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Diagnostic Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level 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 direct 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 Scaled Score (SS), Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), Percentile Rank range, Instructional Reading Level (IRL), Estimated Oral Reading Fluency (ORF), Domain scores, and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). The Diagnostic Report also suggests how the student can achieve additional growth, especially if the student falls below the 25th percentile. Depending on the setting of the Lexile® Measures Preference, the Lexile® Measure and Lexile® Range may also be shown.

When you print this report for a student who has taken a Star Reading Enterprise test, there are three additional options available: Benchmark, Show Skill Area Scores, and Use Trend Score. If a student has taken both a Star Reading test and a Star Reading Enterprise test, the report will use the data from the most recent test.

Although kindergartners can take Star Reading tests, data for kindergartners has not been norm-referenced. Therefore, on this report, no values will be shown for Percentile Rank (PR) and/or Percentile Rank Range for kindergartners.

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 customize for this report on the Report Options page. When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
  5. Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in 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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Diagnostic Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking period that has been set up by a district level administrator/school level administrator for your school, or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.

    Use this option to see where a student's Scaled Score (SS) stands in relation to a particular benchmark: school, district, or state.

    Choose whether to use the trend score or the student's actual Scaled Score from the most recent test to determine the student's suggested skills.

    Use this option to choose whether to show each student's GE score on the report.

    Use this option to show a student's skill set scores within each skill set: Word Knowledge and Skills, Comprehension Strategies and Constructing Meaning, Analyzing Literary Text, Understanding Author's Craft, and Analyzing Argument and Evaluating Text.

    Choose this option to have students' ID numbers included on this report.

    Choose how to group the information on the report: by class, grade, 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 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.

    Use this option to print a list of the options you've 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're using the same ones.

  6. Click View Report when you are finished choosing options.
  7. Star Reading will generate the report. When it's ready, the report will open in Adobe Reader, or your default PDF reader.