e*STAR Tutorial

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Regis University SPS Teacher Education e*STAR Tutorial How to complete an online Rubric and Assessment 01/30/2006 Background: • e*STAR—this is an online tool that tracks a student’s performance of Wyoming and Colorado Standards. This program is used to report to the licensing and accrediting agencies. Introduction: • If you are an assessor (i.e., an Affiliate, Course Consultant, Supervising Teacher, Cooperating Teacher or Student—only in courses requiring a self-assessment), you will receive an email that will link you directly to the assessments you are responsible for completing that semester/term. • In the case of Student Teaching, the Supervising Teacher must complete the assessment in full, after consulting with the Cooperating Teacher and Student (the Cooperating Teacher and the Student will be responsible to complete their own assessments, but the Supervising Teacher’s assessment is what we report to the state for licensure recommendation). If you have any problems or questions, please contact Daniel Archuleta at 303-458-3584 or at darchule@regis.edu This is copy written material. Proprietary rights belong to Regis University, SPS Teacher Education and ClientSolv Inc. Use of this tutorial or any included graphics outside of the original intent and/or audience may be punishable by law. Tutorial: This is not interactive. Please use it while you navigate through e*STAR and your email. Step ...

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Regis University SPS Teacher Education
e*STAR Tutorial

How to complete an online Rubric and Assessment
01/30/2006







Background:

• e*STAR—this is an online tool that tracks a student’s performance of
Wyoming and Colorado Standards. This program is used to report to the
licensing and accrediting agencies.




Introduction:

• If you are an assessor (i.e., an Affiliate, Course Consultant, Supervising
Teacher, Cooperating Teacher or Student—only in courses requiring a
self-assessment), you will receive an email that will link you directly to
the assessments you are responsible for completing that semester/term.

• In the case of Student Teaching, the Supervising Teacher must complete
the assessment in full, after consulting with the Cooperating Teacher and
Student (the Cooperating Teacher and the Student will be responsible to
complete their own assessments, but the Supervising Teacher’s
assessment is what we report to the state for licensure recommendation).








If you have any problems or questions, please contact Daniel Archuleta at 303-458-3584 or at
darchule@regis.edu

This is copy written material. Proprietary rights belong to Regis University, SPS Teacher Education and ClientSolv Inc. Use of this tutorial or any
included graphics outside of the original intent and/or audience may be punishable by law. Tutorial: This is not interactive.
Please use it while you navigate through e*STAR and your email.

Step One—make sure that we have your correct and up-to-date primary email address and if you
have BLOCK/SPAM filters, allow all emails coming from estarsuite.com and Regis.edu (if you
are an Affiliate Faculty member, it is highly recommended that you get a Regis.edu account)

Step Two—you will receive an email, after the final date when students can freely add/drop
courses (usually after one full week into an 8 week term), from estarsuite.com notifying you that
an assessment is due. It will contain details such as the student’s name, the type of assessment
and the due date. Here is an example of that email below. You should notice the blue, underlined
lettering. This is a link that will automatically take you to the assessment.




















Step Three—“click” the link. This will take you to a list of all the students’ names and all the
assessments that are due. As long as you have access to this link and have online access, you will
be able to go to this page. This means you could be at any campus, home or anywhere in-
between and complete the assessment.

Note: You will receive one email per student, per assessment (e.g., if you are a Supervising
Teacher for three students, you might receive nine emails—three students each with three
assessments. If you are an Affiliate faculty member teaching four students in any course, you
will receive at least four emails—one assessment per student.) However, you will only need to
keep one of the links per term. If for any reason you delete these emails/links, contact me and
I will resend one to you. Each link will take you to the same exact listing in e*STAR. I have
also included a side step that shows how to place the link in your “Favorites”.



Step Four—the Home Page


1. Home—this button will take you back to this page (your home page).
2. Online Help—this feature will be added soon, as we develop additional
tutorials.
3. Log-out—after you are finished, remember to log-out of this site.
4. Close Browser—after you have logged-out, close the web browser.
5. This lists all the students and the “Assessment Instruments” that are
pending completion.
6. View Rating—this is where you enter the rubric and assessment. Click
“View Rating” now.

Step Five—the “Assessment Instrument”



1. Assessment Title—this gives the details of the Assessment Instrument. It
specifies whether it is a Course, Field Experience, Portfolio, School, or
Other type of assessment. It gives the name of the Assessment Instrument
and the Semester.
2. Rubric Bar—some Assessment Instruments have multiple rubrics
associated with them. This bar specifies which rubric is currently being
viewed. It can also be dropped down to list all of the Rubrics associated
with the Assessment Instrument.
3. Rubric Selector—this tells you that there are two Rubrics in this
Assessment (there may be more or less) and you are currently viewing the
first one. Keep in mind that all the Rubrics must be completed before the
Assessment can be completed. The arrows on either side of the numbers
(e.g. “1 of 2”) move you through the Rubrics. If
4. Rubric Score—each Rubric should have a score associated with it. In this
case, the rubric has a total of 60 possible points and so far, zero of those
have been awarded. There points are associated with the Performance
Levels (e.g. Unsatisfactory=1, Basic=2, Proficient=3, Distinguished=4). Step Six—the “Rubric”



1. Rubric Criteria—each Rubric will be made up of at least one Criterion.
The Criterion is the topic under evaluation. These can be topics, grade
suggestions, elements or standards. To view all the Rubric Criteria, simply
use the vertical scroll bar in the Rubric frame.
2. Rubric Rating—you may enter a rating to any criteria by moving your
cursor into this box, clicking and finally typing in the numeric score.
3. Rubric Radio Button—rather than entering in the Rating, you can click on
any of the Radio Buttons that are beneath a specified “Performance
Level”. The Performance Levels can be anywhere from two choices to
thirteen choices. To view all the Performance Levels in a Rubric, simply
use the horizontal scroll bar in the Rubric frame.
4. Comments—this is a text box that allows the assessor to attach comments
to the Criteria and Ratings. By clicking in the box, comments can be typed
in.

Note: If the Rubric has “Unsatisfactory” to “Distinguished” as Performance
Levels, “Proficient” is the level required by the state to award licensure. Thus,
if you score the Performance Level less than Proficient, “Comments” must be
entered into that Criterion.

5. Performance Level Description—take your cursor and click on the
Criterion text (e.g., where the #1 is on the screen shot), this window will display the Performance Level Description for that particular Criterion. To
close/open this window, simply click the double arrows circled in yellow.
6. Element Addressed Description—if the Criterion happens to be an
element or standard, and you have clicked on the Criterion text with your
cursor, this window will display the Element/Standard Description. To
close/open this window simply select

Step Seven—Saving and Closing



In this example, we see that the assessor has begun to complete the assessment. This Rubric has
a comment in the first Criterion left by the assessor as a note to reassess it in 3 weeks. Remember
that in the original email sent by the e*STAR program, a due date is given. However, the
assessor can enter into the Assessment Instrument as often as he/she wishes before that due date.
Moreover, the assessor can track the progress of each Criterion performance as the term/semester
progresses. As long as the changes are “Saved”, they will remain as a part of the assessment. The
changes are stored on the e*STAR system rather than on the assessor’s computer.

1. Save—once changes have been made to a Rubric, the assessor can save
the progress he/she has made by clicking “Save” at the bottom of that
assessment. If there is more than one Rubric (e.g. “1 of 5”) in the
Assessment Instrument, the assessor should click “Save” after every
modification in each of the Rubrics.
2. Close—once all of the changes have been recorded on the system by
clicking “Save”, the assessor may return to the home page by clicking
“Close” at the bottom of the assessment. If the assessor is finished for that
session, he/she should then click the Golden Key to log-out and then the
web browser close button—see Step Four.


Step Eight—Assessment Complete



1. Assessment Complete—prior to the due date, and once all of the ent Instrument Rubrics have been completed, the Assessment can
be submitted. The assessor can click the “Assessment Complete” button
on the bottom of the assessment to submit the assessment into the
reporting system. This will remove the assessor’s access to it permanently.
If for some reason, something was not completed in the Assessment
Instrument you will see the following page prior to submittal:



1. Missing List—this list specifies the items missing in the Assessment
Instrument.
2. Yes/No Option—“YES” = Submit, “NO” = Return to the assessment
to complete the missing items. The phrasing of this may change to “Are
you sure you would like to submit this assessment?”, but YES and NO
will still have the same meaning.
Step Nine—This is the final screen before submittal. This is not a requirement. Currently, it is
not used by our department. Click “Save” to submit the assessment or “Cancel” to return to the
assessment.











You are finished! If you have any problems or questions, please contact Daniel Archuleta at 303-
458-3584 or at darchule@regis.edu












This is copy written material. Proprietary rights belong to Regis University, SPS Teacher Education and ClientSolv Inc. Use of this tutorial or any
included graphics outside of the original intent and/or audience may be punishable by law.