Historical Analytics Reports allow an administrator to run a report of student performance on a particular assessment across multiple cohorts. At present, administrators can generate these reports for 3rd Party Data that has been uploaded as an Other Assessment. For more information on 3rd Party Data, click HERE.

What are examples of ways you can use Historical Analytics?

  • Comparing schools: How have students performed on the state assessments across the three Elementary buildings?
  • Measuring the impact of new programs: Did the new mathematics program increase student performance on the state assessment over previous years?
  • Comparing student groups: How do the student athletes compare to the fine arts students on the state assessment and local normed assessments?
  • Comparing class structures: How do the students in co-taught classes compare to the rest of the student body on the NWEA ELA MAP Test?
  • Viewing growth patterns: How did the current 8th grade students perform on the Spring NWEA MAP Test this year compared to last year as 7th graders?

How do I use Historical Analytics?

  • Access the Historical Reports Page.
  • Build your cohorts.
  • Choose the assessment(s) you'd like to see the data for.
  • Explore the data!

This article is going to show you how this example report was generated:

In this report, we are looking to compare the performance of students in Jefferson, and Lincoln Elementary on NWEA and AIMSweb.


Access the Historical Reports Page

 Within the Analytics module, click on Reports, then select Historical.


Build your Cohorts

In this example, we are going to build two cohorts; one for each elementary school. Cohorts can be as broad or as specific as you'd like. 

Step 1: Title the Report.

Step 2: Define your cohorts.

  • Cohort A: Only two criteria will be set here; the site (school) and the school year (but you can set as many criteria as you need!).
  • We recommend changing the names of your cohorts so they are easily identifiable when you are looking at your data. Click on the ellipses to the right of the name and click Rename.
  • This one will be changed to Jefferson, so it is known that this is the cohort for Jefferson Elementary.
  • Cohort B: Following the same steps above, we will set the site and school year criteria, as well as rename it to Lincoln. 
  • All cohorts will be listed on the left.


Choose the Assessment(s)

  • This is where you can choose which assessment(s) you'd like to compare data for. In this example, we are going to choose two assessments: NWEA in Other and Aimsweb Custom.
  • Once you've chosen the assessment(s) click Run Report


Analyze and Explore the Data!

Here is the report generated from the above criteria:

Congratulations! You've now learned how to generate a report using Historical Analytics.

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