The Benchmarks Report is now available under Reports > Growth and Planning. The report shows the number of students in each terciles relative to national averages:
- Above = performing above age-level norms (top 25%)
- Meeting = performing consistent with age-level norms (middle 50%)
- Below = performing below age-level norms (bottom 25%)
The data sample includes students assessed using the digital version of COR Advantage for the 2013-14 school year, totaling 49,692 children from 3,994 classrooms. As not every child was rated for all assessment items or periods, the actual sample sizes varied approximately between 27,000 and 35,000 for Period 1; 33,000 and 40,000 for Period 2; and 29,900 and 35,000 for Period 3. A Rasch Partial Credit Model (PCM) was applied to the data as rubrics for ordinal categories labeled with the same level (e.g., Level 0, Level 1, etc.) are different among items.
Teachers have a few options on how they view the Report. When first opening the Benchmarks Report, they’ll see all students on the left-hand side with the categories along the top of the chart. As in other reports, teachers can use the filters to look at specific subsets of data. Additionally, teachers can click on a specific student’s name to look at the individual student data.
Administrators can access the Benchmarks Report at the classroom, center, and organization level. At the center and organization levels, administrators can view the Benchmark data as a percentage or in a chart form by using the “View Options” toggle.