A problem occurs when multiple tests scores of the same test type are manually entered into the system on the same day without first adjusting the test dates. If you have a collection of tests you have administered manually and you have waited to enter them all on the same day, you will need to make date adjustments at the time the scores are being recorded.
The system date stamps when a test is taken by defaulting to the current date. When you enter multiple entries of the same type of test in one day, only one score is recorded. This is due to the date it is entered and the fact that the program can only graph one data point on the graph at any given date. It needs at least a week’s time difference between entries in order to have room to place two data points on the graph.
To see when a student took a test, look at their Assessment History. To see a date stamp of when a test was taken, along with a compiled list of student assessments, login to your account and go to the Student tab. Next locate the student name in the “Students” column to the right. To the right of the student name there is a blue magnifying glass icon. Click on that icon and a summary list of assessments for that student will appear in a drop down window.
If the assessment information is not immediately visible in the window, scroll down the page to find the list. Assessments that have a season in their title (Vocabulary 3_Fall) are benchmark tests and those that end with an underscore and number (Reading Comprehension 4_1) are progress monitoring measures.
In the column to the immediate right of the Teacher Data Entry column, is the date a measure was recorded in the system. The column to the right of that is when the test was finished. Because our measures in a given skill set or type, like Passage Reading Fluency, should not be administered more than once in a day, the program can only record one score for that day. There are 3 scores showing that were finished on the same day. Since 3 scores cannot occupy the graph on the same day, only one score is recorded, thus showing 5 of the possible 7 scores.