eMetric: When do you use this versus the information in DRC
The information in eDIRECT is available before data is posted to eMetric. Not all levels of school administrators have access to eDIRECT.
eMetrics: I believe the Winter Keystone results are releasing on March 2nd. Are we going in here for the results or just using DRC?
Winter results will be available in eDIRECT on March 2. The results will not be posted in eMetric until April 6.
eMetrics: What is the difference between historical and longitudinal report?
Historical only allows you to pick only one administration of the test to look at. Longitudinal allows you to choose multiple administrations. This is correct. Both give you data across administrations as long as the student tested with you.
eMetrics: What is the best method to get all the best scores for a student on one report?
There are multiple ways to access data using eMetric. I am providing one way:
Longitudinal report > Choose Subject (only one at a time) > Select all admins (my advice) > Get Report > Go to Filter, Grade 11. You will see one line of data per student per administrations. For example, if the student tested twice, there would be two lines of data for that student.
You could go one step further and go to Scores and select re-testers to list the grade 11 students who were re-testers.
You could save this report if you have your data the way you want it. It will save the query, not the actual data. With a new administration results, you can go retrieve your saved report and it will run the report with the new admin’s data. To save a report, you would select MyReports in the upper right corner of the home page and name your report and save it. To retrieve it, you would go to MyReports and run it.
You can download the data in a csv format (similar to Excel) and manipulate your data using filtering.
If you want to start over because you want to add/delete some data fields, you can reset the report, which is located on the right, above the table.
eMetrics: Can you re-clarify the feeder reports. Are all LEAs and IU's able to upload feeder reports to see students testing information?
Feeder reports can be loaded only by the top level administrators, the one with the username d+AUN number. Once the report is loaded, all users have access to it. The feeder report is a temporary document, meaning it is overwritten every time there is an upload. If you wanted to know about all assessments for a student, you would have to upload one subject at a time. You could download the report each time per subject and create a larger document with all subjects. The instructions on uploading a feeder report are available in the Help Guide. When the Superintendent accesses the account, that person is the only one who will have the option to Upload Feeder. Once that is selected a csv template can be downloaded. There are only two columns. You cannot alter the column width or make any changes. The first column is PAID, which is the students PAsecureID. Enter it as you would normally and it will be recorded in scientific notation. This is ok. The second column is BNUM, which is the 4-digit building number where the student is currently enrolled. Once this list is complete with the students you want to search, save the file. While in the Upload Feeder option, go to browse and upload the csv file. It will search the state for that PAsecureID and provide you with data on that student regardless of where the test was administered. You only have one chance to download the results so save the file. You would need to do this with every subject. My advice would be to create a larger doc that includes all three subjects and sort by PAsecureID to get a student data by subject. You can determine what subjects the student has tested and the associated scores.
IU’s do not have the ability to upload feeder reports.
eMetrics: What are the pros vs cons of DRC vs emetric? Districts perceive that the major pros of eMetric are that you can see Keystones taken by their students at other districts, and it is much more organized. They perceive the pro with DRC as being able to see the detailed anchor information. Is there a way to see the anchor information from eMetric?
In eMetric you can see the anchor level data by choosing the Group Summary Anchor Report. It’s the second report on the left side. You can customize the report using the tabs across the top of the table. You can also look at each individual report by anchor level. If you want more information, please go to the Help Guide under reports and choose the Anchor level report.
eMetric: Is there a way through e-metric to determine which students need to take project-based assessment?
That information is not available yet. I don’t have a projected date.
eMetrics: If a student moves into a district, and the past districts the student attended are unknown (perhaps student is in foster care), will these queries enable you to know which districts the students tested in?
Yes, when you upload the feeder report.
eMetric: How do you handle 8th Graders that take a Keystone?
You can select grade 8 students when you filter your report. You can also look at the data for the middle school. See response from Dan Berger’s question. Instead of filtering the grade 11, you could filter the Grade 8.
eMetric:Is there a way eMetric could just provide a "Non-Proficient List" that could be run?
Under Quick Reports (last report in column 2), you will have the option to select those you need to test in Module 1, those who need to test in Module 2, those you need to test in M1 OR M2, and the last option, those who need to test in M1 AND M2. The quick reports are queries that are saved for you and saves you time because all the selections you would normally make to get the data, is already done for you in the Quick reports. You have the ability to customize the report with data you want to see in your report. You can download the data into a csv file and manipulate it to get what you want.
Dashboard: How does the EWD compare to On-Hand Schools?
The Dashboard Early Warning System uses more data points than On-Hand Schools. PDE Dashboard warning criteria are based on longitudinal data research from Johns Hopkins University.
Dashboard: Could we get the website for the Educator Dashboard?
· Dashboard Information Link: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/early_warning_system/21791
· Demo dashboard https:www.pastudentachievement.beta.pa.gov/DashboardDemo/ Login ID: CodyWest PW: 123
Dashboard: A technology director and also a PIMS admin would like to know how the data get into the EWS.
Templates are loaded into PIMS under a dashboard specific collection
Dashboard: How are the levels of color coding determined? E.g.: Attendance-What is the threshold to move from Red to Yellow to Green?
o >90% Green
o 80%-90% Yellow
o <80% Red
o State Offense
§ 0 Green
§ 1 Red
o Local Infraction
§ 0-3 Green
§ 4-5 Yellow
§ >5 Red
· Course Grades – Math or ELS
o A - C Green
o D Yellow
o F Red
Dashboard: : Is the demo site open to anyone using the demo login?
Dashboard: What student-information systems do not work with this site?
Sungard, Pearson, Harris and MMS all have extracts developed
Dashboard: When will this be available for everyone?
The dashboard is currently available for any LEA that applies
Dashboard: Are there additional PIMS reports or generated from existing reports?
There are 20 dashboard specific reports currently available for use
Dashboard: Are the grades limited to just the listed subject areas?
All grades may be uploaded and tracked in the dashboard. Only Math and ELS grades will affect the early warning flag on the student.
Dashboard: Will there be a superintendent training scheduled?
Once an LEA applies for participation, trainings will be scheduled for their core team. The superintendent in normally a part of the core team.
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