one of the columns, the lines to the remaining columns will be dashed instead of solid.
If you do not want to show the connections, remove the tick from the Show connections box above the graphs.
Viewing More Data for Individual Students
For more information about a specific student's work, select the student's name on the graph. You will see the student's most recent Scaled Score and where it fits into the benchmark categories (as shown by scores and colours). You will also see other results from the student's most recent test, including Normed Referenced Standardised Score, Percentile Rank and recommended Accelerated Maths library.
If the student's last test was before 21 January 2015, the student's test data will not show on this page.
Below that, you can choose to view either Domain Scores or Suggested Skills.
The Domain view shows where the student's score falls across domains and the domain level expectations. You will see the student's percentage score for each of the domains and where the student's Scaled Score fits in the benchmark categories.
The Suggested Skills view lists the skills that the student may need to work on, grouped by their year.
Close the window when you have finished viewing the student's information.
Generating a PDF of the Page to Print or Save
Click the PDF icon at the top of the page to generate a PDF file. You can then print or save the file.
Select the graph icon at the top of the page to go back to the Navigator and choose a different view (Maths Overview).