Formative Assessment Program
Benchmark Teacher Directions
2017-2018 STARS Assessment Titles & Testing Dates
Formative Benchmark Blueprints
- ELA Reading Grade 2
- ELA Reading Grade 3
- ELA Reading Grade 4
- ELA Reading Grade 5
- ELA Reading Grade 6
- ELA Writing Grade 2
- ELA Writing Grades 3 to 5
- ELA Writing Grade 6 to 11
- Kindergarten Quarterly Blueprints
- 1st Grade Quarterly Blueprints
- 2nd Grade Quarterly Blueprints
- 3rd Grade Quarterly Blueprints
- 4th Grade Quarterly Blueprints
- 5th Grade Quarterly Blueprints
- 6th Grade Quarterly Blueprints
Secondary Math (Revised 11/14/2016)
How do I use the same teacher created test for a pre and post or retest assessment?
This help sheet will guide you through the copying and renaming of an original test for multiple administrations giving you multiple data sets for the same test.
Recommendations & considerations.
Explains each type of available assessment with descriptions of each kind of test to help you decide which one to use when creating a test in STARS.
Explains the different question item codes and how each item provides answer choices for students. ie: MC = Multiple Choice, HT = Hot Text, etc.
Answer Key Only (AKO) Simple
When you already have a paper test created, this makes it possible for students to take the assessment online.
Upload an ExamView assessment to administer through SchoolCity. Using the method to create a test requires the user to build the test in ExamView software.
Set up a simple assessment in a few minutes.
The Inspect Alternate Item Bank includes duplicate test items as found in the Inspect Item Bank, however, these items will include the written questions on the student test for grades designated by the "Teacher Reads" item/question.
Learn to add your own test items and save them in My Work Space then add your unique item to a teacher made test.
Follow the directions on the above link to add a custom made item to an already existing teacher made test.
Enter scores into STARS from a performance-based assessment.
Copying Teacher Created Assessments to Next School Year
Allows teachers to keep tests from one year to the next by copying the teacher created test into the coming year.
The same procedure may be used to develop a test for use as a pretest, retest and/or a post-test.
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Results & Reports
- Creating a custom report for viewing multiple test data side-by-side.
- Using the Rescore function you can add Performance Levels which will add the data and pie chart according to your specific proficiency or mastery percentage added.
What accommodations are allowed with STARS?
STARS district tests follows the same accommodations and guidelines as AzMerit.
Printing Paper Format of Tests Without Activating Students
Allows paper/pencil administration or access to a paper copy for student assessment without testing online.
During Benchmark 1 testing some Chromebook users experienced navigation, freezing, and students unable to proceed to the next question. If your class experiences these issues on a Chromebook the device could be running in the Kiosk mode. Turning off the Kiosk should eliminate these issues.
Instructions and clarification for using and activating Text to Speech
Multi-grade level classroom assistance for accessing different grade level tests at the same time
Inspect Pre-built Assessments
Explanations and Color Coding for the Inspect Pre-built Assessments
Inspect® is an item bank and suite of over 300 pre‐built assessments that offers an industry‐leading combination of rigor, innovation, integrity, and instructional guidance throughout the school year. Ranging from short quiz‐like checkpoints to full‐length blueprint based end‐of‐year assessments; the suite of pre‐built assessments can be used in any capacity to support instruction. Give it a try!!