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How do I use the Growth Report?
How do I use the Growth Report?

Use the Growth Report to compare two assignments by Category, Skill, and Standard

Updated over a week ago

In this article, you'll learn more about tracking student growth across two assignments with the Growth Report. This report makes benchmarking and progress monitoring easy by comparing interim assessment data side-by-side. With the Growth Report, teachers and administrators can:

  • Plan instruction and monitor growth with class-level or student-level data views

  • Access results by overall assignment, category, skills, or standard to form a more complete picture of student's knowledge, growth, and skills gaps

Looking for more information about the Student Proficiency & Recommendation Report? Click here.

Follow these steps to build your own Growth Report:

1. Click ‘More' and 'Report' at the top of your Writable page. Then click 'Growth Report'.

2. Use the filters to choose a writing Genre, Grade Level, Teacher(s), and Assignment Name(s). You can view summary data for one assignment at a time, or choose a set of two assignments to compare changes.

❗ Note: By default, 'Report' includes scores received from peer reviewers as well as teacher grading. However, if you're looking at more formal assessment data, you can exclude peer review scores by unchecking the "Students Reviews" box.

3. Click 'Category', 'Skill', or 'Standard' to view growth in the way that suits your teaching or coaching needs.

Note: RevisionAid is temporarily unavailable while Writable works to improve this student support.

4. Below the report, click 'Students' to see students' scores for each assignment, one on top of the other, as well as the average growth for the entire class.

For example, the class above has an Average Growth of 12%. One student's scores improved 35% over the two assignments, while another student's scores decreased by 12%.

5. Click 'Rubrics' to see the compare average rubric item scores – and growth – for the class across both assignments.

6. Finally, scores and student writing can be exported from 'Report'.

Helpful Tips!

  • Compare two assignments from the same genre (for example, Narrative writing): Even if you used different checklists from that genre, it's likely that some skills and standards used in the two assignments are common, and will help you see changes in student proficiency.

  • Use a common writing benchmark rubric several times over the course of the year – either from a customized school/district rubric or from a set of state rubrics. View Writable's state summative practice or learn how to customize a rubric and share it with your district.

  • The Writable Customer Success and Curriculum teams are seasoned at working with you to create the right rubric for your learning goals. Send us a note to set up a time to collaborate on a customized rubric.

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