Star Diagnostic Report

The Star Diagnostic Report presents diagnostic and skill information for an individual student.

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, Star Math, or Star Spanish.
  3. In the drop down-list, select Reports.

  4. On the Star / Assessment tab on the Reports page, under “State Performance and Mastery,” select Star Diagnostic Report.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

  1. Use the Subject and Assessment Types drop-down lists to choose the assessment types to include in the report. The assessment types available will change depending on the subject chosen:
    Subject Assessment Types Subject Assessment Types
    Reading Star Reading Enterprise Reading Spanishb Star Reading Spanish
    Star Early Literacya Star Early Literacy Spanish
    Star Reading Progress Monitoring
    Subject Assessment Types Subject Assessment Types
    Math Star Math Enterprise Math Spanishc Star Math Spanish
    Star Math Progress Monitoring
    Star Math Algebra
    Star Math Geometry

    a. If you select Reading as the subject and Star Early Literacy as the assessment type, an additional drop-down list (Domains to Show) will appear to the right; use it to select which literacy domains to show on the report.

    b. If you select Reading Spanish as the subject, a pair of radio buttons will appear to the right; use them to select which language will be used to show the domains on the report: Español (Spanish) or English.

    c. If you select Math Spanish as the subject, you will not need to select an assessment type (Star Math Spanish is the only assessment type and will automatically be chosen).

  2. Use the School drop-down list to select a school.

    • If you are assigned to only one school, you will not see the School drop-down list.
    • School administrators and school staff can only select their own schools.
    • Teachers can only select schools that they are assigned to.
  3. Use the Students drop-down list to select either a single class at the chosen school, or choose All Classes to select all the classes at the chosen school.

    • School administrators and school staff can only select classes in their own school.
    • Teachers can only select their own classes.
    To select specific classes, groups, or students at the chosen school, use the links below the Students drop-down list. Selecting one of these links will open a corresponding pop-up window; in that window, enter search criteria in the field at the top of the window to find specific classes, groups, or students (in the "Select Students" pop-up window, you can also select a grade to narrow down the list of students). Once you've searched, check the box at the top of the list to select all the available choices, or make individual selections below it.

    • School administrators and school staff can only select classes, groups, or students in their own school.
    • Teachers can only select their own classes, their own groups, or students enrolled in one of their own classes.
    • Select the arrow in the heading of a column to re-sort by the data in that column. The arrow indicates which column is being used for sorting and the order of the sort ( = A–Z, = Z–A).

    Once you have made your choices, select Save Selection at the bottom of the pop-up window.
  4. By default, the "All" option is chosen for Ethnicity, Gender, Language, and Grade Level. To reduce the scope, choose the "Select" option at the top of the appropriate column and then check your selections in that column.

    In the example above, the user has selected two Languages and three Grade Levels, while leaving Ethnicity and Gender at the default "All" options. Note: The Filter Reports by Ethnicity user permission may be set to prevent the use of ethnicities as a filter.

    By default, the "All" option is chosen for Characteristics. To reduce the scope, choose Select Characteristics... and then check each characteristic you want students in the report to have. You must also choose any or all (after "Include students with") to specify whether students with any of the selected characteristics will be included in the report or only those with all of the selected characteristics.

    In the example above, the user selected two Characteristics (ADA and ESL). Because any is selected, the report will include students who are ADA, ESL, or both. If all had been selected, only students who are both ADA and ESL would be included. Note: The Filter Reports by Characteristics user permission may be set to prevent the use of characteristics as a filter.

    Once you are finished choosing demographic options, select Apply at the bottom of the window to save your choices (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
  5. Use the Date Range drop-down list to choose the marking period you want to generate the report for. You can select an existing marking period, or you can select Custom... and set your own dates (use the calendars to select a range of dates; then select Apply to use the dates you have chosen or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).

  6. Use the Sort Students By drop-down list to choose how you want students to be sorted in the report: by classes/groups, grade, or last name.

  7. Use the Scale drop-down list to choose which scale you want to use for the scores on the report. (If you select a scale that doesn't apply to the selected assessment type, the default scale for that assessment type will be used.)

    Notes on the scales:

    • PARCC (Math) only applies to grades 3–8.
    • PARCC (Reading) only applies to grades 3–10.
    • Smarter Balanced (Reading and Math) only applies to grades 3–8.

    If the selected scale does not apply to some of the selected students in the report, the Star Enterprise Scale will be used for those students.

  8. Use the Benchmark Type drop-down list to choose which benchmark you want to measure students' scores against.

    State benchmarks are not currently available for Star Early Literacy, Star Early Literacy Spanish, Star Reading Spanish, and Star Math Spanish.

  9. To the right of the Benchmark Type drop-down list:

    If you selected Star Early Literacy as the assessment type in step 1, "Show Domain Scores" will be replaced with "Show Benchmark Bar Chart"; select it if you want to see the benchmark bar chart on the report.

  10. Below the Scale and Benchmark Type drop-down lists:

    • Check Show Student ID to include student IDs on the report.
    • Check Hide Students Without Data if you want to have students without test data omitted from the report.
  11. Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.

  12. The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page.

    For each student, you will see the date and time of their last completed assessment (of the type you selected earlier). The scores related to that assessment are shown below—they will vary based on the assessment type. Note that for the domain scores, the skills shown are based on the learning standards chosen for your district (the name of the standards appears to the right of the "Domain Scores" heading).

    The example shown above is for a Star Reading Enterprise (English) assessment. It includes Scaled Score (and the benchmark category it falls into—the benchmark type is shown at the top), Percentile Rank, Instructional Reading Level, and Estimated Oral Reading Fluency. Because of the options selected in step 9, the Grade Equivalent and domain scores are also included. Since this is a Star Reading Enterprise (English) assessment, the Zone of Proximal Development is also shown (below the domain scores).

    You may see one of these messages about the student's test performance in the "Test Duration & Fidelity" section:

    • Non-Reader: A non-reader is a student who took a Star Reading (English) assessment and got a Scaled Score lower than 65. For lower-grade students, you may want to retest them with Star Early Literacy and/or work on developing a sight-reading vocabulary of at least 100 words before retesting in Star Reading. A score this low may indicate that the student was randomly choosing test responses; consider retesting the student and observing him/her during the assessment.
    • Extended Time Limit: The student was given extra time to answer each question.
    • Short/Long Test Time: The student spent significantly less/more time taking the test than expected. This message appears based on the following testing times:

      Test “Short Test Time”
      Message Triggered
      “Long Test Time”
      Message Triggered
      Star Early Literacy and Star Early Literacy Spanish > 19 minutes
      Star Reading and Star Reading Spanish < 230 seconds
      (3 minutes 50 seconds)
      > 39 minutes
      Star Math and Star Math Spanish* Enterprise, Algebra, Geometry < 136 seconds
      (2 minutes 16 seconds)
      > 38 minutes
      Progress Monitoring < 156 seconds
      (2 minutes 36 seconds)

      * Star Math Spanish uses the same time triggers as Star Math Enterprise; Algebra and Geometry are currently not available for Star Math Spanish.

    The score in the Scaled Score section is shown in the scale you selected earlier.

    If the following conditions are met:

    then the Lexile® Range will be shown instead of the ZPD.

    If the report is for Star Math Enterprise (English) or Star Math Progress Monitoring (English) assessments and the Quantile® Measure preference has been set to show Quantile® Measures, the report will show Quantile® Measures and Quantile® Ranges. (At this time, Quantile® Measures are not available for Star Math Spanish, Star Math Algebra, or Star Math Geometry assessments.)

    Students in grade 12 who have only taken Star Math Enterprise assessments will not see domain scores on the Diagnostic Report. When students move on to grade 12, the material studied is generally outside of the domains that are assessed in Star Math. For that reason, we do not report on domains, as they are typically covered prior to this grade level.

    Skill sets with a blue arrow next to them are the skill sets the student is ready to learn, based on the student's Scaled Score. If a number less than 40 is displayed for a skill set, it means either that the student was not presented with any test items that measure that skill or that the skill is too advanced for the student to learn at this time.

    For Star Early Literacy Spanish and Star Reading Spanish, the domains will be presented in the language you selected earlier:

  13. You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
  14. To print the report, select the PDF icon at the top of the page: .
  15. To return to the Reports page, select the navigator icon at the top of the page: .