Star CBM Data Insights - Benchmark Transitions

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 how students' benchmark categories have changed on grade-level screening measures from one screening window to another.

Each 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 measures that have benchmarks available for students are based on the students' grade; see the table below.

Grade Star CBM Reading Measures That Have Benchmarks Star CBM Lectura Measures That Have Benchmarks Star CBM Math Measures That Have Benchmarks
  • Letter Sounds
  • Phoneme Segmentation
  • Letter Naming
  • Receptive Nonsense Words
  • Combinaciones de letras (Spring only)
  • Numeral Recognition
  • Quantity Comparison
  • Letter Sounds (Fall only)
  • Expressive Nonsense Words
  • Phoneme Segmentation
  • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 1)
  • Combinaciones de letras (Fall and Winter only)
  • Palabras con sílabas simples (Winter and Spring only)
  • Palabras con sílabas compuestas (Spring only)
  • Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 1)
  • Numeral Recognition (Fall only)
  • Quantity Comparison
  • Addition to 10
  • Expressive Nonsense Words
  • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 2)
  • Palabras con sílabas compuestas
  • Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 2)
  • Addition to 10
  • Addition to 20
  • Subtraction from 10
  • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 3)
  • Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 3)
  • Subtraction from 10
  • Mixed Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication to 100
  • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 4)
  • Pasajes para lectura en voz alta (español) (Grade 4)
  • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 5)
  • Passage Oral Reading (Grade 6)

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, 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, then Data Insights

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

  2. Then, on the Reading - English, Reading - Spanish, or Math % Moving Up tile, select Explore the data.
  3. select Explore the data

Note: You can choose to see Data Insights pages in either English or Spanish using the language links at the top of the page.

select the language to see the page in

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.

the drop-down lists on the Benchmark Transitions 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 (from K to 6 for reading or K to 3 for math). Students who are in the selected grade(s) in the current school year will be included.
  • 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. Note that the data shown will only include students who have tested in both screening windows. You can choose the same window in both drop-down lists if you only want to see results from that window.
  • Measure: Choose whether to see the grade-level screening measures for the selected grades (measures that have benchmarks available) or to see results for a specific measure. Note that if you choose a single grade and a measure that does not have benchmarks for that grade, you won't see transition data since there are no benchmark scores.

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

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 Benchmark Transitions for the Selected Students and Windows

First, you'll see an overview of the transitions from one screening window to another (if benchmarks are available for the selected grades and measures).

Benchmark Transitions overview

Next, you'll see how many students scored in each benchmark category in the first screening window you selected (From) and the benchmark categories they scored in within the second screening window you selected (To). If you selected "All Grades," note that different grades have benchmarks available for different measures, and the scores in each benchmark category differ for each 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 for Star CBM Reading and Star CBM Math or Star CBM Lectura Score and Benchmark Tables for Star CBM Lectura. Star CBM Reading and Star CBM Math have three benchmark categories: At/Above Benchmark, On Watch, and Intervention. Star CBM Lectura has two benchmark categories: Satisfactory/Optimal and Alert.

In the Star CBM Reading example below, 13 students (72.2%) scored in the At/Above Benchmark category in Winter 2020. Of those students, 9 scored in the At/Above Benchmark category again in Spring 2021, while 1 scored in the On Watch category and 3 scored in Intervention.

example of Star CBM Reading benchmark transitions

One student started in the On Watch category in Winter 2020; in Spring 2021, that student scored in the Intervention category. Of those who scored in Intervention in Winter 2020 (4 students), in Spring 2021, 2 scored in the At/Above Benchmark category and 2 scored in the Intervention category.

To see a list of students in any benchmark category in either screening window, select the number of students. For each student in the selected category, you'll see their grade, their scores in the first screening window, their scores in the second screening window, their school, and their class. For more information, see Star CBM Data Insights - Individual Student Benchmark Transitions.

select the number of students in a category to see more information

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 starting benchmark category; 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 grade (or "All Grades")
  • the starting screening window
  • the ending screening window
  • the measure name (if you selected a single measure) or "Grade-Level Screening Measures"
  • the starting benchmark category name
  • the number of students in that benchmark category in the starting screening window
  • the number of students who moved from that benchmark category to another category in the ending screening window

Going Back

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

select All Data to go back