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How do I read the Diagnostics reports?
How do I read the Diagnostics reports?

Learn how to read the Diagnostics reports.

Updated over a week ago

A Quill Diagnostic assesses a student's writing skills. After a student completes a Quill Diagnostic, Quill creates reports that show how the student performed on the Quill Diagnostic, and from these reports, you can assign the plan of practice recommendation activities that Quill created based on the student's performance on the Quill Diagnostic.

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Access the Diagnostics reports

To navigate to the Diagnostics reports, navigate to the Diagnostics report in the My Reports tab.

On the Diagnostics report landing page, you will see each Quill Diagnostic assigned to your classes. Use the dropdown menu in the upper left corner of the page to select a class and see only the Quill Diagnostics assigned to that class.

Click the View results and recommendations button for the Quill Diagnostic whose Diagnostics reports you would like to see.

On the left side of the subsequent page, you will see a menu of links to the following reports for this Quill Diagnostic.


Class summary report

The Class summary report provides a series of circle charts that each display the percentage of students in a class who are proficient in a skill assessed by the Quill Diagnostic. A student is proficient in a skill if they correctly answered all of the questions that assessed the writing skill in the Quill Diagnostic.

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Click here to learn more about the Class summary report.


Student results report

The Student results report displays each student's proficiency level for each skill for each student who completed the Quill Diagnostic.

Skill proficiency levels

  • Full proficiency means the student correctly answered all of the questions for the skill.

  • Partial proficiency means that the student correctly answered some (but not all) of the questions for the skill.

  • No proficiency means that the student did not correctly answer any of the questions for the skill.

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Click here to learn more about the Student results report.


Practice recommendations report

After a student completes a Quill Diagnostic, Quill will create a plan of practice recommendation activity packs for each student based on their performance on the Quill Diagnostic. These practice recommendation activity packs can be assigned from the Practice recommendations report.

Each cell within the Practice recommendations report corresponds with a practice recommendation activity pack that may be assigned to a student and can have one of three appearances.

  • A white cell with an empty checkbox indicates that the corresponding student is proficient in the corresponding skill and is not recommended to be assigned the corresponding 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 cell with a Quill icon and checked checkbox indicates that the corresponding activity pack is recommended to be assigned to the corresponding student based on their performance on the Quill Diagnostic.

  • A green cell with an Activities Completed number indicates that the corresponding activity pack has been assigned to the corresponding student.

    • If the cell has a Quill icon, the corresponding activity pack was recommended to be assigned to the corresponding student.

    • If the cell does not have a Quill icon, the corresponding activity pack was not recommended to be assigned to the corresponding student.

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Click here to learn more about the Practice recommendations report.


Student responses report

The Student responses report displays both the number and percentage of questions that a student correctly answered when completing a Quill Diagnostic. Furthermore, the Student responses report displays the number of skills for which a student was proficient out of all of the skills assessed by a Quill Diagnostic.

Clicking the View button for a student will lead you to a page containing each response that a student submitted for each prompt in a Quill Diagnostic, the skill that was assessed by the prompt, and whether or not each student's response was correct.

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Click here to learn more about the Student responses report.


Questions analysis report

The Questions analysis report shows the class-wide average score for each prompt in the Quill Diagnostic. Each average score falls within one of three ranges 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%.

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Click here to learn more about the Questions analysis report.


Growth Diagnostic (Post) reports

After your students complete a Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and all or most of the corresponding practice recommendation activities, you can assign a Growth Diagnostic (Post) to measure their growth in each assessed skill.

Class summary report for a Growth Diagnostic (Post)

The Class summary report for a Growth Diagnostic (Post) displays a series of circle charts that display the percentage of students who grew in their proficiency in the writing skills assessed by the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and Growth Diagnostic (Post).

In the Class summary report for a Growth Diagnostic (Post), the leftmost circle chart on a card represents the percentage of students who were proficient in a skill based on their performance on the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre), and the rightmost circle chart represents the percentage of students who were proficient in a skill based on their performance on the Growth Diagnostic (Post)

Student results report for a Growth Diagnostic (Post)

The Student results report for a Growth Diagnostic (Post) displays the growth in proficiency for each skill for each student.

Skill proficiency levels

  • No proficiency means that the student did not correctly answer the questions for the skill in both the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) or the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

  • Partial proficiency means that the student correctly answered some of the questions for the skill in both the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

  • Gained Some Proficiency means that the student correctly answered some of the questions for the skill in the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and correctly answered more (but not all) of the questions for the skill in the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

  • Gained Full Proficiency means that the student did not correctly answer all of the questions for the skill in the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre), but correctly answered all of the questions for the skill in the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

  • Maintained Proficiency means that the student correctly answered all of the questions for the skill in both the Baseline Diagnostic (Pre) and the Growth Diagnostic (Post).

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Click here to learn more about the Class summary and Student results reports for a Growth Diagnostic (Post).


Have more questions?

Please feel free to send a message to the Quill team using the green message bubble on the bottom right corner of the screen or email us at support@quill.org.

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