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1. Export this Report. You can download and keep a record of this Report as a PDF or CSV (Excel spreadsheet) by clicking on one of these links.

2. Filter Results. You can filter the data using the dropdown lists on this bar. You can filter by Gender, Ethnicity, or by English as a first language, to show selected Groups of Learners. In this example, no filters have been used.

3. Further selection of Learners. By default, you get a Report on Learners who took part in any of the Assessments across the selected points in time, you can also choose to get a Report only on those Learners who took part in all of the Assessments across the selected points in time. To do so, check the Only show Learners common across all series box on the right.

4. The name of the Group (in this example, Business Admin Group).

5. Koru. The koru indicate the steps on the learning progressions. There are six steps, with Step 1 at the bottom of the graph and Step 6 at the top. The spacing of each Koru on the scale shows the range of achievement of students reported as performing at that step, as well as the range of difficulties of questions in the Assessment for that step in the progressions.

6. The achievement scale. The vertical axis shows a scale from 0 to 1000, indicating increasing achievement on the learning progressions. All the Assessments are linked within each strand (Numeracy, Reading or Writing), so that the Scale Scores have the same meaning regardless of which Assessment within the strand is included in the Report. However, results on different strands (for example, Numeracy and Reading) should not be compared.

7. The Series (points in time). The horizontal axis shows a label for each point in time that has been selected for the Report. One series (for example, Series A) may represent a unique Non-Adaptive Assessment, or it may represent an Assessment period during which different Adaptive or Non-Adaptive Assessments (within the same strand) were administered to Learners in the Group. Between one and five points in time may be shown on one Group Progress Report. This example shows three points in time (Series A, B and C).

8. Box and whisker plot. This shows the distribution of Learners' results at each point in time.

  • The 'box' in the middle represents the spread of the middle 50% of the Group's results, with the median shown by the horizontal line across the box.
  • The 'whiskers' (the T-bars above and below the box) show the top 25% and bottom 25% of the Group's results. For the whisker above the box, the vertical line represents the spread of the top 25% of the Learners' results, while the horizontal line at the top represents the very top result in the Group. The whisker below the box shows the lower 25% of the Group's results in a similar way.

9. Achievement statistics. This table provides more detail about the spread of Learners' results at each of the selected points in time.

The labels at the top identify the sequence of points in time (in this example, Series A, B and C).

  • The next row provides the name of the Assessment at each point in time, and the number of students reported in this Group Progress Report. If the Series is a combination of reports, then the names of the Reports will be shown.
  • The next row shows the type of Assessment. If different types of Assessments have been combined in a Series, the Assessment type is shown as Mixed.
  • The Minimum, Lower Quartile, Median, Upper Quartile and Maximum give values in scale score points in relation to the ranking of Learner results from bottom to top.
    • Minimum the lowest result achieved by a Learner in the Group at this point in time
    • Lower Quartile the scale score below which one quarter (25%) of the results of the Group lie
    • Median the scale score below which half (50%) of the results of the Group lie
    • Upper Quartile the scale score below which three quarters (75%) of the results of the Group lie
    • Maximum the highest result achieved by a Learner at this point in time.
  • The Average is the mean result (the total of all the Learners' results divided by the number of Learners).

More detailed information on the Reports in the Assessment Tool can be downloaded in PDF format here.

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