Cohort Performance

About this report

Information

Data Source: Best Start Year 7 assessment

Updated: Daily (During the assessment period from term1 week2 to week6)

Designed for

Teachers, Principals, and school leaders can use this report to explore how the cohort has performed in the schools that participated in Best Start Year 7 for a given year for Reading and Numeracy.

Directors, Educational Leadership and Executive Directors can view all schools within their network.

Benefits

How can I use this report?

The Cohort Performance report will assist schools to identify students as being in need of additional support in reading or numeracy. The summary data can be sliced by Stage (at the top of the screen) to identify performance at Stages 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the relevant syllabus. The use of this report will support reporting against School Excellence Framework elements.

What should I look for?

The purpose of Best Start Year 7 is to identify student’s current needs and areas of strength. The Cohort Performance report allows schools to get a high-level overview of the performance of students who participated in Best Start Year 7 including areas of greatest strength and weakness for the cohort and individual students.

Example Report Summary
Image: Example Report Summary

Using the report

Select the results you want

The slicers at the top of the report allow you to select the results you want to be displayed.

Step 1 is required for data to be shown in the report. Select a school

Check you have the year and domain you wish to view results for, e.g. Year 2021, Reading.

Step 2 is optional and allows for further refining by enrolment type, group type, student group, EAL/D, Gender, and/or Aboriginality if you want to do so.

Selection slicers
Image: Selection slicers

If you do not make any selections in Step 2, the report will continue to show all results available to you under each of these categories.

View the charts

Your selections will automatically be applied to all sections of the report.

Summary

This section of the report will provide a quick snapshot of cohort performance by domain.

Number of students participated in the assessment, average score, max possible score, and average % correct of questions attempted by the selected cohort.

A horizontal bar chart displays % of questions correct by Area of Learning and also displays correct and incorrect colour matchbox by area of learning.

An example of Summary
Image: An example of Summary

Performance by Area of learning, Stage & Syllabus Outcome

This bar chart provides the overview of cohort performance by area of learning, stage and syllabus outcome for each domain of the selected cohort.

An example of Performance by Syllabus, Stage and Syllabus Outcome
Image: An example of Performance by Syllabus, Stage and Syllabus Outcome

Cohort % Correct by Item

This section provides a 100% column bar chart to display the cohort % of questions correct by each question for each domain of the selected cohort

An example of Cohort percent Correct by Item
Image: An example of Cohort % Correct by Item

Question Details

This table displays all questions in the assessment and cohort’s response to each question along with question level details such as teaching Strategy link, syllabus outcome, progression level, progression description area of learning, and % correct for each domain:

An example of Question Details
Image: An example of Question Details

Feedback

This table displays feedback (Distractor details) of the responses options for all the questions for each domain of the selected cohort:

An example of Feedback
Image: An example of Feedback

Student Item Map

This table displays all the students of the selected cohort and response correctness by questions for all the questions for each domain:

An example of Student Item Map
Image: An example of Student Item Map

Highlight and hover

You can click on a particular region of the chart to cross-highlight similar information throughout the rest of the display.

Hover over any segment of graph will bring up a brief summary with Syllabus outcome and % of correct or incorrect responses.

An example of Highlights
Image: An example of Highlights

Hover over any segment of the graph will bring up a brief summary with Syllabus outcome and % of correct or incorrect responses.

An example of Hovering
Image: An example of Hovering

Export data

You can download the results in this report for further analysis using the ‘More Options’ tab on the top right of some charts. Click on the three dots, or ellipsis, to bring up the menu, then select ‘Export data’.

Reset to default

If you wish to remove selections you have made and return to the initial view of the report, select ‘Reset to default’.

Reset to default
Image: Reset to default

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