Consolidated Summary Report

The Consolidated Summary Report summarizes scores for one Star product.

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 Summary Report.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

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

  1. Select Choose Assignment Type... (either the link or the button) to choose the assignment types to include in the report.

    In the pop-up window, select the application you want to generate the report for.

    The applications are listed; the Apply and Cancel buttons are at the bottom.

    After you select an application, a second column (Assignments) will open. In this column, select a single type of assignment.

    Star Math Assessment (English) has been selected in the Application column, revealing the associated assignments in the Assignments column (Star Math Enterprise Assessment (English), which has been selected; Star Math Algebra Assessment (English); Star Math Geometry Assessment (English); and Star Math Progress Monitoring Assessment (English)). The Apply and Cancel buttons are at the bottom.

    Select Apply (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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
    District Grades
    Schools Grades
  5. Use the Date Range drop-down list to choose the dates you want to generate the report for. You can select an existing marking period, screening window, or you can 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.

  6. Use the Scale drop-down list to choose which scale you want to use for the scores on the report. (The Star Enterprise Scale is only available in Mississippi; see tip box below.)

    For Mississippi: This report can cover multiple schools, which may have different settings for the Star Scale Transition Preference. If all of the selected schools have the same setting for that preference, the setting will be in effect here. If the selected schools have different settings for the preference, then both Unified and Enterprise scales will be shown here.

    Use the Average Type drop-down list to choose if you want to see mean (average) scores or median scores.

    Check Show Grade Equivalent if you want Grade Equivalent scores to be included on the report.

    Check Hide Sections Without Data if you want to omit sections of the report that have no data in them.
  7. Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.

  8. What happens next depends on the complexity of the report and the amount of data being compiled to create it.

    • In most cases, a "loading..." message will appear while the report is being created:

      The message states: 'This report is still generating. Very large reports could take about an hour depending on site traffic. Rather not wait?' The 'Skip screen view and return later for a PDF' button is at the bottom.

      ... and then the report will open on the screen (skip ahead to step 9).
    • In some cases, a "Generate Report" message will appear. When this happens, you can either wait for the report to be completed (skip ahead to step 9), or you can select Skip screen view & return later for a PDF to leave this screen.

      You will go to the "My Created Reports" tab—a " Generating PDF" message in the Actions column means the report in that row is still being generated. (Refresh this page or return to it later to see status updates.)

      When the report is ready, select Download PDF in the Actions column to download the report as a PDF file. (You can skip the remaining steps below.) Completed reports will remain available for 14 months after they are created.
  9. Once the report is generated, it opens at the bottom of the page. The view will differ based on how you grouped the students in step 4—the example below is grouped by district, then schools.

    In this example report, three tables are shown: one showing data for each school in the district, one showing Percentile Rank distribution throughout the district, and Grade Equivalent distribution throughout the district.

    The summary of the scores for the chosen Star product are shown. Each class's mean or median Percentile Rank is used to give them an overall ranking (in the Rank column). The bottom row of the table shows the mean or median scores for all of the selected students.

    Beneath the main table is a PR distribution summary. Regardless of whether you chose to include Grade Equivalent scores in step 6, a GE distribution summary is also shown. (For Star Reading and Star Early Literacy, an IRL distribution will also be included.)

    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.

  10. You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
  11. If the report is more than one page long, use the Previous, Next, and page number links at the bottom () to navigate between pages.
  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.