District Report – Reading Progress Indicator

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About the report

Use this reports to review gains for your district, as measured by Reading Progress Indicator (RPI), our integrated assessment tool. RPI assessments help measure the impact of Fast ForWord program intervention. To learn about the assessments in this report see About Reading Progress Indicator (RPI).

Only district managers can access this report.

District Reading Level Gains graph

This bar graph shows the average reading level gain score for the district compared to the length of time the students spent using the Fast ForWord programs, as measured between each student's assessments completed within the date range. It appears next to the Reading Level Gain Distribution graph to let you also see the distribution of actual student scores across four gains levels.

To view the number of students measured in this graph, hold your cursor over a bar.

Gains. This bar represents the average reading level gain score for the district after Fast ForWord program use. mySciLEARN calculates this score by subtracting the average reading level on the initial assessments from the average reading level on the follow-up assessments. A numerical gain score appears at the end of the bar, in years and months. To learn more see Gain scores.

Days of Use. This bar represents the average number of days the students worked on the Fast ForWord programs, as measured between the assessments. This number is generally lower than the number of calendar days due to weekends, holidays, and absences. The actual number of participation days appears at the end of the bar.

Calendar Days. This bar represents the average number of calendar days that have elapsed since the students first started the Fast ForWord programs, as measured between the assessments. The actual number of calendar days appears at the end of the bar.

In the gains reports, reading level gain scores are the same as grade equivalent gain scores.

District Reading Level Gain Distribution graph

This graph maps the students in the district across four categories of reading level gain scores, as measured between each student's assessments. It appears next to the Reading Level Gains graph to let you also see the average reading level gain score for the district.

Each student with a gain score appears in one of the following four categories. Each category also displays the percentage of students who fall in that category. To view the actual number of students in each category, hold your cursor over that category. To learn more see Gain scores.

Up to 0.5 Year (cyan)

0.6 to 1.0 Year (green)

1.1 to 1.5 Years (dark blue)

Greater than 1.5 Years (light blue)

In the gains reports, reading level gain scores are the same as grade equivalent gain scores.

District Reading Percentile Scores graph

This graph presents the average reading level percentile scores before and after Fast ForWord program use, as measured by each student's assessments. The scores reflect the district's performance compared to students across the nation. It appears next to the Proficiency Level Changes graph to let you also see the distribution of the students by reading proficiency level.

To learn more about percentiles see National percentile scores.

Before (red). The average national percentile score before Fast ForWord program use, as measured by the initial assessments.

After (green). The average national percentile score after Fast ForWord program use, as measured by the follow-up assessments.

District Proficiency Level Changes graph

This graph maps the students in the district across four proficiency levels—both before and after Fast ForWord program use—to illustrate improvements in reading proficiency level. It appears next to the Reading Percentiles score graph to let you also see the average percentile scores for the district before and after Fast ForWord program use.

The left side of the graph (red) maps the proficiency levels on the initial assessments and the right side of the graph (green) maps the proficiency levels on the latest follow-up assessments completed within the date range. Proficiency levels are based on percentile scores and reflect how each student compares with his or her peers across the nation. Each bar in the graph also displays the number of students whose scores fall in that proficiency level. Note that students can make dramatic gains without changing performance levels; for example, a student could move from the 55th percentile to the 75th percentile but still be within the Proficient level. To learn more see Reading proficiency levels.

  • Struggling. 1st to 29th percentile
  • Emerging. 30th to 54th percentile
  • Proficient. 55th to 79th percentile
  • Advanced. 80th to 99th percentile

By default, the graph includes all information. You can choose which data to include in the graph by clicking that item (in blue) in the legend at the top right of the graph.

Gains by School table

This table presents gains results for each school in the district, as measured between each student's assessments. It lets you easily compare gains results across schools. It includes the following assessments, based on your view:

  • RPI (Auto) includes each student’s initial assessment completed within the date range, including those taken for Reading Assistant placement (Reading Assistant only), and all follow-up assessments completed within the date range. If a student's follow-up assessment is included in the report, the student's initial assessment is also included, even it was completed outside the date range. This lets you can compare results between the two assessments.
  • RPI (All) includes the first and last assessments completed within the date range.

To sort the table, click the Group column header.

School. The schools in which students have taken an assessment. Click a school name to view results for that school.

Pre Tested. The number of students in the school who have taken an assessment, including those for Reading Assistant Plus placement.

Post Tested. The number of students in the school who have taken a follow-up assessment within the date range.

Grade Equivalent Gains (Y.Mo). The average RPI grade equivalent gain score (or reading level gain score) after Fast ForWord program use. The first digit in this score represents the number of years gained and the second digit represents the number of months gained. The grade equivalent score is based on an academic school year of ten months, so a score of 2.4 represents a gain of two academic years and four months. To learn more see Gain scores.

Percentile Gains. The average reading level percentile gains after Fast ForWord program use. To learn more see National percentile scores.

The last three columns show results for the Fast ForWord programs.

  • FFW Products Completed. The average number of Fast ForWord programs completed to date; that is, programs in which the students earned a Switch or Complete status. To learn more see About report status updates and alerts.
  • Days of Use. The average number of days that the students used (but not necessarily completed) the Fast ForWord programs, as measured between the assessments. This number is generally lower than the number of calendar days due to weekends, holidays, and absences.
  • Calendar Days. The average number of calendar days that have elapsed since the students first started the Fast ForWord programs, as measured between the assessments.

Tip: If a school does not have any students with a follow-up assessment in the date range (Auto view) or at least two assessments within the date range (All view), no gains results will appear in the table—only the School and # Pre Tested columns will show information. For these schools, if you view the group and student reports, you may need to change the date range to see results. To learn more see About report date ranges.

If you export this report with All Students selected under Filter by My Groups, the exported report also includes student IDs for each student in the report. To learn about student IDs see Required student information. To learn about exporting reports see Export reports (Excel).