Consolidated Progress Report

The Consolidated Progress Report compares student achievement in one or two products over time.

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Reports; in the drop-down list, select Administrator. (Note: If you would normally only have access to administrator reports, there will be no drop-down list; selecting Reports will take you directly to the Administrator tab.)

  3. On the Administrator tab on the Reports page, under “Customizable Reports,” select Consolidated Progress Report.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff

  1. Select Change Students... to choose whose data you want to see in the report.

    In the pop-up window, you will see a number of columns where you can make your student selections.

    • At the top of the Schools column, if you have access to more than one school, choose either All Schools (to select all the schools you have access to) or choose Select Schools and then check the schools you want to include in the report. If you only have access to one school, you will not need to select schools—the Schools column will be hidden.

      At the top of each column, there is an 'All' and a 'Select' option. Choosing the 'All' option will select all the items in the column; choosing 'Select' will allow you to select specific items in the column by checking them.
    • After the school selection has been made, the next two columns will populate with all the teachers and classes in the school(s). Use the "All" options at the top of each column to select all the teachers and classes, or use the "Select" options and check specific teachers and classes to include in the report.

      In the example above, the person generating the report chose East Elementary School as the school, and then selected three specific teachers at that school. The Classes column lists all the classes for those three teachers—since All Classes is selected, the report will be generated for all of the students in all classes belonging to those three teachers at East Elementary School.

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

    When you are done selecting the students you want to include in the report, select Apply (or select Cancel to close the pop-up window without saving your selections).
  2. By default, the "All" option is chosen for Ethnicity, Gender, Language, and Grade Level. To reduce the scope, choose the "Select" option at the top of the appropriate column and then check your selections in that column.

    In the example above, the user has selected two Languages and three Grade Levels, while leaving Ethnicity and Gender at the default "All" options. Note: The Filter Reports by Ethnicity user permission may be set to prevent the use of ethnicities as a filter.

    By default, the "All" option is chosen for Characteristics. To reduce the scope, choose Select Characteristics... and then check each characteristic you want students in the report to have. You must also choose any or all (after "Include students with") to specify whether students with any of the selected characteristics will be included in the report or only those with all of the selected characteristics.

    In the example above, the user selected two Characteristics (ADA and ESL). Because any is selected, the report will include students who are ADA, ESL, or both. If all had been selected, only students who are both ADA and ESL would be included. Note: The Filter Reports by Characteristics user permission may be set to prevent the use of characteristics as a filter.

    Once you are finished choosing demographic options, select Apply at the bottom of the window to save your choices (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
  3. Use the Group By and Then list drop-down lists to determine how the data in the report should be arranged.

    The Group By choice you make hierarchically determines the Then list options available. For example, if you choose to group by Teachers, you can only list by Classes or Students.

    For some customers in larger school districts, the options in the Group By and Then list drop-down lists are limited to the following:

    Group By Then list
    District Schools
  4. Check Hide Sections Without Data if you want to omit sections of the report that have no data in them.

  5. In the Add Columns section, use the Subject and Assignment Type drop-down lists to choose the assignment types to include in the report.

    The selection you make for Subject determines what appears in the Assignment Type drop-down list. Typical assignment types are shown below for Reading (left) and Math (right).

    On the left, with Reading as the selected subject, there are six assessments and six practices that can be selected as the Assignment Type. On the right, with Math as the selected subject, there are six assessments and two practices that can be selected as the Assignment Type.
  6. Use the Measure drop-down list to choose the measure you want the report to track. The available measures will change depending on the assignment type you have chosen. For example:

    On the left, Reading is the subject and Star Reading Enterprise is the Assignment Type: this makes eight different measures available. On the right, Reading is the subject and Article Quizzes is the Assignment Type: this makes four different measures available.

    If you select Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) - Proficiency Score or Percentile Rank (PR) - Proficiency Score, a side menu will open where you can choose the value of the proficiency score (the default is 50).

    If you select Scaled Score (SS), the Unified Scale is used.

    Users in Mississippi can choose either the Enterprise Scale or the Unified Scale; however, if the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to Show Unified Scale Only, the Star Enterprise Scale will not be an option in the Scale drop-down list.

    After you select the measure, use the check boxes below the Measure Category drop-down list to choose whether to view Average values for the measure or Median values (or both).

  7. The report shows student progress between two reporting periods. Use the drop-down lists to select two marking periods or screening windows. You can also select Custom... and set your own dates (use the calendars to select a range of dates or type them in the fields using m/d/yyyy format; then, select Apply to use the dates you have chosen or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).

    The user has chosen to select custom dates. A pop-up calendar is open, allowing the user to choose the dates. The dates can also be entered in the fields above the calendar. The Apply and Cancel buttons are in the upper-right corner of the pop-up window.

    If schools use their own unique date ranges within a district screening window, those ranges will all have the same name. To help you tell them apart, the dates they cover will be added to the end of the name.

  8. Select + Add New Column to add a second (optional) assignment type and measure for the report (follow the same steps you did for the first one).

    If you add a second column and then change your mind, select the trash can in the upper-right corner to delete it.

  9. Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.

  10. The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page.

    An example report. The selected students are listed in a table. Each student's score for the selected measure is shown in two columns, one for each reporting period. The change in those scores between the reporting periods is shown in a third column.

    • The data for the selected students is shown, grouped as determined in step 3. (In the example above, the data is grouped by school and listed by student.)
    • The measures for the chosen assignment types are shown in two columns, one for each of the chosen marking periods. Another column summarizes the changes between marking periods.
    • The overall averages for the measures are in the bottom row.

      notes on the scores

      • When the average Scaled Score is calculated for a group of students, the Rasch scores are averaged first; that average is then converted to the average Scaled Score for the group. This method is more accurate than using each student's individual Scaled Score for the calculation.
      • If a student has taken multiple tests within the selected test range, the average of the student's test scores is used when calculating overall averages.
  11. You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
  12. Select the PDF icon above the first table in the report (or at the top of the page) to create a PDF version of the report: . You can also select the CSV icon above the first table in the report to create a CSV version of the report that you can open in a spreadsheet program: .

  13. To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon    at the top of the screen.