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.)

If you would like to see suggested skills for specific groups of students, you need to create groups first.

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, Star Math, or Star Spanish.
  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. Use the Subject and Assessment Types drop-down lists to choose the assessment types to include in the report. The assessment types available will change depending on the subject chosen:

    Open a screen-readable version of this table in a new window.

    Subject Assessment Types Subject Assessment Types
    Reading Star Reading Enterprise Reading Spanisha Star Reading Spanish
    Star Early Literacy Star Early Literacy Spanish
    Star Reading Progress Monitoring
    Subject Assessment Types Subject Assessment Types
    Math Star Math Enterprise Math Spanishb Star Math Spanish
    Star Math Progress Monitoring
    Star Math Algebra
    Star Math Geometry

    a. If you select Reading Spanish as the subject, a pair of radio buttons will appear to the right; use them to select which language will be used to show the suggested skills on the report: Español (Spanish) or English.

    You will also be given the option to see transferable skills highlighted in the report (see below).

    b. If you select Math Spanish as the subject, you will not need to select an assessment type (Star Math Spanish is the only assessment type and will automatically be chosen).

  2. Use the School drop-down list to select a school.

    • If you are assigned to only one school, you will not see the School drop-down list.
    • School administrators and school staff can only select their own schools.
    • Teachers can only select schools that they are assigned to.
  3. Use the Students drop-down list to select either a single class at the chosen school, or choose All Classes to select all the classes at the chosen school.

    • School administrators and school staff can only select classes in their own school.
    • Teachers can only select their own classes.
    To select specific classes, groups, or students at the chosen school, use the links below the Students drop-down list. Selecting one of these links will open a corresponding pop-up window; in that window, enter search criteria in the field at the top of the window to find specific classes, groups, or students with names that start with the criteria you enter (in the "Select Students" pop-up window, you can also select a grade to narrow down the list of students). Once you've searched, check the box at the top of the list to select all the available choices, or make individual selections below it.
    Examples of the pop-up windows that appear when the Classes, Groups, or Students links are selected. In each case, a search field at the top lets you search for specific classes, groups, or students; a check box above the listed classes, groups, or students lets you select or deselect all of them at once; and the Clear All link, Cancel button, and Save Selection buttons are at the bottom.

    • School administrators and school staff can only select classes, groups, or students in their own school.
    • Teachers can only select their own classes, their own groups, or students enrolled in one of their own classes.
    • Select the arrow in the heading of a column to re-sort by the data in that column. The arrow indicates which column is being used for sorting and the order of the sort (up arrow = A–Z, down arrow = Z–A).

    Once you have made your choices, select Save Selection at the bottom of the pop-up window.
  4. 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).
  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. If necessary, 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.)

    notes on the scales

    • The Lexile® Scale will not be a selectable option if the report is being run for Star Math (English or Spanish).
    • The Star Enterprise scale is only available in Mississippi; however, if the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to Show Unified Scale Only for sites in Mississippi, the Star Enterprise Scale will not be an option in this list.
  7. Check Show only the Focus Skills if you only want focus skills to be shown in the Suggested Skills section.

    If you selected Reading Spanish as the Subject earlier, you can check Identify English/Spanish Transferable Skills to have transferable skills highlighted in the Suggested Skills section. (Transferable skills are universal skills that transfer across English and Spanish, as well as other languages.)

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

  8. Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.
  9. The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page.

    An example report, showing the highest, lowest, and median test scores for the selected students.

    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 assessment 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 assessments 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.)

  10. 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.
    • For Star Reading Spanish and Star Early Literacy Spanish, the skills will be in the language you selected earlier.
    • Skills with the lightning bolt icon are focus skills, the most critical skills to learn at each grade level.
    • Skills with the dual arrows icon are transferable skills (universal skills that transfer across English and Spanish, as well as other languages).
    Note that the skills shown are based on the learning standards chosen for your district (the name of the standards appears to the right of the "Suggested Skills" heading).

    Sample suggested skills for Star Math Enterprise, in English
    A list of suggested skills for the students, based on their test scores. Focus skills are indicated with an icon.

    Sample suggested skills for Star Reading Spanish Enterprise, in Spanish
    A list of suggested skills for the students in Spanish, based on their test scores. Focus skills and transferable skills are indicated with icons.
  11. You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
  12. To print the report, select the PDF icon at the top of the page: .
  13. To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon    at the top of the page.