Baseball Card

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Baseball Card (BBC) is a build-your-own report—you select the measures and the report is built on the fly.

Primary Purpose:Guiding Questions
To address how students performed on multiple high stakes tests across subjects and/ or strands, on their benchmark assessments, and on other measures including SAT, ACT, Lexiles, interventions, and course grades.

How did my students perform on this test? How did they perform compared to last year?

How did my students perform on State tests? How did they perform compared to last year?

How did my students perform on each strand or subject? By standard?

How do my students rank on the assessments? How do they rank on standards?

Which students need specific support to move to mastery?

Which students that have experienced decreased performance?

What historical patterns in my data will help me identify my SGO population?

Primary Users:Primary Uses:

Teachers

School Administrators

District Administrators

View proficiency levels by school and teacher/ course

Monitor proficiency levels by subgroup

View student growth

Access Baseball Card Report

To access the Baseball Card report:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Reports > Baseball Card Report.

Tip: Drag the right sidebar to adjust the size of the folder menu. 

Select Assessments or Other Data

You can select the assessment or measure to view by expanding the file structure on the left side of the report, or you can use the search function above the folder list.

Note: Districts can request the upload of results for assessments that are not currently included in the Baseball Card report or not suitable for test creation in Performance Matters. Follow best practices for creating tests to upload to Performance Matters.

To Search to Find Assessments or Data:

  1. To filter the folders, type the assessment or measure you would like to find in the search box in the left pane above the folders.
    screenshot of folder structure

Note:

You can use search expressions when filtering to specific assessments or measures.

ExpressionExampleResults
orFCAT or FSADisplay folders/ measures containing both FCAT or FSA
notFCAT not scienceDisplay folders/ measures containing FCAT but not science
andScore and 10-11Display all results containing both "Score" and "10-11"


Expand Folders to Find Assessments or Data:

  1. Click the light triangle to expand a folder. Click the dark triangle to collapse a folder.
    expand folders screenshot image

    Note: In the displayed assessments, the number of results available is displayed in blue before the title and the school year follows the title.

  2. Select the checkbox of any measures to add to the report.
  3. To remove all assessments from the report without changing any selected student filters, click Reset next to the search box.
  4. To remove a single measure from the report, either click the checkbox next to the name of the measure or click on the small gray x in the upper right corner of its corresponding column header.
    screenshot of removing single measure


Note: Follow these instructions for accessing and using the Graduation Status Report.


Sort and Swatch Data

Use the sorting, color swatching, and zero suppression features to adjust your view.

SORTING: Click the sort icon after a header name, and select the sort direction.
sorting screenshot

COLOR SWATCHING: Click a color box at the top of the column to enable hiding results for that performance band, then click Apply swatching to remove scores for the selected performance bands.
swatching screenshot

ZERO SUPPRESSION: Click the white box to enable hiding blank scores, then click Apply swatching to remove missing scores from the report.
zero-suppression screenshot

Note: You can re-order the assessment columns by clicking in the column header and dragging a column to a new location.

Select Filters

In addition to standard filters, some districts create custom filters.


Use student filters to choose the students you want to display in a report. Follow this procedure to filter students, use a saved student filter, create a new saved student filter, or update an existing saved student filter.
  1. Click Add Student Filter.
  2. To use a saved filter, select from Saved Filters. If you select a saved filter, you can skip to step 10 and apply the filter or add more filter selections in the following steps.
  3. Click a category tab to display the related filters.
  4. Click an available filter to display its options. In the following diagram example, the Gender filter is selected in the Demographics category.
  5. Optionally, use the Search to narrow the scope of options.
  6. Select the desired filter options. In the diagram, the F (female) filter is applied.
  7. Optionally, select additional filters from the tabs as needed.
  8. If you use a saved filter, click Update Filter to make changes. You can only update filters to which you have update permission.
  9. If you want to save your current filter selections to use later, click Create New Filter and follow the prompts to name the filter.
  10. Click Apply to add the filtered choices to the report.

A diagram of a sample Student Filter.

Note: The blue numbers in parentheses indicate the number of selected attributes. For a category tab, the number in parentheses indicates the number of related filters you selected. For a filter, it indicates the number of options you selected. For a filter option, it indicates the number of students. The number of students displayed by a filter option takes other selected filters into account.

After you have applied your filter, it displays below Add Student Filter. To add more filters, click Add Student Filter again. Notice the change in the student count as filters are added.

To remove a filter, click x in the filter selection. 

Note: If more than three filters have been selected, an ellipsis appears followed by the number of additional selected filters.

Select Demographics

You can add demographic and geographic column headers to view supplemental information. 

Note: The available column headers are determined by the filter security set for your role.


  1. To manage the columns, either click Manage Columns at the top of the report or click the icon in the upper left corner of the Student Name column.
    screenshot showing manage columns icon
  2. In the Manage Columns window, select the names of the columns to add, and then click Apply.
  3. To remove a column, de-select its column header, and click Apply.

View Aggregated Data:

You can display aggregated data by a variety of attributes by de-selecting the Student Name and Student ID column headers.

  1. De-select Student Name and Student ID, and then click Apply.
    screenshot showing Student name and Student ID selections

The remaining columns display the aggregated data.

Compare Assessments

You can compare two assessments using a comparison chart for data visualizations and interpretations. To create a comparison chart:

  1. Select two or more assessments from the folders on the left.

    Note:

    The comparison chart only compares assessments that have numeric score values.

  2. Click Comparison Chart
  3. Review the chart in the new window. Zoom in and out of the chart by scrolling in and out with your mouse. Hover over a data point to display its details. 
    Comparison Chart screenshot

Add 45 Degree Line: Select (default) to include a 45-degree line. De-select to remove from the chart.

Show Regression Line: Select to include a regression line.

Horizontal Measure and Vertical Measure selections: Choose the assessment to display for each axis. If more than two assessments are pre-selected, you can choose from any of those assessments.

Add Student Filter: Click this if you would like to add a specific student filter to reduce and limit the student population.

Select Student Attributes: Click to select student attributes to compare subgroup performance on the chart. All student filters used by the district are available for selection. This includes demographic and geographic filters, as well as other platform modules in use by the district such as Performance Matters Interventions, Early Warning Indicators, and Custom Student filters defined by the district. You can choose attributes of up to 8 distinct subgroups. 

Hover over a data point within the chart to display additional information including the total students, the assessments, and the student names.

Download: Click to download an image file of this chart.

Distinct colors of selected student attributes show the performance of students with the given attributes colored differently against the overall chart population to display growth over time. These colors are static and are not associated with any performance band or performance coloring.

Note: For very large data sets within student populations, there will be groups of students at given data points. In this case, the bubbles are larger and more transparent, indicating the greater number of students represented within the bubbles. As the student count decreases, bubble size decreases and becomes darker. Concentric circles indicate subsets of the population at the given data point with different selected attributes. Gray dots indicate instances of student data overlapping multiple attribute subtypes that cannot be accurately colored for any attribute.


Examples of Use Cases

These examples illustrate using Select Student Attributes of the Compare Assessments scatter plot. The data visualizations of assessment results can help determine the best next steps for student growth:

  • Compare local assessment results over the course of the school year in a formative manner by highlighting subgroups and how those students performed compared to the entire student population.
  • For those standards that are challenging across the district, identify teachers who successfully moved students forward through effective instructional decisions, and then determine professional growth opportunities to share instructional strategies with other teachers.
  • Compare performance on a final local common assessment designed to determine if students have achieved mastery of standards with actual performance on a state assessment to determine if local common assessments are appropriately aligned with the state assessment.
  • Use comparisons to establish accurate performance bands and determine if the cuts and coloring chosen for periodic benchmark assessments accurately make informed decisions that are indicative and predictive of state assessment results.

Export and Share Reports

Use the export and share features to preserve a snapshot of the data you are currently viewing.

Export Reports

Caution: Exported reports include the information as it displays when you export the report. Be mindful of any sensitive data if you choose to share an exported report. Anyone who views the report will see the data as it was displayed when exported.

Click Download to export the report to a spreadsheet.

Share Reports

Click Share to generate a shareable link of the current report view with other users. Users will need to log in to view this report,  and they must have permission to access the data shared in the report. They will only see data and students that they have permission to view. The link generates a dynamic report and displays current data each time it is accessed.

Copy and paste the URL to share the report.

Assign Permissions

District administrators can secure folders and restrict access to sensitive information by role. Users without access permission do not see restricted folder names in the Baseball Card report.

If permissions are not assigned, users see all folders. If permissions are assigned, only users in the assigned groups will see folders they have permission to access. Follow these steps to assign permissions:

  1. Click on the gray lock icon next to the folder to display the Permissions dialog. The dialog displays the current users with permissions to this object. A red lock icon indicates that some permissions have already been established for the folder group.

    Caution:

    Securing a folder secures all sub-folders underneath the main folder. This also hides these folders from users or groups that do not have at least view permission.

  2. Click Add user or group to give permissions to other users or groups. 

  3. Select users or groups to grant permissions in the Users and Groups window.

  4. Search using any combination of Group Type, Organization, Description, or User's Groups.

  5. Click a row to select a user or group.

    Tip:

    To select more than one user at a time, press and hold the Ctrl key on a PC or the Cmd key on a Mac while selecting.

  6. Click OK.
  7. Select the Access checkbox for each user or group to be granted permission.
  8. Click Save.





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