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Viewing Benchmarks (Star Reading Enterprise)

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

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. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, click the tab to choose which type of benchmark you want to view: School , District , or State .



    The State tab will only be shown if a linking study between the Star Reading scale and your state test has been completed for one or more grades. The name shown on the tab will be the name of your state and the state test name acronym.

    The current setting for the default benchmark is shown at the top of the page. The Edit Default Benchmark link beneath it will only appear if the user group you belong to is allowed to set the default benchmark.

    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 made in these situations, the default benchmark shown here is the one that will be used.



    Verify that the School tab is active.

    Use the School drop-down list to select which school's benchmarks to view. Note: School level administrators, school staff, and teachers can only view school benchmarks for their own school.

    The number of categories and the minimum proficiency level for the chosen school are shown in the Benchmark Structure section of the page . The Edit Benchmark Structure link beneath will only appear if the user group you belong to is allowed to edit school benchmark structures.

    The benchmarks for each grade in the chosen school are in the Cut Scores table. The Edit Cut Scores link above the table will only appear if the user group you belong to is allowed to edit cut school scores.



    Verify that the District tab is active.

    The number of categories and the minimum proficiency level for the district are shown in the Benchmark Structure section of the page . The Edit Benchmark Structure link beneath will only appear if the user group you belong to is allowed to edit the district benchmark structure.

    The Cut Scores table will only have one row; a single district benchmark is applied to all grades in all the schools in the district. The Edit Cut Scores link above the table will only appear if the user group you belong to is allowed to edit district cut scores.



    Verify that the State tab is active.

    Unlike school and district benchmarks, state benchmarks are linked to the Scaled Score (SS), not the Percentile Rank (PR).

    There may be grades in the state that do not have a linking study between the state test and Star Reading; the rows for these grades will be empty .

    The Edit Non-Linked Grades link above the table will only appear if the user group you belong to is allowed to edit scores for non-linked grades.

  2. Click Done when you have finished viewing the benchmarks.