Quick Tips: Report CardsMay 2nd, 2013 Kirby
If it’s the end of the year, then everyone must be clambering to get ready for the big tests. Our Report Cards can be really helpful in helping you and your students prepare for the final push. Here is how use them.
- Class Report Cards
From your Classes tab, click the green Manage Class button for that period…
… then, under the Report Cards tab, choose your test subject.
At a glance you can see how your class is doing on specific elements within your state standards. By using a system of dots we show you how your students are achieving based on the number of questions from that element they have seen in tests or benchmark tests: (1) Green (>85%), Yellow (70-84%), and Red (<70%). At the top page you also have a number of helpful options. (2) Under “Suggested Practice” you can see the three standards for which your students have the lowest success rate. Clicking on any of them will open up a new tab that will allow you to quickly create assignments for your class based on that specific standard. (Pretty sweet, huh?) To the right of that you have a Filter (3), that will allow you to change the reporting dates for the Class Report Card. And to the right of that, you can (4) Print this Class Report Card, (5) View this in a scrollable Grid View (see below), or (6) view the instructions on using the Report Cards feature.
- Student Report Cards
You can also see how individual students are doing using this same system. There are a few ways to access this information. If you are in Grid View (above), click on the student’s name. Or, if you look at your students in a class (in the Classes tab) and click on a student’s name…
… then the Report Card you wish to view.
You’ll see a view similar to that of the Class Report Card, though with some obvious differences. At the top you can see the results of the last three tests (1) that student has completed. But you can also see a “Suggested Practice” button (2). This is similar to the feature in the Class Report Card, but this will automatically create three assignments in THAT STUDENT’S weakest areas. (Again… sweet deal!) Below that are the standards, but these results show much more than just tests. The columns represent (3) Tests, Practice Questions, Vocabulary Activities, Skill Work Activities, and Videos. (Note: For Skill Work and Videos, the numbers represent how many of the activities have been completed successfully.) We use the same color-coding (4) as on the class page, but, again, the Instructions button can clarify this information.
One last Report Card view to mention. Students can see their own Report Cards by clicking on the “Report Cards” tab on their Home page. They’ll then be able to see the exact same information with the exact same functionality as you would see on an individual’s Report Card.
All of these can really help you and your students in this final push to the end of the year.