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Navigating your Reports
Video Tutorials in the "Backpack"
There are several videos in your YouthTruth Backpack that will help you understand how to interpret data across the different chart types available in this report.
Click on the blue backpack icon in the top right toolbar and select, "Understand Your Reports," or go directly by clicking HERE.
Use these videos to familiarize yourself with features that help you take action on your perception data. You might use these videos to get a colleague up to speed or to refresh your familiarity with the reports after a YouthTruth professional development workshop.
Easy Reference Guides Below
For static explanations of each of the main types of charts in this report, please see below.
Average Ratings Bar Charts display an average score on a 1 to 5 scale.
Percent positive charts show the percentage of respondents that chose either a 4 or a 5. This chart type allows you to share data at a school/district level by maneuvering to the right hand side of the chart and clicking on any of the share icons.
Response Distribution Charts show the proportion of respondents who chose each response option for questions on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is the most negative and 5 is the most positive response (known as a likert question). A variety of different response distributions can result in the same average rating, so this breakdown can help provide additional context.
For example, two very different response distributions could both have an average rating of '3'.
In sample question 1 below, the majority of respondents (70%) feel neutral about the question, with a handful of respondents having a more negative or more positive experience.
In sample question 2 below, there is a much greater variation in respondent experience.
Average Ratings bar charts, Percent Positives, and Response Distributions are repeated twice per survey item. Once with an overall result displaying the school's/district's scores with the ability to compare results to other schools in a same cohort. They are also shown as subgroup charts, where data can be disaggregated by demographics.