Freckle's Assessments can cover all grade level standards or be customized to focus on a particular domain, a particular standard, or multiple domains and standards. They can be used to monitor progress throughout the year, as end-of-unit exams, or as more frequent formative assessments at various points throughout a unit.
These assessments allow teachers to track student performance and progress throughout the year that can then help inform their teaching. Teachers have access to detailed information about student performance and progress right on their Teacher Dashboard.
Checking class progress on a benchmark assessment:
1) To check completion progress on an assessment, just head to the Assessment Report under the Math or ELA section on the left side of your teacher dashboard.
When you click into the Assessment report, you will see a list of the assessments you've assigned, and the number of students who have completed each assessment (out of the total students to whom the assessment was assigned).
Monitoring class performance on a specific assessment:
In the Assessments report, you'll have the option to click into any assessment to access details on student performance on that assessment by clicking on See assessment report.
Tab 1 - Student performance
You can see how students performed on the specific assessment, and the colors quickly show you which students may require special attention.
Tab 2 - Domain performance
On this tab, you can see how your class performed on the domain(s) assigned. Furthermore, you can expand each domain to see how each student performed in the given domain.
Tab 3 - Standard performance
Similar to the Domain tab, you can see how your class performed on a specific standard on an assessment. This can help you determine which standards to re-teach with your class. You can also drill into a specific standard and see how each student performed on that standard.
Tab 4 - Question performance
Similar to the Domain and Standard tabs, the question tab shows you the exact questions that were included in the assessment, and how your students did on each question. This helps you pinpoint exactly what types of questions might be tripping students up. Since Benchmark Assessments include bucket questions and multiple answer questions, this is a good way to get students comfortable with these question types.
Monitoring class growth on a series of assessments
If you've created the same assessment multiple times, Freckle will provide you with a report showing how your class has grown and improved on that assessment over time. You'll know this is available because the option to "See growth report" will be readily visible on the Assessments report homepage (as shown below).
Clicking on the Assessment itself will trigger the Assessments page to open new rows for every instance in which that assessment was taken by a student or multiple students in your class. You can see the dates and scores, and click into individual assessment reports for more specific details on performance.
Clicking on "See growth report" will take you to a new page where you can multiple tabs of data related to student growth on Freckle assessments. The Students tab will let you see exactly how each student performed on previous instances of the assessment, and how they've grown over time.
The Domains tab will focus on improvement over time in specific domains (depending on which domains were covered in that assessment). The Standards tab will appear in the exact same format as the Domains tab, but will be focused on specific standards and growth over time on those standards.
These detailed reports will help you set your class up for success in state testing and beyond.