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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 Monica Burke
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Otus integrates and displays student performance data from various third-party vendors (external sources), offering a comprehensive understanding of a student within a single platform. The possibilities are endless!

Example of 3rd Party Data from iReady:

Individual Attempt Breakdown:

Individual Student Performance:

What is 3rd Party Data?

The term "3rd Party" refers to assessments that are given from an external source/vendor; think of national tests like Bridges and CoGat, or more localized state tests like iReady and M-Step. For more information on 3rd Party data in Otus, click here.

Analyzing 3rd Party Assessment Data

Navigate to your 3rd party assessment page in the Analytics module.

  • 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. Select the tile you wish to view.

  • The image above is from an Admin account. In a Teacher account, the Analytics module will be located farther down on the left navigation bar.

The display of 3rd Party data is dependent upon your district's configurations, with each assessment allowing for highly individualized uploads. If you have questions regarding your specific data setup, we encourage you to contact your dedicated Otus Client Experience Partner or our Support Team through the chat for assistance.

Note: 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.

Data Displays

First, you'll want to select the Date Range, Assessment, and Target Set you wish to view.

  • By default, the date range will be set to 08/01 to present for the current school year. You can choose a different date range by clicking the calendar icon next to the date picker field.

  • The "Assessment" refers to the measurements that were uploaded for this particular tile. For example, you may see other options such as "Overall Scale Score", or specific categories from within that particular tile. These selections are based on how your district has chosen to upload the data.

  • The "Target Set" refers to the categorization of defined ranges for that particular assessment.

💡 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.

Attempt Averages

The first data display is the Attempt Averages. Here, you will a summary of the average scores over time for all of the students in your selected population.

  • Attempts (x-axis): The attempts are the data points, usually pertaining to a specific date or season.

  • Scores (y-axis): The y-axis is determined by the range between the lowest and highest scores.

More options:

Want to see a bar graph instead? Click the bar graph icon in the upper-right corner to see the same data presented as a bar graph.

Attempt Breakdown

Depending on the specific assessment and the data uploaded, you will see options to view attempts by group target, student target, and/or percentile, using the buttons indicated in the image below.

Each bar chart breaks down the number of students that performed at each of the defined ranges for that target set.

Note that the student target and percentile breakdowns will only appear if included in the data upload. Not all assessments will have those options.

More options:

Isolate a Section

Hover over any section of any bar to see that section in isolation. This is a great way to visualize a certain performance level!

Remove Sections

Select any section from the key at the bottom to remove that section from the display. This is a great way to "filter" the data.

View Detailed Breakdown

Select any horizontal bar to see a more detailed breakdown of the student performances for that attempt.

From this page, you are able to:

  • Filter the student list by clicking a segment in one or more bar charts.

  • Add students to groups.

  • Download a CSV file of the student data.

Student Performance

This section will display each student's individual score on all of the attempts for the assessment you've selected.

More options:

Change Attempt

Change the dropdown filter to view a specific attempt, rather than all attempts.

Add Students to Groups

Add students to groups by selecting the checkbox, then Add to Groups, and choose the group.

View Individual Student Performance Details

Select any row to see a more detailed breakdown of that student's performance.

You can change this from a line graph to a bar graph using the options in the upper-right corner.

Otus Live Video

Click to see a video from our Otus Live series on analyzing 3rd Party 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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