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 reading practice goals. This report only includes goals set using the goal models for grades 3-5 and grades 6 and up; for K-2 goals that use badges, see the Accelerated Reader Record Book.

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.

Note: Teachers may choose to use reading range goals instead of average book level goals; reading range goals are not included on this report.

For more information about Accelerated Reader goals, see Reading Practice goals.

On this report, the book level goal information is shown in either ATOS book levels or Lexile Measures, depending on the setting of the class Lexile Goals preference.

Follow these steps to print the report:

  1. On the Home page, select Reports; then, in the menu that opens, select either Accelerated Reader / Reading Practice.
  2. On the Reports page, the Accelerated Reader / Reading Practice tab will be open by default.

  3. Select Goal History Report in the Certifications and Achievements section.
  4. Note: If you have added the report to the Pinned Reports, you'll find it under that section at the top of the page.

  5. "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).
  6. To select students, select Choose Students (either the link or the button).

  7. Choose the students to include in the report. Teachers can only choose students in their own classes and groups.
    • In the popup window, if there is a Schools column, select a school. (This column isn't available if you only have access to one school.)
    • If the Teachers column is available, at the top of the column, choose either All Teachers (to choose all the teachers in the school) or Select Teachers (to choose specific teachers; check the ones you want in the list). This column is not available to most teachers.
    • At the top of the Classes column, choose either All Classes (to choose all the classes for the teachers) or Select Classes (to choose specific classes; check the ones you want in the list).
    • Teachers and school staff will also see a Groups column. At the top of the Groups column, choose either All Groups or Select Groups; if you choose Select Groups, check the groups that you want to include. The first choice in the column is "Whole Class" or "Whole Classes"; choose this to report on the class(es) as a whole. Below that, you will see groups you created.
    • You may need to scroll to the right to see the Students column. At the top of the Students column, choose either All Students (to choose all the students) or Select Students (to choose specific students; check the ones you want in the list).
    • You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

      When you are done making your choices, select Apply (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
  8. If you want to use demographic data to focus the report on specific students, select Choose Demographics.
  9. 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).

  10. 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.
  11. 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. Then, type the start and end dates in the fields (using four digits for the year), or select the start date and then the end date in the calendar (use the arrows to the left and right of the months to go back or forward). When you're done, select Apply.

    Only goals that are completely within the time period you have chosen will be shown.

  12. If you only want to include classes or groups who have data, check Hide Groups Without Data.
  13. Select Update Report under the report options.
  14. The report will open below the report options.
  15. To create a PDF file of the report that you can print, select the PDF icon in the top right corner of the page.
  16. The report will open in a new tab in your browser; use the browser or PDF options that are available to print the report.
  17. 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.