Star Record Book

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, School Level Administrators, Teachers

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)

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 of Renaissance:

  • 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 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.
  • Plan Instruction: Takes you to Planner, where you can create lesson plans and assign assessments to students.
  1. 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:

    • Teachers select the subject (either Reading or Math) and then one of their own classes or groups.

    • District level administrators and school level administrators need to select a school before selecting a class or group.

    Note that school administrators who are only assigned to one school will not need to select a school, and teachers who are assigned to more than one school will need to select a school (the available lists will adapt to your specific situation).
  2. After you select the students to view, the benchmark panel to the right of the lists will update to show the default settings of all benchmarks associated with the chosen subject.

    In the example above, Reading is the chosen subject. The 12 students in Ms. Morris' class have taken Star Reading (English) assessments, Star Reading (Spanish) assessments, Star Early Literacy (English) assessments, and Star Early Literacy (Spanish) assessments (not all the students have taken every assessment). The default benchmarks for those assessments are shown—in this case, the District benchmark is the default for all of them.

    The width of the colored sections of the benchmark "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 lower-left corner of the panel, of the 4 students in Ms. Morris' class who have taken Star Early Literacy (English) assessments, 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. Once you have made your changes, select Save. The benchmark panel will update to match your choices.
  4. The table at the bottom of 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.
    • Grade: The grade the student is in.
    • Star Adaptive (English) and Star Adaptive (Spanish): 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 "Star Adaptive" column has three sub-columns of data:

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

        Star Adaptive (English) Star Adaptive (Spanish)
        Test Type Type of Assessment Test Type Type of Assessment
        Early Literacy Star Early Literacy Early Literacy Star Early Literacy Spanish
        Reading Star Reading Enterprise Reading Star Reading Spanish
        Reading* Star Reading Progress Monitoring Math Star Math Spanish
        Third Grade Third Grade Reading Proficiency
        Math Star Math Enterprise
        Math* Star Math Progress Monitoring
        Algebra Star Math Algebra
        Geometry Star Math Geometry
      • Score: Percentile Rank (PR) and Scaled Score (SS) for Latest Star and Latest Star Spanish.

        By default, Star Enterprise Scale scores are shown. To use a different scale, select the gear above the upper-left 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.)

        To the left of the scores is a colored square : the color indicates which benchmark category the score places the student in.

        You may see icons to the right of a student's score ; click them for additional information.

           (with no score) Failed Practice: The student failed the practice questions and was not allowed to take the test.

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

           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).

        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 1/14/20. 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 12/14/19. She got a Scaled Score of 884, which gives her a PR of 50. This places her in the On Watch (blue) benchmark category. The clock icon indicates that Kathleen finished the test in a very short time, which may have affected her score.
        Based on this information, Kathleen is doing well in English Reading, but needs some help with her Spanish Reading. Ideally, after some intervention, Kathleen will take another Star Reading Spanish assessment so you can check her progress.

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

  5. 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.