Inside an Edsby Class, the teacher has access to the Perspective. The Perspective’s Analyze page takes data from Evidence and Gradebook and enables teachers to see the results of both types of assessments in one place. Analyze empowers the teacher to look at the assessment data in multiple ways to spot trends or areas of concern and act on the information. A teacher can choose to analyse the data by strands, standards, evidence tags, assessment types, units, weeks, or months. The results can be summarized by a variety of methods and the teacher can choose what to include in the data.
Clicking on the cell displays all the assessments and evidence items that are contributing to the grade. In addition, the standard/expectation/outcome description is also included.
This illustration shows an Ontario class that is focused on knowledge, thinking, communication, and application. The assignments in the Gradebook used the KTCA grading schemes. If the assessments include the Ontario expectations, the teacher will also be able to see how students are progressing at the expectations level by changing the Analyze by field to General Standards or General Expectations.
This illustration shows an example of the 4th grade math class. The teacher assesses at the general standards level (general outcomes in some jurisdictions) and is interested in the student’s latest achievement. Clicking on the cell lists all the assessments that are linked to the N.54. In addition, to the grades, the teacher can also see the description of the outcome.
In Kindergarten, the teacher uses learning evidence exclusively and wants to know how many observations have been tagged as potential report card comments. The teacher has set the color scheme to gray scale.
The assessments in this gradebook include assessment types (e.g. projects, tests) and each of the assessments belongs to a unit. The teacher can view the assessment data in several different ways. The Trend color scheme fits the students scores to Robert J. Marzano’s Power Law and uses the slope and correlation to determine the output. The formula puts more weight on recent assignments, so students aren’t penalized for low grades early in the school year when they were beginning to learn new concepts.