Viewing Scaled Score reports in Imagine Language & Literacy

The Scaled Score provides a measure of growth over time as students progress from foundational skills to more advanced skills in the Imagine Language & Literacy curriculum.

Administrators and Teachers can view the Scaled Score for any student assigned to them, and the score populates only after students complete activities that contribute to the Scaled Score. The report should populate within an hour after students complete an applicable activity.

Scaled Score activities:

  • Conduct assessment (not introduction or practice)
  • Address critical skills that students must master as their literacy and language skills grow
  • Demonstrate good measurement characteristics when evaluated

These specific digital activities contribute to the Scaled Score:


Oral Vocabulary

Understand What I Read

Recognize Everyday Words

Context Clues


Recognize Letters


Cloze Sentences


Placement Test


Predictive Checkpoints


Scaled Scores take into account the raw score, the number of correct answers students submit on Placement Tests, Predictive Checkpoints, and other activities, and the difficulty of the questions in the activities. Scaled Scores increase not only as students answer more questions correctly, but also as the test content becomes more difficult. You can use Scaled Scores to monitor student performance as they move from demonstrating easier foundational skills to completing harder, more complex tasks.

To view Scaled Score reports:

  1. Log in to Imagine Language & Literacy
  2. Click the Growth widget.

  3. Click Scaled Score at the top of the report. 
  4. If desired, make a new selection in the Time Period filter; the default is Year To Date.  If you choose Custom, specify the Start date and End date.
    For each student, the report displays the change in score during the time period you've selected, as well as the beginning and ending score during that time period. Positive changes have a green arrow and negative changes have a red arrow in the Scaled Score Change column.
    The Target Range column shows the expected score for each student based on their grade level. (In this example, all students have the same target range because they are all in Grade 3.)


    Early in the year, students may not have a Scaled Score due to their placement in the curriculum and what activities they are working on. 

Interpreting Scaled Score changes

Use this table for more information on the Scaled Score Change column.

Scaled Score Change Description
Increasing Scaled score


Students whose Scaled Scores are increasing may be demonstrating better performance over time because they are earning higher scores, or because they have advanced into a more challenging curriculum.
No Growth


Zero growth means that a student is learning at approximately the same rate as other students have historically shown. 
Decreasing Scaled score


A declining Scaled Score means that a student's on-task performance has plateaued or is decreasing. This can also occur when a student advances to more challenging assessment tasks.
No Scaled score


No Scaled Score means that a student has not yet completed any of the specific activities that contribute to the score. This is common early in the school year or for students with low usage.

Understanding Target Ranges

The grade-level target ranges demonstrate the increase in performance Imagine Learning expects on-grade-level students to achieve over a school year. Individual students' rates of growth will be different even if they receive the same classroom instruction and additional support.

The Imagine Language & Literacy curriculum is designed to meet state core requirements for literacy and language instruction. To create target ranges for Scaled Scores, the activities corresponding to the requirements for each grade were identified. Target ranges for each grade correspond to expected performance when a student completes identified activities at a minimally satisfactory performance level of 80% or higher. Target ranges are based on proficient scores (85% or greater) for activities that are designed specifically for students in each grade level.  Target range sizes differ from grade level to grade level because students learn many basic skills in early grades and then refine their reading ability, but learn fewer new skills, in subsequent grade levels. The target ranges reflect the rapid growth that should occur in early elementary grades.


Read the About this Report section in the bottom left corner of the page to learn more about the Scaled Score report.