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 Lectura, and Star CBM Math (depending on your license for each product):

  • Screening Rate: the percentage of students who have been administered the recommended screening measure for the current screening window (includes students who are in a grade that has a recommended screening measure)
  • Participation Rate: the percentage of students who have completed any assessment in the current screening window
  • Proficiency Rate: the percentage of students whose scores on their recommended screening measures are in the At/Above Benchmark category for Star CBM Reading and Math or in the Satisfactory/Optimal category for Star CBM Lectura (students who took those assessments are included)
  • % Moving Up: the percentage of students who have moved up from Intervention (for Star CBM Reading or Math) or Alert (for Star CBM Lectura) in the previous screening window to a higher 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, Star CBM Lectura, or Star CBM Math; then, select Data Insights from the menu that opens.
  • select Star CBM Reading, Star CBM Lectura, or Star CBM Math on the Home page, then select Data Insights

  • On the Home page, select Reports; then, select Star CBM Data Insights.
  • select Reports on the Home page, 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.

select All Schools or a single school in the drop-down list

Once you have done that, you will see your data. Use the check boxes to choose whether to see data for just one product (Star CBM Reading, Star CBM Lectura, or Star CBM Math) or more than one. The products available depend on your license.

check the Star CBM products that you want to see data for

Note: You can choose to see the page in English or Spanish at any time using the links at the top of the page.

select the language to see the page in

Screening Rate

example of the Screening Rate tiles

The Screening Rate tiles show you what percentage of students have completed the recommended screening measure in the current screening window (for grades that have recommended screening measures). 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 rates based on the grades of the students in your school(s).

Grade Star CBM Reading: Recommended Screening Measure Star CBM Lectura: Recommended Screening Measure Star CBM Math: Recommended Screening Measure
K Letter Sounds N/A Numeral Recognition
1 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 1) Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 1) Quantity Comparison
2 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 2) Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 2) Addition to 20
3 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 3) Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 3) Mixed Addition and Subtraction
4 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 4) Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 4) N/A
5 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 5) N/A N/A
6 Passage Oral Reading (Grade 6) N/A 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 Star CBM Reading, grades 1-4 for Star CBM Lectura, or grades K-3 for Star CBM Math).

information on the Screening Rate tile

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 - Screening Rate.

Participation Rate

example of the Participation Rate tiles

The Participation Rate tiles show you what percentage of students have completed any Star CBM Reading, Star CBM Lectura, or Star CBM Math assessment in the current screening window. This can help you see how many students have received some form of assessment.

On the Participation 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 Star CBM Reading, Star CBM Lectura, or Star CBM Math assessments in that window. Below that, you'll see the number of students who have been assessed out of the total number of students in Star CBM in the applicable grades (grades K-6 for Star CBM Reading, grades K-4 for Star CBM Lectura, or grades K-3 for Star CBM Math).

information on the Participation Rate tile

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

Proficiency Rate

example of the Proficiency Rate tiles

The Proficiency Rate is the percentage of students who have scored in the At/Above Benchmark category (for Star CBM Reading and Star CBM Math) or in the Satisfactory/Optimal category (for Star CBM Lectura) on the recommended screening measure in the current screening window. Note: For students who tested more than once on the recommended screening measure in the current window, the first test is used to determine proficiency.

Star CBM Reading and Math 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.

Star CBM Lectura screening measures have two benchmark categories available: Satisfactory/Optimal and Alert. Only scores within the Satisfactory/Optimal category are considered proficient. For detailed information about the scores that are in each benchmark category for different measures and grades, see Star CBM Lectura 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 whose scores were proficient out of the total number of students who tested.

information on the Proficiency Rate tile

To get more detailed information, including data on non-screening measures and measures without benchmarks, select Explore the Data under the proficiency rate. For more about what you'll see there, see Star CBM Data Insights - Measure Proficiency.

% Moving Up

example of the percent moving up tiles

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 (Star CBM Reading and Math) or the Alert benchmark category (Star CBM Lectura) 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.

information on the percent Moving Up tile

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.

How Recent Is the Data?

At the top of the page, under the school name or the School drop-down list, you'll see the date and time when data was last updated. For teachers, the data is current. For district and school administrators and other staff, the data is updated nightly.

example of the last updated date and time below the School name or drop-down list

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.

select Data Extracts in the top right corner of the page