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With education Insights Premium, you can view Reading Progress data across a grade level, school, or even entire district to identify literacy leaders and areas in need of support. 

Important: Education Insights Premium is a paid upgrade which provides education leaders an organizational level view of Education Insights data. To upgrade your organization to Education Insights Premium, contact your Microsoft account manager or fill out this form.

  1. Navigate to the Insights app. If you haven't already installed it, select the ... and search for Insights, then pin the app for future use.Insights app logo

  2. Select Your classes to switch the view to Your organizations.

    selecting your classes to switch to your organizations
  3. From here, you can select a Reading Progress link for any one of the organizations that are available to you, or for All organizations to get a complete overview. 

screenshot of entering reading progress dashboard from Insights Premium overview dashboard

Filter your data

Screenshot of the available filters, including grade level, genre, reading level, and timeframe

By default, your report reflects all students, all assignments, the last 28 days. Select  Dropdown button   to view all options in each filter.

  • Grade level filter: narrow your data to specific grade levels by selecting All grade levels then checking the desired grades. 

  • Genre filter: select a genre to learn more about students' performance on fiction or non-fiction passages.

  • Reading level filter: Select a reading level to view how students performed at that level.

  • Time filter: select Last 28 days to open a dropdown of additional timeframe options.

    • Select Custom range to enter your own dates for a timeframe that can begin as far back as class creation.

Read your data

Explore Reading Progress data across your organizations in Education Insights Premium. Your dashboard will begin from the broadest view you have permissions for (district, school, grade level, etc.) and by selecting any organizational unit, you can drill deeper, all the way to the individual student level. At the class level more specific metrics, like challenging words, and correct words per minute become available. 

Average reading accuracy

Hover over the bar graph of any organization level for a detailed breakdown of error types and number of occurrences. 

screenshot of KPIs and accuracy graphs ​​​

Average number of Reading Progress assignments per student

See how frequently educators are assigning Reading Progress assignments. You can select any organization to dive deeper into that organization's reports. 

screenshot of the average number of reading progress assignments per student in different organizations. the mouse has clicked primary schools which shows a link to drill down for more detailed information.

Percentage of students using Reading Progress

See how many students in any organization are using Reading Progress. By selecting an organization, you can see how it compares to all of the organizations you have purview over. Hover over any datapoint for more detailed data. 

screenshot of percentage of students using reading progress graph comparing a selected organization to all of the organizations

Tips for taking action using your Reading Progress data report:

Encourage educators to establish a baseline:

Reading fluency is typically of interest in primary schools, but many students enter middle and high school without the fluency they need to be successful with grade level texts. Support student comprehension by encouraging educators to assess their students' baseline reading fluency. This can help to identify gaps in vocabulary and decoding skills and help educators to provide appropriate scaffolding for their students' growth - as well as prove their effectiveness as educators. 

Use Reading Progress for subject matter passages:

Educators can learn a lot from a students' ability to read an assigned passage aloud. By using Reading Progress in subjects like history or science, educators can get a sense of what background knowledge students may be missing. 

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