Online Assessment Analysis & Reporting System Reach for the STARS™!

The STARS™ Suite, SchoolCity's online assessment management, analysis, and reporting system, is an easy-to-use, comprehensive assessment solution that helps educators identify and target student needs. By instantly providing teacher- and kid-friendly data, STARS™ helps your district enact change where it counts the most: the classroom.
STARS™

Why choose SchoolCity's STARS™? For Results.

By combining the elegant design and powerful functionality of STARS™ with a robust training and professional development program, SchoolCity ensures that your district's assessment results are tangible, relevant, and actionable. Our system is designed with the educator in mind.

  • Integrated, Common Core-Aligned Intervention Resources STARS™ comes with a built-in library containing thousands of standards-aligned lesson plans and intervention materials, giving users integrated access to a host of resources designed to re-teach concepts and skills.

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  • Common Core-Aligned, Pre-Built Formative Assessments The STARS™ Suite includes over 350 RapidResponse Formative Assessments. Pre-built and short enough to administer quickly and frequently, these assessments allow teachers to closely track student achievement.

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  • ReportingNo need write special queries to analyze results; STARS™ users have instant access to dozens of pre-built reports with extensive filtering options. By design, all reports are easy to disaggregate and interpret.

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  • Test CreationOur user-friendly test creation tool makes distributing and managing classroom and district assessments simple. With access to high quality item banks and the ability to create their own, users can generate assessments targeted specifically to their students.

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  • Data CaptureAlong with online testing capabilities, STARS™ offers integrated scanning software for easy, accurate test delivery and data gathering. The system includes integration into both plain paper scanners and document cameras, making scoring exceptionally efficient.

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  • Automatic, Nightly Roster UpdatesCurrent and accurate data is crucial for effective analysis and reporting. STARS™ automatically extracts data directly from your district's Student Information System, sends it through a validation process, and finally loads it to STARS™.

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Integrated, Common Core-Aligned Intervention Resources

STARS™ comes with a built-in library containing thousands of lesson plans and intervention materials all linked to standards, including Khan Academy video resources for math support. STARS™ users have easy, seamlessly integrated access to a wealth of content, including lesson plans, mini-assessments, and testing strategies, all designed to help teachers effectively re-teach concepts and skills. 

All intervention resources are linked directly to the STARS™ interface and are fully searchable. Districts can also link to their own teacher-generated resources or to those purchased from curriculum providers such as Curriculum Associates.

Visit our Common Core section to learn more about CCSS-aligned intervention resources.

Common Core-Aligned, Pre-Built Formative Assessments

The STARS™ Suite comes complete with over 350 pre-loaded RapidResponse™ Formative Assessments. These short-cycle assessments allow teachers to closely track student progress in preparation for state assessments. RapidResponse™ Formative Assessments are aligned to California's most frequently assessed standards and are short enough to administer quickly and frequently.
Rapid Response™ Formative Assessments
RapidResponse™ Formative Assessments are designed to be administered by teachers every other week and include.
  • Five items per standard
  • One standard per assessment
  • A balance of difficulty and cognitive levels within each assessment
  • Two versions of each assessment for Math (same standards, 5 different items) to provide teachers with assessment options.

Reporting

STARS™ provides a comprehensive analysis of test results at the individual, class, school, and district level. Users have ready access to dozens of pre-built reports at any level with extensive filtering options, eliminating the need to write special queries.

STARS™ contains a host of easily generated, pre-built reports that include various test results and student demographic data. By design, all reports are easy to disaggregate and interpret.
STARS™ Reports
  • All STARS™ reports are exportable in multiple formats and feature extensive filtering and "drill down" options. In addition to pre-formatted Summary-Level Reports, STARS™ features an array of fast, flexible, Student-Level Reports.

    The STARS™ DIBELS® Reports help measure student success in the five early literacy components: Phonological Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency with Connected Text.
  • STARS™ ELL Reporting synthesizes ELL student data so that teachers can provide appropriate differentiated instruction for each student. Along with automatically generating AMAO 1-3 Reports, R-30, and SNOR Reports, STARS™ includes re-designation reports and analytic tools that relate student performance to services received. These reports also allow teachers to quickly identify and assess students who just missed the mark ("bubble kids") on any skill or sub-skill area. Additionally, STARS™ includes fast and flexible ELSSA reporting.

Test Creation

STARS™ provides teachers and administrators with a user-friendly test creation tool that makes distributing and managing classroom and district assessments simple. With access to high quality item banks and the ability to create their own, users can generate assessments targeted specifically to their students. Whether your district plans to develop in-house assessments, purchase premade assessments, or both, STARS™ provides unparalleled support throughout the entire process.

In a few simple steps, district, campus, and teacher users can create standards-aligned assessments that can be delivered on paper or online. After users select a grade, subject area, and the desired standards, STARS™ will filter through one of its extensive item banks to display which test questions are available. Users can then review the items and sort them based on criteria such as Bloom's Taxonomy, difficulty level, associated reading passages, and more.
STARS™ Test Creation
STARS™ Test allows district-level users to quickly create, preview, edit, and distribute assessments to teachers across schools and grade levels. Teachers can also generate classroom assessments that they can save in secure personal folders. Finally, if a user can't locate the perfect question in our banks, they can create their own with our intuitive item creation tool.

Data Capture

Along with online testing capabilities, STARS™ offers integrated scanning software for easy, accurate test delivery and data gathering. Web-based grading tools allow users to easily review, correct, and upload scanned answer sheets. Integration into both plain paper scanners and document cameras makes scoring exceptionally efficient.
STARS™ Data Capture
  • Plain Paper Scanning SchoolCity integrates with many scanning devices, allowing users to print bubble sheets on plain paper and scan the results. Printing forms on-demand gives users flexibility and convenience. Plain-paper scanning reads student answers and calculates score based on info stored about the student response. Our Scanner Compatibility List features Fujitsu plus Canon, Epson, Scantron, Brother, etc.

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  • Document Camera Integration STARS™ easily integrates with GradeCam, our exclusive document camera scoring engine. Just scan the answer key and most assessment item types are graded as scanned, with scores sent straight to the computer. GradeCam is compatible with 22 different cameras brands common to schools, like Samsung, AVer, HoverCam, Epson, and many others.
  • Direct Entry Scoring STARS™ lets teachers enter scores for performance-based assessments directly into its database. ​Whether it's a writing assignment with a ​ ​rubric score ​or ​​raw scores for a Kindergarten inventory​​, STARS™ can support​ ​direct entry scoring.

Automatic, Nightly Roster Updates

Having access to current and accurate data is crucial for any effective analysis and reporting tool. Every night, STARS™ automatically extracts data directly from your district's Student Information System. The data then goes through a validation process before finally being loaded into STARS. Say good-bye to cumbersome SQL programs while saving considerable staff time when you join SchoolCity!

Our roster update framework is currently in use by over 60 school districts, and processes over 2 million rows nightly. We'll work with you to arrive at an extraction mechanism that best suits your district's policies and security needs.