This report enables you to create graphs that display the relationship between two variables. For example, you might choose to view the relationship between entering achievement and growth in sixth-grade math for all schools in an LEA/district. Using the options in this flexible report, you can:
- Choose the variable for each axis in the graph
- Select the LEA/districts or schools to plot
- Customize the way the data is displayed
Building scatterplots can be a powerful way to explore the data because it enables users to see whether relationships exist between two variables or types of data, such as achievement and growth. Both achievement and growth must be considered together to get a complete picture of student learning. Achievement information indicates where students are academically, at a given point in time, while growth information indicates the amount of academic progress students have made. The scatterplots enable you to view both pieces of information simultaneously to examine their relationship and identify patterns that can provide insight into the effects of educational practices on student learning.
Due to the pandemic's impact on student learning, the 2020-21 reporting might yield patterns between growth and student characteristics that are different from the typical relationships. These trends provide information on students' different learning experiences during the pandemic.
For more information about changes to reporting, see What's New in 2021
and the Statistical Models and Business Rules