Do your students have questions about this report? Here is a resource to help students understand their Individual Student Report.

Report Overview

The new individual student report allows both teachers and students to keep track of student activities, performance, and growth on Zinc. Students can access the report from their dropdown menu, and teachers can find it at the bottom of the Reports page.

The heading of the report will show you:

  • Student name

  • Which class(es) the student is in

  • Their most recent Placement Test level

  • How many article quizzes they completed during the selected date range

  • How many vocabulary words they encountered during the selected date range

  • How many Close Reading Exercises they completed during the selected date range

Articles

View the Articles tab on the report to track:

  • Total articles read (meaning article quizzes completed)

  • Overall quiz average score

  • How many quizzes completed on the student's current level

  • Average quiz score on quizzes at the student's current level

  • How many quizzes the student completed on their current level

  • How many quizzes the student completed above their current level

  • How many quizzes the student completed below their current level

  • A breakdown of which channels the student's completed quizzes are categorized into

  • A breakdown of which genres the student's completed quizzes are categorized into

You will see a list of the most recent article quizzes and comparison quizzes the student has been assigned. You are able to track:

  • Article title

  • Article level

  • Who assigned the article (you or a co-teacher) and how it was assigned (directly, through a Reading Sprint, or self-selected by the student)

  • When it was assigned

  • Status (not started, in progress, or with a completion date)

  • Score (both percentage and score)

  • A link to the individual quiz report in which you can check the student's predictions and each multiple choice answer

You will also see a proficiency breakdown for a variety of reading skills and your state's standards. These percentages reflect how the students did on article quiz questions mapped to the particular skill or standard. You can check the fraction ("10/11 correct") to see how many of each question type the student has answered on their article quizzes so far.

Tip: Use the data range in the upper right corner of the report to zero in on times when students were working at their individual reading level (during a Reading Sprint) or at grade level (when you assign a series of grade-level articles to the class).

Tip: Gauge growth by comparing scores from the first few months of school to the last few months of school, taking into account if the student was working on articles at their independent reading level or at grade level.

Vocabulary

The vocabulary section of the Individual Student Report provides the following data:

  • Total words learned during the selected date range

  • Number of words learned from stand-alone vocabulary sets (not related to articles)

  • Number of words learned from article based vocabulary sets

  • A graph showing the number of words the student has encountered during different numbers of exposures through spaced repetition

View a list of vocabulary sets the student has been assigned:

  • The name of the set (if it is a set that was assigned with an article, you will see "10-Word Vocab Set: "Article Title")

  • Total words in the set (all article sets are 10 words)

  • Who assigned the set (you or a co-teacher) and how it was assigned (directly, through a Reading Sprint, or self-selected by the student)

  • When the set was assigned

  • When the set was last played

  • Status (not started, in progress, or with a completion date)

  • A "carrot" icon that allows you to see more data about a stand-alone sets and spaced repetition

Click the "carrot" icon on the right side of the row for stand-alone sets to see the student's progress with spaced repetition exposures.

Close Reading

Track a student's Close Reading activity on the Close Reading tab of the report:

  • Total number of Close Readings completed during the selected date range

  • Average difficulty level

  • Average overall score

  • Average effort score (effort score refers to rushing through the activity)

  • Average main idea score (how students scored on the main idea multiple choice question)

  • How many Close Readings the student completed on their current level

  • How many Close Readings the student completed above their current level

  • How many Close Readings the student completed below their current level

You will see a list of Close Readings that the student has been assigned with the following information:

  • Passage title, and if the student has attempted the Close Reading previously ("2nd attempt," "3rd attempt")

  • The Close Reading's level

  • Who assigned the Close Reading (you or a co-teacher) and how it was assigned (directly, through a Reading Sprint, or self-selected by the student)

  • When the Close Reading was assigned

  • Status (not started, in progress, or with a completion date)

  • The overall score, main idea score, and effort score

  • A link to the Close Reading Report

Placement Tests

The Placement Tests tab of the report includes the following data:

  • The number of Placement Tests completed during the selected date range

  • The highest reading level the student achieved during the selected date range

Below, you'll see a list of Placement Tests the student has been assigned with the following information:

  • Who assigned the Placement Test (you, a co-teacher, or another teacher) and how it was assigned (directly, through a Reading Sprint, or through a Reading Ignition)

  • When the Placement Test was assigned

  • Status (not started, in progress, or with a completion date)

  • Level achieved, and an arrow indicating an increase or decrease in score

  • Time since previous test (most Placement Tests must be assigned 3 months apart)

Adjust Date Range

You can adjust the date range for the report in order to zero in on a particular assignment or Reading Sprint. You can also compare student proficiency at particular reading skills or standards from the beginning of the grading period to the end.

Print or Save as PDF

Use the "Print" button to print out the report as you see it on the screen.

To save the report as you see it on your screen as a PDF:

  1. Click the green "Print" button

  2. In the "Destination" field of the dialog box, use the dropdown to select "Save as PDF"

  3. Click the "Print" button at the bottom of the dialog box

  4. Name the file and select where on your computer you would like it to save

Points

Points and class rank are no longer included on the Individual Student Report. You will find this information under "Leaderboard" on the dropdown menu.

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