Goal History Report
Who can do this with default user permissions?
District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
The Goal History Report is used to monitor how well students are progressing toward their goals. The report can include:
- Star score goals: The report shows the goals and the student's achieved scores for Scaled Score, Percentile Rank, or Student Growth Percentile goals for Star Early Literacy, Star Math, or Star Reading. It also shows the students' actual values from their most recent test.
When the average Scaled Score is calculated for a group of students, the Rasch scores are averaged first; that average is then converted to the average Scaled Score for the group. This method is more accurate than using each student's individual Scaled Score for the calculation.
- Reading practice goals (Accelerated Reader): The report includes the goal start and end dates and the goals for average percent correct, earned points, and average book level (difficulty level) as well as the students' actual achievements for the time period. You will also see the current certification goals (if any) and achieved certifications for the time period.
Follow these steps to print the report:
If you want to use demographic data to focus the report on specific students, select Choose Demographics.
- On the Home page, select Reports; then, in the menu that opens, select either Accelerated Reader / Reading Practice or Star / Assessment (based on the goals you want to see). (If you only have access to one type of report, you may go directly to the Reports page as soon as you select Reports.)
On the Reports page, the tab that is open by default depends on the menu item you selected.
- On the Accelerated Reader/Reading Practice tab, select Goal History Report in the Certifications and Achievements section.
On the Star/Assessment tab, select Star Goal History Report in the Screening and Instructional Planning section.
Note: If you have added the report to the Pinned Reports, you'll find it under that section at the top of the page.
- Accelerated Reader/Reading Practice tab:
If you selected the report from the Accelerated Reader/Reading Practice tab, "All Reading" is already selected at the top of the page. This includes Reading Practice Quizzes, Other Reading Quizzes, and Article Quizzes (the quiz types that apply to goals). Go on to step 4.
If you selected the report from the Star/Assessment tab, select Choose Assignment Type (either the link or the button).
In the window that opens, select the Star product (or other assessment type) in the first column; then, select the type of assignment in the second column. When you're done, select Apply. (The example below shows a Star Reading assessment selected.)
- Select Choose Students (either the link or the button).
- Choose the students to include in the report. Teachers can only choose students in their own classes and groups.
By default, the report will include the current school year. If you want to choose all time, a marking period, or custom dates instead, select the date field.
By default, the "All" option is chosen for ethnicity, gender, language (the students' primary language, if specified), and grade level. To focus the report on specific groups, choose the "Select" option at the top of the appropriate column and then check your selections in that column. Note that ethnicity, gender, primary language, and grade level may be specified for students when you add them to the software, but only grades are required; other information may not be available for your students.
In the example above, the user has selected one Language and three Grade Levels, while leaving Ethnicity and Gender at the default "All" options. Note: The Filter Reports by Ethnicity user permission may be set to prevent the use of ethnicities as a filter.
By default, the "All" option is chosen for Characteristics. To focus the report on students with specific characteristics, choose Select Characteristics; then, check the characteristics that you are interested in. You must also choose any or all above the check boxes to specify whether students with any of the selected characteristics will be included in the report or only those with all of the selected characteristics.
In the example above, the user selected two Characteristics (ADA and ESL). Because any is selected, the report will include students who are ADA, ESL, or both. If all had been selected, only students who are both ADA and ESL would be included. Note: The Filter Reports by Characteristics user permission may be set to prevent the use of characteristics as a filter.
Once you have finished choosing demographic options, select Apply at the bottom of the window to save your choices (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
If you want to use one of the marking periods that have been added for your school, select the marking period in the list. (You can also choose "All Time.")
If you want to use custom dates, select Custom. In the calendars, select the first date in the range; then, select the last date. (Use the arrows to the left and right of the months to go back or forward.)
If you only want to include classes or groups who have data, check Hide Groups Without Data.
Only goals that are completely within the time period you have chosen will be shown.
Select Update Report under the report options.
The report will open below the report options.
To create a PDF file of the report that you can print, select the PDF icon in the top right corner of the page.
The report will open in a new tab in your browser; use the browser or PDF options that are available to print the report.
When you're ready to leave the page, you can select the Home button to go back to the Home page. To go back to the Reports page, select the Reports button (circled below) or the Back to Reports link.