Editing Star CBM Assessment Scores

Follow these steps to edit the items marked correct or incorrect for an assessment, the time taken, whether the assessment was in person or remote, the last item answered, and the notes about the student's assessment. Only assessments taken in the current school year can be edited; you can't edit scores for assessments from previous school years. Note: If you edit the score of an assessment, and that score was used as the starting point for a goal, the goal's starting point will not change even though the assessment score has changed.

You can also edit assessment scores and information immediately after an assessment is finished. Select Edit after you choose the last item the student answered. Then, go to step 4 below.

Who can do this with the standard user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

  1. First, select Star CBM Reading or Star CBM Math on the Renaissance Home page to open the Star Record Book and the CBM English Assessments tab.
  2. Select the latest score for the student and assessment in the Record Book. In the popup window, select Details for the assessment that you want to edit. (If there is more than one assessment in the list, be sure to click the link for the correct assessment.)
  3. select a score in the grid, then select Details next to a score in the popup window

  4. The CBM Assessment Report will open. Select Edit Scores on the right side of the page.
  5. select Edit Scores

  6. You can change the time spent on the assessment, the in person vs. remote information, the notes, the items marked incorrect, and the last item answered:
    • To change the time spent on the assessment, click in the Time field at the top of the page and enter the correct number. Most assessments take the full 60 seconds (or 90 seconds for Rapid Color Naming), but occasionally, students may answer all items before time runs out. Time must be accurate in order to calculate accurate student scores; very low times (such as 1 second) will cause very high scores since the software calculates how many items the student would have answered correctly in the full time allotted.
    • if necessary, change the time in seconds

    • To change whether the assessment was administered in person (with both the teacher and student in the same location) or remotely (with the teacher and student in different locations using an internet meeting), select the appropriate option.
    • if necessary, change whether the assessment was administered remotely

    • To change the notes, click in the Notes field in the top right corner and edit the text as needed.
    • example of editing a note for an assessment

    • To change whether an item is marked correct or incorrect, select it to toggle between the two. Items marked incorrect are shaded in red with a red X beneath them.
    • example of items marked incorrect

      For Receptive Nonsense Words, the process for changing how students' answers are scored is different. To change the student's answer, select a different answer in the row for an item; that answer will automatically be marked correct or incorrect. To deselect a student's answer and leave the question unanswered, select the answer you recorded; you'll see a red border around the question to show that it was not answered.

      example of correct and incorrect answers for Receptive Nonsense Words

    • To change the last item that the student answered, find the dotted line that separates attempted items from items not answered. To the right of that, you will see the words "Not Attempted." Select Change under "Not Attempted."
    • select Change to change the last item attempted

      After you select Change, you will get the chance to select a new item as the last one attempted. Select the item. The last item attempted cannot be before any item that has been marked incorrect.

      select the last item that the student answered

      For Receptive Nonsense Words, the software counts the last question with a selected answer as the last one that the student attempted.

  7. If the assessment has an audio recording, you can listen to the recording by selecting the play button in the audio controls (the appearance of the controls depends on your browser). If you no longer want to keep the recording, you can remove it by selecting the trash (trash icon) icon.
  8. example of the audio controls

  9. Select Save at the top of the page to save your changes. You will go back to the CBM English Assessments tab of the Star Record Book.
  10. select Save to save your changes