2022 Product Release Notes

April 2022

Accelerated Reader

  • Article Quiz Availability Preference
    • New, school-level preference allows admins to set whether students at a school can see, read, and take quizzes on articles.
  • Student Progress Page Update
    • Replaced the reading range with a link to “Find More Books in Your Range” that takes the student to their book discovery page
    • Page now displays a graphic for percent of fiction/non-fiction reading and percent of Spanish/English reading
      • percent of fiction/non-fiction is based on points earned
      • percent of Spanish/English is only shown for students who have taken a Star Reading Spanish test and/or have passed an Accelerated Reader quiz in Spanish
    • Now includes Star (Math/Reading) Spanish scores, when available for a selected marking period, in addition to English scores
    • Star scores now reflect the Unified scale
  • Student Discovery Page Update
    • All students will now see their reading range for their English book recommendations
      • Based on Star Reading (English) assessment or student’s grade level
    • Students who have taken a Star Reading  Spanish test and those who have taken an AR Spanish quiz will see Spanish book recommendations
      • Based on Star Reading (Spanish) assessment
      • Reading range is only surfaced if Star Reading Lexile Range Preference has been set to Lexile instead of ZPD
    • The “Help me find a book” search now includes language filters

Star Assessments

  • Star CBM
    • User can choose which products appear on the Data Insights page
    • The Assignment grid popover was reorganized and now shows if notes have been added or if student audio recording is available
    • The Student Detail page will also show if a student's assessment has notes or an audio recording

Renaissance Growth Platform

  • Clever Self-Serve
    • Fly-out messaging added to alert District Admin user when there are issues with the last sync that need attention
    • New tabs added to Sync Logs for Blockers, Warnings, and Updates (messaging on those tabs won’t be flowing through until a later date)
    • Up to 15 previous syncs (failures and successes) are available from the Sync Date drop-down menu
  • Preferences
    • Update to how users select school, classes, and students when viewing/setting preferences
    • Now uses drop-down menus
    • Applies to classroom and individual student preferences

Star Assessments

  • Star Home Connect Email update: parents will now receive the Star Family Report in place of the current Home Connect email.

Renaissance Growth Platform

  • Added CSV to State Standards Mastery – District/School Report: now customers have the option to generate a CSV file to this report on once the data has been generated.
  • The Home Connect letter for Clever Self-Serve customers has been updated to contain detailed instructions on how parents/students should log in to Home Connect using the Clever Log In button.

Star Assessments

  • The Star Test Activity Report CSV was updated to include if Star Math was enabled for each student’s most recent test.
  • The Star Record Book CSV files (accessed via the Download Data buttons) have been updated to include students without test activity at the end of the file.
  • The Star Record Book: Changes to Tab Names

Renaissance Growth Platform

  • Clever Self-Service Disconnect: A district admin user for Renaissance can now disconnect Clever from within Renaissance.

myON

  • V4.6.0 Released
  • More titles added to myON – 17 new books were released to the core collection, bringing the core collection count to 7,232 titles

Accelerated Reader

  • Goal Record Book improvements:
    • Percent of marking period completed visibility
    • Goal model selected visibility
    • Percent of goal achieved visibility
    • Teachers now see students’ actual scores when editing goals
    • Teachers now see the amount of daily reading time the goal is based on

Star Assessments

  • CSV and Student ID added to several Star reports:
    • Star State Standards Mastery – Class Report
    • Star Growth Report
    • Star Test Activity Report
    • Star Screening Report
    • Star Summary Report
    • Star Diagnostic Report (CSV only; already included Student ID)
  • Star Math audio indicator added to Star Math reports:
    • Star Diagnostic Report
    • Star Test Activity Report
    • Star Test Record Report

Renaissance Growth Platform

  • Growth Proficiency Chart has been added, which is a dynamic scatterplot chart that provides a customizable comparison of how specific schools, classes, and students are performing based on Student Growth Percentiles (SGP) and either % Proficient (for districts and schools) or Scaled Score (for students).

myON

  • Added 27 new Spanish books