Star CBM Data Insights

Who can do this with default user permissions?

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

The Star CBM Data Insights page shows you the following for Star CBM Reading, Star CBM Math, or both (depending on your license):

  • the percentage of students who have been administered the recommended screening measure for the current screening window
  • your students' proficiency rate, which is the percentage of students whose scores on their recommended screening measures are in the At/Above Benchmark category
  • the percentage of students in the Intervention benchmark category in the previous screening window who have moved up into the On Watch or At/Above Benchmark category in the current screening window

How to Get to This Page

There are two ways to open the Star CBM Data Insights page:

  • On the Home page, select Star CBM Reading or Star CBM Math; then, select Data Insights from the menu that opens.
  • On the Home page, select Reports; then, select Star CBM Data Insights.

How to Use the Data Insights Page

If you have access to more than one school, choose the schools for which you want to see data. Using the drop-down list, you can choose "All Schools" (meaning all schools you have access to) or a specific school.

Once you have done that, you will see your Star CBM Reading and/or Star CBM Math data (depending on your license).

Screening Rate

The Screening Rate tiles show you what percentage of students have completed the recommended screening measure in the current screening window. This can help you see your progress toward screening students and how many still need to be screened.

Each school year, Star CBM includes three screening windows, whose dates cannot be changed:

  • Fall starts on the school year start date or August 1 (whichever is earlier) and runs through November 30.
  • Winter is from December 1 through March 31.
  • Spring begins April 1 and runs through the end of the school year or July 31.

The recommended screening measure for each student is based on the student's grade; see the table below. Since the Data Insights are based on the recommended screening measures for all students, different measures are included in the screening and proficiency rates based on the grades of the students in your school(s).

Grade Reading: Recommended Screening Measure Math: Recommended Screening Measure
K Letter Sounds Numeral Recognition
1 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 1) Quantity Comparison
2 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 2) Addition to 20
3 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 3) Mixed Addition and Subtraction
4 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 4) N/A
5 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 5) N/A
6 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 6) N/A

On the Screening Rate tiles, you'll see the current screening window (Fall, Winter, or Spring) and the date when that window ends. Then, you'll see the percentage of students who have been administered the recommended screening measure in this window. Below that, you'll see the number of students who have been screened out of the total number of students in Star CBM who have screening measures available (grades K-6 for reading or grades K-3 for math).

To get more detailed information, select Explore the data under the screening percentage and numbers. For more about what you'll see there, see Star CBM Data Insights - % Screened.

Proficiency Rate

The Proficiency Rate is the percentage of students who have scored in the At/Above Benchmark category on the recommended screening measure in the current screening window.

Star CBM screening measures have three benchmark categories available: At/Above Benchmark, On Watch, and Intervention. Only scores within the At/Above Benchmark category are considered proficient. For detailed information about the scores that are in each benchmark category for different measures and grades, see Star CBM Score and Benchmark Tables.

On the Proficiency Rate tiles, you'll see the current screening window (Fall, Winter, or Spring) and whether the current proficiency rate is up or down since the previous window in this school year (if data is available). Then, you'll see the proficiency rate as a percentage and the number of students who scored At/Above Benchmark out of the total number of students who tested.

To get more detailed information, select Explore the Data under the proficiency rate. For more about what you'll see there, see Star CBM Data Insights - Benchmark Proficiency.

% Moving Up

What is the % Moving Up? Based on the recommended screening measure for each student, it's the percentage of students who:

  • scored in the Intervention benchmark category on that measure in the previous screening window, and who
  • have scored in a higher benchmark category on that measure in the current screening window

See the tip above for more about screening windows and the recommended screening measures.

At the top of the % Moving Up tiles, you'll see how the percentage of students moving up in the current screening window compares to the percentage that moved up in the previous screening window. For example, if the % Moving Up in the Winter screening window was 43%, and in the Spring screening window it is 50%, the message will tell you that % Moving Up is up 7% since the previous transition.

To get more detailed information on students moving from one benchmark category to another, select Explore the Data under the proficiency rate. For more about what you'll see there, see Star CBM Data Insights - Moving Up: Benchmark Transitions.

Getting Files of Your Testing Data for Use in Spreadsheets (Administrators and District Dashboard Owners Only)

To get a .csv file of your Star testing data, district administrators, district dashboard owners, and school administrations can select Data Extracts at the top of the page. You will go to the Export Student Data page, where you can generate a Star Historical Extract. The file that you export can be opened in a spreadsheet program. For more information, see Exporting Student Data.