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Historical Report in Analytics

How to run a Historical Report as an administrator to compare performance across cohorts.

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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

General Information

Historical Analytics Reports allow an administrator to run a report of student performance on a particular 3rd Party assessment or Assigned Assessment across multiple cohorts.

❗ Please note that 3rd Party assessments must be uploaded as "Other" assessments in 3rd Party analytics in order to be used in a Historical Analytics Report.

Examples of Ways to 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?

Example Historical Report:

In this report above, we are looking to compare the performance of students in different sites on NWEA and iReady.

Access the Historical Reports Page

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

Build the Cohort(s)

A cohort is considered a "group" of students you'd like to see data for. Only one cohort is required, but the benefit of using Historical is that you can compare multiple cohorts of students to get the information you need.

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: Two criteria are required; the site (school) and the school year, (but you can set as many criteria as you need).

💡 Tip: We recommend changing the names of your cohorts so they are easily identifiable when you are looking at your data. Select the ellipsis 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 Assessments

Now it is time to choose the data you want to view for the cohorts you've built. You can view data that has been uploaded in 3rd Party, or you can choose to view data from locked Advanced Assessments.

3rd Party Data

For this example, the two 3rd Party assessments selected are NWEA in Other and iReady. Once you've chosen the assessment(s) select Run Report

Choose Assessment(s)

For this example, the Assigned Assessment selected is a 5th Grade Math Assessment. Once you've chosen the assessment(s) select Run Report.

Note: Only locked points-based Advanced Assessments can be pulled into a historical report. Standards based assessments are not able to be used on a historical report

Analyze and Explore the Data

Here is a report generated from the 3rd Party Data criteria:

Here is a report generated from Assessment(s) criteria:

Download and/or Print

  • You can also download or print the charts by selecting this icon.

Otus Live Videos

Click to see videos from our Otus Live series on how to use Historical Analytics Report.

How to create cohorts in Historical Analytics reports.

General Historical Analytics video

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