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					         2008 STAR
   How To Open and Read
   Your STAR Data CD-ROM
                 Webcast
              May 28, 2008
           Start time 9:00 a.m.


May 2008        STAR Student Data CD   1
                Objectives
District STAR coordinators will know:
• The benefits of using the STAR CD-ROM as an
  information tool
• How to use the STAR Student Data Layout to
  look up student results for the CSTs, CMA,
  CAT6/Survey, CAPA, and STS
• What is a .TXT file
• What is an .XML file
• What tools can be used to look at the STAR CD-
  ROM
• How to find data on the STAR CD-ROM


May 2008          STAR Student Data CD       2
                     Agenda
• What’s new for 2008
• What types of files are available
   – Overview of .TXT and .XML
   – How to specify which is required
   – What is the default format
• What is the Student Data Layout
• Break
   – .TXT File
       • File layout
       • Tools
           – SIS
           – Text Editor
           – Excel
           – Access
   – .XML file
       • Why would you request an .XML File?
• Viewing the STAR CD-Rom — Software Demonstration

May 2008             STAR Student Data CD            3
                 What’s New?
• Three distinct student files on each CD-ROM
   – File 1—student identification data,
     demographics and test information
   – File 2—student identification data,
     accommodation and modification data
   – File 3—student identification data, English
     learner test variation data, irregularity data,
     subscore data
• The UIN File Linking Number
   – Unique identifier to link all three data records
• Student grade level on each file as part of the
  Student Identification
• CAPA level for students taking CAPA


May 2008             STAR Student Data CD           4
               What’s New                    (Cont.)

• California Modified Assessment (CMA) scores:
   – Students in grades 3–5 who took a CMA
   – No performance levels (advanced, proficient, etc.),
     only percent correct scores by content area
• Standards-based Tests in Spanish (STS) scores:
   – Students in grades 2–7 who took an STS
   – No performance levels (advanced, proficient, etc.),
     only percent correct scores by reporting cluster
     (grades 2–4) or content area (grades 5–7)
• California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA)
  for Science scores:
   – Percent correct results for students in grades 5, 8,
     and 10



May 2008              STAR Student Data CD             5
  What Type of Files Are Available




May 2008      STAR Student Data CD   6
  What Type of Files Are Available
• STAR produces two types of data files:
   – .TXT: A kind of computer file that is structured as a
     sequence of lines. The end of a text file is denoted by
     placing one or more special characters, known as an
     end-of-file marker, after the last line in a text file.
   – .XML: Extensible Markup Language; a general-purpose
     specification for creating custom markup languages that
     allows its users to define their own elements.
       ▪ Rarely requested due to their unique characteristics.
         Please be sure your district SIS system and data
         group can support an .XML file before ordering.




May 2008                STAR Student Data CD               7
 What Type of Files Are Available         (Cont.)



• Requested by using the 2008 STAR Request
  for Student Data File and Additional Reports.
   – Filled out by the district STAR coordinator
   – Sent back in Box 1 of your scorable STAR
     materials
   – Requested as ASCII .TXT file or an .XML
     file for PC or Mac; if neither selected,
     default is .TXT file
• STAR does not provide student results in
  .CSV format

May 2008           STAR Student Data CD        8
 What Type of Files Are Available     (Cont.)




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD        9
 What Type of Files Are Available     (Cont.)




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD       10
           What Is the STAR 2008
            Student Data Layout




May 2008         STAR Student Data CD   11
           What Is the STAR 2008
            Student Data Layout

• The STAR 2008 Student Data Layout
  is the map to access all STAR data.
• When looking at data in a raw format
  the Student Data Layout tells the
  user what position and what line
  number they are viewing.




May 2008         STAR Student Data CD   12
           What Is the STAR 2008
            Student Data Layout




May 2008         STAR Student Data CD   13
            Break




May 2008   STAR Student Data CD   14
  I Received My STAR CD-ROM, What’s
                 On It?




May 2008      STAR Student Data CD   15
  I Received My STAR CD-ROM, What’s
              On It? (Cont.)
• Student identification, demographic and
  test information
• Accommodation, modification, test
  variation, and subscore data
• Can be used with a text editor or SIS
  system to find any data from STAR
  without resorting to paper documents
• Your CD-ROM does not contain .PDF files
  of your paper reports



May 2008        STAR Student Data CD   16
           File One



May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   17
                    File One
           Student Identification Data
• Student identification
   – Record Type (CST, CMA, CAT/6, CAPA, STS)
   – UIN File Linking Number
   – Student Name
   – Student (Local) ID Number
   – SSID Number
   – Date of Birth
   – Gender
   – County/District Code
   – School Code
   – Grade
   – CAPA Level


May 2008            STAR Student Data CD    18
                    File One
           Student Identification Data




May 2008            STAR Student Data CD   19
                    File One
           Student Identification Data




May 2008            STAR Student Data CD   20
                          File One
  Test Information and Demographic
                   Data
• Test Information
     – Special Testing Conditions:
           • (P) Not Tested By Parents
           • (A) Absent
           • (T) Enrolled on First Day and tested at a previous
             school
           • (E) Not Tested Due to Significant Medical Emergency
           • (L) Enrolled After First Day and Was Tested
           • (Y) Document Replaces a Lost or Destroyed Answer
             Document
           • (C) Student Observed Cheating




May 2008                   STAR Student Data CD              21
               File One
    Test Information and Demographic
                   Data




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD    22
               File One
    Test Information and Demographic
                   Data




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD    23
                  File One
    Test Information and Demographic
                   Data
• English Proficiency
• EL Date First Enrolled in U.S. School
• R-FEP Date Reclassified
• Student Scored Proficient or Advanced 3 years
  on ELA CST
• Program Participation
   – Receiving Title I Services
   – Migrant Education
• EL in U.S schools < 12 months
• Primary Ethnicity



May 2008           STAR Student Data CD           24
                File One
     Student Demographic Information




May 2008        STAR Student Data CD   25
                File One
     Student Demographic Information




May 2008        STAR Student Data CD   26
           File Two



May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   27
                    File Two
           Student Identification Data
• Student identification
   – Record Type (CST, CMA, CAT/6, CAPA, STS)
   – UIN File Linking Number
   – Student Name
   – Student (Local) ID Number
   – SSID Number
   – Date of Birth
   – Gender
   – County/District Code
   – School Code
   – Grade
   – CAPA Level


May 2008            STAR Student Data CD    28
                    File Two
           Student Identification Data




May 2008            STAR Student Data CD   29
                    File Two
           Student Identification Data




May 2008            STAR Student Data CD   30
              File Two
    Accommodation and Modifications

• Accommodation or Modification
     – In Section 504 Plan
     – In IEP (Individual Education Program)
     – (B) Student marked in test book and responses
       were transferred
     – (C) Student dictated response to a scribe
     – (H) Used Large Print
     – (P) Student used Audio CD
     - (I) Used Additional Time




May 2008              STAR Student Data CD             31
              File Two
    Accommodation and Modifications




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD   32
              File Two
    Accommodation and Modifications




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD   33
              File Two
    Accommodation and Modifications
Note: Accommodations and Modifications
      are listed for each component of
      STAR




May 2008       STAR Student Data CD   34
           File Three



May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   35
                   File Three
           Student Identification Data
• Student identification
   – Record Type (CST, CMA, CAT/6, CAPA, STS)
   – UIN File Linking Number
   – Student Name
   – Student (Local) ID Number
   – SSID Number
   – Date of Birth
   – Gender
   – County/District Code
   – School Code
   – Grade
   – CAPA Level




May 2008             STAR Student Data CD       36
                   File Three
           Student Identification Data




May 2008            STAR Student Data CD   37
                   File Three
           Student Identification Data




May 2008            STAR Student Data CD   38
               File Three
   English Learner Test Variation Data

• English Learner Test Variations
     – (A) Student heard the test directions printed in
       the DFA ―SAY‖ boxes translated into the
       student’s primary language
     – (B) Student had additional supervised breaks
     – (C) Student was tested separately with other
       English learners
     – (D) Student had access to translation glossary




May 2008              STAR Student Data CD          39
               File Three
   English Learner Test Variation Data




May 2008        STAR Student Data CD   40
               File Three
   English Learner Test Variation Data




May 2008        STAR Student Data CD   41
                  File Three
              Irregularity Data

• A-1 There was an Adult Testing Irregularity
• A-1 There was Inappropriate Test Preparation




May 2008           STAR Student Data CD          42
               File Three
           Irregularity Data




May 2008      STAR Student Data CD   43
                    File Three
                  Subscore Data
• CST for ELA, STS for RLA subscore raw score
• CST, STS for Mathematics subscore raw score
• CST for Science (grades 5, 8), Grade 10 Life Science
  subscore raw score
• CST for World History (grades 9–11) subscore raw score
  and all other CST EOC subscore raw scores
• EAP ELA status
• EAP Math status
• EAP ELA—Student authorized ETS to release results to
  CSU
• EAP Math—Student authorized ETS to release results to
  CSU




May 2008               STAR Student Data CD                44
             File Three
           Subscore Data




May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   45
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
            Student Data?




May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   46
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
            Student Data?
• Your district’s Student Information
  System (SIS)
     – Eagle/Aeries
     – Ready Reports
     – Powerschool
     – SASI
     – Edusoft
     – IDMS
     *ETS STAR/TAC DOES NOT ENDORSE OR OFFER DESKTOP SUPPORT FOR ANYSPECIFIC
           STUDENT INFORMATION SYSTEM




May 2008                         STAR Student Data CD                      47
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
         Student Data? (Cont.)
• Use your SIS to its fullest
   – Make it the keeper of all your student
     identification, demographic, and test result
     information
   – Always back up your data and check with your
     (SIS) vendor for any new updates, training, and
     importing procedures for your STAR data to
     your SIS system
• Always spot check your data for accuracy
• Restrict access to your student information
  system to authorized personnel


May 2008            STAR Student Data CD         48
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
         Student Data? (Cont.)

• Our district does not have an SIS and
  we can’t afford one, what can we use?
     – Access
     – Excel
     – Text Editor




May 2008             STAR Student Data CD   49
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
          Student Data (Cont.)

• Text editors such as WordPad and
  EditPad Pro allow you to look up
  data on your CD-ROM by following
  the line number and position number
  on the data file




May 2008      STAR Student Data CD   50
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
          Student Data (Cont.)




May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   51
What’s the Best Tool to View my STAR
          Student Data (Cont.)




May 2008     STAR Student Data CD   52
           Software and Text Editor
                Demonstration

           June 25, 2008, during the 2008
              STAR Reports Preview
                     *Tentative*


May 2008             STAR Student Data CD   53
           Questions
              ?




May 2008    STAR Student Data CD   54
                UPCOMING
              STAR Webcasts
June 25       9:00 a.m. – 2008 STAR Reports Preview
July 16       9:00 a.m. – 2009 STAR Test Admin Setup




   May 2008       STAR Student Data CD       55

				
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