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Instructional Planning - Student Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

The Instructional Planning - Student Report provides teachers with a list of suggested skills for individual instruction based on a student's most recent Star Reading Enterprise assessment. (The Instructional Planning - Class Report does this for classes or groups.) Depending on the setting of the Lexile® Measures Preference, the Lexile® Measure and Lexile® ZPD may also be shown.

This report only includes Star Reading Enterprise tests, not Star Reading tests.

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 Instructional Planning - Student 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 Student below "Instructional Planning" in the Enterprise Reports section of the page.

  1. 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 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.

    Choose which benchmark will be used for report calculations: the School Benchmark, the District Benchmark, or the state benchmark (if there is an existing linking study for your state).

    The Show Projected Growth option predicts how much growth you can expect from students by a target date based on their Star Reading Enterprise assessments to date. Use this option to choose your target date:

    • End of Year: This is the default setting, which uses the last day of your Renaissance Place school year as the date.
    • Custom Date: Enter a date in the blank field, or use the calendar button to choose one.
    • Do not show: The predicted growth will not be included on the report.

    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 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.

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

Note: After you've finished looking at the report, you can click

  • Select a Different Report to begin creating another report,
  • Customize this Report to reprint this report with different options, or
  • Enter Core Progress Learning Progression to see definitions, skill prerequisites, and examples to help you with instructional planning.


Suggested skills. A student's Scaled Score from a Star test locates the student at an entry point into the learning progression at the skill with the same or closest trend difficulty. A range of skills in a teachable order inclusive of all domains within that range is identified. The range is centered on the skill associated with the student's Scaled Score. The result is that each student's Scaled Score is used to identify a precise range of skills for the particular student—an engagement zone where the general difficulty of the skills represents the appropriate level of challenge for the student.

Sometimes a student's Scaled Score points to a skill that details the level of text appropriate for the student. In addition, the Instructional Planning Report displays a student's Instructional Reading Level (IRL) and Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) from their Star test. When these measures show differing information, remember that each has a different purpose or application for the student. An IRL can be used to find reading materials that will be used when providing students with instruction, for instance when introducing new skills to students within content-area text. The ZPD represents a range for students to use to find reading material that is appropriate for independent reading practice. The suggested skills come from the learning progression and are meant to move students to the next level of learning. Educators should take into account what they know about the student and individual strengths and weaknesses to determine what would be appropriate for instruction.