Star Record Book (Latest Tests Tab)

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 Record Book.

You can also get to the Record Book by selecting Star Record Book on the Star / Assessment tab of the Reports page, under “Screening and Instructional Planning.”

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

The Latest Tests Tab of the Star Record book shows scores and other data for the following Star assessments:

  • Star Reading (English, Spanish, and Third Grade Reading Proficiency)
  • Star Early Literacy (English and Spanish)
  • Star Math (English, Spanish, Algebra, and Geometry)
  • Star CBM Reading
  • Star CBM Math

Both Enterprise and Progress Monitoring tests can appear in the Record Book; the latter have an asterisk (*) added to the test type in the table (see below).

You can select the name of a specific student in the Star Record Book to see the Student Details page, which shows all historical Star test data for the selected student.

Use the links at the top of the page to go to the following related sections:

  • View Reports: Takes you to the Star / Assessment tab of the Reports page, where you can run additional reports relating to students' Star assessments.
  • Manage Groups: Takes you to the Manage Groups page, where you can create groups of students for reporting, instructional planning, and intervention purposes.
  • Manage Goals & Benchmarks: Takes you to the Goals & Benchmarks page, where you can set goals for students and view and edit benchmarks. (Note: Setting Star CBM goals is done from the CBM Assessments tab.)
  • Plan Instruction: Takes you to Planner, where you can create lesson plans and assign assessments to students.
  1. By default, the Star Record Book opens on the Latest Tests tab—select the Screening Comparison tab to compare screening results, or the CBM Assessments tab to view data specific to CBM assessments.

    Use the drop-down lists in the upper-left corner to choose which students you want to view in the Star Record Book. The available lists will change depending on your user permissions and the schools you have access to:

    • Select the subject (either Reading or Math) and then a class or group. (Teachers can only select one of their own groups.)

    • If you have access to more than one school, you will need to select a school before selecting a class or group.

    Note that if you only have a single option available (for example, if you're a school administrator assigned to only one school, or you're a teacher who only teaches a single subject), the drop-down lists will not be active—your available option will automatically be "locked in" for you.
  2. After you select the students to view, the Latest Assessment Results panel to the right of the lists will update to show the settings of the benchmarks associated with the most recent assessments taken within the chosen subject.

    In the example above, Reading is the chosen subject. The 12 students in Ms. Morris' class have taken a mix of Star Reading assessments (English and Spanish), Star Early Literacy assessments (English and Spanish), and Star CBM Reading assessments. Not all the students have taken every assessment; students in the class whose most recent assessment is not of the type displayed are represented by a dashed line.

    The benchmarks for those assessments are shown by the colored bars. The width of the sections of the bars is a proportional indicator of the number of students in each benchmark category. Hovering over a bar gives a more specific breakdown—for instance, in the example below, of the 12 students in Ms. Morris' class, the most recent Reading assessment for 4 of them was a Star Early Literacy assessment. Of those 4 students, 2 are in the "Urgent Intervention" benchmark category (red), 1 is in "Intervention" (yellow), and 1 is in "On Watch" (blue).

    Star Math Algebra and Star Math Geometry have no benchmarks associated with them; these tests will be indicated with gray in the benchmark bars.

  3. If you would prefer to measure the assessments against a different benchmark, select the gear in the upper-right corner of the panel.

    Use the drop-down lists to select the benchmark you want to use for the available assessment types. (Note: Star CBM benchmarks cannot be changed.) Once you have made your changes, select Save. The Latest Assessments Results panel will update to match your choices.
  4. The table on the page shows the Star assessment information in the following columns:

    • Student: Selecting a student's name will take you to the Student Details page for that student. Note the darker color of the "Student" header in the screenshot: this means the table is sorted by students' last names. Select the header to reverse the sort order, or select the head of another column to sort by the data in that column instead.
    • GL: The student's grade level.
    • Star Adaptive (English), Star Adaptive (Spanish), and Star CBM: Each of these columns shows data from the most recent assessment of the type shown. If a student hasn't taken an assessment of the type shown, the table cell will be blank for that student. If no students have taken an assessment of a particular type in the current school year, the column for that type of assessment will not be shown.

      Each of these columns has three sub-columns of data:

      • Date: The date when the student took the most recent assessment in the current school year.
      • Test Type or Measure: The specific type of assessment.

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

        Star Adaptive (English) Star Adaptive (Spanish) Star CBM
        Test Type Type of Assessment Test Type Type of Assessment Measure Subject
        Early Literacy Star Early Literacy Early Literacy Star Early Literacy Spanish Letter Sounds Reading
        Reading Star Reading Enterprise Reading Star Reading Spanish Passage Oral Reading
        Reading* Star Reading Progress Monitoring Math Star Math Spanish Numerical Recognition Math
        Reading† Indiana Star Reading Enterprise Quantity Comparison
        Third Grade Third Grade Reading Proficiency Addition to 20
        Math Star Math Enterprise Mixed Addition and Subtraction
        Math* Star Math Progress Monitoring
        Math† Indiana Star Math Enterprise
        Algebra Star Math Algebra
        Geometry Star Math Geometry
        An asterisk (*) indicates a Progress Monitoring test.

        For students in Indiana, a dagger (†) indicates an Indiana Enterprise test.
      • Score: Percentile Rank (PR) and Scaled Score (SS) for Latest Star and Latest Star Spanish. The score for Latest Star CBM is CPM (Correct Per Minute).

        Scores for the English and Spanish versions of Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math are shown. To use a different scale, select the gear above the upper-right corner of the table. In the pop-up menu, select the scale you want to use. (The available scales will change depending on the subject you selected earlier.)

        Note: If the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to Show Unified Scale Only, the Star Enterprise Scale will not be an option in this list.

        To the left of the scores is a colored square : the color indicates which benchmark category the score places the student in. If the student has moved from one benchmark category to another, an arrow appears in the square showing which direction the move was in. (Movement between benchmark categories is determined by the scores from the two most recent assessments within a one-year period, counting from the day you are viewing the Record Book to one year earlier.)

        Examples (assuming 4 benchmark categories):

              A green square with an up arrow inside it.   The students' score moved them up to At/Above Benchmark.
              A yellow square with no arrow inside it.   The students' score kept them at Intervention.
              A blue square with a down arrow inside it.   The students' score moved them down to On Watch.

        For Star CBM scores, circles are used instead of squares, showing which CBM benchmark category the score places the student in: A red circle. Intervention/At Risk, A blue circle. On Watch, or A green circle. At/Above Benchmark (or A gray circle. if benchmarks are not available for the measure in the student's grade).

        You may see icons to the right of a student's Star Adaptive score or a message in place of a score ; hover the icons for additional information.

        An orange warning icon.     Probable Non-Reader: Score is in the range that usually occurs when a student is randomly choosing responses.

        A purple calendar icon.     No Recent Test: This student's latest test is prior to the current screening window.

        An orange clock icon.     Short Test Time: This student took the test in a very short time, which may affect results.

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

        Test Short Test Time
        Star Early Literacy and Star Early Literacy Spanish n/a
        Star Reading and Star Reading Spanish < 230 seconds
        (3 minutes 50 seconds)
        Star Math and Star Math Spanish* Enterprise, Algebra, Geometry < 136 seconds
        (2 minutes 16 seconds)
        Progress Monitoring < 156 seconds
        (2 minutes 36 seconds)
        * Star Math Spanish uses the same time triggers as Star Math Enterprise; Algebra and Geometry are currently not available for Star Math Spanish.

        A green check mark.     Test Completed: The student has just finished taking a test; the score has not been calculated yet (in this case, no score will be displayed yet and the colored square will be gray).

        Finish by [date]: The student has an incomplete test that was paused. The student should resume the test by the date shown.

        Practice not passed An orange warning icon.: The student did not pass the practice questions and was not allowed to take the test.

        An example of how to interpret the data:

        Kathleen Gray is one of your third-grade students. You are looking at the Reading data from her latest tests, and you are using the Star Enterprise Scale to examine her scores.

        • Kathleen's latest Star assessment was a Star Reading Progress Monitoring test, which she took on 1/14/22. She got a Scaled Score of 976, which gives her a PR of 89. This places her in the At/Above Benchmark (green) category.
        • Kathleen's latest Star Spanish assessment was a Star Reading Spanish test, which she took on 12/14/21. She got a Scaled Score of 884, which gives her a PR of 50. This places her in the On Watch (blue) benchmark category, a drop from where she was based on her prior Star Reading Spanish assessment (indicated by the down arrow in the blue square). The clock icon indicates that Kathleen finished the test in a very short time, which may have affected her score.
        • Kathleen's latest Star CBM assessment focused on Passage Oral Reading, which she took on 1/16/22. Based on that test, she has a CPM of 61, which puts her in the On Watch (blue) category.
        Based on this information, Kathleen is doing well in English Reading, but needs some help with Passage Oral Reading. You may want Kathleen to retake the Star Reading Spanish test to get a more accurate result. Ideally, after some intervention, Kathleen will take follow-up assessments so you can check on her progress.

        Changing any of the selections you've made will automatically update the table.

  5. You can create a PDF version of the table by selecting Print or Save under the table at the bottom of the page.

    You can download a CSV file (export-ClassStatus.csv) with all of the test data for the students in the selected class or group by selecting Download Data under the table at the bottom of the page.

    The CSV file includes a row for each assessment, and columns of data related to the specific type of assessment. The data columns are listed below. Columns marked with an asterisk (*) will only show data for Star CBM assessments; columns marked with a dagger (†) will only show data for the other Star programs; unmarked columns apply to both assessment types.

    • Client ID (a short form of the name for your Renaissance site)
    • School Name
    • Class Name
    • Teacher Name (for the class)
    • Student ID
    • Student Name
    • Grade (student's grade at the time of the assessment)
    • Activity Name (the type of assessment: Star Math Enterprise Tests, Star Reading CBM Activity, etc.)
    • Measure Name*
    • Purpose* (Screening for the recommended screening measure for the student's grade, Progress Monitoring if a goal is set for the measure, or Other for all other situations)
    • Season* (Fall Testing Window, Winter Testing Window, or Spring Testing Window)
    • CBM Benchmark* (if available for the measure and grade)—At/Above Benchmark, On Watch, or Intervention)
    • CBM Benchmark* (if available for the measure and grade)—At/Above Benchmark, On Watch, or Intervention)
    • Correct / Minute* (equated CPM [correct per minute] score)
    • Percent Correct*
    • Percentile Rank
    • Decile* (for scores with benchmarks only [groups of Percentile Ranks; PRs of 1–10 = 1, 11–20 = 2, 21–30 = 3, 31–40 = 4, 41–50 = 5, 51–60 = 6, 61–70 = 7, 71–80 = 8, 81–90 = 9, and 91–00 = 10; 1 is the lowest group of scores, and 10 is highest])
    • Quartile* (for scores with benchmarks only [groups of Percentile Ranks; PRs of 1–25 = 1, 26–50 = 2, 51–75 = 3, 76–100 = 4; 1 is the lowest group of scores, and 4 is highest])
    • Time Taken (in seconds)
    • Completed Date (based on UTC, not local time zones—for example, 2020-12-04T17:57:33.686Z would indicate a test was administered on 12/4/2020 at 12:57 pm est)
    • Test Mode* (Online, Mixed Format, or Print)
    • Teacher Notes*
    • Number Correct*
    • Number Attempted*
    • Attempted / Minute*
    • Form ID*
    • Activity ID
    • Application Name (name of the program the assessment was taken in: Star Early Literacy, Star CBM Math, etc.)
    • Enterprise Score†
    • Unified Score†
    • Star State Benchmark†
    • Star District Benchmark†
    • Star School Benchmark†
    • Diagnostic Code
    • Extended Time
    • Tested at School (Yes, No, or Unknown for older assessments that don't have the information)
    • Indiana† (if test taken was Indiana Enterprise)
  6. To see the historical Star data for a specific student, select that student's name in the table. This will take you to the Student Details page for that student.

Viewing Recommended Skills

You may want to create temporary groups of students and examine the skills that students in those groups may be ready to learn based on their test data.

notes on temporary groups of students

Although these groups are created in a fashion similar to groups created for reporting purposes, there are some differences:

  • These groups are for viewing skills only; they cannot be used in reports or for any other purpose.
  • There can be a maximum of 100 students in a group.
  • These groups cannot be saved, but the last set of groups you work on will be cached in your web browser. If you were to create groups, log out of Renaissance, and then log back in using a different browser (or on a different computer), the groups will not be available to you.
  1. Select View Recommended Skills above the table of student assessment data.

  2. A list of the students whose test data you were looking at opens in a slide-out window. If you want to view different data:

    1. Use the School and Class or Group drop-down lists to select different students.
    2. Use the Assessment drop-down list to select a different assessment type.

    As with the main page of the Record Book, you cannot select schools or classes/groups you don't have access to, and if you only have access to one school or class/group, you will not need to make a selection.
  3. By default, four groups are created that you can place students in. Use the Groupings drop-down list to change the number of groups (from 1–10).

  4. Place a student in a group by selecting the circle at the intersection of the student's row and the group's number.

    An example of 14 students, in descending alphabetical order, placed in 4 groups; 4 of the students are not grouped.

    • Students can only be in one group at a time.
    • You can leave a student out of all groups by selecting the circle in the "Not Grouped" column.
    • If you've already placed students in groups but want to start over again, select Clear All Groups above the rightmost column. This will remove all the students from their groups and make them "Not Grouped."
    • By default, the students are arranged with the lowest scores at the top; the benchmark categories the scores fall in are also indicated by colored squares. Select the Student or Score column headings to re-sort the data. (Hovering over the heading will indicate the current sort order: an up arrow is A–Z / low–high; a down arrow is Z–A / high–low.)
    • Benchmark values can vary from grade to grade; if a class or group has students from more than one grade, the benchmarks may appear to be inconsistent. Hover on a student's score to see which benchmarks apply to a student's score.

  5. Once you have the students arranged in groups, select View Skills in the upper- or lower-right corner of the slide-out window.

    This will take you to the Instructional Planning—Recommended Skills page; see the help for that page for more information.