On this page, you begin creating a new student group by selecting some initial parameters.
How do I get to this page?
Who can do this with default user permissions?
District Level Administrators, District Level Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
- Use the School and Students to Group drop-down lists to select the students you want to create groups from.
- If you only have access to one school, you will not need to select a school.
- School level administrators will only see classes at their own school.
- Teachers will only see their own classes.
To choose multiple specific classes (not just one), select Classes under the Students to Group drop-down list.
- In the pop-up window, check the classes you want.
- To search for a specific class, enter the class name or part of the name in the field at the top; the list will automatically update to include classes that match your criteria.
- Check the Class box at the top to select all of the classes shown at once (use the arrow next to "Class" to re-sort the list in alphabetical order, ↑ A to Z or ↓ Z to A).
- Choose Save Selection at the bottom to save your choices.
To choose specific students, select Students under the Students to Group drop-down list.
- In the pop-up window, enter all or part of a student name in the field at the top (a minimum of two characters is required).
- Use the drop-down list next to the field to find students in any grade (All Grades) or choose a single grade to search in.
- Select the search icon ; the list will update to include students that match your criteria.
- Check the students you want, or select Student above the list to check all the students shown at once (use the arrow next to "Student" to re-sort the list in alphabetical order, ↑ A to Z or ↓ Z to A).
- Choose Add Students at the bottom to save your choices.
- Use the Subject drop-down list to select a subject for the group (Reading, Reading Spanish, Math, or Math Spanish).
- Use the Benchmark drop-down list to choose which benchmark you want to use to group the students: State, District, or School.
If you chose Reading Spanish or Math Spanish as the subject in step 2, only district or school benchmarks can be selected here.
- For users in Mississippi: Use the Scale drop-down list to determine which scale to use when making groups. (The Unified Scale is used in all other states.)
For users in Mississippi: If the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to "Show Unified Scale only" for your school, you will not need to select a scale (the Unified Scale will be used).
The available scales will change based on the subject chosen.
Subject Scale* Definition Reading Star Reading Enterprisea Range of Star Reading test scores (0–1400) Reading Star Early Literacy Enterpriseb Range of Star Early Literacy test scores (300–900) Reading Star Unifiedc A single scale (0–1400) that can be applied to Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math tests Reading Spanish Star Reading Spanish Enterprised Range of Star Reading Spanish test scores (0–1400) Reading Spanish Star Early Literacy Spanish Enterprisee Range of Star Early Literacy Spanish test scores (300–900) Reading Spanish Star Unifiedf A single scale (0–1400) that can be applied to Star Early Literacy Spanish, Star Reading Spanish, and Star Math Spanish tests Math Star Enterpriseg Range of Star Math test scores (0–1400) Math Star Unifiedg A single scale (0–1400) that can be applied to Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math tests Math Spanish Star Enterpriseh Range of Star Math Spanish test scores (0–1400) Math Spanish Star Unifiedh A single scale (0–1400) that can be applied to Star Early Literacy Spanish, Star Reading Spanish, and Star Math Spanish tests
* On the next page (Student Selection), students' Scaled Scores (SS), Percentile Ranks (PR), and grouping by benchmark will be based on:
a. Star Reading assessment data.
b. Star Early Literacy assessment data.
c. Star Reading or Star Early Literacy, whichever assessment was most recent for each student.
d. Star Reading Spanish assessment data.
e. Star Early Literacy Spanish assessment data.
f. Star Reading Spanish or Star Early Literacy Spanish, whichever assessment was most recent for each student.
g. Star Math assessment data; does not include Star Math Algebra or Star Math Geometry.
h. Star Math Spanish assessment data.
- Select Create Groups; see the instructions for the next step here.