Diagnostic - Reading Practice Report

The Diagnostic - Reading Practice Report summarizes your students' performance on Reading Practice Quizzes.

The Diagnostic - Reading Practice Report should be reviewed weekly by teachers, administrators, librarians, and reading specialists to identify students who are having problems and may need intervention. Because the report uses diagnostic - or "at risk" - codes to identify students who may be struggling, it is not an appropriate tool for publicly posting a class's progress. The student performance information on the report should be treated as confidential.

For each student included on the report, the program shows a diagnostic code (if one applies), the total number of Reading Practice Quizzes the student has passed and the number the student has taken, the average percent correct goal (if any), the student's actual average percent correct, the points goal (if any), how many points the student earned on quizzes, the percentage of the goal the earned points represent, the percentage of the points that were earned on books Read Independently, and the percentage of points earned on fiction books. The report also shows the Engaged Time/Minutes per Day, which is an estimate of the amount of time the student is spending on reading practice based on the student's average Star Reading or Star Early Literacy scores this school year (or the most recent Star Reading or Star Early Literacy score from the previous school year if not tests have been taken this school year) and the number of points earned on Accelerated Reader quizzes. Engaged Time is not reported if the student hasn't taken a Star Reading or Star Early Literacy test in either this school year or last school year. The report also includes the student's average book (difficulty) level goal (if any), the average book level the student achieved on passed quizzes, and the reader certification level the student is working toward (if any). The report shows totals (or averages) of this information for the students in each section and for all the students on the report.

The report also includes two summaries for each section: a diagnostic code summary and a class summary. The diagnostic code summary shows you the number and percentage of students who have each diagnostic code; it also explains each code. (Diagnostic codes alert you when students have taken no quizzes, when they have a low or very low average percent correct, when the points earned are lower than expected or low compared to the rest of the class, and when a student's average percent correct is below 85% or below 90%.) The class summary tells you how many students have taken and passed quizzes, the average points goal and points earned, the percentage of points earned on books read independently, and the percentage of points earned on fiction books vs. nonfiction books. The overall report summary at the end of the report includes similar information as well as averages for Engaged Time per Day, book level goals, and average book level.

To generate the report, follow these steps:

  1. On the Reports page, click Reading Practice.
  2. On the Select a Reading Practice Report page, if necessary, choose a school from the School drop-down list.
  3. Click Diagnostic - Reading Practice in the list of reports.
  4. Select the report options. You can choose the following:
    • Which classes or students to include
    • Which reporting parameter group to use (this allows you to include students by enrollment date, ethnicity, gender, language, characteristics, and/or grade)
    • Which time period to include (a predefined or custom date range)
    • Which book level type to display (ATOS or Lexile┬« Measure - if you choose Lexile┬« Measure, both will be included)
    • Whether to track student average percent correct scores below 85% or below 90%.
    • Which quizzes to include based on language (English quizzes, Spanish quizzes, or both)
    • Whether to group information on the report (do not group or group by class)
    • Whether to sort information on the report (by student or by average percent correct - [highest to lowest])
    • Whether to include only quizzes that were taken for the classes included in the report (this option is available only if you've chosen to group the information)
    • Whether to place a page break after each group (this option is available only if you've chosen to group the information)
    • Whether to print the selected report options on the report
  5. Select View Report.
  6. As the program generates your report, you'll see the Report Progress page. When the report is ready, it opens in Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader in the browser window or a separate window.
    • Click Customize this Report to go back and choose different options for the report and generate it again.
    • To select another report, click Select a Different Report.