Star CBM Data Insights - Measure Proficiency
Who can do this with default user permissions?
District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
On this page, you can see students' proficiency on Star CBM measures. If benchmarks are available for the assessments (based on the grades and seasons selected with the measures), you can see the percentage of students who have scored in each Star CBM benchmark category.
How to Get to This Page
- First, go to the Star CBM Data Insights page using one of two methods:
Then, select Explore the data on the Proficiency Rate tile for Reading - English, Reading - Spanish, or Math.
- On the Home page, select Star CBM Reading, Star CBM Lectura, 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.
Note: You can choose to see Data Insights pages in either English or Spanish using the language links at the top of the page.
Choosing the Data to View
First, choose the data that you want to view using the drop-down lists at the top of the page.
After you make changes, select Update below the drop-down lists to show the data.
If you select screening windows from different school years, you will see a note will show you whether you are viewing data from the same students from one year to the next (the students who meet the selected criteria this year) or all students in the district from year to year. The school, class, and grade selections determine this.
If you are a District-Level Administrator or School-Level Administrator and you select screening windows from different school years, all schools or classes, and a single grade, you will be asked to choose whether to see cross-sectional data (students in that specific grade in each year) or cohort data (data for the students who are in the selected grade this year, across the selected time periods).
How Recent Is the Data?
To the right of the School and/or Class or Group drop-down list(s), you'll see the date and time when data was last updated. When you're viewing data for all schools, the data is updated nightly. When you're viewing data for individual classes, the data is current.
Viewing the Number of Students in the Categories
First, you'll see bar graphs for each screening window you selected. If benchmarks are available for the assessments based on the student grades, screening windows, and measures, you'll see the percentage of your students whose scores are in each of the benchmark categories. Those categories are all that you will see if you selected "Grade-Level Screening Measures" or "All Normed Measures" in the Measure drop-down list.
When benchmarks are available for Star CBM Reading and Star CBM Math assessments, there are three categories: At/Above Benchmark (green), On Watch (blue), and Intervention (red). Scores within the At/Above Benchmark category are considered proficient. In the example below, 59% of the students had scores in the At/Above Benchmark category in the Spring window; that increased to 65% in the Fall window. The percentage of students in On Watch went down from 15% to 12%. The percentage of students whose scores were in the Intervention category decreased from 27% to 24%.
When benchmarks are available for Star CBM Lectura assessments, there are two categories: Satisfactory/Optimal (green) and Alert (red). Scores within the Satisfactory/Optimal category are considered proficient. In the example below, 42% of the students had scores in the Satisfactory/Optimal category in the Winter window; that increased to 80% in the Spring window. The percentage of students in Alert went down from 58% to 20%.
For students who tested on a measure more than once in a screening window, only the first assessment is included.
If you choose All Measures, it is likely that some student assessments have benchmarks and some do not. The example below includes all measures and all grades for Star CBM Reading for the Spring and Fall screening windows.
In addition to the benchmark categories, you'll see two gray categories for assessments that don't have benchmarks available for the grade and season:
- Gray category with a check mark: The percentage of assessments for which the students' scores would be At/Above Benchmark (for Star CBM Reading and Star CBM Math) or Satisfactory/Optimal (for Star CBM Lectura) for the nearest grade and season with benchmarks for the measure.
- Gray category without a check mark: The percentage of assessments with scores that would not be At/Above Benchmark or Satisfactory/Optimal in the nearest grade and season with benchmarks for the measure.
If you select one of the sections of a bar graph, you can see more information, including the season name, category name, and the number of students in that category compared to the total. For benchmark categories, you'll also see the criteria for that category in terms of the Percentile Rank score. To see which students are in the selected category, select View student list. For more about viewing the student list, see Star CBM Data Insights - Students in a Benchmark Category or Off-Grade.
Below the graphs, a table will show you the percentage and number of students with scores in each category within each window. To see those students, select the number or percentage. For more about viewing the list of students, see Star CBM Data Insights - Students in a Benchmark Category or Off-Grade.
Viewing a Printable PDF or Downloading Data for Spreadsheet Programs
Do you want to print or save the data? Select Print or Save; then, using the options in the window that opens, print the page or save it to a PDF file.
To download a file suitable for spreadsheet programs (.csv), select Download Data. The file will include a row for each screening window; each row will include the school name (or "All Schools"), the class or group or "All Classes" (if you have chosen a single school), the season/screening window, and the number of students whose scores are in each benchmark category.
To go back to the main Data Insights page to see other information, select All Data at the top of the page.