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Introducing TALENT Insights

picture of the author, Krystal Henderson by Krystal Henderson, April 18th 2017

Torsh is excited to announce TALENT Insights, a new addition to our teacher professional development platform. The suite offers a seamless experience for measuring, analyzing, and reporting your system data. We’ve compiled this guide to help Admins take advantage of the new features. Here are a few key tips for getting started with Insights.

 

1. Take a look at your dashboard to see an overview of your system data

Click the “Insights” button on your navigation bar to see your community’s activity and performance over the last month. Perusing your Insights dashboard will notify you of your team’s movement on their goals, observations, and study of exemplars from your library.

2. Choose a report to review system-wide information

Compile your system’s data based on measures of frequency and performance over time. Performance reports are based on indicators from goals and rubrics, formal and informal observations, and coaching sessions. Activity reports track the frequency of collaboration within your community, including video sharing, coaching observations, completed coaching session, and more!

3. Drill into your data using filters

On each reporting screen, you can specify which populations to explore using the reporting filters. Use the calendar filter to change the reporting period. There are filters to specify the users’ roles, groups, grade level, and teaching subjects for the report. Choose which rubric and observation type to analyze for the most defined data. Then click the green “Run Report” button to apply the filters and populate your report.

4. Analyze your observation data using rubric/framework reports

Review the data for each rubric/framework available in your system. Filter the groups, subjects, and reporting period to compare results on each observed dimension and criteria. Use the View Population button to see a person-by-person breakdown of goals, sessions, and observations tied to the rubric. 

5. Review your teams’ progress on their goals

Use the Goal Mastery and Domains and Dimension for Goals reports to see the progress towards mastery, and the linkage of goals to rubric items across your system. Hover over each colored section to see the exact number of users who are progressing toward, or have reached, mastery of their Primary and Secondary goals. Use the Export button to create and download a .csv file with a population breakdown of your data.

6. Use reporting so that it aligns with your success measures

You may find that you want to use reporting to monitor how often people are sharing and commenting on videos, how many formal observations are being conducted by each coach, or where the most people are challenged in reaching a goal. You may also find that there are reports that you’d like to see in your Insights that haven’t been implemented yet. Insights is designed to enhance your data-driven professional development and classroom observation strategies, so reach out to us to share your feedback on this new feature. 

We’re enthusiastic about optimizing and adding more to the reporting suite, and are happy to hear from you!

 

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