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Analyze 3rd Party Data in Otus
Analyze 3rd Party Data in Otus

View 3rd party assessment 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, determining some target sets, and uploading a CSV file with student emails, attempt name and date, and scores. If you have questions regarding what data can be uploaded, reach out to your Otus CXP.

Otus has specific, unique displays for NWEA and PARCC/IAR data. Select the corresponding link to see how to analyze that data. For other assessment data, continue reading.

Analyzing Other 3rd Party Assessment Data

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

    • Note that the image below depicts an Admin account. In a Teacher account, the Analytics module will be located farther down on the left navigation bar.

    • This page will have a "tile" for every 3rd Party assessment that has been uploaded into Otus. If there are multiple tests administered throughout the year for a specific assessment, each of those will be located within the tile. For example, if the WIDA assessment is given multiple times, each of those instances can be find in the single WIDA tile.

💡 Tip: Note the date picker in the upper-right corner; the default date range is set to the past 7 days. Make sure to adjust the date range to fit the needs of the data you are looking for.

  • 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.

  • The X-Axis (1): 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.

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

  • Target Sets (3): 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.

  • Attempt Averages (4): 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.

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.

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

  • Step 6: View Bar Charts for Each Attempt.

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

  • Target Group (2): 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).

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

💡 Tip: 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.

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

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

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

  • Individual Student Breakdown (4): 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

Otus Live Videos

Click below to see a video from our Otus Live series on how to locate and analyze 3rd party assessment data in Otus Analytics.

FAQ and Troubleshooting

Click to see FAQ and troubleshooting details.

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

Why can't I see any data?

  • Make sure to check the date range in the upper right corner.

  • If you are using filters, try clearing the filters.

  • If you still aren't able to see data after changing the date range and/or resetting the filters, reach out to us in the Otus chat feature.

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