Test History allows for tracking students’ performance on various types of standardized tests. This module tracks: the name of the test, date the test was administered, school year, grade level, test parts, score, and if the test is to be included on the transcript.
1. From the Assessment menu, click Test History.
2. The Search Screen module is displayed. If searching for specific students by name or student number, type the information in the Student text box.
To pull Test History data for all students in the selected school(s), leave the Student text box empty.
3. For a more advanced search and the ability to define a specific subset of students, click the More Search Options link. In the example shown, Grade 09 has been selected; therefore, all 9th grade students will be pulled.
4. Before conducting your search, you have the ability to select a Student Group from the provided pull-down. Note: Student groups must be set up beforehand in order to use this functionality via Students > Student Groups.
5. You have the option to Search All Schools by selecting the corresponding check box. If this option is not selected, students will only pull from the school selected via the school pull-down, located in the header of the screen.
6. Select the check box to Include Inactive Students. Selecting to Include Inactive Students will display two other options as well: Include Previous Years Inactive Students and Use Most Recent Enrollment. Select the corresponding check boxes to include the appropriate students.
7. When the Student Search and/or More Search Options has been defined, click Search to go on to the next page. If needed, you can click Reset to clear everything on the page and start over.
For more detailed information about conducting a student search, see Searching for Students.
The Test History resulting student screen displays the student Photo (if applicable), Student name, Student ID, and Grade.
1. For detailed information pertaining to a specific student's Test History, click the name in the Student column.
a. To return to the listed students as per the conducted search, click the Back to Student List link located at the bottom of the screen in the footer. Clicking the red X next to the student's name in the header will navigate to a new Student Search in the Test History module.
The student's EOC Requirements are displayed along the top of the screen.
You can also review all of the student's test administrations; in this case, 32 different tests.
From this screen, you also have the ability to navigate to the student's Demographic, Enrollment, Schedule, Requests, Grades, Gradebook information, etc. These tabs are listed in gray across the top of the page. Please note that clicking one of the tabs, you will be navigating away from the Test History screen.
The Test History screen displays the Test name, the Administration Date, the School Year, the Gradelevel, the Form, LEP Info, DJJ Info, the Test Level, whether or not to Include in Transcript, the District Administered, the School Administered, and the Test Publication Year.
2. For more detailed information, such as scores (Test Parts), that pertain to each listed test, click the gray arrow for the test in question. Click the gray arrow again to collapse the data.
3. If you have edit rights to Test History, you can edit all underlined data by simply clicking in the field.
4. Click the Bar Graph icons below each test part score type for a Summary of the selected score.
a. The red line indicates the score Median and the blue square indicates the Current Student score, as explained by the Legend. Use the mouse to hover over different areas of the chart--the mouse will display as a black line and the score will appear in the upper left corner of the chart. The Test Part is named on the left of the y-axis. The scores are listed along the bottom of the x-axis.
b. To view a score Summary for another student, you can conduct a Student Search directly from this screen. For more information on searching for students, see the section titled, Student Search or the Searching for Students document.
5. Notice in the Test Parts section, you also have the ability to delete testing data by clicking the delete sign (black minus sign) in the first column. To delete a test completely, the Test Parts must all be deleted, then the delete sign (black minus sign) will display next to the Test. In the example shown, all Test Parts have been deleted for the STAR test; therefore, the test itself can be completely removed.
a. Upon deleting a Test Part or a Test, you will have to confirm the deletion. Click the Delete button to proceed. To navigate back to Test History having made no changes, click Cancel.
1. From the Test History screen, you can add a new Test administration or you can add Test Parts to an already existing Test. To add a new Test, scroll to the bottom of the screen until you see a blank test row.
2. Start by selecting a Test from the pull-down.
3. Type in the Administration Date or click the calendar icon to select a date.
4. Select the School Year from the pull-down.
5. Select a Gradelevel from the pull-down.
6. Enter a Form number in the provided text box, if applicable.
7. Select the applicable LEP Info from the pull-down, which is required for ESOL tests.
8. Select the applicable DJJ Info from the pull-down.
9. Enter a Test Level in the provided text box, if applicable.
10. Select the check box in the Include in Transcript column if the test score should display on the student's transcript. If not, leave the check box cleared of any selection.
11. Enter the number of the district that administered the test in the District Administered column text box.
12. Enter the number of the school that administered the test in the School Administered column text box.
13. Enter the Test Publication Year in the provided text box. The format of the school year should be 1415 for 2014-2015, etc.
14. When all information has been entered, click any of the fields and press Enter to save the line of data. You can also click the Save button located in the top right corner of the screen.
15. Once the test is saved, you can begin entering Test Parts (scores). In order to enter Test Parts, click the gray arrow next to the Test.
Please note that the requirements for entering Test Parts will differ for each Test. The example shown is for the Test of Adult Basic Education.
Notice that the delete button displays next to the test that was just added. As long as there are no Test Parts linked to a Test, the Test can be deleted.
16. To begin adding Test Parts, select the Title from the pull-down.
17. Enter the Scale Score (Expanded Standard Score) (SS) in the text box.
18. In this case, you would then enter the Grade Equivalent (GE) in the text box.
19. In this case, you would then select the Tabe Test Level (TTL) from the pull-down.
20. In this case, you would then select the TABE Test Form (TTF) from the pull-down.
21. When all information has been entered, click any of the fields and press Enter to save the line of data. You can also click the Save button located in the top right corner of the screen.
22. The Test Part has now been added. To add another Test Part follow steps 16-21 using the blank row at the bottom of the chart.
Click the floppy disk icon to export the information to an Excel spreadsheet.
You can sort data by clicking on any of the headers. Click once for ascending results; click twice for descending results. In the image shown, results have been sorted by clicking on Administration Date twice; therefore, the listed dates begin with the oldest first.
If looking for specific information housed within the resulting students, type the information in the Search text box provided and press Enter. This feature is only available on the Simple List and Customized List screens.
To make the list full screen, click on the expansion icon (four arrows), which can be found on several screens. Once in full screen mode, click the icon again to exit full screen.
Use the Filter text box located at the top of each pull-down for a quick search. Begin typing the name or number of the desired field in the text box.
If looking at an individual student's Test History, you have the ability to search for another student using the Search text box. Type the student's name or part of the student's name and press Enter. A list of students will display based on your search. Select the correct student to open his/her Test History.
If looking at an individual student's Test History, you have the ability to navigate to the previous or the next student in the original resulting list of students. Click on the blue arrows displayed in the upper right corner of the screen to move to the previous student and the next student in the list.
If only one arrow is displayed thats means that you are either at the beginning or the end of the list. In the example, shown there is only the right arrow because the student selected is at the beginning of the list.
Click the Filter button to add Filter Rules to the Test Administrations. Start by adding one rule, such as School Year Contains 16, as shown in the image. The first pull-down is the listed columns. The second pull-down is the rule, such as contains, equal, starts with, etc. Then enter the information you'd like to filter by in the text box.
a. Click Add Rule to add an additional filter.
b. Click Clear Rules clear all applied rules.
c. To remove just one rule/filter, click Remove next to each listed filter.
d. Select AND or OR from the pull-down to determine how filter rules are applied when more than one filter is being used.