A key feature of the Group summary report is the bar chart displaying the distribution of learners’ numeracy or reading abilities based on the Learning Progression steps. This report will give you an early indication of the ranges of abilities of your learners.
The 'Group Progress Report' shows the performance of a Group of Learners over one or more points in time. You can use this Report to track how a Group is progressing in their learning.
The ‘Assessment Comparison Report’ enables you to compare the results of an Assessment with other Assessments in the same assessment area. It operates much like the ‘Group Progress Report’ but allows Assessments to be compared outside of the Group that was assigned to them.
Both reports appear as below:
Think about other generalisations you can make about this group of learners based on these graphs.
To make use of the information provided in the group report graphs, we need to refer back to the Learning Progressions to get a feel for what knowledge and strategies we can expect learners to have at each step.
For example, learners who are at step 4 and below on the numeracy progressions are likely to have little understanding of decimal and fractional numbers. If your course or vocation involves calculations with decimal numbers, your learners will need support to make sense of the calculation results, even if they are able to 'get the answer' using a calculator. Learners below step 3 on the Reading progressions will struggle to comprehend texts with long sentences and unfamiliar words.
Individual Learner Profiles should be helpful when you are attempting to make sense of the group report results and draw some general conclusions about a group so that you can develop your literacy and numeracy learning goals and supports for the group.