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Deactivating and Reactivating Star Early Literacy Tests

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators

Although you cannot permanently delete a Star Early Literacy test from a student's test record, you can deactivate a test. For example, if a student logged in with the wrong user name and took a test, that test should be deactivated so it will not be included in the other student's test history.

Deactivating a test removes the test-taking data and the test results from any reports or calculations for that student. If necessary, a deactivated test can be reactivated at a later time.

Deactivated tests will not be used when calculating SGPs. If a student has a test deactivated, and that test had been used to calculate the student's SGP, that student's SGP will be recalculated approximately 5–10 minutes after the test deactivation.

Only tests taken during the current school year can be deactivated and reactivated.

Deactivating a Star Early Literacy Test

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Early Literacy. In the drop-down list, select Record Book.

  3. Select Choose Students... (either the link or the button) to choose the students to view in the Star Record Book.



    Teachers can only choose students in their own classes and groups.


    1. Select a single school in the Schools column, if necessary. Only users who can work in more than one school will need to select one.

    2. After you select a school, the other columns will populate with all the teachers and classes/groups at that school. Select a single teacher, and then select one of that teacher's classes or groups (the Star Record Book only shows data for one class or group at a time).



      You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

    3. Once you have selected the correct teacher and class/group, select Apply (or select Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).
  4. Select the Reading as the subject.

  5. Select Update (under the Subject drop-down list).
  6. The Star Record Book for the selected class will open at the bottom of the page. Select the name of the student whose test you want to deactivate.

  7. On the Student Details page for that student, you will see the Assessment History for that student, showing all the assessments the student has taken. In the row for the test you want to deactivate, select Actions in the Actions column; in the pop-up window, select Deactivate Test.

  8. A confirmation window will open. Select Deactivate (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your changes).

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  9. The deactivated test will still appear in the student's record; however, a D will appear in the Scored column to indicate that this test has been deactivated and the test score will not be used for reporting purposes (except as indicated at the top of this help topic).

Note: If the student has taken more than one Star Early Literacy test, this method will not work; use the Star Record Book method (above) instead.

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Early Literacy; then, select Deactivate Star Tests.

  3. The Track Student Work Dashboard will open. Select the “...for [assignments]...” section of the navigation sentence.

  4. In the pop-up window that opens, select Assignments from assessment apps in the Assignment Type column and Star Early Literacy Assessment (English) in the Application column. Then check Star Early Literacy Assessment (English) in the Assignments column and select Apply.

  5. Select the “...for [students]...” section of the navigation sentence.

  6. In the pop-up window that opens, select the students whose tests you want to deactivate by selecting the students' school, teacher, and class/group. (You can only make one selection in each of these columns.)



    You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

    Next, you can select all the students in the class/group at once by choosing All Students at the top of the Students column, or you can choose Select Students and then check individual students who need to have tests deactivated.

    Once you have made your choices, select Apply.
  7. Select the “...for the [time frame]...” section of the navigation sentence.

  8. In the drop-down list, choose the timeframe that the tests you want to deactivate were taken in: the school year, the last 30 days, the last 7 days, the current marking period, or custom dates.



    If you choose to use a custom date range, you can either type the start and end dates or select them from the calendars that open as you click in each field. You can select Clear dates (in the top right corner) to remove dates that you have entered or selected. When you are done choosing the dates, select Continue (or Cancel if you decide not to use custom dates).



    This is sufficient information to find the tests you need to deactivate; you do not need to use the “...using the [scale]...” section of the navigation sentence.

  9. In the table at the bottom of the page, select Star Ad-Hoc Lesson. (Star test information is shown in this plan; if you wish, you can select the to the left of the plan to see the students you've selected, as shown below.)

  10. On the next page, select Star Early Literacy English Enterprise in the Assignment column of the table. The table will expand, listing all the students you have selected.

  11. In the row for a student, select the number in the Scored column (this number represents the completed, scored Star Early Literacy test that you want to deactivate). In the pop-up menu that opens, select Deactivate.

  12. A confirmation window will open. Select Deactivate (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your changes).

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  13. The deactivated test will still appear in the student's record; however, a D will appear in the Scored column to indicate that this test has been deactivated and the test score will not be used for reporting purposes (except as indicated at the top of this help topic).

Reactivating a Star Early Literacy Test

  1. Using either of the methods above, follow the steps to view the test record of a student with a deactivated test.
  2. When you find the deactivated test, select the D in the Scored column. In the pop-up window, select Reactivate.

  3. A confirmation window will open. Select Reactivate (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your changes).

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The reactivated test will once again appear in the student's record, and the test score will be used for reporting purposes.