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Data System Trainings

Are you interested in reviewing your understanding of the features of PerformancePLUS, including AssessmentBUILDER, OLA (online assessments), and PerformanceTRACKER? A series of virtual seminar sessions has been developed exclusively for New Hampshire schools. All sessions are free of charge; they have been paid for by the state through a State Longitudinal Data Systems grant (SLDS).

Explore the offered topics below, and click the links to sign up to participate!
Note: ALL participants have to register. There is no fee for the webinar series, but the registrations will be used as a mean to count the numbers of attendees and ensure that no unauthorized participants (outside of NH DOE) have access. Remember to select “Add to my Calendar” at the bottom of the registrations screen.

Title Date/Time and
General Reports

Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Using the reporting engine provides quick, easy access to student data. Whether leading with questions about the data or discovering what you might want to ask, exploring the tool will help to better understand the power behind reports. This session will explore:

  • How to create reports, and
  • Sample questions that can be asked about the data.

Scenarios will be offered to use to explore data-driven questioning.

ILP Overview

Monday, December 9, 2013 @ 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Monday, March 17, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Developing Individual Learning Plans (ILP) offers students the opportunity to become more self-directed and provides teachers with a focus for instruction. This session provides an overview of the tool, including:

  • Using ILP to personalize learning,
  • ILP questions, and
  • Writing SMART goals.

ILP Implementation

Monday, December 16, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

A continuation of the previous topic, this session presents a deeper understanding of the application of the ILP tool, including:

  • Reporting,
  • Progress Monitoring, and
  • Portfolios

Understanding Student and Class Profiles

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PerformancePLUS was expanded this past summer to allow classroom teachers to quickly access student reports and assessments, through a new 'class management tool'. Pivoting off your classes, you can run an instant assessment scores report, create new assessments or even initiate an On-line Assessment. Learn more about the Class Detail page. Additionally, dive into the student profile to understand the full extent of information available on the student detail page. This session will include a look at the:

  • Assessment Scores Report,
  • Standards Report, and
  • Student Profile.

Content Library and Assessment Builder

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 7, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

One of the methods for creating assessments is by accessing the vast collection of test items found in the Content Library. To explore this tool we will see a variety of topics, including:

  • Identifying Common Core Questions,
  • Creating a Formative Assessment, and
  • Adding Local Questions.

Loading Assessments and Intervention Data

Monday, February 10, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Monday, April 14, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Recognizing the power of formative assessments as tools to understand student achievement, this session will show you how to house assessments within PerformancePLUS as well as update intervention data based on those (and other) forms of assessment. This session includes:

  • Creating a framework,
  • Importing results, and
  • Mass import of intervention data.

Using OLA
(online assessments)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

A relatively new practice is offering assessments in an online format, and the OLA tool allows teachers to offer their assessments in such a way. This session describes best practices for using OLA, including:

  • Administering a classroom assessment, and
  • Scoring open-ended questions.

Understanding Push Reports

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

After creating reports within the system, users have the option of saving these reports and “pushing” them to other users. This allows users to share reports with a variety of other district users. Additionally, the state has automatically pushed reports to most users’ home pages in PerformancePLUS. This lesson will review:

  • What reports exist (review a few of the reports),
  • How the reports are populated, and
  • How push reports can be modified.

Considering Student Growth

Monday, March 3, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

There are a variety of reports that lend themselves well to identifying students’ growth over time. This session will explore a few of these reports as well as look at areas of focus that may be of interest to users. Overall, this includes:

  • Scatterplot,
  • Level Change Report, and
  • Review student groups (growth percentile; growth target; NECAP change; STAR growth).


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