How to use the Participant report?
The "Participant" report shows:
- Did the student answer all the questions (or perhaps even none of them)?
- Did the student spend the appropriate amount of time to respond thoughtfully?
- Did they share a comment with their name that sheds some light on their ratings? (We still protect their anonymity for comments they didn’t elect to share their name with.)
- What was their overall favorability? Or their favorability for certain dimensions? (We still protect their anonymity for their responses to individual questions to make Kelvin a safe place to disclose feelings).
- For students who answered mostly unfavorably, did they decline or request help when prompted to speak with an adult?
- How much did their perception change from the last Pulse? Was there a significant improvement or decline?
What's a good way to read this report?
It's helpful to begin by looking for students who either...
- answered unfavorably
- had the most negative change when compared to their last Pulse submission.
The other data points we include will provide context to these scores. If you see that the student answered "0" questions, this means they opened the Pulse but skipped every question--perhaps a reason why their score is low or they experienced such a significant decline.
You can see how long the student took to respond. If they responded to 25 questions in 15 seconds, it could mean they weren't taking their time or carefully choosing their answers.
Finally, you can see if the student elected to share their name with a comment. By clicking the comment, you'll be taken to the student's Timeline where you can see the whole story--the comments they've shared, their scores over time, times they've requested help, and your colleagues' notes.
Scrolling through hundreds or thousands of records can be a pain. You can use special criteria in the search to look for participants who match certain criteria (options listed below). You can combine these parameters by separating each with a space.
Putting this to practice. Let's say Boogie responded to the Pulse with the following values
- Favorability: 80%
- Change since last pulse: 20%
- Requested to speak with an adult
To find Boogie, and others like him, I'd use the following search criteria: