Quill provides Baseline Diagnostics, Writing Skills Surveys, and Growth Diagnostics to identify students' current skill sets and the areas where they can receive extra practice. The diagnostics cover vital sentence construction skills and generate personalized learning plans based on student performance.

Table of Contents:

  1. Accessing the Diagnostic Reports

  2. Class summary and Student results

  3. Practice recommendations

  4. Student responses

  5. Questions analysis

  6. Growth Diagnostic Class summary and Student results

Accessing the Diagnostic Reports

To access the Diagnostics reports:

  • Click on the My Student Reports tab

  • Click on the Diagnostics sub-tab or card

On the Diagnostics reports landing page, you will see each diagnostic that has been assigned to your classes. Use the dropdown menu to select a class or scroll through the list of diagnostics. To view the results of a class's diagnostic, click on the View results and recommendations button for that diagnostic.

On the left side of the page, you will see links to the following reports:

Class summary report

The circle charts in this report display the percentage of students who are proficient in each skill set.

  • Each card is associated with one skill group. A skill group aggregates multiple specific skills. For example, the skill group "Prepositional Phrases" contains three skills: Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositional Phrases, and Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases.

  • The label that reads the number of students that need practice indicates which students are not yet proficient in the skill group.

  • The percentage of students who are Proficient indicates the percentage of students who got all of the questions assessing the skills in the skill group correct.

  • The number of students who need practice indicates the number of students who got at least one question assessing the skills in that skill group incorrect.


Student results report

The table on this page displays the individual diagnostic results for each student.

A table showing how students in a class performed in a diagnostic, showing a variety of proficiency, partial proficiency, and no proficiency results


Skill group grading

  • Proficiency means the student got all of the questions assessing the skills in the skill group correct.

  • Partial proficiency means the student got at least one question assessing the skills in the skill group correct and at least one question assessing the skills in the skill group incorrect.

  • No proficiency means the student did not get any of the questions assessing the skills in the skill group correct.


Individual skills grading

Each cell displays the number of correct skills in each skill group for each student. You can click on a cell to see the specific number of questions that a student got correct and incorrect for each skill in a skill group.

An example of a student's individual results in the diagnostic, showing a mixture of correct and incorrect skills
  • Fully correct means the students got the skill correct every time it was assessed.

  • Partially correct means the student got the skill correct at least once and incorrect at least once.

  • Not correct means the student did not get the skill correct any time that it was assessed.

  • Not present means that the student did not use the skill.

Practice recommendations

Based on the results of the diagnostic, Quill will create a personalized learning plan of recommended activity packs for each student.

Each cell within the Practice recommendations report can have one of three appearances.

  • A white cell with an empty checkbox indicates that the corresponding student is proficient in the corresponding skill set and is not recommended to be assigned the activity pack. Please note that an activity pack that is not recommended to be assigned to a student can still be assigned to that student.

  • A green highlighted cell with an asterisk and a checked checkbox indicates that the corresponding activity pack is recommended to be assigned to the corresponding student based on their diagnostic results.

  • A white cell with a green checkmark and the word "Assigned" indicates that the activity pack has been assigned to the student. If the cell has an asterisk, the corresponding activity pack was recommended to be assigned to the corresponding student. If the box does not have an asterisk, the corresponding activity pack was not recommended to be assigned to the student, but could still have been assigned if you had decided to do so.

Tiny Tip: Use the diagnostic practice recommendations to incorporate mastery-based learning or concept level grading in your classroom. Encourage students to go for green!

Student responses

The Student responses report displays the number and percentage of skills correct for each student who took the diagnostic.

In this table, students are sorted from lowest to highest in terms of the number and percentage of skills that they got correct.

Clicking the View button displays a page with individual student's responses to the diagnostic prompts. At the top of the page, you will see a table with each skill the student encountered when taking the diagnostic.

  • Fully correct means the students got the skill correct every time it was used.

  • Partially correct means the student got the skill correct at least once and got the skill incorrect at least once.

  • Not correct means the student did not get the skill correct any time that it was used.

  • Not present means that the student did not use the skill.

When you scroll down this page, you will see a student's response to each question on the diagnostic.

  • For each question in the diagnostic, you'll see which concept(s) a student was using and whether they got the concept(s) correct or incorrect.

  • For a Student responses report for a Growth Diagnostic, you'll be able to toggle between the results for a baseline diagnostic and a growth diagnostic.

Tiny Tip

Questions analysis

The Questions analysis report shows you the class-wide average score on each question in the diagnostic. Each of these average scores fall within one of three ranges that are denoted by three colors.

  • Green indicates an average score of 80-100%

  • Yellow indicates an average score of 60-79%

  • Red indicates an average score of 0-59%

Tiny Tip: You can use these reports to identify whole-class strengths and areas for growth. For low-scoring questions, consider using them as a Do Now activity or a mini-lesson.

Growth Diagnostic Reports

After your students complete a Baseline Diagnostic, you can assign a Growth Diagnostic to measure their progress in each skill group. The Growth Diagnostic Class summary report provides information on class-wide growth.

Growth Class summary

The circle charts display the average diagnostic results for your class.

  • Each card is associated with one skill group. A skill group aggregates multiple specific skills. For example, the skill group "Prepositional Phrases" contains three skills: Subject-Verb Agreement, Prepositional Phrases, and Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases.

  • The label that reads the number of students that need practice indicates which students are not yet proficient in the skill group.

  • The percentage of students who are Proficient indicates the percentage of students who got all of the questions assessing the skills in the skill group correct.

  • The number of students who need practice indicates the number of students who got at least one question assessing the skills in that skill group incorrect.

  • The growth percentage is derived from the difference between the Post proficient percentage and the Pre proficient percentage.

Growth Student results

Skill group grading

  • Maintained proficiency means the student got all of the skills correct in the skill group in the baseline and growth diagnostics

  • Gained proficiency means the student got at least one of the skills incorrect in the baseline but got all of the skills correct in the growth diagnostic

  • Partial proficiency means the student got at least one skill correct and at least one skill incorrect

  • No proficiency means the student did not get any of the skills correct in the growth diagnostic

Individual skills grading

Each cell displays the number of correct skills in each skill group for each student. You can click on a cell to see the specific number of questions that a student got correct and incorrect for each skill in a skill group.

  • Fully correct means the students got the skill correct every time it was assessed.

  • Partially correct means the student got the skill correct at least once and incorrect at least once.

  • Not correct means the student did not get the skill correct any time that it was assessed.

  • Not present means that the student did not use the skill.

  • Skill gained means the student got the skill incorrect in the baseline but fully correct in the growth diagnostic

  • The green triangle with a number in each cell is the total number of skills gained (or the number of skills that were not fully correct in the baseline diagnostic but were fully correct in the growth diagnostic) in the corresponding skill group for the corresponding student.

  • The circles next to "Pre" and "Post" are a quick way for you to compare baseline diagnostic and growth diagnostic proficiency.

    • A filled-in circle means the student was proficient (all of the skills were correct).

    • A half-circle means the student was partially proficient (at least one skill correct and at least one skill incorrect).

    • An empty circle means the student was not proficient (all of the skills were incorrect).


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