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Growth Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

You can use this report to evaluate your students' improvement during the year or over many years. The report includes each student's name, class, teacher, test date, Estimated Oral Reading Fluency (Est. ORF), National Curriculum Level-Reading (NCL-R), Normed Referenced Standardised Score (NRSS), Percentile Rank (PR) and Percentile Rank Range, Scaled Score (SS) and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), as well as the mean pretest and posttest scores for the entire group of students.

Depending on the setting of the Lexile® Measures preference, you may see the Lexile® measure on the report as well.

Only students who have completed more than one STAR Reading test appear on this report. If a student takes two tests on the same day, only the last one will appear on this report.

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

The teacher shown on the report is the latest teacher assigned to the class, not necessarily the teacher of the class at the time the student took the tests.

  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 Growth on the Select Report page.
  4. Select the options you want to customise for this report on the Report Options page. When you customize 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 Growth Report shows data changes across two specific time periods: a pretest reporting period and a posttest reporting period.

    For each reporting 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.

    The Growth Report shows data changes across two specific time periods: a pretest reporting period and a posttest reporting period.

    For each reporting 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.

    Use this option to make the data in the report more manageable by only showing a concise summary of it.

    • If Yes is chosen for this option, the Sort By option will not be available.

    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.

    • If you select Yes for the Summary Only option, the Sort By option will not be available.

    Use this option to have the information for each selected set print on a separate page.

    Use this option to print a list of the options you have chosen on the report. If you decide to run the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you are using the same ones.

  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.