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Growth Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

This report shows the test results for the students you have selected and measures their progress between two testing sessions. You can use this report to evaluate your students' improvement during the year or over many years.

The report includes each student's name, age, class, teacher, test date, grade placement (GP), Scaled Score (SS), Estimated Oral Reading Fluency (Est. ORF), Sub-domain Scores, Literacy Classification (reading development stage), and Student Growth Percentile (SGP). The report also provides the average scores for the entire group of students.

Notes on the Growth Report:

  • Only students who have taken more than one test appear on this report.
  • Teachers can only create a Growth Report for the current school year.
  • If a student takes two tests on the same day, only the last one will appear on this report.
  • If your district level administrator has set a Growth Expectation, the growth expectation will appear on this report, along with the percentage of students who are meeting expectations and those students who are performing below expectations.
  • The teacher shown on the report is the teacher currently assigned to the class, not necessarily the teacher of the class at the time the student took the tests.
  • 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.
  1. Select Star Early Literacy on the Home page, then select Reports.
  2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. On the Select Report page, select Growth.
  4. Select the options you want to customize 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 Classes, a specific class, 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 enrolled in Star Early Literacy classes. Check each student you want on the report, or check 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 Early Literacy classes. Check each class you want on the report, or check 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 Early Literacy classes. Check each group you want on the report, or check 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 the entire school year or a marking period that has been set up by a district level administrator/school level administrator for your school. You can also set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.

    Date ranges for pretest and posttest reporting periods cannot overlap.

    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 the entire school year or a marking period that has been set up by a district level administrator/school level administrator for your school. You can also set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.

    Date ranges for pretest and posttest reporting periods cannot overlap.

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

    • If you choose only the summary, you will see the means for all students, but not the detailed information for each individual student.
    • When you choose to include only the summary, the Sort By option is not available.

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

    • If one or more specific classes were chosen for the Select Students option, this option will automatically be set to Class.
    • If one or more specific groups were chosen for the Select Students option, this option will automatically be set to Group.

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

    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 first on the report.

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

    Use this option to have each set's information print on a separate page.

    Choose whether the options you have chosen for this report will be printed 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 are finished choosing options.
  6. Star Early Literacy will generate the report. When it's ready, the report will open in Adobe Reader, or your default PDF reader.