Finding and Selecting an Assessment

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Custom.
  3. In the header of the Assessment Progress page, select Plan Instruction.
  4. On the Plans page, select New Plan.
  5. On the New Assessment Plan Setup page, select the students, subject, and week for your plan and give it a name, and then select Start Planning.
  6. On the Select Skills page, select the skills you want to be included in the assessment, and then select Next: Find Resources.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

  • District Level Administrators/District Staff: any class or school in the district
  • School Level Administrators/School Staff: any class in their school
  • Teachers: any of their own classes

The assessment you are planning is based on the skills you selected in the prior stage.

  1. At the top of the page, you will see the information you have entered about the plan so far: its subject, school, and the class/group.

    The scheduled dates for the assessment are above the right-hand column on this page.

  2. In the left-hand column, you'll see the all the learning objectives (skills) that you selected; the first skill selection is highlighted. Select another skill to change the highlight; the assessments in the next column will change to match the selected skill.

    If you want to change the skills, select Change (to the right of the Selected Skills heading) to go back to the prior page.

  3. All of the available assessments for a skill are listed in the second column. Use the filter icon on the right to fine-tune the resources shown (only Assessments are selected by default). The available filters may vary: typical filters include media type, source, and resource type. Enter/choose your filters and select Apply to filter the resources. You can also use the Filter by Keywords field at the top to search through the resources shown for specific keywords.

    The Sources available will vary based on the setting of the Provider Content Availability preference.

    If your school performs data sharing with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the top of the Selected Skills area will look slightly different: there will be a Resources from drop-down list that lets you switch between the standard Renaissance/Open Educational resources (with the filters and keywords working as described above) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) resources (which are only available by using this drop-down list).

  4. Select Preview in the upper-right corner of an assessment or resource to see a preview of it. At the top of the preview window, you can select + Add to Plan to add the it to your plan (you do not have to preview an item to add it—see the next step). Select   Close Preview to close the preview window.

  5. Select + Add in the lower-right corner of an assessment or resource to add it to your plan. The dates for your plan will appear in a drop-down list; select the first day you want to start using the assessment or resource.

  6. The assessment or resource will be added to the slot in the right for the date you selected. You can select the green checkmark for an assessment or resource that has been assigned a date to move it to another date, and you can select the to the right of an assessment or resource with an assigned date to remove it from that date and from the plan.

    If more than one page of results is available, navigate between the pages using the controls at the bottom of the page:

  7. If you want to create your own assessment, select Create your own in the bottom-left corner of the page. This will take you the authoring tool where you can create your own assessments. (When you are done creating an assessment, you will return to this page.)

  8. After you have chosen the assessments and resources that you want to include, select Review in the lower-right corner of the page.

    After you select Review, you'll go to the Schedule Assignments page, where you can arrange assessments and resources across the days in your plan.