The Analysis report is made up of a standards-based analysis for your class. The standards-based analysis is used to compare student performance across different standards. It allows you to isolate best teaching strategies, and helps you determine which standards need to be revisited for extra support.
In order to look at student performance across a standard, you need to select that standard from the drop down menu and click add. As you can see below, I have added the standard 3.OA.1 to our analysis.
I can now see that the majority of my class has done fairly well on this standard. About half the class had some difficulty in mastering the standard, and Molly hasn’t reached the standard yet, but 6 students succeeded without any difficulty. This lets me know that I did a good job instructing my class on 3.OA.1.
Next, I’m going to do a side by side comparison between 3.OA.1 and another standard I taught recently, 3.OA.8. I go back to the drop down menu, find 3.OA.8, click on it and press “+Add”. Now I am looking at the graphic below.
I can see that some of my students are currently practicing 3.OA.8 and haven’t been able to master the standard yet, while a few have moved on and achieved mastery with low difficulty. Most students haven't reached this level on Front Row yet.
Maybe I want to remove these two standards and perform a detailed analysis on multiple different standards. If I click on the red minus sign next to each standard, it will remove the standards from our analysis.
Once I have removed these standards, I can add up to 5 new standards to analyze. If you pick 5 standards you have covered recently, you will be able to see which your students understand best, and tie that back to your teaching methods. Here’s what a complete 5 standard analysis would look like:
What are the different levels of mastery, and what do they mean?
Achieved Mastery with No Difficulty - Students moved through the questions easily, demonstrating a full knowledge of the concept without getting stuck.
Achieved Mastery with Low Difficulty - Students moved through the questions, but may have struggled with several along the way. However, they were able to learn the concept fairly quickly and move on with minimal difficulty.
Achieved Mastery with Moderate Difficulty - Students had trouble answering many of the questions and struggled to gain an understanding of the topic. After lots of work, they ended up demonstrating a knowledge of the concept and moved forward.
Achieved Mastery with High Difficulty - Students had trouble with a majority of the questions, and really struggled to gain an understanding of the concept. Students most likely spent several sessions attempting to learn the concept, and had great difficulty moving forward. Eventually, the students did demonstrate a knowledge of the material - but it should be revisited for review.
Currently Practicing - This represents the standard that students are currently working on within the program. Since they have not demonstrated a mastery of the standard, the program has yet to determine how difficult that particular standard is for the student.
Not Started - If students have not worked on a standard yet, it is either because they are still working on a level below that standard or because they have worked primarily in other domains. If a student has a “not started” grade on their report card, it is not always cause for concern. Check with the student and teacher to determine how often the class is working in that particular domain.