If you selected Early Literacy and Reading as the subject for the report in step 1, there will be 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 the entire group 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).
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 (or Rasch score) for the class, 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.