Star-CBM

Student Details, Star CBM Tab

On the Student Details page, when the Star CBM tab is selected, you can see your student's Star CBM scores and the student's progress toward his or her current goals. You can also see how the student did on past goals.

How to Get to This Page

In the Star Record Book, with the CBM Assessments tab selected, select the name of the student whose information you want to see.

You can use the drop-down lists at the top of the page to view information on different subjects, classes/groups, or students. If you have access to more than one school, you can also choose a different school.

Latest Assessment

To the right of the drop-down lists, you'll see the student's latest Star and Star CBM scores for the selected subject.

For Star CBM, you'll see the student's latest Star CBM score and the measure it is for; if a benchmark category is available for that measure, you will see the color of the student's category. In the example above, the latest Star CBM score is 46 CPM for Passage Oral Reading. If the student's benchmark category is different from the last test, you'll see an arrow to show whether the category is higher or lower. Note: If norms and benchmarks aren't available for the measure for the student's grade and the season, the circle next to the score will be gray; however, you will see a green check mark next to the score if it would be At/Above Benchmark for the grade and season nearest the student's grade (or, for Passage Oral Reading, the passage's grade level and the closest season).

For Star Early Literacy and Star Reading scores, you'll see the benchmark category color (and an arrow if it has changed) and the Percentile Rank. Then, you'll see the Scaled Score or Lexile Measure, depending on the scale selected in the class view (on the Latest Tests or Screening Comparison tab). For Star Early Literacy, you'll also see the Literacy Classification. For Star Reading, the Zone of Proximal Development or the Lexile Range will be included, depending on the setting of the Lexile Range preference (Lexile Range is also shown for Star Early Literacy if the preference setting allows it).

For Star Math, you'll see the benchmark category color (and an arrow if it has changed), the Percentile Rank, and the Scaled Score. Then, if the Quantile Measure preference is set to use Quantile Measures for your school, you'll see the Quantile Measure and Quantile Range. For students in grades 1-8 who have taken a Star Math English test, you will also see information about the student's Algebra Readiness that indicates whether students are meeting (or even exceeding) grade-level expectations based on related skills.

Projected scores are also shown for Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, and Star Math. These reflect Renaissance's research-based estimate of what the student's Scaled Score will be by the end of the school year. Based on national data, 50% of a student's academic peers met or exceeded this amount of growth (with peers defined as students in the same grade with a similar score history).

Data for Each School Year

On the Star CBM tab of the Student Details page, data is grouped by school year. The current school year's data is always visible, but data from previous school years is hidden by default. To see data from previous school years, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Load Results from Previous School Years.

A heading marks the start of each school year's data. For each school year, you will see the student's goals and assessments. In the example below, the student has no goals, but the student's assessments for each school year are shown. You can hide previous school year data again by selecting Hide Results from Previous School Years.

Goals and Goal Charts

If the student has current goals, for each goal, you will first see the goal information above a chart: the start date, the end date, the goal name, the goal (and grade level for Passage Oral Reading), the expected rate of improvement (weekly growth rate) required to meet the goal, and the actual rate of improvement.

Below the goal information, you will see a chart like the one above, which shows:

  • A dashed yellow intervention line that indicates when the goal (and the teacher's intervention) started.
  • All scores for the student's assessments on this measure during the goal period. If benchmarks are available for the measure in the student's grade and the season, the color of each score circle shows you which benchmark category the score is in; if norms/benchmarks are not available, the circles are gray.
  • Passage Oral Reading assessments are available at different grade levels. When you set a Passage Oral Reading goal, you choose the score that is the starting point for the goal. The grade level of the passage associated with that score determines the grade level of the Passage Oral Reading goal. The chart on this page only shows scores for passages with the grade level used for the goal. Assessments that use passages for other grade levels won't be included. Note that benchmarks are only available for passages at the student's grade level; scores for passages at other grade levels are shown in gray.

  • An aim line from the original score to the goal, ending in a star that represents the goal.
  • If there are three or more tests in the goal time period, a black trend line shows the student's trending growth in scores in the goal time period based on the assessments taken so far.
  • To edit the goal, select Edit Goal above the chart and to the right. Note: If you have deactivated the assessment score that was the starting point for the goal, you need to reactivate it before you can edit the goal.

Below the goal chart for each current goal, you'll see a table of the assessments that apply to that goal. The table includes the date of each assessment, the activity (measure name), the score, and the Rate of Improvement (ROI) per week between the goal's starting score and each subsequent score. (For the earliest test, a dash will be shown for ROI since that is the starting point.)

Below the table(s) for the current goal(s), you will see a table for each previous goal with the same information that you see in current goal tables. Above the table for each previous goal, you'll see the result (whether the goal was met) and a View Chart link, which you can select to see the goal chart. In the example above, the second table shows a previous goal; the goal was not met.

Assessment Tables

In addition to the tables for current and previous goals, you will see an Other Assessments table that lists all assessments that do not apply to specific goals in the school year. If the student has never had a goal in the school year, this table is labeled "All Assessments" as shown in the example below. Like the goal tables, the Other Assessments or All Assessments table includes the date of each assessment, the activity/measure, and the score; however, it does not include the Rate of Improvement since that does not apply.

In each table of assessments, the color of the circle next to each score shows the benchmark category that the score falls into. If norms and benchmarks aren't available for the student's grade and season, the circle is gray, but if you see a green check mark next to the score, that score would fall within the At/Above Benchmark category in the closest grade and season with benchmarks for the measure. (For Passage Oral Reading, when the student is assessed at another grade level, the benchmarks for the passage's grade level and the closest season are used for the check mark.)

If recorded audio is available for an assessment, you will see the audio icon () after the activity name. If you view the assessment details, you can listen to the recording (or remove it if you wish).

For each assessment, if you select the next to "View Details" in the Actions column, you have three choices:

  • View Details takes you to the assessment report, where you can see the student's results, your notes, and the items that the student answered incorrectly. You can also edit the score if the assessment is from the current school year.
  • Deactivate allows you to deactivate an assessment so that the score is not included in the student's records. For deactivated scores, you will see a Reactivate option that you can use to restore the score.
  • Transfer Activity allows you to transfer a student's assessment score to another student if the assessment is from the current school year. This is useful if an assessment was accidentally completed under the wrong student's name.

Printing or Saving the Student Details

To save the Student Details to a file or to print the page, select Print or Save under the Latest Assessment information and to the right of the tabs on the page. Then, using your browser's print options, choose whether to save to a file (PDF) or to select a printer and print a paper copy. In the PDF or printed copy, some items are omitted that are part of the user interface but not part of student data. Note: If you want to include previous school year data when you print or save, be sure to select Load Results from Previous School Years before you select Print or Save.

Exporting the Student's Scores to a .csv (Comma-Separated Value) File

To export all scores shown for the selected student and subject, select Download Data under the Latest Assessment information and to the right of the tabs. Note: The file that you download includes the student's data from all school years, regardless of whether you have chosen to load results from previous school years.

A .csv file named export-StudentDetails.csv will be downloaded to your computer. This file can be opened with spreadsheet programs so that you can use the data in your own reporting. The file includes a row for each of the student's assessments with the following information. You will also see other columns that apply to Star Reading, Star Math, and Star Early Literacy; those columns are empty when you export information for Star CBM.

  • client ID (a short form of the name for your Renaissance site)
  • school name
  • class name
  • teacher name (for the class)
  • student ID
  • student name
  • student's grade at the time of the assessment
  • activity name - Star Reading CBM Activity Type or Star Math CBM Activity Type
  • measure name
  • purpose - "Screening" for the recommended screening measure for the student's grade, "Progress Monitoring" if a goal is set for the measure, or "Other" for all other situations
  • season - Fall Testing Window, Winter Testing Window, or Spring Testing Window
  • CBM benchmark (if available for the measure and grade) - At/Above Benchmark, On Watch, or Intervention
  • off-grade check mark - for scores that don't have benchmarks for the current grade and season, the column shows "Yes" for scores that would be At/Above Benchmark in the nearest grade and season (for Passage Oral Reading, the passage grade level and closest season are used instead); "No" means the score would not be At/Above benchmark; "N/A" means the score has benchmarks, so this field does not apply
  • correct / minute - equated CPM (correct per minute) score
  • goal name (for assessments that apply to a goal)
  • rate of improvement (for assessments that are part of a goal) - the increase in CPM scores per week between the initial test and this test; the initial test has a dash in this field
  • percent correct
  • Percentile Rank
  • decile - for scores with benchmarks only (groups of Percentile Ranks;
    PRs of 1-10 = 1,
    11-20 = 2,
    21-30 = 3,
    31-40 = 4,
    41-50 = 5,
    51-60 = 6,
    61-70 = 7,
    71-80 = 8,
    81-90 = 9,
    and 91-100 = 10;
    1 is the lowest group of scores, and 10 is highest)
  • quartile - for scores with benchmarks only (groups of Percentile Ranks;
    PRs of 1-25 = 1,
    26-50 = 2,
    51-75 = 3,
    76-100 - 4;
    1 is the lowest group of scores, and 4 is highest)
  • time taken (in seconds)
  • date and time completed based on UTC time, not local time zones - for example, 2020-12-04T17:57:33.686Z would indicate a test was administered on 12/4/2020 at 12:57 PM EST
  • test mode - Online, Mixed Format, or Print
  • teacher notes
  • equated number correct
  • equated number attempted
  • attempted per minute
  • form ID
  • activity ID
  • application name (Star CBM Reading or Star CBM Math)
  • tested at school? (yes or no, or "unknown" for older assessments that don't have the information)