The Star Growth Report also uses the benchmark type you select to determine whether to show "Low Proficiency" or "High Proficiency" in the Growth Proficiency Category column. For School and District benchmarks, you will see "Low Proficiency" for students whose latest scores are in a benchmark category below the minimum proficiency level, and "High Proficiency" for those whose latest scores are at or above the minimum proficiency level. For State benchmarks, the "Proficient" level is the threshold for "High Proficiency."
If you selected Reading as the subject and Early Literacy and Reading as the assessment type for the report in step 1, there will be up to three sets of tables on the report: the first set is for students who have only taken Star Early Literacy tests, the second is for students who transitioned from the Star Early Literacy test to the Star Reading test (or vice-versa) between the selected reporting periods, and the third is for students who have only taken Star Reading tests.
In the Class Summary, the median shown is the median of all of the students with SGPs.
While SGPs provide the most precise measure of growth, you may wish to consider the changes in other scores as well, such as Scaled Score (absolute change between tests) or Percentile Rank or Normal Curve Equivalent (change in score in relation to grade-level peers).
The Growth Proficiency Category is a combination of the student's SGP in comparison to the Growth Expectations level you set earlier (SGPs below this level = Low Growth, SGPs above this level = High Growth) and their test score in comparison to the Benchmark Type you chose earlier (for School and District benchmarks, Low Proficiency = students whose latest scores are in a benchmark category below the minimum proficiency level, High Proficiency = students whose latest scores are at or above the minimum proficiency level; for State benchmarks, the "Proficient" level is the threshold for High Proficiency).
If any of the students in the class have capped GE scores, the average GE score for the class is found by calculating the average Scaled Score for the class as described in the next paragraph, and then converting that score to a GE score.
When the average Scaled Score is calculated for a group of students, the Rasch scores are averaged first; that average is then converted to the average Scaled Score for the group. This method is more accurate than using each student's individual Scaled Score for the calculation.
If a student's GE is capped (see above) or is < 1, a dash (–) will be shown in the "Latest Change" row for that student.
If you'd like to export the report to a .csv file instead (a comma-separated value file used with spreadsheet programs), select the CSV () icon just above the report. The .csv file will include the selected Star assessment data for each student with test dates and durations, growth proficiency categories, Star scores, and benchmark categories.