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, you will see the students available to you and the current setting of the preference for each, if one has already been set. Select the expanding section of the "Settings for..." sentence to choose which students you want to set the preference for.

  2. In the pop-up window:

    • If you have access to multiple schools, you will need to select one school in the Schools column before you can select a class or group.
    • In the Classes and Groups column , select the class that has the students you want to set the preference for.
    • In the Students column , you can choose All Students to select all the students in the class or group, or you can choose Select Students and then check individual students to set the preference for .
    • 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. After making your choices, select Apply (or Cancel to close the pop-up without saving your selections).

  4. 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.

    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 .

  5. 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.

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

The setting of this preference will carry over for a student from one school year to the next.