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

  1. First, go to the Star CBM Data Insights page using one of two methods:
    • 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.
  2. Then, for either the Reading or Math Proficiency Rate, select Explore the data.

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.

  • School: If you have access to more than one school, choose "All Schools" to see data from all of your schools or choose a single school. If you only have access to one school, you will see your school name.
  • Class or Group: If you choose a single school, you can choose to see data from all classes that you have access to or from a single class or group.
  • Grade: Choose "All Grades" or a single grade.
  • Screening windows: Choose the screening windows (Fall, Winter, or Spring) to compare using the From and To drop-down lists. You can choose screening windows from this school year and the previous school year. You can choose the same window in both drop-down lists if you only want to see results from that window.
  • Each year, Star CBM includes three screening windows with fixed dates:

    • 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.
  • Measure: Choose the measure(s) to see data for:
    • Grade-Level Screening Measures includes data for the screening measures for each grade level. Since different grades have different screening measures, this will give you more of an overall picture of how students are doing on their screening measures rather than data on specific measures.
    • The recommended screening measure for each student is based on the student's grade; see the table below. Since Proficiency Rate is based on the scores on the recommended measures for all students, different measures are included in the rate 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
    • All Measures includes data for all measures that students have been assessed on. Based on the students' grade levels and the seasons in which they tested, benchmarks may be available for some assessments and not others. This will give you a high-level view of your students' performance in Star CBM.
    • All Normed Measures includes data for all assessments for which benchmarks are available. This gives you a high-level overview of how your students are doing on the measures that are most relevant for their grades. Note that this will include different measures for different grades.
    • Grade Reading Measures That Have Benchmarks Math Measures That Have Benchmarks
      • Letter Sounds
      • Phoneme Segmentation
      • Letter Naming
      • Receptive Nonsense Words
      • Numeral Recognition
      • Quantity Comparison
      Grade 1
      • Letter Sounds (Fall only)
      • Expressive Nonsense Words
      • Phoneme Segmentation
      • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 1)
      • Numeral Recognition (Fall only)
      • Quantity Comparison
      • Addition to 10
      Grade 2
      • Expressive Nonsense Words
      • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 2)
      • Addition to 10
      • Addition to 20
      • Subtraction from 10
      Grade 3
      • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 3)
      • Subtraction from 10
      • Mixed Addition and Subtraction
      • Multiplication to 100
      Grade 4
      • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 4)
      Grade 5
      • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 5)
      Grade 6
      • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 6)
    • Individual measures - Select a specific measure to see student assessment results for that measure.

After you make changes, select Update below the drop-down lists to show the data.

If you select screening windows from different school years, 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.

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 three 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 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%.

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 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 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 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.

For detailed information about the scores that fall into each benchmark category for different measures and grades, see Star CBM Score and Benchmark Tables.

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.

Going Back

To go back to the main Data Insights page to see other information, select All Data at the top of the page.