Extended Question Time Limits Preference

How do I get to this page?

There are two ways to get to this preference—use whichever method you prefer.

Method 1:

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select your name in the upper-right corner. In the drop-down list, select Edit Preferences.

  3. On the Preferences page, select Extended Question Time Limits in the Individual Student Preferences section of the page.

Method 2:

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, Star Math, or Star Spanish. In the drop-down list, select Preferences.

  3. On the Preferences page, select Extended Question Time Limits in the Individual Student Preferences section of the page.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

  • District Level Administrators: any student in any school in the district
  • School Level Administrators: any student in their own school
  • Teachers: any student in one of their own classes

Use extended question time limits for students with special needs who need more time to read or answer the test questions. Star tests do not have overall time limits, but each test question has a standard time limit. The standard and extended times vary between products, question types, and the student's grade:


  1. After you select Extended Question Time Limits on the Preferences page, use the Schools , Classes , and Students drop-down lists to choose which students to set the preference for.

    The Schools, Classes, and Students drop-down lists.

    • You can only select one school at a time; only the school(s) available to you will be shown in the list. (If you only have access to one school, you will not need to select it.)
    • All of the classes you have access to will be shown in the Classes list. You can check them one at a time, or you can choose Select All at the bottom to check/uncheck all of the classes at once. (If you only have access to one class, you will not need to select it.)
    • All of the students in the selected classes will be shown in the Students list. You can check them one at a time, or you can choose Select All at the bottom to check/uncheck all of the students at once. (If you only have access to one student, you will not need to select them.)
  2. For each student, check (or uncheck) the Extend question time limit... box(es) after the student's name in the Setting column for each program you want that student to have extended time for.

    The setting for the preference for two students is shown in a table. The Save Changes, Set All, and Undo Changes buttons are above the table.

    To set the same preference for all the students shown at the same time, select Set All... , check (or uncheck) the Extend question time limit... box(es) , and then select Apply to All .

    The Set All button has been selected; the setting for all students is in a pop-up window. The Apply to All and Cancel buttons are at the bottom.

  3. When you have finished making your changes, select Save Changes to save them (you will see a confirmation message once your changes have been saved). You can also select Undo Changes to undo your changes to the preference setting.

  4. Select Back at the top of the page to return to the Preferences page when you are done.