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Setting Up an Initial Intervention

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Network Staff, School Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

Students who require additional help need to have interventions and targets set. Interventions and targets are set for individual students, and can only be set after a student has taken his or her first STAR Maths test.

Note: Teachers who have had the Manage STAR Maths Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention capability removed can only set up and edit intervention targets for their own students.

Method 1—From a student search

  1. Click STAR Maths on the Home page, then click Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention.

  2. Use the School drop-down list to choose a school, if necessary.
  3. Click the Progress Monitoring & Targets tab.
  4. In the Search for Student area of the screen , you can enter all or part of a student's name in the appropriate fields to use as search criteria, or you can enter the student's ID number. You may also use the Year or Class drop-down lists to narrow your search to students in a particular year or class.



    For teachers who have had the Manage STAR Maths Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention capability removed, choosing All Classes from the Class drop-down list will only return search results from their own classes.

  5. Click Search .
  6. A list of students matching your search criteria will be presented . Students who fit your search criteria but have not taken a test yet will have a dash shown in place of a PR score. Click the name of a student.
  7. For advice on setting targets, click Learn more about targets on the Progress Monitoring & Targets tab .



Method 2—From a Screening Preview

  1. Click STAR Maths on the Home page, then click Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention.

  2. Click the Screening Status tab to make sure you are using the Screening Status view and use the School and Class drop-down lists to choose a school and class, if necessary.

  3. Click Preview in the row for a year . A year will not appear in this list until at least one student in that year has taken a test.

    For a teacher who has had the Manage STAR Maths Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention capability removed, a year will not appear in this list until at least one of that teacher's students in that year has taken a test.

  4. On the Screening Preview page, click View Students in the row for a category to view the students that are in that category.

  5. On the View Students page, click a student's name to go to the Student Detail page.

  1. Click Add Target .

  2. On the Manage Targets page, you can begin entering the information for the intervention:

    1. In the Intervention Name field (in the top row of the Intervention Details table ), type a title for the intervention (maximum of 100 characters). This title will appear on any Student Progress Monitoring Reports created for the student.

    2. Select the date you want the student to reach the target by . You can either type in a date or use the calendar button to select one.
    3. In the Target section, use the Starting test drop-down list to choose which test should serve as the student's starting test information (the date of the test and the student's Scaled Score and Percentile Rank on that test).

      Note: If you do not see the Starting test drop-down, the student has only taken one test. The date of the only test is shown. You will see the Starting test drop-down list if the student has taken more than one test.

      Two calculations are automatically performed based on this information:

      • The number of Scaled Score points the student would have to gain every week in order to maintain his or her current Percentile Rank.
      • The number of Scaled Score points the student would have to gain every week in order to reach the benchmark.
    4. Beneath these calculations, you can select a new rate-of-progress target for the student (which is based on the performance of students with similar Scaled Scores and Percentile Ranks).

      • The Moderate target is one that at least 50% of new students with the same PR score should be able to achieve within the time span you have set.
      • The Ambitious target is one that only 25% of students with the same PR score could be expected to achieve within the time span you have set.
      • A Custom target is one you define. Use the drop-down list to choose Growth Rate, Scaled Score or Percentile Rank. Enter the target growth rate, Scaled Score or Percentile Rank. Click Calculate Target to calculate the Scaled Score per week or equivalent Scaled Score/Percentile Rank.

        Sophia has taken her first STAR Maths test. Her Scaled Score (SS) is 399 and her Percentile Rank (PR) is 39. The teacher sets up an intervention and target for Sophia to reach in 8 weeks.

        • If the teacher wants to set a target based on Scaled Score (SS), the teacher selects Scaled Score from the drop-down list, enters the SS Sophia should reach within 8 weeks (for this example, 425), and then clicks Calculate Target. The number of SS points Sophia's score needs to increase by every week will be displayed (3.3 SS/week), as well as the PR score that is equivalent to the target of 425 SS (48 PR).

        • If the teacher wants to set a target based on Percentile Rank (PR), the teacher selects Percentile Rank from the drop-down list, enters the PR Sophia should reach within 8 weeks (for this example, 53), and then clicks Calculate Target. The number of Scaled Score points Sophia's score needs to increase by every week will be displayed (4.3 SS/week), as well as the SS that is equivalent to the target of 53 PR (437 SS).

        • If the teacher wants to set a target based on Growth Rate, the teacher selects Growth Rate from the drop-down list, enters the number of Scaled Score points per week (from 0.1–8.0) that the teacher would like Sophia to achieve over the next 8 weeks (for this example, 1.3 SS/week), and then clicks Calculate Target. An ending Scaled Score (409 SS) and Percentile Rank (42 PR) are calculated based on the target end date that the teacher entered.

  3. When you have finished entering all the data for the student's intervention and targets, click Save .

    To leave this page without saving any of the data, click Cancel .

For additional information about the scores and the functions they serve in the Screening Report and Student Progress Monitoring Report, click Interpretations & Guidance at the top of the Intervention Details table .