Star Student Progress Monitoring Report

The Star Student Progress Monitoring Report graphs an individual student's progress towards Star goals.

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 “Growth and Progress,” select Star Student Progress Monitoring 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 Type drop-down lists to choose the assignment types to include in the report. The assessment types available will change depending on the subject chosen:

  2. Select Change Students... to choose the students to include 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).

      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 choose the marking period 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.

    Use the Benchmark Type drop-down list to choose which benchmark you want to measure students' scores against.

    • 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. To the right of the Benchmark Type drop-down list, check Hide Students Without Data if you want to have students without test data omitted from the report.
  7. Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.

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

    The graph above shows data from a common configuration: the student has a Scaled Score goal set and the Star Enterprise scale has been selected. The graph describes the student's progress towards the most recent goal (based on the start and end dates of all the student's goals). Note: The vertical axis of the graph will always show Scaled Scores regardless of the type of goal set for the student.

    After the student's first Star test, the teacher began an intervention program (yellow dashed line). The goal is shown by the green star; a line drawn to that goal shows the student's expected progress towards that goal.

    Every test of the selected type that the student takes after that is added to the graph. The color of the circle shows which benchmark category the test score placed the student in. In the example above, the student has been sticking very close to the goal line, going At/Above Benchmark once and being On Watch three times. Note: Activities without a benchmark category will be shown with a gray circle and referred to as "Benchmark Unknown" in the legend.

    If the student has taken at least four tests, a trend line is also shown. A trend line is a straight line intersecting a group of data points on a graph; its location and slope are determined through statistical analysis. It indicates whether the student's overall scores are rising, falling, or remaining the same.

    The chart can display a maximum of 10 interventions/goal lines.

    Percentile Rank is converted to a Scaled Score and then gets drawn on the chart. Neither Unified Scaled Score nor SGP are drawn.

    The same data is presented in a table beneath the graph: the goal the student is trying to reach, and the student's test-taking history towards that goal. Once the student has taken two tests, a Growth Rate is calculated and shown in the right-hand column. The score in the Scaled Score column is shown in the scale you selected earlier.

    Above this table is a summary of the student's progress towards the most recent goal: the goal's name, point value, and start/end dates are shown. The Goal Growth Rate is a calculation of how many Scaled Score points the student would have to improve by every week in order to achieve the goal. (For calculation purposes, the date of the most recent test and the goal date are included in the calculation; the number of weeks used in the calculation is a whole number rounded down to the number of full weeks.)

    How Certain Goal Types Affect the Graph and Chart

    Students with a Percentile Rank (PR) goal set: The Percentile Rank is converted to a Scaled Score, and the information is displayed in the graph and table as described above. Both the converted and original scores are shown under "Goal" above the table.

    Students with a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) or Scale Score Unified goal set: These scores cannot be converted to Scaled Scores; although the "Goal Growth Rate" element will still appear above the table, it will have a value of N/A.

  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.