Here is a video walking you through the Science of Reading Dashboard.

Each chart within the Science of Reading Dashboard is based upon specific calculations. Below are the details for each chart:

Tracking Dashboard View

The Tracking Dashboard aims to let you track usage of Amira.

Amira only knows about students who have logged in or where a teacher has logged in (which enables Amira to “know” about all the students in the teacher’s class). The calculations above all use “known” students in the denominator (the divisor) of the calculation.

The count of High Engagement Students refers to the number of students with at least 6 practice sessions or an assessment in at least two different testing windows in the current school year.

The Tracking Dashboard uses the data from the Enhanced CSV to calculate the Assessment Status and data from the Usage File to calculate Practice Usage.

The red bars in the Completed Assessments (on the left) represent the % of known students who don’t have a complete assessment. Green represents the completion percentage. As always, “known” is a reflection of logins.

The minutes shown for Practice Minutes (on the right) are the totals by grade for the current school year only.

The last section of charts in the Tracking Dashboard view provides a school-level view. Assessments Completed (on the left) displays the % of students in each school who have completed an assessment the current assessment window. This will reset with each new window and the % is of known students only.

The Students Practicing (on the right) tracks activity in the last 7 calendar days.

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Screening Dashboard View

The Screening Dashboard is intended to summarize information about dyslexia risk and Response to Intervention (RtI) judgment.

The top charts are the high-level summaries. The Dyslexia Risk box chart (on the left) breaks students up into the Low Risk, At Risk, and High Risk categories. So, you can see how many students need attention. Typically, focus would be on the on the red-flagged students.

The RtI Needed gain table (on the right) is adjustable by Metric (see the radio buttons at the top).

This set of charts (below) shows school-level information.

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Science Of Reading Diagnostics Dashboard View

The Science of Reading Dashboard view is intended to help you spot “trouble” in your early literacy programs.

NOTE: You can filter the information used by the gauges below by clicking on the Box Chart segments. If you click on the red area, that will toggle the behind students in and out of the calculations and similarly with the green and yellow boxes.

The gauges use the Percentile Rankings (PRs) of the students who are “in focus” (being evaluated given the set of filters that have been applied).


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The heat maps at the bottom of the view help to identify schools and classes that are doing especially well or having a special struggle. A school (or class) with a dark color in the Green Row is doing unusually well. A school (or class) with a dark color in the Red Row is having greater struggle than most.

You can click on a school name to see the situation with classes in that school.

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Growth Dashboard View

The Amira-Generated Growth chart splits students first by grade and then by the amount of use they have made in the current school year of Amira Practice. The division is based on the number of Practice sessions a student has done with the Amira software. “No Use” means 0 sessions. Some use is any student who has made use but not at the level of Frequent use. Frequent use requires 6 or more Practice sessions.

The Change from Last Assessment Window gain table (below) that aims to show how students are progressing from one assessment window to the next. The Previous Window Totals blue column is where your eyes should anchor. The blue column tells how students were distributed in the last assessment window. Then, you can run your eyes across (from left to right in a row) to see how those students fared since that time. Students in green or grey cells are growing well (green) or typically (grey). Students in a red cell are falling behind.

This gain table is telling how student are doing.

The Forecast for EOY Outcome table that follows tells how students are projected to fare by the end of the year.

The chart below is a version of the Growth Rate chart above, but broken down school-by-school.

Additionally, the Growth Rate chart shows students who aren’t practicing.

The Student At Each F&P Level and Shifts in F&P Level - From the Previous Assessment Window charts are another form of Gain, enabling you to see how many students in each school are improving by F&P level.

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