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Analyze 3rd Party Data in Otus
Analyze 3rd Party Data in Otus
This article will show you how to analyze 3rd party data that has been uploaded to Otus.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
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Otus allows you to upload any kind of 3rd party scores by specifying a minimum score and a maximum score, setting some target sets, and uploading a CSV file with student emails, attempt name and date, and scores.

For more info on how to upload 3rd party assessment data, click the button below.

Types of 3rd Party Data

For certain 3rd Party Assessments, Otus has specific analytics displays. If you'd like to view the data for any of the assessments below, select the appropriate button for an article specific to that 3rd Party company.

All other types of data can be analyzed by following the instructions below.

Analyzing Other 3rd Party Assessment Data

Step 1: Navigate to your 3rd party assessment page.

❗️ Important Note: This page will show you a tile for every 3rd Party assessment you have uploaded into Otus. If your 3rd party assessment company administers multiple tests or subjects a year, each custom assessment can contain multiple tests with multiple attempts.

Step 2: Select the 3rd party assessment tile you wish to view. Note: In the example below, "i-Ready" is chosen.

Step 3: Choose the custom upload you wish to view from the dropdown options.

  • These options are based on the different assessments that were uploaded to the tile. Click here for the article on how to create company tiles and upload different assessments to them.

Step 4: Choose the target set you wish to use when viewing the data.

  • The target sets are defined when uploading each assessment to your company tiles. Click here for more info on how to create company tiles and upload different assessments to them.

Step 5: View average scores for each attempt.

  • 1 - The X-Axis: The X-axis will show each attempt name. This is generally presented with an attempt for each testing area or separate attempts across different times. The above example shows attempts for each testing area.

  • 2 - The Y-Axis: The Y-axis will show the score scale between minimum and maximum set scores.

  • 3 - Target Sets: The dotted lines signify the target sets that were determined when the 3rd party assessment was originally created in Otus. They can be switched in Step 4.

  • 4 - Attempt Averages: The dots on the graph show the average attempts for the assessment shown along the X-axis. Hovering over a point will show the average score.

💡 Tips from the Otus Team: By default, you will be viewing data for all students within your permissions, but you can use the filters to narrow the group you're viewing data for. Once you've set up your filters, select Apply Filters.

❗️ Note: Below is an example of a 3rd party assessment uploaded with attempts by time, as opposed to attempts by testing subject which is shown above.

Step 6: View Bar Charts for Each Attempt.

  • 1 - Attempt Name: This will show you the attempt you are viewing in the bar chart.

  • 2 - Target Group: The color-coded bars indicate students that fall within a particular group set up by the target scores you chose in Step 4 above. In this example, there are six students that fall in the group target, "Mid 3rd Grade" (3.5-4.49 points).

  • 3 - Target Group Key: The color-coded key at the bottom shows you which color applies to each group.

💡 Tips from the Otus Team: Clicking on a color-coded group in the bar chart will bring up the ability to create a group in Otus, which you can then use as a group in other parts of Otus like Analytics or when assigning assessments or lessons. For more information on groups, click here.

Step 7: View Table Data.

  • 1 - Attempt Switcher: Use this drop-down to switch between the different attempts that were uploaded.

  • 2 - Manage Groups: Click this to bring up the groups manager for all students that you have selected in the table below.

  • 3 - Download CSV: Click this to download a CSV of the table you're viewing below.

  • 4 - Individual Student Breakdown: Click any student row to view a breakdown of all that student's attempts within this assessment. See an example below.

Horizontal Bar Chart Color Key

The image below shows our color scheme for bar charts that have multiple groups. Red will always be the group with the lowest data point, and purple will be the group with the highest.

  • If there are greater than 10 target sets, then the scale will repeat itself, but at 50% opacity

  • If there are 2 items, the lower is red, the higher is purple


  • Can deleted 3rd Party Data be recovered? No, it is a hard delete.

  • What happens to 3rd party data for archived students? By default, archived student data is hidden. To view data for archived students:

    • Click the Show Filters button at the top right of the page

    • Enable the toggle that says Display archived data in filters

Otus Live Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to analyze 3rd party assessment data in Otus Analytics.

And here is a video specifically on how to analyze Acadience data in Otus analytics.

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