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Diagnostic Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

The Diagnostic Report provides an individual skills assessment and other diagnostic information for each of the students you have selected. This report helps teachers determine how to improve their students' performance. It also supports a discussion with an individual student's parents or guardians.

Each student's report prints on a separate page. For each student's most recent test, the report includes the student's Estimated National Curriculum Level-Reading (Est. NCL-R), Estimated Oral Reading Fluency (Est. ORF), Estimated Reading Age, Normed Referenced Standardised Score (NRSS), Percentile Rank (PR) and Percentile Rank Range, Scaled Score (SS) and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD).

Depending on the setting of the Lexile® Measures preference, you may see the Lexile® measure and the Lexile® ZPD on the report as well. The Diagnostic Report also suggests how the student can achieve additional growth, especially if the student falls below the 25th percentile.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using extended time limits, with a footnote explanation.

  1. Click STAR Reading on the Home page, then click Reports to begin printing the report.
  2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. Click Diagnostic on the Select Report page.
  4. Select the options you want to customise for this report on the Report Options page. When you customise this report, you can choose these options:

    Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific year, or click Students, Classes or Groups to choose specific students, classes or groups.

    "Groups" refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting purposes.

    • When selecting specific students, you will see a checklist of all students enroled in STAR Reading classes. Tick each student you want on the report, or tick the Student box at the top of the column to select all of them.
    • When selecting specific classes, you will see a checklist of all STAR Reading classes. Tick each class you want on the report, or tick the Class box at the top of the column to select all of them.
    • When selecting specific groups, you will see a checklist of all student groups in STAR Reading classes. Tick each group you want on the report, or tick the Group box at the top of the column to select all of them.

    Once the desired students, classes or groups have been selected and saved, you will return to the Report Options page.

    Reporting Parameter Group

    The Diagnostic Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking period that has been set up by a school network administrator/school administrator for your school, or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.

    If student IDs are included in the Renaissance Place database, you can choose to have them included on this report.

    Choose how to group the information on the report: by class, year, teacher or not grouped.

    Note: This report uses both the Group By and Sort By options; if a Group By option is chosen, it is applied to the report first.

    Choose how to sort information on the report: by students' last names or by their student IDs.

    Note: This report uses both the Group By and Sort By options; if a Group By option is chosen, it is applied to the report first.

  5. Click View Report when you have finished choosing options.
  6. STAR Reading will generate the report. When it is ready, the report will open in Adobe Reader, or your default PDF reader.