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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.

➡️ 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?

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 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: Two criteria are required; 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. 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.

➡️ Create Cohorts Otus Live Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to create cohorts in Historical Analytics reports.

Choose Assessments

➡️ Choose 3rd Party Data Set(s)

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

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 Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on historical analytics reports.

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