Glossary and suggestions to try for the School Data Dashboard

In this article, you can find information about: 


Definitions for metrics in Student Outcomes
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Courses

% of students that are on-track in their courses (these students have no overdue projects/math units, cognitive skills or math concept averages below 70%, and no off-track focus areas).

 Overdue Projects

% of students who have overdue projects in any of their courses. Like the Power Focus Area metric, this shows the number of total overdue projects across all courses, not the number of overdue projects in each course.

Cog Skills

% of students with an average cog skill percentage of 85% or above across all of their courses. It’s possible for a student to have an average that is below 70% in one or more courses even if their overall average across all courses is higher. Note: A cog skill average of over 70% indicates that a student is passing minimum requirements, while an average of over 85% indicates that they are on grade level.

Math Units

% of students with an average math unit score of 80% or above. Because students are typically only in one math course, this metric is often simply the students’ concept percentage in that math course.

Note: A concept average of over 70% indicates that a student is passing minimum requirements, while an average of over 80% indicates that they are on grade level.

Power Focus Areas On Track

% of students who are on track in power focus areas across all of their courses. The pace at which the students are passing is on-track towards completing all focus areas by the end of the year. This metric also shows the number of students who are off track by a certain number of focus areas.

Examples:

  • If Little Billy is on track in Math, English, and History, but 1 focus area behind in Science, he will be in the “1-2 Behind” group. 

  • If Little Maggie is 1 focus area off-track in Math, 1 in English, 0 in History, and 2 in Science, then she has 4 focus areas off track total and will be counted in the “3-4 behind” group.

 


Definitions for metrics in Implementation Practices

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Student Platform Activity Metrics 

 

Note: 

In the Student Platform Activity section, students will only appear in one of the four categories. The four percentages will total to 100% of your total number of students enrolled in academic courses on the platform.

Active in the Last Instructional Day

% of students who were active on the platform in the last instructional day (note: we determine the last instructional day as one instructional day before the data was updated. You can find the date of the last update at the top of each dashboard page).

Examples: 

  • A student who logged in yesterday
  • A student who edited a Notebook yesterday
  • A student who requested feedback yesterday
Active Between 1 and 5 Instructional Days

% of students who were active on the platform 1-5 instructional days ago. These students were not active in the last instructional day.

Examples: 

  • A student who logged in 3 instructional days ago
  • A student who edited a Notebook 2 instructional days ago
  • A student who requested feedback yesterday 4 instructional days ago
Active Between 5 and 10 Instructional Days:  % of students who were active on the platform 5 - 10 instructional days ago. 

Examples:

  • A student who logged in 7 instructional days ago
  • A student who edited a Notebook 9 instructional days ago
  • A student who requested feedback 6 instructional days ago 
Not Active in the Last 10 Instructional Days

% of students who have not been active on the platform in the last 10 instructional days. 

Examples: 

  • A student who logged in 11 instructional days ago
  • A student who edited a Notebook 25 instructional days ago
  • A student who has never logged in on the platform before
Project Based Learning  Projects Currently Assigned % of students who currently have at least one project assigned to them in any of their courses. This metric is pulled from projects with any status (submitted/resubmitted/not submitted) that are not past its due date. 
Last Project Assigned The most recent date that any project was assigned to a student.
Feedback Requested in Last 2 Weeks % of students who have requested feedback on a checkpoint in any of their courses in the last 10 instructional days.
Projects Submitted But Not Scored % of students who have submitted a project, but that project has not yet been scored.
Projects Scored in Last 2 Weeks % of students who have received a project score in the last 10 instructional days for a project in any of their courses.
Mentoring Set Goals in Last Week

% of students who have set a goal in the last 5 instructional days. 

Checked-In In Last 2 Weeks

% of students who have had a mentor check-in in the platform in the last 10 instructional days.

Checked-In In Last 4 Weeks

% of students who have had a mentor check-in in the platform in the last month.

Average Check-In Length During Last 4 Weeks

The average length of mentor check-ins from the last 20 instructional days.

Self-Directed Learning Assessment Taken in the Last 2 Weeks % of students who have taken an assessment on a power, additional, or challenge focus area in any of their courses in the last 10 instructional days.

 


Suggestions on how to use the School Data Dashboard 

Better understand student progress and teacher implementation

Activity 

How to

Identify trends in student outcomes

  1. From the School Data Dashboard, go to the Student Outcomes section
  2. Hover over the colored bars to see student trends in each tile

Identify trends in implementation

  1. From the School Data Dashboard, go to the Implementation Practices section
  2. Find the implementation metric you’d like to see
  3. Click View Details from that metric’s tile

Identify trends over time

  1. From the School Data Dashboard, scroll to the Student outcomes over time section
  2. Filter the chart using the drop-down on the right side to see specific metrics 

 

Prepare for grade-level team meetings

Activity

How to

Compare student progress across different grade levels

  1. Click Grade Level in the top navigation bar

See overall patterns in student outcomes and Summit implementation

  1. Click Grade Level in the top navigation bar
  2. Click View Details under one grade level

Identify students who need more support and those who’d are ready to progress faster

  1. Click Grade Level in the top navigation bar
  2. Click View Details under one grade level
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and choose a  Metric View
  4. Click the different tabs to highlight lists of students

Identify teachers who need more support or those who could be exemplars for others

  1. From the Pilot Data Dashboard, go to the Implementation Practices section
  2. Select the component that you are interested in and click View Details
  3. View the list by Grade Level or by Teacher

Identify teachers, courses, or mentors whose students are struggling in achieving course outcomes

  1. Click the Teacher, Mentor, or Course tab in the top navigation bar

 

To prepare for coaching meetings with a teacher

Activity

How to

Assess student progress in a teacher’s course

  1. Click the Teacher tab in the top navigation bar

Assess a teacher’s implementation of project based learning and self-directed learning

  1. Click the Teacher tab in the top navigation bar
  2. Click View Details  under the teacher’s name

Assess student progress in the teacher’s mentor group

  1. Click the Mentor tab in the top navigation bar

Assess the teacher’s implementation of mentoring

  1. From the Pilot Data Dashboard, go to the Implementation Practices section
  2. Click View Details under Mentoring 

See detailed information about the teacher’s assigned projects/units and checkpoints

  1. This functionality is not currently supported in the SDD.   However, you can View As the teacher to obtain this information. 

 

Identify a group of students that will need intervention

Activity

How to

Identify students who are behind overall within each grade level

  1. Click Grade Level  in the top navigation bar
  2. Select a grade level and click View Details
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Student Outcomes Breakdown
  4. Click the tabs to see lists of students who are 2-3 courses off track or 4+ courses off track

Identify students who are behind on a certain outcome (i.e. projects, PFAs, cog skills)

  1. Click Grade Level  in the top navigation bar
  2. Select a grade level and click View Details
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Student Outcomes Breakdown
  4. Select a metric under Metric View and click the different tabs to see the list of students. 



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