STAR Cohort Growth Report

Description: This is an abstract for the STAR Cohort Growth report, which gives a list of students by class with 3 years of CST data, including either scaled score or performance level, compared to the state average and each student's growth over time. Overall class averages and differences are also included.

Purpose: Identifies by class period, 3 year progress/decline on the CST tests, and compares the class to the state average/difference.

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Focus

Focus

Who is the intended audience?

Teachers and Administrators

What data is reported?

STAR results by class, includes scale score or performance level, compared to the state average and each student's growth over time. Overall class averages and differences are also included.

How is the data reported?

As a single page class summary of scale scores or performance levels by year on top, each students growth or decline, and scale score comparisons to state averages/differences at the bottom.

Caution

Don’t use this report to judge student growth, as STAR tests differ in difficulty from one grade/level to the next. Also, note how “academic year” and “test year range” selections impact the report. For example, if I select students who were in my classroom (academic year) in 2010-2011 and took the STAR (test year range) 2009-2011, scores will include how my students performed following my instruction in 2011. However, if it’s September and I select 2011-2012 as academic year and 2009-2011 as test year, I can see my incoming students’ performance.