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Jun 112012
 

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Sep 122011
 

  1. First Steps – Get your CACTUS ID#
    1. You’ll need this ID# to know what classes are yours in the Data Display. If you know your CACTUS ID, you can skip this step!
    2. Otherwise, head to http://my.uen.org/ and click the ‘Forgot Login?’ link. Enter in your full school email address, and click ‘Send Login’
    3. Log into your school email at http://mail.hurricanehigh.org – your CACTUS ID will be included with the email sent from MyUEN. 
    4. CACTUS ID#________________________
  2. Access USOE Data Display
    1. Use your Firefox web browser for best results
    2. https://cognos1.schools.utah.gov/ibmcognos/ – access from your school ‘Web Links’
    3. Get username and password from your trainer!
  3. Data Display Overview
    1. Navigate with the ‘Breadcrumbs’ – Do NOT use the Browser Back button
    2. ‘Filters’ can be used at any level to refine and narrow the results you are viewing
      1. Click ‘Submit’ After any changes in the filters
      2. Data Display will maintain the filters until you reset them
    3. Chart bars and hyperlinked percentages and numbers are all drill-able
  4. Explore Your Test Proficiency Levels
    1. First, select your district from the list. Once the page refreshes, choose your school from the ‘School:’ drop-down menu and click ‘Submit’ on the right side of the page.
    2. You’ll see your school average for all tests in a subject compared to the district and state.
    3. From your school-wide summaries, click on a column to drill into a subject – any chart in the DD is drill-able.
    4. Once in the ‘Subject Results’ for your school, you can see how your school did on each grade level or subject on the bottom right chart. Top pie chart and bar chart summarizes student performance levels.
    5. Take a look at each subject/grade level. How did your school do on that specific test?
    6. For more specific information, click on the column for the test(s) that you teach.
    7. The ‘Curriculum Standards’ report will show student performance on the top. The bottom chart shows a comparison of how your district and school did compared to the state average for this test (0%) on the chart.
    8. Explanation of Teachers’ Variance from State % Correct chart
    9. Using the ‘Teacher’ filter drop-down, choose your CACTUS ID number to view how your classes performed on the CRT. Your average will bealong side the district and school average on the ‘Variance from State %’ chart below.
    10. If you taught more than one subject/grade level, use the ‘Test Name:’ filter and the ‘Teacher:’ filters again to view those results – clicking the ‘Submit’ button between each change in the filters.
    11. For a broader view of how all of the teachers in a subject did on each test, click the ‘CRT Graphical View by All Teachers’ report on the bottom of the page.
    12. Click the CRT breadcrumb on the top left to go back to the main page, then repeat the above steps to see the school performance in different subjects and tests.

Here’s the handout that we used for today’s training:

Aug 112011
 

The USOE Data Display is the best tool at your fingertips to track CRT performance of a district, school, subject, class and even teacher over time. It’s also the best way to compare CRT scores to the state average, and between districts in the state to get an idea of how ‘those guys’ are doing on the same tests given state-wide.

Another advange of the Data Display is that you can actually compare your students performance, standard by standard, on each standard tested in a core area to the district and state average – quickly identifying those areas where you are strong and where your instruction could use some fine tuning. 

Also avaialbe in the Data Display are Progress Scores that show the growth of learning from year to year on a school, subject, and class level. Progress scores, along with the other features of the Data Display are outlined in the handout below from today’s training:

UTIPS Core is a reinvention of our current UTIPS formative testing system. Each district will have their own UTIPS Core access page (for Iron, for example), but the service is now consolidated on one server on the state level which will facilitate the addition of new core testing items and questions from other formative testing services.

UTIPS Core is still in it’s early stages (Beta state) but is open and available for you to ‘test drive’. You can import all of your current UTIPS tests (or tests from another teacher) and create new tests from the Item Pool of your choice – even for the new Common Core in Math (Language Arts coming soon).

To get started, you’ll need your CACTUS ID number which you can obtain by loggin into your MyUEN page. If you can’t remember your MyUEN login, use the ‘Forgot Password’ link at the bottom of the login page, and your password will be emailed to your IronMail email account.

Unfortunately, there are no training materials or handouts on the UTIPS Core system yet, but they will be coming soon. Check back to this website under the UTIPS Core Tag for the latest news and resources.

SAMS 2 is a collection of some amazing student-based reports based on historical CRT data, current grades and attendance. SAMS 2 is accessed through your PowerTeacher account. John Meisner has put together a page on SAMS 2 with some great tutorial videos – one that gives a general overview of the reports, and one focused on finding individual student information.

Jul 152011
 

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