Using the Instructional Planning Report to Identify Students of Interest

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Continuing the series of highlighting activities and resources that take place in MASSP’s recently updated Data Analysis Protocol 2.0 Workshop, educators can use the Instructional Planning Report to help identify students of interest based on performance levels in various subscore areas. This report, which can be located in the Reports Center portal, can help identify students who need to strengthen skills, are approaching benchmark, or have met or exceeded the benchmark. Knowing the students who fall into these categories for the different parts of the PSAT/SAT Suite of Assessments can allow for better individual planning regarding instructional practices. Next, we will take a look and see how to run this report, review the information it provides, and use a graphic organizer to help organize and process these students’ needs.

Running the Instructional Planning Report

In order to run the Instructional Planning Report, users must access the K-12 Assessment Reporting Portal. Once logged in, select “Report Center” and select from the various SAT Suite of Assessments that you are interested in reviewing.

Next, users will choose the “Instructional Planning” report, the appropriate date (based on the test they are accessing), grade level, and form.

The Instructional Planning Report will display multiple sets of information based on section scores, test scores, subscores, and cross-test scores.

In order to review specific student performance, select the “See Students in Each Performance Group” link from any of the group scores.

You will now be able to begin separating groups of students based on their benchmark performance. To do this, simply use the filter options based on the three tiers of “Needs to Strengthen Skills, Approaching Benchmark, and Meets or exceeds Benchmark.” The report will adjust to provide student names and a visual chart to show how they compare to one another.

Learners attending the Data Protocol 2.0 workshop will also use a graphic organizer to help identify students of interest. By grouping students based on performance levels in the EBRW and Math scores will allow teachers to provide additional and more personalized instruction in areas of need and can help place students on certain supports or interventions. Educators could also encourage these specific students to utilize the individual practice available in Khan Academy and the Daily Practice app, resources that are also covered more in depth in our workshop.