Star State Standards Mastery—District/School Report

The Star State Standards Mastery—District/School Report shows you the levels of domain mastery that all students in a school or district have achieved in relation to your state standards. It can also show you comparisons between current and projected end-of-year mastery levels (English only) and comparisons of current English mastery to current Spanish mastery.

How do I get to this page?

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

  3. On the District Dashboard Navigator page, under "Growth & Mastery," select Star State Standards Mastery—District/School Report.

Who can do this with default user permissions?

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

  1. Use the Mastery Type drop-down list to select what kind of Renaissance data you want to include when calculating mastery.



    • Selecting Comprehensive will use all available assessments and assignments (go ahead to step 2).
    • Selecting Assessed requires you to choose a specific type of assessment:



      1. Choose All Assessment Types to use all types of assessments, or
      2. Choose Select and then Choose Assignment Type... to use a specific type of assessment.

        In the pop-up window, select a program in the Application column; then, in the Assignments column, select a type of assignment (if there is more than one listed—some programs will only have a single assignment type). Then, select Apply.

  2. Select Change Students... to choose which school(s) to include in the report.



    In the pop-up window, at the top of the School column, select All Schools to include all schools in the district, or choose Select Schools and then select the schools you want to include.

    Select a grade in the Grade column (this report can only be run for a single grade at a time). Then select Apply.

  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 two Languages 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 Group By and Then list drop-down lists to determine how the data in the report should be arranged.

  5. Use the Subject drop-down list to select the content area you want to view mastery for (Reading or Math). Check Hide Sections Without Data if you want to omit sections of the report that have no data in them.



  6. Select one of the display options available:



    • Current Mastery: Shows an estimate of mastery based on the most recent assessments and assignments.
    • Current vs. Projected English Mastery (End of School Year): Shows both current mastery and estimated levels of mastery for the end of the school year. Research shows that at least 50% of students should achieve the level of growth shown by the end of the school year.
    • Current English vs. Current Spanish Mastery: Compares the current level of English mastery to the current levels of Spanish mastery.
  7. Select Update Report.
  8. The number of option combinations makes it impractical to try to show examples of every possible output for this report. Instead, three examples are shown below, where the following options remain the same in all three cases and Display Options is the only option that changes.

    Mastery Type Comprehensive
    Assignment Type All Assignment Types*
    School All Schools
    Grade 3rd
    Demographics All Demographics
    Group by School
    Then list Classes/Groups
    Content Area Reading
    Hide Sections Without Data Unchecked
    * Default setting when "Comprehensive" is the selected Mastery Type.
    • Display Options: Current Mastery



      Each domain set and domain has a group of tables for every standard in the domain. Each school's data is in its own table; the level of mastery for each standard in the domain is shown for every class in the chosen grade in each school.

      In this example:

      • The tables are showing data for "Key Ideas and Details," one of the domains in the "Literature" domain set.
      • The specific standard being shown is "XYZ.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.6.: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text."
      • The top table shows mastery data for that standard for every 3rd-grade class at East Elementary School. Each class shows (in bar graph and numerical/percentage form) the number of students in the class who are at Beginning (0–59%), Developing (60–79%), and Secure (80–100%) mastery levels for that standard.
      • The number of students tested in the class compared to the total is also shown, along with the median mastery level for the class (the mastery percent is calculated for each student in the class; the median value of those percents is shown).
      • The last row of the table shows the mastery levels for this standard for the entire district, making it easy to compare each classes' performance to the overall district's.
      The next table shows the same information for the same standard, but for another school in the district (Southern Bell Elementary). These tables continue to generate until mastery data for all the standards is produced for every class in the selected grade at the selected schools.

    • Display Options: Current vs. Projected English Mastery (End of School Year)



      Every standard has its own table. For each class in the chosen grade for each school, the current level of mastery for each standard is shown; beneath it, the projected level of mastery (for the end of the school year) is shown.

      In the upper table of this example:

      • The table shows data for "Key Ideas and Details," one of the domains in the "Literature" domain set.
      • The specific standard being shown is "XYZ.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.6.: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text."
      • Each class in the selected school and grade has a row with two levels of data. In the upper level of a class's row, the number of students in the class who are currently at Beginning (0–59%), Developing (60–79%), and Secure (80–100%) mastery levels for that standard are shown (in bar graph and numerical/percentage form).

        In the lower part of the row, the projected mastery levels for the end of the school year are shown.
      • The number of students tested in the class compared to the total is also shown, and the median mastery level for the class is also calculated. The same data is estimated for the end-of-year projection.
      • The last row of the table shows the current and projected mastery levels for the standard for the entire school, making it easy to compare each classes' performance to the overall school's.
      The lower table shows the same information for another standard in the same domain set and domain ("XYZ-ELA-Literacy.RL.2.8: Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading range of a range of text types."). These tables continue to generate until current and projected mastery data for all the standards is produced for every class in the selected grade at the selected schools.

    • Display Options: Current English vs. Current Spanish Mastery



      Each standard in a domain has a table. For the chosen grade in each school, the current level of mastery for the standard is shown. The English mastery level is in the upper row, and the Spanish mastery is in the lower row.

      In this example:

      • The tables are showing data for one of the standards in the "Key Ideas and Details" domain: "XYZ.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.6.: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text."
      • The classes/groups in each school are listed in the left-hand column.
      • The upper table shows current mastery data for every 3rd-grade class at East Elementary School. Each row shows the number of students in the grade who are at Beginning (0–59%), Developing (60–79%), and Secure (80–100%) mastery levels for that standard. English mastery is in the upper part of each row; Spanish mastery is in the lower part.
      • The number of students tested in the grade compared to the total is also shown, and the median mastery level for the grade is also calculated. The last row summarizes this data for the entire school.
      • The lower table shows the same information for another school in the district, Southern Elementary.
      These tables continue to generate until English and Spanish mastery data for all the standards is produced for the selected grades at the selected schools.
  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.