Accessing Specific Report Types

There are three report options:

  1. Plan and Manage Testing
  2. Test Completion Rates
  3. Search by SSID

Refer to the Report Types topic for descriptions of report fields.

Plan and Manage Testing Option

The Plan and Manage Testing option allows for monitoring students’ test progress by generating customized Completion Status reports to determine which students have completed testing, as well as which students have yet to begin or complete a test opportunity. Data displays according to the parameters selected. If no students are listed, it means that no students currently match the specified report criteria.

The Plan and Manage Testing option can generate reports by LEA, school, or test administrator or test examiner within an LEA or school. It can be generated by first selecting the Plan and Manage Testing option from either the Completion Status home page or the Completion Status Reports drop-down list (indicated in figure 1 ).

Completion Status Reports drop-down list with the Plan and Manage Testing option indicated

Figure 1. Completion Status Reports drop-down list

Navigation

The Plan and Manage Testing screen offers the “Go to section” bar on the far left. The bar allows the user to quickly access a section of the Plan and Manage Testing screen. This is shown in figure 2.

screen capture of the 'Go to section' bar

Figure 2. “Go to section” bar

This bar contains the numbers 1, 2, and 3, which correspond with the following sections of the Plan and Manage Testing screen:

  1. Choose What
  2. Search Students
  3. Get Specific

Selecting a number jumps to that section of the screen. Hovering over a number shows the name of the section.

Generate a Plan and Manage Testing Report

The Plan and Manage Testing Report is available through the Plan and Manage Testing screen. Take these steps once this option has been selected.

Report parameters are selected on the Plan and Manage Testing screen. These steps enable the user to specify the type of report to generate, the entity for which to generate the report, and the type of data to be viewed.

Step 1. Choose What

The “Choose What” section of the Plan and Manage Testing screen, shown in figure 3, provides the fields used to generate a report based on specific tests.

Choose What options on the Plan and Manage Testing screen

Figure 3. Choose What options

The essential fields in the “Choose What” section are as follows:

  • Test Instrument: Select the test type from the Test Instrument drop-down list, which displays available tests, which can include the following:
    • Alternate ELPAC
    • CAA (for ELA and mathematics)
    • CAA Science
    • CAST
    • CSA
    • Initial ELPAC
    • Smarter ELA (for the summative assessment)
    • Smarter ICA (for the interim assessment)
    • Smarter IAB (for the interim assessment)
    • Smarter Math (for the summative assessment)
    • Summative ELPAC
  • Administration: This option allows for the selection of the current test administration year, which is the only option.
  • Test Name: This option enables the selection of one or all of the test names from which to generate a report.

Step 2. Search Students

The “Search Students” section of the Plan and Manage Testing screen, shown in figure 4, allows for the generation of a report for a specific LEA and school and can include specific students or grade levels.

Search Students options on the Plan and Manage Testing screen

Figure 4. Search Students options

The constituent fields in the “Search Students” section are as follows:

  • District: This option is only applicable for users who are associated with more than one LEA. For most users, the LEA with which the user is associated in TOMS will already be selected. This field, which is indicated by an asterisk, is required.
  • School: This is only applicable for users, such as LEA-level users, who are associated with more than one school. For most users, the school with which the user is associated in TOMS will already be selected. Users associated with multiple schools will have additional values (i.e., schools) from which to select. This field, which is indicated by an asterisk, is required.
  • Group: This field enables the generation of a report for a specific test administrator or test examiner. It appears when any school or schools have been selected. The drop-down list contains all of the assigned test administrators and test examiners associated with the selected school. When it does appear, it is defaulted to All.
  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • SSID
  • Grade Level When Assessed
  • Prior Year Enrolled Grade

A user can also make an advanced search for statuses associated with a student or students during testing by selecting a status from the Search Fields drop-down list (figure 5) that applies to the student or students.

Advanced Search options in the 'Search Students' section of the Plan and Manage Testing screen

Figure 5. Advanced Search options

Provide additional information or criteria if prompted.

Step 3. Get Specific

This section, shown in figure 6, provides a choice of filters that best match the data a user wants to view. Each filter generates a report containing students whose information matches the selected parameters.

Get Specific options on the Plan and Manage Testing screen

Figure 6. Get Specific options

To select the parameters in this section:

  1. Select the radio button for the row that has the desired parameters.
  2. Specify the required values for the parameters in the selected row.

The report filter options are listed next. The report can be filtered by a number of criteria, including grade level, test, school, group, and test statuses, such as students who have started tests and who have started within the test administration year. The values in brackets [ ] are the parameter values that are available for selection. The options are:

  • students who [have or have not] [completed or started] [Any or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd] opportunity in the selected administration
    • Determine which students have or have not completed testing.
    • Determine which students have or have not started testing.
    • If the test instrument was a summative assessment, the opportunity options are Any and 1st.
    • Refer to table 1 in the Plan and Manage Testing and Participation by SSID Reports subtopic for additional information about test opportunities.
  • students on their [Any, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd] opportunity in the selected administration and have a status of [student test status]
  • search student(s) by [SSID or Name]: [##]
    • Search for students by entering a SSID or a name.
    • Enter up to 20 SSID(s) separated by commas.
  • students whose current opportunity will expire [in or between] [##] days
    • Determine which of the students currently testing have at least one test that will expire shortly. For example, enter “2” days to determine who needs to complete testing by the end of the next day.
  • students whose most recent [SessionID or TA Name] was [SessionID or LastName, FirstName] between [start date] and [end date]
    • Search for students who were in a specific session and view the current test status.
    • To view this report, enter the test administrator or test examiner’s Session ID or enter the test administrator or test examiner’s name, and then select a Session ID associated with the test administrator or test examiner. It is necessary to select the date fields to enter the time frame associated with the test administration.
    • This report will return the most recent completion status data for students who have taken the selected test. The Session ID and TA Name fields are optional. These fields may be left blank and the user can simply search for completion information within a particular date range. If the Session ID or TA Name is not specified, the date range is limited to 15 days.

Step 4. Generate Report

Refer to the Column Definitions subtopic in the Plan and Manage Testing and Participation by SSID Reports topic for a description of the columns in the on-screen and Excel reports.

  1. Select the [Generate Report] button on the bottom of the Plan and Manage Testing screen to view the results of the selected parameters on the screen. For an LEA, a report where 20 or fewer schools are selected appears on-screen; if there are 21 or more schools, the report goes directly to the Completion Status inbox as an Excel spreadsheet. A test site (school) has the option to view the report on the screen by selecting [Generate Report] or to download the report by selecting the [Export Report] button. These buttons are shown in figure 7.

    Screen capture of the report buttons

    Figure 7. Report buttons

  2. When the report includes results for 21 or more schools within an LEA, the report will default to Excel. When the Export to Inbox dialog box appears (figure 8), select [Export to Inbox] to make the report available in the Completion Status Inbox; or select [Modify Search] to change the search criteria.

    Message box with the text 'Your search will be exported to Inbox' and Export to Inbox and Modify Search buttons available

    Figure 8. Export to Inbox message box

  3. Update the report using different criteria by following the previous steps. A sample screen showing different criteria being selected is presented in figure 9.

    An online report with the 'Choose What' parameter open and the Alternate ELPAC criteria selected from a list

    Figure 9. Update Plan and Manage Testing Report parameters

Generate a Test Administrator Report

Refer to the Column Definitions subtopic in the Plan and Manage Testing and Participation by SSID Reports topic for a description of the columns in the on-screen and Excel reports.

The Test Administrator Report provides information about the test sessions that match the search parameters, the name of the test administrator or test examiner for the sessions as selected from the Group drop-down list, and the number of students associated with each of those sessions. For the Test Administrator Report, the date range is a required field.

Similar to the Plan and Manage Testing Report, the Test Administrator Report allows columns to be hidden or shown, data to be sorted, and the general tools available on the screen to be used.

Follow the steps to generate the Plan and Manage Testing Report, and then take these additional steps to access the Test Administrator Report:

  1. In the “Search Students” section, select at least one school and either a test administrator or test examiner’s name or All from the Group drop-down list, as indicated in figure 10.

    Search Students on the Plan and Manage Testing screen with the School and Group drop-down lists indicated

    Figure 10. Search Students options for creating a Test Administrator Report

  2. Select the students whose most recent radio button, TA Name from the first drop-down list, optionally enter the test administrator’s or test examiner’s name, and enter a specific date range (figure 11).

    Get Specific on the Plan and Manage Testing screen with the Student Whose Most Recent radio button is selected

    Figure 11. Get Specific options for creating a Test Administrator Report

  3. Select the [Generate Report] or [Export Report] button.

The report that is generated, either on-screen or exported to a spreadsheet, contains the same data as the Plan and Manage Testing Report.

Test Completion Rates Option

The Test Completion Rates Report summarizes the number and percentage of students who have started or completed a test. It can be generated by first selecting the Test Completion Rates option from either the Completion Status home page or the Completion Status Reports drop-down list (indicated in figure 12).

Completion Status Reports drop-down list with the Test Completion Rates option indicated

Figure 12. Completion Status Reports drop-down list

Step 1. Report Criteria

The “Report Criteria” section of the Test Completion Rates screen, shown in figure 13, provides the fields used to generate the test completion rates for a specific test.

Report Criteria options on the Test Completion Rates screen

Figure 13. Report Criteria options

The essential fields in the “Report Criteria” section are as follows:

  • ReportTypes: This option indicates an entity, either LEA (district) or school.
  • District: This option is only applicable for users who are associated with more than one LEA. For most users, the LEA with which the user is associated in the TOMS will already be selected. This field, which is indicated by an asterisk, is required.
  • School: This option is only applicable for users, such as LEA-level users, who are associated with more than one school. For most users, the school with which the user is associated in TOMS will already be selected. Users associated with multiple schools will have additional values (i.e., schools) from which to select. This field, which is indicated by an asterisk, is required.
  • Test Instrument: Select the test type from the Test Instrument drop-down list, which displays available tests, which can include the following:
    • Alternate ELPAC
    • CAA (for ELA and mathematics)
    • CAA Science
    • CAST
    • CSA
    • Initial ELPAC
    • Smarter ELA (for the summative assessment)
    • Smarter ICA (for the interim assessment)
    • Smarter IAB (for the interim assessment)
    • Smarter Math (for the summative assessment)
    • Summative ELPAC
  • Administration: This option allows for the selection of the current test administration year; this is the only option.
  • Test Name:This option enables the selection of one or all of the test names from which to generate a report.

Step 2. Generate the Report

Refer to the Column Definitions subtopic in the Test Completion Rates Reports topic for a description of the columns in the Excel reports.

  1. Generate the report by selecting the [Export Report] button (figure 14). This will create the report in an Excel spreadsheet, which can be saved or viewed.

    Export Report button

    Figure 14. [Export Report] button

  2. Update the report using different criteria by following the previous steps. An example is presented in figure 15.

    An online report with the 'Report Criteria' parameter open and the Alternate ELPAC criteria selected from a list

    Figure 15. Update Test Completion Rate parameters

Search by SSID Option

The Participation Report by SSID details a student’s test opportunities and the status of those test opportunities. It can be generated by selecting the Search by SSID option from either the Completion Status home page or the Completion Status Reports drop-down list (indicated in figure 16).

Completion Status Reports drop-down list with the Search by SSID option indicated

Figure 16. Completion Status Reports drop-down list

Users have the option of entering SSIDs manually or uploading a single-column spreadsheet with the SSIDs to be reported.

Step 1. Enter SSID(s)

The “Enter SSID(s)” section of the Search by SSID screen, shown in figure 17, provides the field used to generate the test completion rates for a specific test. The default means of entry is entering SSIDs in the Student ID(s) field.

Enter SSID(s) options on the Search by SSID screen

Figure 17. Enter SSID(s) options

A user can either enter SSID(s) into the Student ID(s) field, using a comma to separate multiple SSIDs; or take the following steps to upload up to 1,000 SSIDs from an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file:

  1. Select the Upload SSID radio button above the “Enter SSID(s)” section (indicated in figure 18).

    Upload SSIDs options on the Search by SSID screen

    Figure 18. Upload SSID options

  2. Select the [Browse] button and then follow the prompts to select an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file, with Student IDs listed in a single column, for upload.

Step 2. Generate the Report

Refer to the Column Definitions subtopic in the Plan and Manage Testing and Participation by SSID Reports topic for a description of the columns in the on-screen and Excel reports.

Generate the report by selecting the [Export Report] button (figure 19). This will create the on-screen report.

Export Report button

Figure 19. [Export Report] button