Video: Using the Strengths & Opportunities Report

The Strengths & Opportunities Report provides administrators at the district or site level a view of learners' performance on rubric indicators.

For an in-depth review of using the Insights Reports to facilitate strategic decision making, please see Insights Reports - Webinar.

Video time: 08:16


Welcome to the EdReflect Training Video: Using the Strengths & Opportunities Report.

As you watch this video, you may want to have your account open so you can toggle between the video and your account as you follow along.

The Insights Reports are dynamic reports that give Administrators the information they need to review and understand how their organizations are progressing in their reporting cycle and how learners are performing based on aggregate data.

This video looks at using the Strengths & Opportunities Report.

The Strengths & Opportunities Report provides administrators at the Org Admin, site or coach level a view of learners' performance on rubric indicators.

00:57 If you look under the report title, you can see the key questions this report answers.

Where are my learners’ areas of strength?

Where are my learners’ opportunities for growth??

Use the powerful data and filters in the report to answer additional questions, such as:

  • Which individual learners are excelling on specific indicators?
  • What resources are available for learners who need support on specific indicators?

Let’s look at how to use the Strengths & Opportunities Report.

1:31 Hover on the Reporting and Insights tab at the top of your dashboard and then select the report you want to see.

The Strengths & Opportunities Report opens to the view that is appropriate for your role.

District administrators will see district-level data; site or school administrators will see their school data and coaches will see data for their learners.

This report displays the total number of ratings for a rubric indicator.

2:00 Each bar on the graph represents the total number of ratings assigned per indicator.

And each segment of a bar represents an assigned proficiency level.

So, for this demo district, the dark blue segment represents Distinguished.

2:18 When you hover on a segment, you can see how many ratings were applied for each proficiency level.

When the report first opens, data displays for the rubric that has the greatest total number of ratings.

Only one rubric’s data displays at a time.

By default, the ratings data is sorted by indicator code

2:45 You can change the sort order to see indicator data ordered by total number of ratings.

The ratings levels displayed are customized to the rating language in your district.

Yours may read, not met, exceeded, progressingdeveloping… whatever is used in your state or district.

3:07 Notice the Line of Reference.

The line is set by default to display basic and higher ratings above the line and developing or lower standards below the line.

Again, the language here matches your district’s terminology.

3:22 You can change the line of reference to display different values above and below the line.

3:36 You can also filter the proficiency levels you want to display.

Maybe you’d like to view just the top level ratings - Distinguished or Exemplary or whatever term your district uses for this rating… so you can celebrate or communicate your learners’ successes and strengths.

You can deselect or select rating levels you wish to show by clicking their boxes.

And now we can see which indicators have the most top level ratings.

4:07 When you click on a segment, you can bring up the list of learners who have earned that indicator rating.

These may be learners you call upon for leadership around the indicator.

Conversely, you may want to see where there are opportunities for growth.

4:30 You can choose to show only your basic or below basic ratings.

You may uncover an area around which you need to provide more support or might wish to target in an initiative.

4:42 When you click on a rating segment, a list of learners who received that rating displays, along with professional development materials matched to the indicator.

4:51 You can easily recommend a targeted resource from the list by clicking the recommend button.

All the learners’ names are pre-populated in the Recommend to a Colleague window.

Just add a message and send.

Learners receive an email, with a link they can click to view the resource, or they can find the resource in the Recommendations section in the Resource Library.

5:20 Use the filters above the graph to extract the information you want to see.

Change the rubric.

Remember you can view only one rubric’s data at a time.

Notice that when you click away from your new filter selection, the data refreshes automatically to show your new results.

5:46 In the Activities filter, choose which observations or meetings data you wish to see.

In the Activities, Observers, Learners and Schools filters, you need to deselect the items you don’t want to see, so you may wish to click Uncheck All if you have just one or two items to select.

Then, just click the activity whose data you want to see.

To apply the filter, click off the menu.

6:14 To restore all of the activities, click Check All.

You can narrow your data to specific observers.

6:33 You can narrow to individual learners.

Choose which schools’ ratings data to display.

6:54 You can change the date range to view ratings given during the dates you select.

This can be particularly useful if you’ve launched an initiative around an indicator or indicators and want to see whether the initiative is having an impact.

Let’s set the date range from September 4 to November 10 – early in the year.

You can view the proportion of Distinguished to Proficient ratings.

When you hover on a segment, you can look at the specific numbers to further analyze the data.

Then look at the ratio of Distinguished ratings in April.

You can see the Distinguished section is larger. 

7:47 Again, you can hover on the sections to further your analysis.

This concludes our overview of Using the Strengths and Opportunities Report.

If you have any questions or technical concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact BloomBoard at

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