This document contains an overview and information regarding new and improved reporting options for District Edition customers including across-school reports. Click for more information regarding the Report List and individual report functions.
Who is this information for?
District level administrative staff.
What's important to know?
As JumpRope 2.0 rolls out to more customers to cover updated functionality, a new type of mastery and proficiency report can be accessed in the Admin tool. While our good old "colorful expando" reports will continue to exist for Student and Course tabs of the teacher dashboard, school-wide and district-wide reports are moving to our new reporting tool.
In addition to this general document, I encourage you to read about the new Report List and Report Viewer - that's the interface we'll be referring to. This document will explain more about the contents of those reports in order to help you use them as effectively as possible.
I'll start by acknowledging the elephant in the room: reports on mastery and proficiency data are complicated. In addition to the many custom standard calculations like Power Law and Decaying Average, many customers use features like course grade conversions, mastery codes, and special missing work codes. Finally, there's the question of how to group your data and at what detail level you wish to view the data (do you want to see a score for every standard, or a score for the overall course?).
In JumpRope 1.0, nearly all mastery reports were handled by our famous "colorful expando" reports, where through the combination of a filter (date range, student, course, or grade level) and a "grouping scheme" you were able to organize, group, analyze, and export data in many different ways. Grouping Schemes, while powerful, had a number of downsides:
- Changing the grouping could change the way things were calculated in non-obvious ways.
- Calculations were performed in your browser and were very slow when analyzing more than a single student or class at a time.
- Exported data was overly complicated (and messy)
- Infinitely-flexible date ranges made it very easy to accidentally exclude data by mistake.
- Many users never learned about them (or even knew they existed), making some very powerful reports inaccessible.
JumpRope 2.0 introduces a number of changes to the school- and district-level admin reports designed to improve the overall experience.
- Reports are available across more than one school for our district edition customers.
- Many new filters are available, such as School, Grade Level, Content Area, Gender, Advisor, and Official Class.
- All calculations are performed on our servers according to your account settings, improving speed. Generally speaking, reports will load much faster (10-100x in most cases).
- Instead of grouping schemes and expanding/'drilled-in' reports, we are creating a number of named reports that expose the data at the relevant detail level.
- Exported data and fields are better organized, including external codes/ID numbers in order to be useful in other systems.
- Date filters are locked to pre-defined grading periods, which can be managed in the Admin tool.
- Additional export options such as XLS/XLSX/PDF/CSV are available.
Mastery by Course vs. Proficiency
In JumpRope, it is possible to report on standards-based data by course and also across courses; there are important (and sometimes subtle) differences in the composition of these reports. Depending on how your school or district uses JumpRope, you may be interested in one or both of these. For maximum clarity, we have chosen to refer to the reports as "Mastery by Course" and "Proficiency" respectively. Both types of reports are driven by the same scores and assessments from the teacher gradebook, but they aggregate data in different ways. The following table summarizes some differences.
|Feature||Mastery by Course||Proficiency|
Each data point is per-student-per-course. For example, "Student > Child Standard Mastery by Course" reports will show a row per student per child standard per course, such that the student may have more than one score for a given standard if it is assessed in more than one course.
|Each data point is per student-per-standard. For example, "Student > Child Standard Proficiency" will show a row per student per child standard where the score is calculated across any and all courses that assessed that standard within the selected grading period.|
|Grouping Scheme Example from Student Tab||
Any grouping scheme where Course precedes Standards, such as:
Any grouping scheme that does not include Course (or includes it at the tail end), such as:
|Example Use Cases||
For those that prefer a visual, this diagram may also help explain the difference between Mastery by Course vs. Proficiency data.