Where to find student scores and how to interpret them
Here is how to interpret your student's scores
In the Reports section, there are graphed student scores. All of these student's scores appear on the Individual reports for each student (Deluxe accounts show their benchmark results here also). Here you can even view the test the student took with correct/incorrect responses indicated. To either view or download (then print a student report)
To view, download, and then print a single student report, click on the box to the left of the student name or double-click on the student name itself.
Double-clicking on a student name will take you to where you can view Student Reports (which includes all of the student’s tests taken). Here you can also select to look at just This Year, Last Year or All Data.
If the graphs are not immediately visible, scroll down the page. Below the graph is the student's score and a link to view the student's actual graded test.
To interpret student performance on the easyCBM measures, one compares a student's raw score on a given measure to the percentile rank associated with that score. This information can be found by comparing the student's score to the percentile rank lines on the individual student report graphs, by hovering over a raw score in the Benchmark Report table, or by referring to the PDF “ Interpreting Progress Monitoring Scores” and the Detailed Percentiles chart. In all cases, this information gives an indication of how a student is performing relative to the performance of other students on that measure at that point in time.
Performance at the 50th percentile rank can roughly be interpreted as 'average' performance for students in that grade on that measure at that point in time. Performance below the 50th percentile rank indicates that a student is performing below average on that measure at that point in time, with lower scores indicating performance further below average grade level performance.
If you go to the Reports tab you'll notice two documents for download, located in the upper right hand corner of the gray Reports and Analysis box, called Progress Monitoring Scoring Guidelines and Detailed Percentage Table.
Our progress monitoring scoring guidelines are derived from the number of students who score at or below a particular score on a test. These numbers are based on what is called a 'percentile rank'. Roughly speaking, these numbers indicate the proportion of students at that grade level that your students' scores are equal to or above. In other words, how does your student 'rank' among other students in the same grade
Our easyCBM district users, nation-wide, generate these scores from their students who've taken on-grade measures that are administered 3 times a year (fall, winter, and spring). To know how a student compares to other students in their grade (at one of three benchmark times of year) take a student's score from a measure and compare it to the same measure, grade, and time of year the test was taken. Ideally, a student score should fall at the 50th percentile for them to be considered performing on grade. If they are at the 50th percentile or above, no other testing in that area is needed until the next benchmark testing cycle. If they fall below the 50th percentile, then progress monitoring measures should be implemented.
Looking at the current Progress Monitor Scoring Guidelines, the way you figure out what percentile rank 'goes with' a particular score is:
- Find the measure you are interested in,
- Find the grade you are interested in,
- Find the "benchmark" season you are interested in,
- Find the "score" you are interested in (4th column in) or the "Percentile" you are interested in and
- Look up the 'Percentile" (if you were trying to figure out what specific percentile rank goes with a particular score) or
- Look up the 'Score' (if you were trying to figure out what specific score goes with a particular percentile rank)