The Design a Metric function in Insights will allow you to design, analyze, and monitor student data.
Step 1 - Navigate to Design Metric
When logged into Insights, go to the metrics tab on the navigation bar, and click on design metric.
Step 2 - Create New Metric
In order to create a new metric click on Create new metric. Please note, the Design Metric page may display a list of metrics that are available for your use. These metrics can be cloned and customized for specific analysis.
Step 3 - Choose Number of Levels
Choose the number of Levels for your metric. You can create up to 19 levels within a metric for analysis purposes. After the number of levels are selected, name the levels (by clicking within the text box) to reflect on your graph.
Step 4 - Choose Data Points
Directly below the levels are the data points and ranges to be included in the metric for each of the levels selected above.
Step 5 - Categories
Using Currently Displaying dropdown will allow you to display various categories to be used within the metric. The drop down menu can be used to limit the displayed categories for easier range entry.
Step 6 - Enable Categories
Checking off the Enabled box will include that data point (category) in the metric. Checking off the Students with no data, add to lowest level", will include all students with no data to the lowest level of the metric. Not selecting this option, will exclude students with no data from the metric levels and place them in a No Data section.
Step 7 - Show Enabled Categories
Once all the categories are selected for your metric, use the "Currently Displaying" dropdown to display by "All Enabled Rules". The screen will populate by the enabled rules (categories) and can now be defined by their levels. Please note, the first level will be defined automatically based on the starting value of the second level.
Enter the starting value for the range in the appropriate cell. Range values may increase (credits earned) decrease (number of absences) or stay the same across levels.
Step 8 - Filters
Using the "Filter" option will allow you to limit the graph to a subset of students. For example, ELL, Ethnicity, Grade Level, and Cohort Year, to name a few. Please note, multiple filters can be chosen for the same metric within the same category. Multiple filters can also be selected across various categories.
* If a filter is selected from within the same category, this will create and OR statement. For example, if ethnicity is the filter, the options selected are Black, Hispanic, this filtered option in the metric will display students who are Black OR Hispanic
*If a filter is selected across various categories, this will create an AND statement. For example, if Ethnicity: Hispanic is filtered and ELL: True is filtered, then the filtered option in the metric will display students who are both Hispanic AND ELL.
Step 9 - Save
Don't forget to "Save Metric". Saving the metric will allow you to give it a title and share it with other users. [The option to share with others is reserved for administrators in your school or district]. Once the metric is saved, it will appear as part of the Metric List. You can add a category or mark the metric as a favorite for easier searching in the reports.
Step 10 - View or Delete Metrics
The saved metric can be deleted by filtering for "My Metrics", under "Filter metrics by category" and selecting "delete" on the right-hand side. To view the results of your metric, go to "Overall Results".
Ready for more? Check out the Metrics Breakdown Analysis.
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