This lesson will guide you through explaining the following three state prebuilt reports to your users: CST Percent Proficient by Class, Class Roster with ELA and Math STAR, and CST Cluster Scores-Student List. To review how to find a prebuilt report, use our help manual Find a Prebuilt Report.
Use this as a guide to facilitate the training in a computer lab. Show the videos before users log in or view one video at time so users can follow along.
Before You Get Started
- All users will need to be logged into their own Illuminate account
- Confirm how many years of state assessment data is available in your site with your Illuminate Admin Team.
- Confirm with your IT/Technology Team your ability to access VIMEO on site/district computers.
CST Percent Proficient by Class
Navigation: Reports > List Reports > In the search bar type in CST percent proficient > Click Search > Click on CST Percent Proficient by Class
Ask the users to look at their overall student's scores where the roster year matches the test year. For example, if your class roster/enrollment is 2012-2013, the CST test year will be 2013. This is how the students did in their class last year. This report can show how effective the lessons are being taught. This is a good time to analyze the instruction and materials used and whether they are effective.
Now ask the users to change the roster year to be the current students they are inheriting with last years CST. These are the students you will be getting on the first day of school. This is where the user can see the class or period and where they need to aim their instruction as far as difficulty level. For example, If the majority of yours students are in the advanced and proficient range you need to teach more rigorous lessons for that class/period.
On the second page of the report (Click Next Page if you are in the web browser) look for the students who are Far Below Basic or Below Basic. These are the students whom you can keep an eye on throughout the year to monitor their academic progress.
For more information, visit the Prebuilt Report Abstracts on CST Percent Proficient by Class.
Class Roster with ELA and Math STAR
Navigation: Reports > List Reports > In the search bar type in Class Roster > Click Search > Click on Class Roster with ELA and MATH STAR
Explain to users to review the legend first to determine if the child is moving up or down for the past couple of years. If they are noticing the child is going down, look at the Scaled Score (SS) to see how significant of a move they made.
Please note: If the users have periods, you will need to click next page in order to see your next period class. The report is broken down by your actual class roster.
For more information, visit the Prebuilt Report Abstracts on Class Roster with ELA and MATH STAR.
CST Cluster Scores - Student List
Navigation: Reports > List Reports > In the search bar type in CST Cluster > Click Search > Click on CST Cluster Scores-Student List
Select the test year, subject area, and available test. Report Type defaults to Scores, which will generate all reports available. Click View in Browser. Explain that this report will show their student list by overall performance and cluster scores by percent. If the cluster scores is green, the student earned proficiency. If the cluster score is red, the student did not earn proficiency in that cluster.
On the second page of the report (Click Next Page if you are in the web browser) a student list by scale score will be available. Continue by selecting Next Page to receive information on how the set of students performed compared to the state average proficiency, minimum proficiency, and minimum for achieving advanced.
For more information, visit the Prebuilt Report Abstracts on CST Cluster Scores-Student List.
Want to Expand on Prebuilt Reports? Visit our Reports Manual.