Monitoring Student Work and Viewing Scores
Who can do this with standard capabilities?
District Administrators, District Staff, School Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
Teachers can view the status of their students' work and scores for completed work on the main Instructional Practice page.
Choosing the Class and Groups and Timeframe to See Data for
To start, select the number of groups and the school name shown after "I am viewing data for." The number changes to "Edit Selection for" when you hover over it.
In the window that opens, choose the class or group to view data for. If you have access to more than one school, select a school in the left column. In the right column, choose a class or a group. Notice that the groups that have been created for each class are listed under the class name. When you have finished, select Apply at the bottom of the window.
If you choose just a class, and not the groups within that class, you will only see assignments that were given to the whole class, not those given to groups. You must select a group to see assignments for that specific group.
Select the second drop-down list to choose the time period that you want to view assignments for. You can choose the entire school year, the last 30 days, the last 7 days, the current marking period, today, or Custom Dates. (Note: On some sites, only the school year and custom dates are available.)
Marking periods are set up in Renaissance software by administrators or non-teaching staff. The Instructional Practice page only recognizes marking periods that have the type set to "Marking Period" (not other types such as quarters or semesters).
When you choose Marking Period as the time period to view Accelerated Math Instructional Practice data for, the software uses the current marking period that has the type set to Marking Period. If there is more than one marking period for the current date, the first one in the list is used.
You can't select Marking Period if no school marking periods are set up in Renaissance software.
If you choose Custom Dates, click in each field and type the start and end dates or choose them from the calendar. Custom date ranges can include any range within the school year. When you're done, select Continue.
Viewing Assignment Plan Data
In the table, you can see the status of your students' Instructional Practice Assignments. First, you'll see the Assignment Plans that you have created for the selected classes and groups.
District administrators can see plans created for any class in any school. School administrators can see plans created for any class in their school. Teachers can see plans created for their own classes (including plans created by an administrator or team teacher). If a plan was created for more than one class or group, the plan will be shown, but you will only see assignment results for the selected class or group.
In the list of Assignment Plans, assignment plans will have the names you assigned to them. (Some may be named "AM Instructional Practice Plan.") You can also use the start dates to identify the time periods for each plan. To see the subskills that are included in each plan, click the Assignment Plan name.
The list also includes Lesson Plans created in Planner that include math subskill practice assignments. These plans will have the names assigned to them in Planner.
For the Assignment Plans, you'll see the following:
If you expand the Assignment Plan by clicking the arrow next to the name, you can see the number of activities for each of the students who received the assignments. Select a student's name to see that student's status and scores for each subskill in the Assignment Plan.
Viewing Assignment-Level (Subskill) Data
To see totals for each of the assignments that are included in an Assignment Plan, select the plan name.
You will then see a list of the assigned subskills. For each, you will see the overall average score for the students as well as the total number of upcoming, ready, started, and scored activities for the subskill in the Assignment Plan.
Notice that the number of activities in the Scored column is a link. If you select this activity, you can choose to see the results (scores) for the assignment across skills or for the assignment across item types. (For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, note that there is only one item type: multiple-choice.) You can also choose to see information about students' responses to items on the assignment or students' mastery of the subskills in this assignment. (The Mastery link takes you to the Monitor Student Mastery view, but shows you data just for the related subskill.)
If you expand an assigned subskill by clicking the arrow next to its name, you can see the totals for each student who has activities assigned.
Viewing Student-Level (Subskill) Data
If you are viewing the assigned subskills in an Assignment Plan, you can see data for students for that subskill by clicking the subskill name.
You will then see the status of students for that subskill, including the overall average score, the date of the students' last action on the subskill, and the scores for practice work and the quiz (or Suspended for unfinished activities).
For scored practices and quizzes, select a score, then select Review to see the results and the student's responses. If you choose a score for Practice, and the student has completed more than one practice for the subskill, you will be reviewing the student's last practice. (You will also see options for seeing the performance by subskill or item type, item response data, or mastery.)
If you see a score in red, it is because a student did not pass the quiz or did not pass a practice for the subskill after three tries. When you click the score, you have the option to Reassign the subskill so that the student can begin work again after you have helped the student to understand. For more information, see Assignments That Require Intervention.
If you select a student's name, you can see the student's scores and status for all Accelerated Math Instructional Practice work. (If any students have assignments that require intervention at this level, you will also see the word "Intervene.")