Description: This passage is mainly about login i ready. In this passage, the writer tells us if the students have finished the diagnostic, what the teachers should do next, and there are two things for teachers to do after the students have finished the diagnostic.
Today we’re going to answer the question that I hear from teachers often, they ask me if my students have finished the diagnostic what to do next, now there are two quick things that you should do immediately after your students have finished the diagnostic.
The first one is that we need to check and make sure that they have finished the diagnostic, I’ll show you how to do that, it takes about one click, and the second thing that we’re going to do is to look at our class’s overall performance and their class profile, so let me jump out of here, I’m going to go to our login page which is login dot I – ready com.
I’m going to use my username and password and hit Go, this is going to take me to my teacher home page and here down in the left hand corner, you’ll see that it says which students still need to complete the diagnostic, so the first thing that I will do is to click this and it’s going to bring up a little dialog box that will show you if any students are still in progress of taking the diagnostic, or if there are any students who have not completed it or who have not started it.
In this case I don’t have any students listed, so I know that everyone has completed it and I can move on to look at the first report that I want to take a look at, as a teacher I click on the reports tab in the blue bar, you’ll see that you have access to student level reports and class level reports, and in this case we want to start with our class profile.
We go down and select a class, I’m going to pick second grade reading, it all works the same and I hit Create Report, this is going to give me a high-level view of my class and I like this to start off with, because it lets me see visually where everyone is, how things are shaking out and if there are any problem areas by domain or any problem areas with my students.
So one of the first things here is that under where it says performance by domain you’ll see that, it also shows you the number of students assessed and total number of students in this class, because those numbers match that, it gives me reassurance that all of my students have completed the diagnostic.
So from this data, I know that I’ve got everything in front of me, as I scroll down this top section helps me see by domain overall how my class has done that, the idea here is that if I look at this and I have half of my class below level and Phonics, it’s a good indication that I might want to check out what I’m doing in phonics and see what’s going on there.
As I scroll down this performance by student is the section that I like to look at, what you’ll see here is that we’ve color-coded this for you to make it easy to recognize visually, green is good, it means that our students are on or above level, yellow means that our students who are almost there will be less than one level behind.
Then red means the students who are struggling in our couple of grades behind, in this case our report is organized based on their overall Scale score, we can resort this using any of these little up-and-down green arrows, if I click on this, it organizes my students for me alphabetically or I can go back to have them sorted by overall Scale score from lowest to highest or highest to lowest.
What I like to do with this report is to use some of these sorting capabilities over in the domains, so for example if I look at phonics, I will expect to see David and Jay who are my two students and who are struggling, I will expect that they are probably behind in that domain and I can see that.
I also have Ashley who is on or above level, but she’s one grade level behind in phonics, as a reminder i-Ready reports level which is great, if I resource specifically by comprehension, you’ll notice here that my overall scale scores are all across the board, but all of these students are grouped by how they’re doing specifically in comprehension for informational text.
I have six students who are two grade levels below in comprehension for informational text, and I might be surprised to see that Angela and Tabitha who are on or above level are struggling in this particular domain, so this class profile helps me begin to see some high level trends for my class.
It might show me some problem areas that might jump out and it allows me to start doing a little bit of sorting on my own, I like to start here because it gives me a good baseline and from this point I can decide if I want to jump in and look at groups of students.
So for example if I am concerned with this group of kids who need help in comprehension or I can look at individual students, I might want to go in and look specifically at David or J to find out the specific skills that they’re missing and what they need help on, our next series will help you dive into doing exactly that.