Quick Start Guide for District or School Leaders

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Welcome to Schoolzilla Starter! We are excited to offer you access to all of your district’s data in one place. Here are a few tips for getting started.


Not sure what Schoolzilla Starter offers? Start with this brief video: Introduction to Schoolzilla Starter, or keep reading.

Your Data in Schoolzilla

Schoolzilla Starter gives you insight into your students' Star performance across subjects. Your data is displayed across 5 dashboards, each designed with a unique purpose in mind.

Schoolzilla Starter Dashboards

District and School Profiles

Schoolzilla Starter Tiles on the District and School Profiles allow you to fully explore each metric.

Schoolzilla Starter Tiles

Clicking on the icons at the bottom of each tile allows you to gain additional insight into each metric.

Data Displays

If you need to do a more in-depth analysis, Metric Zoom () allows you to see up to 5 years of data (if available) and see historical data by different groups of students (e.g., primary ethnicity or other demographic data if that data has been added for students in Renaissance software).

Our Schools

Our Schools allows you to quickly compare progress across schools. You can sort by an individual metric or filter by demographic fields to ensure you are equitably serving all students.

Our Schools

Our Students

Our Students offers insight into individual student performance. You can sort or filter by metrics and demographic fields. You can also create custom groups and views, making it easy to track students’ progress over time or quickly run routine reports.

Our Students

Student Profile

Finally, the Student Profile provides in-depth information about each individual student. The student’s demographic data (as provided in Renaissance software) appears at the top left, with metrics and trend lines displaying below.

Student Profile

Users & Permissions

Schoolzilla Starter Administrators are users who are District Level Administrators in other Renaissance software. Other District personnel in Renaissance software are District Leaders in Schoolzilla Starter; they can view data for all schools and students, but they don't have the same access to settings that Administrators have. School Level Administrators in Renaissance software are School Leaders in Schoolzilla Starter; they can view data for their schools and students.

User Permissions Overview

Schoolzilla Starter Administrators also have the ability to change district and school goals, determine which metrics are visible for which schools, and make other configurations to your site. 

Additional Support

Still have questions? Check out additional articles in our Help Center or Contact Support. Your district's Schoolzilla Starter Administrator (or Data Champion, as we like to call them) will also be an invaluable resource.