Instructional Planning - Class Report

The Instructional Planning - Class Report provides a list of recommended skills for a group or class based on most recent student activity. (The Instructional Planning - Student Report does this for individual students.)

How do I get to this page?

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

  4. On the Star / Assessment tab on the Reports page, under “Screening and Instructional Planning,” select Instructional Planning - Class Report.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

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

  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. (Note: You cannot select Star Custom Assessment.)



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


    In the example above, the user selected Star Math English Assessment for the application and Star Math Enterprise Assessment (English) for the assignment.

    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.



    • Teachers can only choose students in their own classes and groups.
    • In the pop-up window, if there is a Schools column, select a school. (This column isn't available if you only have access to one school.)
    • If the Teachers column is available, at the top of the column, choose either All Teachers (to choose all the teachers in the school) or Select Teachers (to choose specific teachers; check the ones you want in the list). This column is not available to teachers unless they are assigned to more than one 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.

    • At the top of the Classes column, choose either All Classes (to choose all the classes for the teachers) or Select Classes (to choose specific classes; check the ones you want in the list).
    • Teachers and school staff will also see a Groups column. At the top of the Groups column, choose either All Groups or Select Groups; if you choose Select Groups, check the groups that you want to include. The first choice in the column is "Whole Class" or "Whole Classes"; choose this to report on the class(es) as a whole. Below that, you will see any groups that you have created.
    • You may need to scroll to the right to see the Students column. At the top of the Students column, choose either All Students (to choose all the students) or Select Students (to choose specific students; check the ones you want in the list).
    • When you are done making your choices, select Apply (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
  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 Date Range drop-down list to select the marking periods you want to generate the report for. You can select an existing marking period, or you can select Custom... and set your own dates (use the calendars to select a range of dates; then select Apply to use the dates you have chosen or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).)

  5. Use the Scale drop-down list to choose which scale you want to use for the scores on the report. (If you select a scale that doesn't apply to the selected assignment type, the default scale for that assignment type will be used.)

    Check Hide Groups Without Data if you want to have groups without test data omitted from the report.



    • The Lexile® Scale does not apply to Star Early Literacy scores.
    • PARCC (Math) only applies to grades 3–8.
    • PARCC (Reading) only applies to grades 3–10.
    • Smarter Balanced (Reading and Math) only applies to grades 3–8.

    If the selected scale does not apply to some of the selected students in the report, the Star Enterprise Scale will be used for those students.

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

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



    You will see the name of each class or group, the teacher, and the number of students (total and the number who completed the selected assignment type in the chosen time frame). Below this, you will see the median, lowest, and highest Scaled Scores and Percentile Ranks from the most recent assignments completed by those students.

    If the report is for Star Math Enterprise (English) or Star Math Progress Monitoring (English) assessments and the Quantile® Measure preference has been set to show Quantile® Measures, the report will show the median Quantile® Measure. However, if the selected students for the report are from different grades, the median Quantile® Measure will not be shown. (At this time, Quantile® Measures are not available for Star Math Spanish, Star Math Algebra, or Star Math Geometry assessments.)

  8. Below the scores, you will see a list of suggested skills for the class/group. These are recommended skills that the students are probably ready to begin learning—they will be challenging, but not too difficult. The grade level for each skill is shown on the left; skills labeled "Focus Skill" are the most critical skills to learn at each grade level.

  9. You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
  10. To print the report, select the PDF icon at the top of the screen: .
  11. To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon    at the top of the screen.