Marking Period Progress Report

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

The Marking Period Progress Report shows how the students in the selected class(es) performed in each of the marking periods you chose to include. For this report, you can see data on Accelerated Reader quizzes, Accelerated Reader 360 skills practice and quiz assignments, Accelerated Math Instructional Practice work, Star Custom assessments, and instructional resources.

For each class and marking period, the report shows the average percent correct for the selected assignment type and the percent of students at risk. For Accelerated Reader quizzes and Accelerated Reader 360 skills practice and quiz assignments, you will also see the points earned and the median points for the class or group (for quizzes that have points) and the difficulty level (book level). For Star Custom assignments, you will see the median of skills mastered, and for Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, you will see the median of subskills mastered.

The at-risk percentage on this report includes students who have at least one of the following diagnostic codes, which appear on the Summary Diagnostic Report.

Diagnostic Code Description Possible Causes and Suggestions
A No activity - the student has not completed any activity in the time period The student may not have been present. This code may also indicate that the student is unmotivated.

For Accelerated Reader quizzes, the student may be reading a long book and may not yet be ready to take a quiz.
B Low average percent correct (70-79%) The student may be attempting work that is too difficult.

For Accelerated Reader quizzes, the student may need help selecting a book and may need instruction in comprehension strategies. Students who are English language learners will be especially affected by a book's content and vocabulary.
C Very low average percent correct (<70%) The student may be attempting work that is too difficult.

For Accelerated Reader quizzes, the student may be unaware of his or her Zone of Proximal Development and may be reading books that are too difficult or too long. A student who is taking many quizzes and doing poorly may be focused on earning points instead of reading for understanding or pleasure.
D Low points earned (less than 1/2 the median points) For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, the student has not completed enough work to earn the expected level of points. (Students earn one point per item completed.)

For Accelerated Reader quizzes, the student is either not spending time reading or is doing so poorly on quizzes that he or she is not earning points (see Points in Accelerated Reader for more about how points are earned). The student may also have been absent, may be wasting time, or may be choosing books that are too difficult. In some cases, students may be having trouble finding interesting books. If the student is an English Language Learner, the student may be reading more slowly than average.
E Low percent correct with above median points For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, students are completing items but are not answering enough items correctly. They may need more help understanding the subskills.

For Accelerated Reader, the student is likely to be focused on earning points instead of reading for understanding or pleasure.
F Very low percent correct with above median points For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, students are completing items but are not answering enough items correctly. They may need more help understanding the subskills.

For Accelerated Reader, the student is likely to be focused on earning points instead of reading for understanding or pleasure. The student may be choosing very high-point books and guessing at answers.
I Intervention needed (Accelerated Math Instructional Practice) A student's subskill assignment requires intervention if the student fails three practices or fails the quiz for the assigned subskill. (To pass a practice, the student must score at least 5 out of 6 correctly; to pass a quiz, the student must answer at least 4 out of 5 correctly.)
M Less than 1/2 the median skills or subskills mastered The student is not keeping pace with the rest of the class or group on mastering skills or subskills. This code may appear for Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, Star Custom, or Accelerated Reader 360.

Follow these steps to generate the report:

  1. If you are not already on the Reports page, select Reading Reports or Math Reports on the Home page. When you go to the Reports page, the tab that is open by default depends on the tile you selected on the Home page.
  2. Select Marking Period Progress Report in the Monitor Progress section of the page (regardless of whether you are viewing reading or math reports). (If you have added the report to the Pinned Reports, you'll find it under that section at the top of the page.)
  3. Select Choose Assignment Type (either the link or the button).
  4. In the window that opens, choose a product or type of resource in the first column; then, choose one assignment type in the second column. Select Apply.
  5. Select Choose Students (either the link or the button).
  6. 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 teachers unless they are assigned to more than one school.
    • 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).
  7. If you want to use demographic data to focus the report on specific students, select Choose Demographics.
  8. 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).

  9. Select the Marking Periods drop-down list and choose All, or choose Specify if you want to include some, but not all, of the marking periods.
  10. If you choose Specify, select the Specific Marking Periods drop-down list; then, check the marking periods that you want to include in the report.

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