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Growth Proficiency Chart

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

The Growth Proficiency Chart is a dynamic scatterplot chart that provides a customizable comparison of how specific schools, classes, teachers, and students are performing in Star Early Literacy based on their Student Growth Percentile (SGP) and their proficiency in relation to a particular benchmark. Your user group determines what information is shown in the "default" view and what options are available for drilling down further into the data.

You must be working in the current school year to use this chart: it cannot be used to examine test data in prior school years.

To view this chart, you must be using one of the following web browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 9+ or Firefox 11+.
  • Macintosh: Safari 5+ or Firefox 11+. You can also view the chart on an iPad® running iOS5+.

This chart cannot be used until there is at least one student who has taken at least two tests within different testing windows.

To be included in the calculations for this chart, a student needs to have tested at least two times and the two scores from those tests must be able to generate a valid SGP value.

  • SGP is calculated for students who have taken at least two tests within different testing windows. It uses the most recent test and at least one prior test from an earlier testing window (Fall, Winter, or Spring). The calculation uses the first test in the Fall, the test closest to January 15 in Winter, and the last test in Spring. Only tests taken in the last 18 months are used in the calculation.
  • If a student takes more than one Star Early Literacy test on the same day, the score from the last test taken that day will be used.
  • Students enrolled in multiple schools or classes will be counted multiple times if their scores meet the criteria.
  • Students who have had their grade manually adjusted during the current school year will not have an SGP calculated.
  • SGPs cannot be calculated based on imported historical student data.

Method 1—From the Star Early Literacy Reports page

  1. Click Star Early Literacy on the Home page, then click Reports.
  2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. Click Growth Proficiency Chart on the Select Report page.

Method 2—From the Star Early Literacy Enterprise Home Page

  1. Click Star Early Literacy on the Home page, then click Enterprise Home.
  2. Select your school in the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. Click Growth Proficiency Chart in the "Enterprise Reports" section of the Enterprise Home page.

—then follow the instructions below for your user group:

When you initially view the chart, the following default information is shown:



Proficiency is achieved when students reach the district benchmark; the minimum proficiency level for that benchmark is shown.

You can edit the district benchmark by selecting Customize .

Initially, data for all grades in all schools in the district is shown (see "District View" below). Use the Grade drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade.

  • Only grades that have Star Early Literacy classes will be in the list. All Grades will show all grades in the district that have Star Early Literacy classes. Star Early Literacy is normally used with grades K–3, but it can be used with any grade.
  • Picking a single grade includes only students in that particular grade.

From this initial (district) view, you can drill down deeper into the data. At any time while viewing the Growth Proficiency Chart:

  • You can choose a different grade . The chart will automatically update based on the choices you make.
  • If any of the circles (which may represent a school, teacher, class, or student) overlap so that you cannot hover over a specific circle, the top of the pop-up window that opens will change to a drop-down list of all the overlapping items. You can make your choice from this list.

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a single school in the district. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with a school's name and the following values:

  • Proficient: Percentage of students in that school who are achieving the minimum proficiency level, as determined by the benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all students in that school.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a teacher at the chosen school who is assigned to a Star Early Literacy class. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with a teacher's name and the following values:

  • Proficient: Percentage of the chosen teacher's students in that school who are achieving the minimum proficiency level, as determined by the benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of SGP scores for all of the chosen teacher's students in that school.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of the chosen teacher's students whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

A Return to Schools link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Select it to return to the district view, where all the schools in the district are shown.

Select View Classes in the pop-up window to change to the class view (allowing you to view data for all Star Early Literacy classes taught by the chosen teacher at that school).

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a Star Early Literacy class taught by the chosen teacher. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with the class' name and the following values:

  • At/Above Benchmark: The percentage of students in the class who have reached or surpassed the chosen benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all of the students in the class.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students in the class whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

In the Grade drop-down list, only grades that the teacher has classes in will be listed.

A Return to Teachers link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Click it to return to the teacher view, where all the teachers in the school are shown.

Click View Students in the pop-up window to change to the student view (allowing you to view data for all students in the chosen Star Early Literacy class).

  • In this view, the horizontal axis changes from Median Growth (SGP) to Growth (SGP); the vertical axis changes from % Proficient to Scaled Score.
  • The state benchmark is indicated by a green horizontal line; students below this line have not yet reached the minimum proficiency level for the selected state benchmark. The chart will always draw the benchmark line using the student's current grade, whether the student has tested or not in the current school year.

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a student in the chosen Star Early Literacy class.

Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with the student's name and the following values:

  • Test scores: The student's current SGP, the student's Scaled Score and Percentile Rank from the most recent test (including the test date), and the Scaled Scores and dates of the tests that were used to calculate the student's current SGP.

A Return to Classes link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Select it to return to the class view, where all of a teacher's classes in the school can be seen.

Click Done to close the chart.

When you initially view the chart, the following default information is shown:



Proficiency is achieved when students reach the district benchmark. The minimum proficiency level for that benchmark is shown.

You can view the benchmark by selecting View .

Initially, data for all grades in your school are shown (see "School View" below). Use the Grade drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade.

  • Only grades that have Star Early Literacy classes will be in the list. All Grades will show all grades in the school that have Star Early Literacy classes. Star Early Literacy is normally used with grades K–3, but it can be used with any grade.
  • Picking a single grade includes only students in that particular grade.

From this initial view, you can drill down deeper into the data. At any time while viewing the Growth Proficiency Chart:

  • You can choose a different grade . The chart will automatically update based on the choices you make.
  • If any of the circles (which may represent a teacher, class, or student) overlap so that you cannot hover over a specific circle, the top of the pop-up window that opens will change to a drop-down list of all the overlapping items. You can make your choice from this list.

The blue circle on the chart represents your school. Hover the mouse over the circle to open a pop-up window with the school's name and the following values:

  • Proficient: Percentage of students in the school who are achieving the minimum proficiency level, as determined by the benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all students in the school.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

Click View Teachers in the pop-up window to change to the teacher view (allowing you to view data for all Star Early Literacy teachers in the school).

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a teacher at the school who is assigned to a Star Early Literacy class. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with a teacher's name and the following values:

  • Proficient: Percentage of the chosen teacher's students in the school who are achieving the minimum proficiency level, as determined by the benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all of the chosen teacher's students in the school.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of the chosen teacher's students whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

A Return to Schools link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Select it to return to the school view.

Select View Classes in the pop-up window to change to the class view (allowing you to view data for all Star Early Literacy classes taught by the chosen teacher at the school).

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a Star Early Literacy class taught by the chosen teacher. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with the class' name and the following values:

  • At/Above Benchmark: The percentage of students in the class who have reached or surpassed the chosen benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all of the students in the class.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students in the class whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

In the Grade drop-down list, only grades that the teacher has classes in will be listed.

A Return to Teachers link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Select it to return to the teacher view, where all the teachers in the school are shown.

Select View Students in the pop-up window to change to the student view (allowing you to view data for all students in the chosen Star Early Literacy class).

  • In this view, the horizontal axis changes from Median Growth (SGP) to Growth (SGP); the vertical axis changes from % Proficient to Scaled Score.
  • The state benchmark is indicated by a green horizontal line; students below this line have not yet reached the minimum proficiency level for the selected state benchmark. The chart will always draw the benchmark line using the student's current grade, whether the student has tested or not in the current school year.

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a student in the chosen Star Early Literacy class.

Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with the student's name and the following values:

  • Test scores: The student's current SGP, the student's Scaled Score and Percentile Rank from the most recent test (including the test date), and the Scaled Scores and dates of the tests that were used to calculate the student's current SGP.

A Return to Classes link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Select it to return to the class view, where all of a teacher's classes in the school can be seen.

Click Done to close the chart.

When you initially view the chart, the following default information is shown:



Proficiency is achieved when students reach the district benchmark. The minimum proficiency level for the chosen benchmark is shown beneath it.

  • You can view the benchmark by selecting View .

Initially, data for all grades that you teach Star Early Literacy classes in is shown (see "My Classes View" below). Use the Grade drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade. Star Early Literacy is normally used with grades K–3, but it can be used with any grade.

  • If you only teach Star Early Literacy classes for one grade, there will not be a drop-down list.

From this initial view, you can drill down deeper into the data. At any time while viewing the Growth Proficiency Chart:

  • You can choose a different grade . The chart will automatically update based on the choices you make.
  • If any of the circles (which may represent a class or a student) overlap so that you cannot hover over a specific circle, the top of the pop-up window that opens will change to a drop-down list of all the overlapping items. You can make your choice from this list.

Each blue circle on the chart represents one of your Star Early Literacy classes. Hover the mouse over the circle to open a pop-up window with the class name and the following values:

  • At/Above Benchmark: The percentage of students in the class who have reached or surpassed the chosen benchmark.
  • Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all of the students in the class.
  • Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students in the class whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the total number of students in the group.

Click View Students in the pop-up window to change to the student view (allowing you to view data for all students in the chosen Star Early Literacy class).

  • In this view, the horizontal axis changes from Median Growth (SGP) to Growth (SGP); the vertical axis changes from % Proficient to Scaled Score.
  • The state benchmark is indicated by a green horizontal line; students below this line have not yet reached the minimum proficiency level for the selected state benchmark. The chart will always draw the benchmark line using the student's current grade, whether the student has tested or not in the current school year.

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a student in the chosen Star Early Literacy class.

Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with the student's name and the following values:

  • Test scores: The student's current SGP, the student's Scaled Score and Percentile Rank from the most recent test (including the test date), and the Scaled Scores and dates of the tests that were used to calculate the student's current SGP.

A Return to Classes link is added below the Grade drop-down list. Select it to return to the class view.

Click Done to close the chart.