Now that you’ve got the basics of dynamic reporting down, it’s time to move up a bit in the world of reporting.
One of our systems of Dynamic Reporting is the all-powerful JUX, which is our short little name for our juxtapositional program, where we create various side-by-side comparisons, for example, with multiple subjects and different years of the Smarter Balanced test.
Under the reports tab, if you select under Jux compare, you should see the 2 extra yellow drop-down boxes show up at the end.
In these boxes, we have the two options we will be comparing, or juxtaposing, next to each other. For this example, I’m going to select years and subgroups, comparing both of them together.
As shown by the yellow highlight, once you select which two areas you are comparing in JUX, they become highlighted for your convenience of choosing.
I’m going to go ahead and pick all schools, grades, subjects, teachers, but not claims, for this example. When using JUX, you can only select multiple of the selected categories, any of the other ones are limited to one choice and one choice only when in JUX.
One thing I forgot to highlight, is the demographic category section. Used mostly during the JUX comparisons, you can select different subgroups of students and compare them in a report, or simply have them as a category in a normal dynamic report.
For our JUX report example below, you can see years wasn’t probably the best choice for comparison, as there’s only data for one year of reports, nonetheless, let’s try switching the comparisons and seeing them from the other point of view, using this switch button in between the two JUX categories. If I press that, the report changes from what it looks like below into….
Ta-da! Our report has changed entirely! Our subgroups from 2015 are now on the X-axis individually , and our students are organized in each column on their own! Using years and subgroups is just one of the things you can do, when you have more data from more years, the reports look remarkably different, but these two work for our example.
Now that you’ve seen me do it, try it yourself!