The Instructional Planning Report is a subject-specific report that compares the performance of your students against the global population of test takers, helping you target areas for increased attention and focus in the curriculum.
Interpreting the Report
Summary and Score Distributions
This part of the report displays your students’ performance and score distribution on the 1–5 score scale compared to their state and global peers.
Note: If your organization is outside of the United States, your comparison groups will be at the country and global levels, with the exception of Canada, where comparison groups will be at the province and global levels. If your organziation is an Online Provider your report will not contain any state or global comparisons.
Multiple Choice Performance
In this part of the report, you can drill down into your students’ performance on the multiple-choice section of the exam. With this data, you can:
- Highlight your strengths.
- Find areas for high impact growth by looking at relative difference between your group and peer means.
Free Response Performance
In this section, you’ll see the maximum possible raw (i.e. unweighted) score, your students’ group mean, the state mean, and the global mean for each question.
Additional subject specific information is included in this section such as science practice mappings for individual questions on the science exams, and student essay choice selections for the history exams.
Courses with performance tasks or a portfolio component provide performance details across content areas, tasks, and end-of-course exams where applicable. This includes AP Seminar, AP Research, AP Computer Science Principles, and the 3 AP Studio Art courses.
Things to Consider
- Small differences in the distribution of students should not be over-interpreted, especially when the number of students in your group is small.
- If your students tested late, you will not be able to view a report for them.
- If your students took different versions of the exam, your reports for the selected subject(s) will be divided across forms.
- If your school used multiple class sections, you may view your report by an individual section, by a subset of your sections, or across all your sections. You should only select the sections that you taught.