Monitor Password - Star Tests 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 Monitor Password - Star Tests in the Class Preferences section of the page.

Method 2:

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

  3. On the Preferences page, select Monitor Password - Star Tests in the Class Preferences section of the page.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

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

Use this preference to set the monitor password for your Star classes. The monitor password is required when you stop a Star test; using the Password Requirement preference, you can choose whether the password is also required before Star tests.

Note that you can set the monitor password for each class.

  1. After you select Monitor Password - Star Tests on the Preferences page, you will see the classes and groups available to you and the current setting of the preference for each. Select the expanding section of the "Settings for..." sentence to choose which classes or groups 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 classes or groups.
    • In the Classes and Groups column , you can choose All Classes and Groups to select all the available classes and groups, or you can choose Select Classes and Groups and then check individual groups and classes 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 class or group, enter the monitor password that you want to use . The same password will apply to all types of Star tests (not including Star Custom). Note: Monitor passwords are now case-sensitive, so be sure to use the same capitalization that you expect your teachers to use (for example, MonitorPW is different from monitorpw).

  5. To set the same preference for all the classes or groups shown at the same time, select Set All... , enter the password that you want to use , and then select Apply to All .

  6. 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.

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