Did you know that you can set your own proficiency cutscores?
Quick Tip: The Class Performance shows you how your class as a whole and how each individual student performed on each assessment or each standard. Based on their performance, students are automatically categorized into one of three proficiency levels (Proficient, Approaching Proficient, and Not Proficient). The default cutscore for Approaching Proficiency is 60%. The default cutscore for Proficiency is 70%. However, you can change these cutscores to reflect your own levels of proficiency. This is done by inputting the cutscores right into the table as shown below.
Remember, to see the Class Performance report, click on the class and then click on the Class Performance tab.
New Student Longitudinal Report Allows Teachers to Monitor Student Progress by Standard
In this new report, teachers can monitor student progress by standard by week. Teachers have the option to filter the report by specific dates. Or they can choose pre-defined date ranges (i.e., Last Week, Last Month, Last 2 Months, Last 3 Months, or Last 4 Months). Teachers can also filter the report by standards. Lastly, teachers can set the cut-scores to define proficiency (i.e., mastery of that standards). When students have reached proficiency on a standard it automatically changes to green. This allows teachers to quickly see which standards have been mastered or not mastered.
The number shown in each cell represents the proportion of points earned in that standard. For example, in the report above, the student has reached proficiency on standard M6.RP.3. The student received 2 out of 2 points on 4-15-13 and another 2 out of 2 points on 5-6-13. The student received 4 out of 4 total points possible; this is 100% and greater than the 75% cut-score for proficiency defined by the teacher. To see the percent correct instead of the proportion, hover your mouse over the proportion shown.
To see this report for each student, go into a class and click on the link for a student.
Did you know that you can assign assessments directly to a student or group of students?
Quick Tip: A good Response to Intervention (RTI) practice is to assign individualized (i.e, appropriate) assignments or assessments to individual students or group of students based on prior performance. Now that you know how each student performed on the previous assessments, you can create/edit future assessments and assign those directly to the student(s), rather than the entire class.
To assign an assessment directly to student(s), on the assessment creation page, click on the Edit link and then enter the student(s) name.
After the student(s) take the assessment, you can view the assessment, close and score it, view the results/reports by clicking on the Directly Assigned link under Filter. This is found by first clicking on the Assessments tab.
Did you know that you can score performance assessments in Naiku?
Quick Tip: Students don’t actually have to take a test in Naiku to receive scores in Naiku. For example, if you’re teaching first-grade students to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s, you can give them a performance assessment (i.e., actually ask them to count for you) and then score their performance in Naiku. See the example below.
1. Create your test in Naiku. Here, I have a three-question test. All questions have been aligned to MN state math standard 184.108.40.206 (which includes skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s).
2. Ask each student to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Click on Close and Score to assign scores for each student. Click OK when you get the notification that students can’t submit their answers after this.
3. Next, you’ll see the scoring page. Note that you can score (process) by Students or by Items. In the screenshot below, I’ve chosen to score by Students and I’ve selected Edward Lowe. Based on how Edward counts for me, I can give him a point or not for counting by 2s (since it is easier to learn to count by 2s, I made that a 1-point question), and I can give him 0, 1, or 2 points for counting by 5s and by 10s (I made those 2-point questions). After scoring all students and items, click on Finish Scoring.