Archive for August, 2017

AzMERIT: ELA & Math Report Temporally Offline

Posted by on Friday, 25 August, 2017

Due to some data integration and quality issues, we are temporally taking the following TWO reports offline until we can correct the reflected results…

AzMERIT (ELA & Math) 

AzMERIT- ELA & Math (Teacher View) 

As soon as we have corrected and validated the information, we will return these reports for your use.

We apologize for this delay and assure you that we are committed to ensuring the highest level of data integrity with these reports to drive your instructional decisions.

AzMERIT Results: New Ways to View

Posted by on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

With folks reviewing AzMERIT results in advance of their 90 day plans, here are some brand new ways to access and view data results to identify variation in performance at your school.

All of these reports can be found on your SUSD Data Wall under the Assessment collection.

AzMERIT-Results By School

Similar to the overview report which was shared to the SUSD School Data Folder in Google, this report provides you with a summary of all AzMERIT tests (filterable by year) for your school.   However, this interactive report has the ADDITIONAL feature of allowing you to “drill down” to specific student results by clicking on the student count within the cell.

After you click on the cell, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see the results table and list of students.  You also have the ability to export this student list by clicking on the Download button along the bottom of the page.  To download as a spreadsheet, select the Crosstab option.


Like the Results by School report, this version also allows you to drill down to student level results by clicking on the performance band.

However, this version of the report also allows you to filter by Grade Level as well as Student Demographic Group (i.e. ELL, SPED…etc.) 

Please Note: Because this report filters by GRADE LEVEL results, it does not include End of Course level AzMERIT tests such as Algebra I, Algebra II, or Geometry.  

AzMERIT- Standard Performance

This report allows you to not only see performance bands by grade level and test, but it also displays test strand performance for each of the clusters within the test.   You can see the results by strand by hovering over the dots.  Strand clusters are arranged (left to right) from lowest performing to highest performing as a percentage of students who have scored “proficient or above”.

Clicking on the test strand legend along the left side of the page will display only that particular test strand cluster on the page.

Please Note:  Because state test results are linked to STUDENT PROFILE rather than school within the data set, student results will be displayed based on the students’ CURRENT ENROLLMENT & GRADE LEVEL rather than their TESTING ENROLLMENT & GRADE LEVEL.

AzMERIT- Test Strand Growth from Year to Year

To see a comparison of test strand cluster performance from one year to the next, you can click on this report to see a summary of students who have scored proficient or above.  Results can be filtered by both grade level and school.

Like the AzMERIT- Standards Performance report, this graph displays results based on the students’ CURRENT ENROLLMENT and GRADE LEVEL.  

As we continue to develop the SUSD Data Wall, we will continue to unveil new reports and data views to assist you in making the greatest instructional impact for your students.  Thanks, and as always please let us know what you think and how we can better serve your needs.

Data Wall Integration Back Online

Posted by on Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Current data from the PowerSchool Student Information System (SIS) has now been updated within the SUSD DataWall.

This information should once again be synchronizing nightly between PowerSchool and the DataWall.   We recognized that the integrity and accuracy of these data is essential to functionality of our data reporting systems and for this reason, we will continue to work with the vendor to maintain the close attention to the accuracy of these nighly uploads.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience which this delay in service may have caused.

Data Wall Updates

Posted by on Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Please be aware that data on the KPI tiles as well as the deep dive reports are currently on hold.  According to our data wall host…

“…Our team is still trying to understand why the dashboards are failing to refresh.”

Their engineering team is currently working to understand why information from our Student Information System (PowerSchool) is not being refreshed and we will provide you with an update as soon as we have information available.