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Editing School Benchmark Structure

Who can do this with default capabilities?

School Network Administrators, School Network Staff

Editing the school benchmark structure allows you to choose how many categories are used for the school, the names assigned to those categories and which category should serve as the minimum proficiency level students should try to achieve. The same school benchmark structure is used by all schools in the school network.

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

  2. Select a school from the School drop-down list . Then, click View Benchmarks in the grey sidebar .



    If you cannot click View Benchmarks, the selected school does not have any screening dates. Make sure you see the name of the school you want to work with in the School drop-down list.

  3. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, click the School tab .

  4. Click Edit Benchmark Structure .
  5. On the Edit School Benchmark Structure page, use the Number of Categories drop-down list to choose how many categories you want in the structure (from 2–5; the default is 4).



    If you change the number of categories, the cut scores will revert to their default values.

  6. If you want to change the names of the categories, type the names you want in the appropriate fields next to the coloured boxes .

    The default names differ based on the number of categories being used.

    2 Categories 3 Categories 4 Categories 5 Categories
    At/Above Benchmark
    (green)
    At/Above Benchmark
    (green)
    At/Above Benchmark
    (green)
    Above Benchmark
    (dark green)
    Below Benchmark
    (yellow)
    On Watch
    (blue)
    On Watch
    (blue)
    At Benchmark
    (green)
    Intervention
    (yellow)
    Intervention
    (yellow)
    On Watch
    (blue)
    Urgent Intervention
    (red)
    Intervention
    (yellow)
    Urgent Intervention
    (red)
  7. The Screening Report has a graph showing which students fall into each of the categories. Choose one of those categories to serve as the "bar" that students must reach in the Minimum Proficiency Level column . When a Screening Report is printed, a horizontal line will be placed on the graph at the chosen level, making it easier to see students who are "reaching the bar" and those who are not.

    The lowest available category cannot be chosen as the minimum proficiency level.

  8. When you have finished making your changes, click Save . To leave this page without saving your changes, click Cancel .

You can restore the category names and the Minimum Proficiency Level back to their default settings by clicking Default at the bottom of the page.