• Standards Progression Over Time (SPOT) in Performance Matters

    This is an image of a color-coded spreadsheet showing standard performance.

    Performance Matters offers tools that allow for the monitoring of standards progression over time. By analyzing how students are progressing in the tested standards throughout a course, teachers can more effectively meet the needs of their learners.

    For District Monitoring Assessments (DMAs), DAT has created saved links (button to the right) to see if students are making gains in the tested standards. This report is available in Baseball Card.  For DMA1, this includes 5th Grade Science, 8th Grade Science, Biology, Algebra 1, Geometry, MJ Civics, and US History.  For DMA2, this includes all state tested (non-ESE) grades/subjects.

    In addition, DAT will create saved links to see how students in 3rd through 10th ELA and 3rd through 8th Math did on the state FAST PM1 assessment with scale scores, achievement levels, and reporting categories.

    Below is a tutorial and webinar outlining the SPOT report.

    SPOT Tutorial

    SPOT Webinar

    The testing window of the DMA2s will be 12/4/2023 through 12/20/2023.

    The viewing window of the DMA2s will be 12/21/2023 through 1/19/2024.

    The SPOT DMA Saved Links on the right will be updated after the window closes.

    Click here to see standards assessed on DMAs

    Pattern Scoring Information

    Pattern Scoring is a statistical process that assigns weights to individual items and then gives a scale score and achievement level for each student assessed.  Typically, when we give an assessment, we use the test average to see how well students performed on a given test. This can help to tell us if the students understood the coursework.

    However, the test average does not take into consideration how difficult the items were or how well the item performance relates to the students’ overall mastery of the material. This is where pattern scoring comes into play.

    Below are the resources created by DAT to help you better understand Pattern Scoring.

    Pattern Scoring Tutorial

    Pattern Scoring Webinar

    SPOT Remediation Cycle

    It can be difficult to choose where to begin when interpreting data and then implementing remediation.

    The intention of SPOT is to show one way that you can analyze assessment results to create small groups and check for mastery.

    This cycle will utilize the tools available in PM to effectively monitor student progress over time.

    Step 1: SPOT Analysis using Baseball Card and Scoreboard

    Step 2: Create a Remediation Plan

    Step 3: Create a Saved Filter to Monitor Small Groups

    Step 4: Re-Assess with AKO Assessment

    Below you will find the tutorial and webinar for this feature.    

    SPOT Remediation Cycle Tutorial 

    SPOT Remediation Cycle Webinar

    SPOT Example AKO for Training


  • SPOT and DMA Links

    Below you will find resources for Standards Progression Over Time (SPOT) and District Monitoring Assessments (DMAs). 


    SPOT DMA Saved Links

    SPOT Sharepoint Resources

    SPOT Training Canvas

    DMA Info Sheet

    Viewing DMAs