Reports including "Mastery by Course" in the title are table-based reports utilizing mastery data calculated within individual courses and grading periods. This is in contrast to Proficiency reports, which compute mastery scores across all, and regardless of, courses.
The reports offer mastery data at several detail levels, analogous to the different grouping layers in legacy Backoffice reports:
- Student > Mastery by Course reports show a row per student per course with an overall course score.
- Student > Standard Type Mastery by Course reports show a row per student per course per standard type (i.e. "Academic", "Habits of Work", etc.), or in other words the student's overall standard type score for each course.
- Student > Parent Standard Mastery by Course reports show a row per student per course per parent standard, and also show the name of the standard type and content area. A student's scores for each Parent Standard within each Course are included.
- Student > Child Standard Mastery by Course reports show a row per student per course per child standard, and also show the name of the standard type, content area, and parent standard. In other words, the student's scores for each Child Standard in each Course.
For each detail level, there are two reports. Reports labeled "for Export" include ID numbers and other fields that are useful when exporting data to be used in other systems. Reports without this designation include fewer columns, focusing on human-friendly fields.
Fields commonly seen in Mastery by Course & Proficiency reports
- Parent Standard Title - The top-level standard which contains one or more child standards. You may have your own name for this, but we use this term for consistency in reports. Sometime referred to as Strand, Domain, Long-Term Target, etc.
- Child Standard Title - The lower-level, directly-assessed standard. This is the level at which complex calculations such as the Power Law or Decaying Average are applied if your school chooses to use them. Sometimes referred to as Learning Targets, Outcomes, Short-Term Targets, etc.
- Score Label - This is the default output of the mastery calculation for this row. Depending on your settings and the data type being reported on, this may be a rounded number on your mastery scale (e.g. 0-4, 1-4, 1-100), a mastery code (e.g. M for Meeting, E for Exceeding, AP for Approaching), or a converted course grade.
- Score - In contrast to the Score Label which will vary based on your settings, the Score field will always be an un-rounded numeric value that you can use in aggregations. If your school uses a Course Conversion as the authoritative course score, you will see the converted score in the Score field for Course Mastery reports.