Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education ACT Online Reporting Tool Release

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Memo Number
LS-20-085
Memo Date
3/4/2020
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
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NO
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Test Coordinators; General Business Managers; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators

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ACT® is releasing a new online reporting tool called ACT® Online Reporting.  This online reporting solution allows users to easily access student results for the ACT at the student, school, and district levels.  Online reporting is a free service that will provide schools with the ability to search, view, and analyze records from the ACT testing programs.  All ACT test administrations are available for the following years: 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020.

 

Districts and schools only have access to their hierarchy of data.  This mimics what schools and districts currently receive on paper.  Districts and schools will NOT be able to see a comparison to state level results.

ACT’s online reporting system will provide educators with richer insights and greater data flexibility.  Some features of this new system include:

  • An interactive reporting portal;
  • Easy access to variety of reports;
  • Drill-down capabilities;
  • The option to save custom reports online;
  • Interactive, online data after each National test administration;
  • Access to historical data;
  • The ability to search student data by school or district scores using a roster report;
  • The ability to target areas for improvement by filtering by subject, college readiness indicators, and other factors; and
  • The ability to review data in various ways including: summary statistics, frequencies, cross-tabs and scatter plots.

 

To ensure the privacy of student data, ACT is also introducing a new service, Trusted Agent, in tandem with the launch of online reporting.  District superintendents will receive both an informational email and an access letter in the mail to gain access.  Superintendents are the only district users with initial access to this system.  Superintendents will review their district hierarchy and invite additional Trusted Agents, such as principals, counselors, or other district users who have authority to view, access, or utilize ACT data.  The superintendent will log into the portal using the access code to create an account, and start the Trusted Agent approval process.  They can then invite others to become Trusted Agents.  Trusted Agents can assign access to other users in various roles including a summary and detail level user.

 

Additional information may be found here: https://success.act.org/s/topic/0TO1B000000P3xMWAS/online-reporting

 

If Districts or Schools have questions regarding online reporting, they should contact ACT on the high school reporting line 319-337-1365 or email hs.reporting@act.org.

 

For additional information, please contact Alex Pritchett, Office of Student Assessment, Arkansas Department of Education: Division of Elementary and Secondary Education at (501) 682-5161.

 

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