Analytic Report on Grade Pattern
Japanese I AB
The purpose of this data analysis
I would like to identify the weakest area of Japanese I AB, and find the strategies of teaching as well as the possible improvements in Japanese I course. I use Insights Portal, Grade Patterns to identify the students' weakest area.
The heatmap shows grade results as a percent for grade items in an org unit. This large format report is optimized for org units with greater than 30 enrollees.
The result shows that students' weakest area is the Speaking and Listening Assessment, the 2nd weakest area is the Project, and the 3rd weakest area is the Reading and Writing Assessment. Those assignments are more time-consuming and need comprehensive language skills compared to Tests or Discussions. If students do not spend enough time to study each lesson under the module, students do not achieve good performance. It is necessary to break down the lessons and important learning points into specific tasks and check through effective quizzes or games. After those tasks, students can proceed to the Speaking and Listening, Projects, and Reading/Writing activities. Regarding the Speaking and Listening Assessment, students need to attend the weekly synchronous sessions, or utilize office time. I will continue to encourage students to participate in the sessions, and create more video lessons for their practices.
Another important analysis is to determine when the academic risk occurs. When I look at the students' grade pattern, the students with poor performance show academic risks around Module 3. Around that time period, I need to determine the potential academic risk students and communicate with them and parents to give more assistance. I notice, even though I give many extra credit activities later in the course, academic risk students do not utilize the opportunities, so giving the assistance to those academic risk students earlier in the course may help to improve their performance.