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learn 05-06-2019 05:05 AM

STAR Testing
Hello PT,
So if the students make any types of gains in this test it is a good sign? Meaning they it gives me a growth rate of 4.5 gains it is good? Or should it be higher?


annon4this 05-06-2019 09:03 AM

Any growth from last year is seen as a positive. Even if student didn't score in the "approaches" category, they can still show improvement from previous year.

learn 05-06-2019 02:26 PM

Which area is this? It just shows +4 growth or +7 next to each of my students. I gather this is good. Now what about a kid who shows just -0.4. He's a smart kid, but his test scores are horrible.

MyLifeClass 05-06-2019 04:06 PM

Star vs STAAR
Are you talking about star Enterprise or Texas STAAR test? I think you and the other poster are talking about two different tests

annon4this 05-06-2019 06:01 PM

Sorry! I didnít read original post correctly. I was referring to the state assessment, not Reading Renaissance.

learn 05-07-2019 08:39 AM

I'm talking about Reading Ren Place
Reading STAR test. It's all good. Just wondering what admin looks at and how much growth they expect.

Tessa_Rue 05-07-2019 04:52 PM

Well, that depends on your admin. Ideally they would want to see +1.0 growth from beginning of year to end of year, if not more.

Of course, it depends. They may just look at the score itself and not growth - so if the students hit benchmark, everything is fine, even if there wasnít a yearís worth of growth shown.

middlestsis 05-13-2019 12:50 PM

Our district looks at the SGP (Student Growth Percentile)- this compares their growth with children who made the same score as them. Our goal where I am is to have that at 40 or above. I personally think any growth is good and that these tests are just a snapshot of what the child can do. If your admin asks about any that didn't make a ton of growth, you can always talk to them about what you see in the classroom.

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