Setting a Default Benchmark: District Level Administrators and District Staff (Star Reading Enterprise)

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Level Administrators, District Staff

The default benchmark is the benchmark that is used throughout Star Reading Enterprise. In some places (such as the Screening Report options), you are allowed to choose different benchmarks to use—if no choice is shown, the default benchmark will be used.

District level administrators and district staff can either choose the default benchmark, which will apply to all schools in the district, or allow school level administrators and school staff to choose their own benchmark, which will only apply in their own school. In a mixed district (where some schools use Star Reading and some use Star Reading Enterprise), the default benchmark chosen will only apply to schools using Star Reading Enterprise.

The Set Default Benchmark page is reached by means of the View Benchmarks page. There are two ways to reach the View Benchmarks page—use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1:

  1. Click Star Reading on the Home page, then click Enterprise Home.

  2. On the Star Reading Enterprise Home page, click Benchmarks (below "Benchmark Options" in the Important Features section of the page).

  1. Click Star Reading on the Home page, then click Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention.

  2. Click View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar on the left side of the page.

    If you can't click on View Benchmarks, the selected school does not have any screening dates. Make sure you see the name of the school you want to work with in the School drop-down list.

  1. On the View Benchmarks page, click Edit Default Benchmark .

  2. On the Set Default Benchmark page, if you want to let school level administrators choose which benchmark to use as the default benchmark in their own school, click Allow school level administrators to set .

    If you want to choose the default benchmark yourself, click Apply the following to all schools , and then choose one of the benchmarks listed to serve as the default:

    • School benchmarks: Each school will use the school benchmark as the default.
    • District benchmark: The district benchmark will be the default for all schools. If some schools in the district do not have an Enterprise subscription, the district benchmark will not be used for those schools.
    • "State": If a linking study between the Star Reading scale and your state test has been completed for one or more grades, the state benchmarks can be used as the default. (The name shown will be the name of your state and the state test name acronym.)

      If no linking studies have been performed for your state, this option will not be available.
  3. Click Save to save your changes, or click Cancel to leave this page without saving changes.