Star Longitudinal Report

The Star Longitudinal Report uses Star assessment data to compare growth for the same group of students across multiple years.

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance.
  2. On the Home page, select Administrator Reports.

  3. On the Administrator tab on the Reports page, under “Star Benchmarks,” select Longitudinal 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:

    • Star Early Literacy Assessment (English)
    • Star Math Assessment (English)
    • Star Reading Assessment (English)


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

    For Star Math and Star Reading, you can choose either Enterprise or Progress Monitoring; for Star Early Literacy, Enterprise is the only option.


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

    Select Apply (or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).
  2. Select Choose Schools... to choose which schools and grades to generate the report for.



    • In the pop-up window, select the school(s) to include in the report in the Schools column.

      In the second column, select which grade(s) to include in the report.

      Note: If you have access to more than one school and/or grade, you can select All Schools or All Grades at the top of their respective columns to select all the schools/grades at once. You will only be shown the schools/grades you have access to.
    • 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, and Language. 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 one Ethnicity, while leaving Gender and Language 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 Timeframe drop-down list to select which timeframe you want to create the report for (the last 3 years or the last 5 years).


  5. Use the Group By drop-down list to choose how you want the information in the report to be grouped (by district or school).

  6. Check Hide Groups Without Data (below the Group By drop-down list) if you want to have groups 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.

    • If you chose to group the information by district, each table will show data for the students in all the schools and grades you selected, tracking the performance of the same group of students over three (or five) years as they advance through each grade. In each table, the PR score from each student's latest test is compared to the district benchmark.

      Note: The Longitudinal Report always uses district benchmarks. If the district benchmarks are changed, you should re-run this report the next day, as all activities need to be reclassified in relation to the benchmark overnight.

      Only students who are still enrolled in the current year are included in the report; students from prior years who have been unenrolled since then are not included.

      Students who did not take a test in one of the included years will not be included in that year's data.

      In the current year, the most recent test is used; in prior years, the last test taken is used.


      In the example above (for Star Reading), the students are being tracked over a three-year span as they move from one grade to another.
    • If you chose to group the information by school, the data is refined further, with each grade in each school having its own table, tracking the performance of the same group of students over three (or five) years. In each table, the PR score from each student's latest test is compared to the district benchmark.

      Note: The Longitudinal Report always uses district benchmarks. If the district benchmarks are changed, you should re-run this report the next day, as all activities need to be reclassified in relation to the benchmark overnight.

      Only students who are still enrolled in the current year are included in the report; students from prior years who have been unenrolled since then are not included.

      Students who did not take a test in one of the included years will not be included in that year's data.

      In the current year, the most recent test is used; in prior years, the last test taken is used.


      In the example above (for Star Reading), the students are being tracked over a three-year span as they move from one grade to another. Each grade in each school has its own table.
  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 the navigator icon at the top of the screen: .