Our Schools Dashboard
The Our Schools dashboard offers insight into proficiency and growth based on Star assessments taken at each school. For each category (Reading, Math, and Early Literacy), this dashboard displays proficiency rates based on Star assessments taken in the most recent district screening window with completed assessments. It also shows Student Growth Percentiles based on the available test data.
The dashboard shows the percentage of proficient students for district benchmarks (English and Spanish), the percentage for state benchmarks (English only), and Student Growth Percentiles (English and Spanish); for more about proficiency rates and Student Growth Percentiles in Schoolzilla Starter, see Star Scores in Schoolzilla Starter. You'll see data for the district as a whole and for each individual school that is active on your Renaissance site. (Active schools are schools that are being used in the current school year.)
If you have district or school goals, percentages that are at or above the goal will be green, while those below the goal will be red (if there are no goals, all scores are black). You'll see the goal itself below the district's overall percentage. In the example below, a district goal of greater than 65% has been set for Student Growth Percentile. Overall, the SGP of 50% is below the goal, as is the 50% shown for the Renaissance Data Middle School, so those SGPs are shown in red. However, the Elementary School and High School both have SGPs above 65%, so they are shown in green.
An "i" inside a circle means that there is no data for the school for the screening window. For proficiency rates, this means students have not tested. For Student Growth Percentile, this may mean that students have not tested or that students do not have two separate tests available in the required timeframes.
If you move your mouse cursor over one of the percentages, you will see more information. In the example below, the Star Reading Proficiency Rate for a school based on the District Benchmark is 46.2%. This is based on the Fall district screening window for the 2021-2022 school year. In that screening window, 13 students tested, and 6 of those students scored at or above the minimum district benchmark proficiency level as set in the district benchmarks on the Renaissance site. Only students who have tested at the school in the screening window are included in the total (13 students in the example below).
If your district has data for all three categories (Reading, Math, and Early Literacy), you may need to scroll to the right to see some data. To do this, scroll to the bottom of the page; then, move the scrollbar to the right or left as needed. Below the scrollbar, you can also choose how many records to show on the page. If the data is split into multiple pages, you can use the arrows to see the next or previous page of results (or the first or last page).
Sorting the Data
By default the dashboard is sorted alphabetically by school name. You can sort it by any of the proficiency rates or Student Growth Percentiles by selecting the arrows to the right of the metric.
When you first select the icon, the schools on the dashboard will be sorted from highest to lowest score (). If you select it again, schools will be sorted from lowest to highest score (). Select the icon once more to stop sorting the dashboard by that metric; the icon will change back to the down and up arrows .
You can use the drop-down list at the top of the page to filter the list of students by student demographics. Once you choose the demographic in the first drop-down list, a second will appear to allow you to choose the specific data to filter by. In the example below, the administrator has chosen to filter by current grade level and is selecting a specific grade level from a second drop-down list. If you want to go back to the data for all students, select "-No Filter-" in the first or second drop-down list.
Students' demographic information must be set in your Renaissance software to be available in Schoolzilla Starter. If your school uses CDI, set grade, gender, ethnicity, and characteristics in the source database. If your school does not use CDI, grade, gender, and ethnicity are set when you add or edit students or import student data in Renaissance; characteristics may be set separately in Renaissance software.
Filters also allow you to focus on schools at specific levels or in a specific region. If you need to configure your schools to assign levels and regions, see the Data Configuration Settings.
Opening a School Profile
Select a school's name to go to the School Profile Dashboard for that school, which will show you tiles for each of the applicable metrics at the school and will allow you to explore the data further. For more information, see "District and School Profiles" in the Quick Start Guide for District or School Leaders. Note: You can only open school profiles for schools that you have access to.