Group report

Group Reports are available for all the tests in OARS, but different tests report different information. The Group Report provides information at a test form level, reporting on question-specific information.

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How to generate the Group report

Follow the steps below to generate reports from the Students page:

  1. Go to the Students page.
  2. Filter and select the students you wish to generate a report for. You can select a student by marking/ticking the checkbox to the left of the student's name, or by clicking Select all students if a filter has been applied.
  3. Click on Generate Report.
  4. Select the assessment to report on from the menu.
  5. Choose the report type you wish to generate and any required fields (i.e. Test form).
  6. Select the time period to report on from the graph.
    1. You may need to Reset zoom if no results are displayed.
    2. You can click and drag across the chart to highlight and select a date range for the report.
    3. You can manually input a date range using ' From' and 'To'.
    4. You can choose a specific date by clicking on that date’s bar graph.
  7. Click Generate report, and then View report.


Information within the Group Report

Group Reports for some online assessments have their own specialised aspects.

Please visit the Help page for the relevant tests to find out more about working with these various Group Reports:

  • eWrite
  • Social-Emotional Wellbeing Survey
  • Progressive Achievement for International Schools

In the Group Reports, the following information is available:

Information Description PAT AGAT ALC
Name The name of the student completing the test. x x x
Date The date the student completed the test. x x x
Raw score The number of questions the student answered correctly. x x x
Scale score  The score located on the relevant test’s proficiency scale which enables measurement of progress over time across the test’s forms. x x  
Percentile rank  An indication of how a student performed relative to Australian students in a specific year level (norm reference data). A student's percentile rank from year to year cannot be used to measure progress. x x  
Stanine An indication of how a student performed relative to Australian students in a specific year level (norm reference data). A student's location in a stanine from year to year cannot be used to measure progress. x x  
Question number The specific question within the test form. x x x
Percentage correct within this group The percentage of students within this report who answered the question correctly. x x x
Question classification (strand) The content strand that the question belongs in. x x x
Scale score difficulty level The scale score for a question is an indication of its difficulty. The higher a question's scale score, the more difficult it is to answer. x x  


Students’ chosen answers are displayed under each question number. Correct answers to multiple-choice questions are coloured green with ticks and incorrect answers are coloured pink along with the incorrect answer (A, B, C, D or E) selected by the student. NA, on a white background, indicates the student did not select an answer. Incorrect student responses to interactive-type questions in PAT Early Years, such as drag-and-drop, are represented by a red box containing an x.


Interacting with the Group Report:

The report can be sorted by all the options listed above, by clicking on the words. For example, click on Scale score to sort the report by the students’ scale score results.

Percentiles and stanines provide an indication of how students performed relative to Australian students in a specific year level. You will need to select norm reference data so this information can be calculated. Click on the drop-down box next to Comparing candidate results to on the right of the screen and then select a year level of norm reference data. The percentiles and stanines will load immediately after you have made your selection. The figures will reload if you change your selection to a different year level of norm reference data.

Specific test question content is accessible in a pop-up box by clicking on a question number. It displays the number of students (also displayed as a percentage) in your report that chose each letter answer. The answer outlined in green indicates the correct answer.


Group Report tools

Group report tools appear at the top of the report – View charts and Download.


View charts

Click View charts to see a column graph representation of the Group Report.

There are two different charts – Question performance and Student stanine distribution. To toggle between the two charts use the drop-down menu on the top left side of the graph.

The question performance graph can be sorted by question number, percentage correct, question difficulty, or question classification. To change the sorting, make a different selection from the drop-down menu at the top right side of the graph.



Click on Download to select from the two options for downloading data from the Group Report – Table and All individual student reports.

Table (group report):

  1. Click Table to export an Excel spreadsheet of the Group Report. A pop-up box will appear containing a list of extra information you can tick to include the export file – Unique ID, Username, DOB, Gender and Tags.
  2. Tick the boxes next to any extra information you want to include in the export file. If you do not require any extra information to be included, leave all the options unticked.
  3. Click Export report. An Excel spreadsheet version of the group report will generate, which you can save to your computer. The file type will save in *.xls format.
  4. Click Close to return back to the main Group Report screen.

Individual reports batch:

  1. Click All individual student reports to download a batch of individual reports. A pop-up box will appear containing instructions on generating the batch.
  2. This is an optional step. Change file’s name in the field on the pop-up box.
  3. Click Export batch to begin the download. Note that the process may take some time to complete if there are many students in your group report. A progress bar will appear.
  4. When the batch is finished generating, click Download. The individual reports will download in a WinZip file – if you experience trouble opening the files, contact your school’s IT department.
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