Student Item Analysis
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Use Student Item Analysis to analyze a test by a student at the item level, and compare class performance to school and district performance. Before working with this report, you may want to read over the descriptions of the Summary Charts and Scores Tables to understand the displayed data.
|Primary Purpose||Guiding Questions|
|Displays a comprehensive view of a test with an item-by-item, student-by-student breakdown.|
|Primary Users||Primary Uses|
Access Student Item Analysis
- From the main navigation menu, choose Reports, then Student Item Analysis.
Choose a Test Title.
Click Additional Filters, then choose from the following options:
- Add Student Filter - Choose from the Student Filters to limit the student population. Setting filters for school, teacher, course, or class limits the test selection choices.
- Active Filters - Indicates the filters that are currently applied.
- Test Window - This filter is only available if the test had more than one test window. You can choose multiple test windows; however, if you choose only one, then the displayed results are from the most recent test window.
Correct a Response or Score
You can update student responses to correct scoring discrepancies. This is especially useful for interaction types like text entry, which may not have enough correct answer variations to capture all responses the teacher wants to count as correct.
- In the Item Scores or Interaction Scores table, click the cell containing the score that needs to be updated.
- Click Edit Response.
Update the student response. If appropriate, this also updates the student's score.
Create a New Shared Report
- Click Save to create the shared report.
- Enter the Description.
- Click Save.
- If the information is correct, click Permissions.
- Click Add user or group.
- Add the individual users by name or add users by role. Click and hold the Control key on a PC, or the Command key on a Mac, to add multiple users or groups at once.
- Click OK.
Select permissions for each displayed group.
- Click Save.
- Click OK.
Export Results to Your Gradebook
You can export assessment results to your Gradebook account.
Enter the required information.
- Click Submit.
Summary Charts and Scores Tables
Reports include two primary sections: Summary Charts and Scores Tables.
You can choose from the following actions when reviewing Summary Charts and Scores Tables:
- Sorting - Click on a column header that includes a double-arrow to sort by that column.
- Export - Export the current display of the tables, honoring any filters selected.
- Click Excel to export a Microsoft Excel file with tabs for Item Scores and Interaction Scores, including full tables and color-coding.
- Click CSV to export a basic Interactions Scores table.
- Click Share to create a custom link that can be copied and shared with other users. The link includes any selected student filters.
Summary Charts are organized into three tabs: Item Attributes, Performance Bands, and Item Detail.
The Item Attributes tab includes the standards assessed on the test and the percentage of students in each performance band assigned to that assessment.
Choose an attribute type to display a breakdown of the student percentage:
- Hover over a standard to view the full standard description.
- Click on a count to filter the results in the score table to only items with that attribute. Click again to clear the filter.
- The bars for % of Students are color-coded to match the test's performance bands. Hover over a section of the bar to see the count and percent details. Click on a section of the bar to filter the report by the students represented by that count for that attribute. Click again to remove the filter.
- Click a swatching box to include or exclude that performance band in the percentage value displayed in the column.
- A solid-filled box means the data for that color band is included. A partially filled box indicates data for that color band is excluded.
The value is the student percentage for all selected performance bands for each attribute.
Hover over an average to display the PE/PP (points earned / points possible).
The stacked bar graph displays the overall performance band percentages using the test's performance band colors. Hover over a section to see details.
For teachers, this graph includes comparisons across student, school, and district performance. School and district-level users can see these comparisons by setting the school of enrollment and teacher filters.
- Select the Performance Bands tab to view the student population percentage for each achievement level.
- The stacked bar graph displays the overall performance band percentages using the test's performance band colors. Hover over a section to see details.
- Select a section of the graph to filter the report by students in that performance band. Click the row again to clear the filter.
Select the Item Detail tab to view score or response distributions for individual test items, interactions, and rubrics.
- Click the item number in the header.
To view interaction choices distributions, click the bar chart icon.
The bar chart provides an overview of all possible response scores for the selected item, interaction, or rubric. The graph also provides comparisons across student, school, and district performance. For multiple-choice interactions, the interaction choice displays the answer choice distribution).
- Hover over a bar to see the count and percentage details.
- Click on a bar to filter the report by students represented by that score.
- Choose from the view selector to switch between item-level, interaction-level, or the rubric-level view.
Another chart displays the overall percentage of points earned over points possible for the selected item.
- Hover over the sections of the outer ring to view the total number of students who answered correctly or incorrectly.
- Hover over the inner ring to view item details.
|Students||Total number of students scored for this item in the currently-selected population (based on any filters applied)|
|P-Value||Value of 0 to 1; indicates the degree of challenge for items based on the percentage of students who chose the correct answer|
|Item Discrimination||Value of -1 to 1; indicates the effectiveness of distractors and pinpoints possible misfits|
|Point Biserial||Value of -1 to 1; indicates how well the question tells the difference between high and low performers|
|Population||Total number of students scored for this item|
|PE||Total points earned for this item by the students in the currently-selected population (color-coded based on the test's performance band)|
|PP||Total points possible for this item by the students in the currently-selected population|
The Score Table includes up to three tabs: Interaction Scores, Item Scores, and Rubric Scores.
Select the Interaction Scores, Item Scores, or Rubric Scores tab. If the test contains human-scored interactions, select the Rubric Scores tab to see the breakdown of scores by rubric or scorer for the currently selected student population.
|Test Score %|
The header displays the overall test score for the student population.
Test points earned over the number of points available.
If a test contains sections, each section has a column.
|Interaction Number Columns|
|Item Number Columns|
Understand the Scores
|Interaction Scores||Items Scores||Rubric Scores|
Some items may have more than one interaction. The Student Item Analysis report allows you to view the overall score as well as the score per interaction.
|Items Scores||Interaction Scores|
|Click the Item Scores tab to view the overall score for items. This is the total points earned for all interactions in the item. Click the cell to view all interactions and the student's responses.||Click the Interaction Scores tab to view the score associated with each interaction. Click on any of the points earned cells to view all the interactions and the student's responses.|