Star Student Progress Monitoring Report

The Star Student Progress Monitoring Report graphs an individual student's progress towards Star goals.

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 “Growth and Progress,” select Star Student Progress Monitoring 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:

    Open a screen-readable version of this table in a new window.

    Subject Assessment Types Subject Assessment Types
    Reading Star Reading Enterprise Reading Spanish Star Reading Spanish
    Star Reading Progress Monitoring Star Early Literacy Spanish
    Star Reading Enterprise & Progress Monitoring  
    Star Early Literacy  
    Subject Assessment Types Subject Assessment Types
    Math Star Math Enterprise Math Spanisha Star Math Spanish
    Star Math Progress Monitoring
    Star Math Enterprise & Progress Monitoring
    Star Math Algebra
    Star Math Geometry

    a. 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, check the box at the top of the list to select all the available choices, or make individual selections below it. You can enter search criteria in the field at the top of the window to find a specific class, group, or student. (In the "Select Students" pop-up window, you can also select a grade to narrow down the list of students.)
    Examples of the pop-up windows that appear when the Classes, Groups, or Students links are selected. In each case, a search field at the top lets you search for specific classes, groups, or students; a check box above the listed classes, groups, or students lets you select or deselect all of them at once; and the Clear All link, Cancel button, and Save Selection buttons are at the bottom. In the Select Students window, there is a drop-down list to the left of the search field where you can specify a single grade to search within.

    • 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.

    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 dates you want to generate the report for. You can select an existing marking period, screening window, or you can select Custom... and set your own dates (use the calendars to select a range of dates or type them in the fields using m/d/yyyy format; then select Apply to use the dates you have chosen or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).

    The user has chosen to select custom dates. A pop-up calendar is open, allowing the user to choose the dates. The dates can also be entered in the fields above the calendar. The Apply and Cancel buttons are in the upper-right corner of the pop-up window.

    If schools use their own unique date ranges within a district screening window, those ranges will all have the same name. To help you tell them apart, the dates they cover will be added to the end of the name.

  6. If necessary, use the Scale drop-down list to choose which scale you want to use for the scores on the report.

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

    The Star Enterprise scale is only available in Mississippi; however, if the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to Show Unified Scale Only for sites in Mississippi, the Star Enterprise Scale will not be an option in this list.

    The scale you select will affect how certain goals are shown on the report; see below.

  7. To the right of the Benchmark Type drop-down list, check Hide Students Without Data if you want to have students without test data omitted from the report.
  8. Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.

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

    An example report. One student's results from five assessments are shown on a graph, with a trend line running through them. A vertical line indicates the date a goal was set for the student; a line representing this goal is also shown. For this student, the trend line is above the goal line.

    The graph above shows data from a common configuration: the student has a Scaled Score goal set and the Star Unified scale has been selected. The graph describes the student's progress towards the most recent goal (based on the start and end dates of all the student's goals). If a student has multiple overlapping goals, the following order is used to determine which goal is considered to be the "most recent":

    1. Goals in a date range that includes today's date.
    2. Goals in a date range with the latest starting date (the most recent date before today).
    3. Goals in a date range with the latest ending date (the furthest date after today).
    4. If there are still multiple goals that overlap (conditions 1–3 above couldn't make the determination), then a Scaled Score (SS) Goal is considered the most recent, followed by a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) Goal, followed by a Percentile Rank (PR) Goal.
    Note: The vertical axis of the graph will always show Scaled Scores regardless of the type of goal set for the student.

    After the student's first Star test, the teacher began an intervention program (yellow dashed line). The goal is shown by the green star; a line drawn to that goal shows the student's expected progress towards that goal.

    Every test of the selected type that the student takes after that is added to the graph. The color of the circle shows which benchmark category the test score placed the student in. In the example above, the student has been sticking very close to the goal line, going At/Above Benchmark once and being On Watch three times. Note: Activities without a benchmark category will be shown with a gray circle and referred to as "Benchmark Unknown" in the legend.

    If the student has taken at least four tests, a trend line is also shown. A trend line is a straight line intersecting a group of data points on a graph; its location and slope are determined through statistical analysis. It indicates whether the student's overall scores are rising, falling, or remaining the same.

    The chart can display a maximum of 10 interventions/goal lines.

    Percentile Rank is converted to a Scaled Score and then gets drawn on the chart. SGP goals cannot be drawn on the chart.

    The same data is presented in a table beneath the graph: the goal the student is trying to reach, and the student's test-taking history towards that goal. Once the student has taken two tests, a Growth Rate is calculated and shown in the right-hand column. If you selected a scale earlier, the score in the Scaled Score column is shown in that scale. (For students in Indiana, a dagger † by the test date will indicate whether the student took the Indiana Enterprise version of the test.)

    The same data from the graph, shown in a table, with additional scores from each assessment included.

    Above this table is a summary of the student's progress towards the most recent goal: the goal's name, point value, and start/end dates are shown. The Goal Growth Rate is a calculation of how many Scaled Score points the student would have to improve by every week in order to achieve the goal. (For calculation purposes, the date of the most recent test and the goal date are included in the calculation; the number of weeks used in the calculation is a whole number rounded down to the number of full weeks.) The SGP values are based on which testing window the test was taken on; selecting custom dates will have no effect on the calculated SGPs shown.

    how certain goal types affect the graph and chart

    • Students with a Percentile Rank (PR) goal set: The Percentile Rank is converted to a Scaled Score, and the information is displayed in the graph and table as described above. Both the converted and original scores are shown under "Goal" above the table.

      The student's goal, shown as a Percentile Rank (85), and a Scaled Score (500).
    • Conflicting goal types and selected scales: For customers in Mississippi, goals can be set on the Unified or Enterprise scales; if the scale selected earlier doesn't match the scale the goal was set in, the goal will be converted, with the converted value in parentheses. In the example below, a student has a Scaled Score Enterprise goal of 467 set, but the report has been generated using the Unified scale. The Enterprise Scaled Score has been converted to Unified and is shown next to the original value.

      The student's goal, shown as the original Enterprise Scaled Score (467) and a converted Unified Scaled Score (1000).
    • Students with a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) goal set: This score cannot be converted to Scaled Scores; although the "Goal Growth Rate" element will still appear above the table, it will have a value of N/A.

      The student's goal as a Student Growth Percentile (60), and N/A for the goal growth rate.
  10. You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
  11. To print the report, select the PDF icon at the top of the screen: .
  12. To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon    at the top of the screen.

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