Progress Trackers provide a color-heatmap view of assessment data for individual students, by standard, over time. Teachers can view them at any time, can choose to have them show only one student at a time for privacy in parent-teacher conference discussions, and can also "Post to Student Portal" so that students and parents can monitor it any time and have insight into the areas they can improve.
Trackers are based on the class and the standards body. If you have 5 classes using the same body of standards, you'll have 5 different trackers. If you had 5 classes, each using 2 different standards bodies, you'd have 10 trackers.
Pro Tip: The best way to use the tracker is to engage students several times per week (for example, with clickers on the fly), so that you can quickly spot stagnant or downward-trending students and intervene while concepts are fresh. Many teachers have seen record student growth with this easy routine.
How to Add Assessments to the Progress Tracker
1. There are 4 easy ways to add assessments to the Progress Tracker:
- When you click End Session to end an assessment or engagement activity, you'll see a prompt letting you easily add the session to the tracker right away.
- Or, go to Reports > Sessions, click the "6 dots" icon on the right side of your session, and drag and drop it to the left side of the screen.
- Or, go to Reports > Sessions > Actions > Add to Progress Tracker.
- Or, go to Reports > Sessions > Actions > Edit Key & Standards. When you make your changes and click Save, you'll be prompted to add the session to the tracker.
2. When you add an assessment, you’ll see a confirmation dialog. If everything looks ok, click “Create Tracker” or "Add to Tracker" and your session will be added to the tracker for the class and body of standards.
If your session is missing standards, you'll be prompted to add them using "Edit Key & Standards." Click the link to open Edit Key & Standards (for detailed instructions on using Edit Key & Standards, see this artilce.) After you click "Save" in the Edit Key & Standards screen, you'll see a prompt to add the session to the tracker automatically.
How to View Your Progress Trackers
Go to Reports > Progress Trackers and click the class name for the tracker you want to see.
How to View a Single Student
Sometimes you may need to view only a single student without seeing the other students, for example when discussing a student's progress with parents. To do so, simply click the student's name.
You'll see a tracker of this student's progress - including this student's combined standard average.
How to Delete a Session from a Progress Tracker
Go to Reports > Progress Trackers, click the class name for the tracker you want to see, then for the report you would like to delete, click the red [X] next to the name. This will remove the report from the entire Progress Tracker (not just from the standard section the X is under).
How to Post a Tracker to the Student Portal
Posting a tracker to the Student Portal will allow students to monitor their own progress. Any time you add an assessment it will be automatically collated in your tracker by standard as well as in the tracker view of every included student's student portal view (at students.allinlearning.com).To make a tracker available for students to log into their student portal and monitor, go to the tracker in your teacher account and click "Post to Student Portal."
Here is what it will look like in the students' view:
Can I combine two progress trackers, to see how all my classes are doing?
No. The Progress Tracker shows progress on a specific standard body for a specific class. Combining classes or standard bodies into one Tracker is not supported at this time. For a report that shows students across all of your classes on a given assessment, check out our Aggregate tab under Reports > Sessions. Check here for more information on all our report options!
What if my assessment has two different standards?
If an assessments has standards from multiple standard chapters (for example, an exam covering both Algebra and Geometry), you will be asked what you want to do with each of the standard chapters when you drag the assessment onto the Progress Tracker bar:
If you'd like to create a tracker for both, choose one option first, then click and drag again, and choose the other option.
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