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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, and students are performing in Star Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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.
  • Kindergarten students do not have SGP scores, and will not appear on the chart.
  • 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 Reading Reports page

  1. Click Star Reading 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 Reading Enterprise Home Page

  1. Click Star Reading 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 a benchmark.

  • If there is a linking study between Star Reading Enterprise and your state benchmark, the state benchmark will be chosen by default (you can use the drop-down list to choose the district benchmark instead).
  • If there is no linking study for your state, there will not be a drop-down list, and the district benchmark will be used.
  • When the district benchmark is showing, you can edit it by clicking Customize .
  • The minimum proficiency level for the benchmark is shown beneath it.
  • Although you cannot change a state benchmark, you can view it by clicking View under the drop-down list when the state benchmark has been chosen (the Customize link will change to View).
  • If the state benchmark is chosen, and you subsequently choose a grade (see ) without any values assigned to it, you will be prompted to click View and enter estimated values for the non-linked grade.

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 Reading Enterprise classes will be in the list. All Grades will show all grades in the district that have Star Reading Enterprise classes.
  • 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 benchmark (if one is available) or 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.

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

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a teacher at the chosen school who is assigned to a Star Reading Enterprise 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 the 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. Click it to return to the district view, where all the schools in the district are shown.

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

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a Star Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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. Click 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 a benchmark.

  • If there is a linking study between Star Reading Enterprise and your state benchmark, the state benchmark will be chosen by default (you can use the drop-down list to choose the district benchmark instead).
  • If there is no linking study for your state, there will not be a drop-down list, and the district benchmark will be used.
  • The minimum proficiency level for the benchmark is shown beneath it.
  • Although you cannot change a state benchmark, you can view it by clicking View under the drop-down list when the state benchmark has been chosen.
  • If the state benchmark is chosen, and you subsequently choose a grade (see ) without any values assigned to it, you will be prompted to talk to your district level administrator about having estimated values for the non-linked grade(s) entered.

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

  • Only grades that have Star Reading Enterprise classes will be in the list. All Grades will show all grades in the school that have Star Reading Enterprise classes.
  • 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 benchmark (if one is available) or 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 Reading Enterprise teachers in the school).

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a teacher at the school who is assigned to a Star Reading Enterprise 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. Click it to return to the school view.

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

Each of the blue circles on the chart represents a Star Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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. Click 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 a benchmark. The benchmark (chosen by the district level administrator) is shown here: either the district benchmark or the state benchmark (if a linking study has been completed for your state). The minimum proficiency level for the chosen benchmark is shown beneath it.

  • You can view the benchmark by clicking View .
  • If the state benchmark has been chosen, and you subsequently choose a grade (see ) without any values assigned to it, you will be prompted to talk to your district level administrator about having estimated values for the non-linked grade(s) entered.

Initially, data for all grades that you teach Star Reading Enterprise classes in is shown (see "My Classes View" below). Use the Grade drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade.

  • If you only teach Star Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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 Reading Enterprise 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. Click it to return to the class view.

Click Done to close the chart.