Star Test Activity Report
The Star Test Activity Report shows students who have and have not tested during a specific date range.
How do I get to this page?
- Log in to Renaissance.
- On the Home page, select Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, or Star Math.
- In the drop down-list, select Reports.
- On the Star / Assessment tab on the Reports page, under “Test Status and Results,” select Star Test Activity Report.
Who can do this with default user permissions?
District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
- 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:
- Star Early Literacy Assessment (English)
- Star Early Literacy Assessment (Spanish)
- Star Math Assessment (English)
- Star Math Assessment (Spanish)
- Star Reading Assessment (English)
- Star Reading Assessment (Spanish)
- Any of the summative tests (ACT Aspire, PARCC, or Smarter Balanced)
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).
- 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).
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).
- Use the Group By drop-down list to choose how you want the information in the report to be grouped: by classes/groups, by grades, or not grouped.
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).
- Under the Group By drop-down list, select one of the following options:
Check Hide [groups or grades] without data if you want to exclude groups or grades from the report that have no testing data (the name of the box will change based on which Group By option you chose in step 4; if you selected Do Not Group, this box will not be present).
- Select Show all students to include all students in the report, regardless of whether they have completed a test
- Select Show students with a test to include only those students who have completed a test
- Select Show students with no completed test to include only those students who have not completed a test
- Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.
- The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page.
For each class or group, the report shows:
If you selected Do Not Group in step 4, the students will not be grouped; instead, they will be listed in alphabetical order.
- Each student's grade
- The number of tests each student completed, did not complete due to a failed practice, and did not complete for other reasons within the selected date range (from step 4)
- The date of the most recent test
- Estimated Instructional Reading Levels (IRLs) (shown when the assignment type chosen in step 1 is a Star Reading test; if the Estimated IRL is not available, the student's grade level will be shown)
- An indication of how much time the student took to finish the test:
- Short (less time than expected)
- Standard (about as much time as expected)
- Long (more time than expected)—this is not affected if the student used extended time limits
||“Short Test Time”
|“Long Test Time”
|Star Early Literacy
||> 19 minutes
||< 230 seconds
(3 minutes 50 seconds)
|> 39 minutes
||Enterprise, Algebra, or Geometry
||< 136 seconds
(2 minutes 16 seconds)
|> 38 minutes
||< 156 seconds
(2 minutes 36 seconds)
Below the table is a list of students who have not completed any tests, followed by a summary showing the total number of students in the class or group and the number who have and have not taken tests during the selected date range.
If you selected Show students with no completed tests in step 5, then this list and the summary are all that will be shown on the report.
- You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
- To print the report, select the PDF icon at the top of the screen: .
- To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon at the top of the screen.