The Star Test Activity Report shows students who have and have not tested during a specific date range.
How do I get to this page?
- Log in to Renaissance.
- On the Home page, select Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, or Star Math.
- In the drop down-list, select Reports.
- On the Star / Assessment tab on the Reports page, under “Test Status and Results,” select Star Test Activity Report.
Who can do this with default user permissions?
District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers
- Use the Subject and Assessment Types drop-down lists to choose the assessment types to include in the report. The assessment types available will change depending on the subject chosen:
Subject Available Assessment Type Reading Star Reading Enterprise Reading Star Reading Progress Monitoring Reading Star Reading Enterprise & Progress Monitoring Reading Star Early Literacy Reading Spanish Star Reading Spanish Reading Spanish Star Early Literacy Spanish Math Star Math Enterprise Math Star Math Progress Monitoring Math Star Math Enterprise & Progress Monitoring Math Star Math Algebra Math Star Math Geometry Math Spanish Star Math Spanish. Note: You will not need to select an assessment type; Star Math Spanish is the only assessment type and will automatically be chosen.
- Use the School drop-down list to select a school.
- If you are assigned to only one school, you will not see the School drop-down list.
- School administrators and school staff can only select their own schools.
- Teachers can only select schools that they are assigned to.
- Use the Students drop-down list to select either a single class at the chosen school, or choose All Classes to select all the classes at the chosen school.
- School administrators and school staff can only select classes in their own school.
- Teachers can only select their own classes.
To select specific classes, groups, or students at the chosen school, use the links below the Students drop-down list. Selecting one of these links will open a corresponding pop-up window; in that window, check the box at the top of the list to select all the available choices, or make individual selections below it. You can enter search criteria in the field at the top of the window to find a specific class, group, or student. (In the "Select Students" pop-up window, you can also select a grade to narrow down the list of students.)
- School administrators and school staff can only select classes, groups, or students in their own school.
- Teachers can only select their own classes, their own groups, or students enrolled in one of their own classes.
Once you have made your choices, select Save Selection at the bottom of the pop-up window.
If you want to use demographic data to further refine the data in the report, select Choose Demographics...
By default, the "All" option is chosen for Ethnicity, Gender, Language, and Grade Level. To reduce the scope, choose the "Select" option at the top of the appropriate column and then check your selections in that column.
In the example above, the user has selected two Languages and three Grade Levels, while leaving Ethnicity and Gender at the default "All" options. Note: The Filter Reports by Ethnicity user permission may be set to prevent the use of ethnicities as a filter.
By default, the "All" option is chosen for Characteristics. To reduce the scope, choose Select Characteristics... and then check each characteristic you want students in the report to have. You must also choose any or all (after "Include students with") to specify whether students with any of the selected characteristics will be included in the report or only those with all of the selected characteristics.Once you are finished choosing demographic options, select Apply at the bottom of the window to save your choices (or Cancel to close the window without saving your choices).
In the example above, the user selected two Characteristics (ADA and ESL). Because any is selected, the report will include students who are ADA, ESL, or both. If all had been selected, only students who are both ADA and ESL would be included. Note: The Filter Reports by Characteristics user permission may be set to prevent the use of characteristics as a filter.
- Use the Group By drop-down list to choose how you want the information in the report to be grouped: by classes/groups, by grades, or not grouped.
Use the Date Range drop-down list to choose the dates you want to generate the report for. You can select an existing marking period, screening window, or you can select Custom... and set your own dates (use the calendars to select a range of dates or type them in the fields using m/d/yyyy format; then select Apply to use the dates you have chosen or Cancel to close this pop-up without saving your selection).
If schools use their own unique date ranges within a district screening window, those ranges will all have the same name. To help you tell them apart, the dates they cover will be added to the end of the name.
- Under the Group By drop-down list, choose which students to include in the report: all students, students who have completed a test of the selected type, or those who haven't.
Check Show Student ID to include student IDs in the report.
Check Hide [Groups or Grades] Without Data if you want to exclude groups or grades from the report that have no testing data (the name of the box will change based on which Group By option you chose in step 5 ; if you selected Do Not Group, this box will not be present).
- Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report.
- The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page.
For each class or group, the report shows:
- Each student's grade
- The number of tests each student completed, did not complete due to a failed practice, and did not complete for other reasons within the selected date range (from step 6)
- The date of the most recent test
- Estimated Instructional Reading Levels (IRLs) (shown when the assessment type chosen in step 1 is a Star Reading test; if the Estimated IRL is not available, the student's grade level will be shown)
- An indication of how much time the student took to finish the test:
- Short (less time than expected)
- Standard (about as much time as expected)
- Long (more time than expected)—this is not affected if the student used extended time limits
Test "Short Test Time" Message Triggered "Long Test Time" Message Triggered Star Early Literacy and Star Early Literacy Spanish Not applicable. More than 19 minutes Star Reading and Star Reading Spanish Less than 230 seconds (3 minutes 50 seconds) More than 39 minutes Star Math Enterprise, Star Math Algebra, and Star Math Geometry Less than 136 seconds (2 minutes 16 seconds) More than 38 minutes Star Math Progress Monitoring Less than 156 seconds (2 minutes 36 seconds) More than 38 minutes Star Math Spanish Less than 136 seconds (2 minutes 16 seconds) More than 38 minutes
Below the table is a list of students who have not completed any tests, followed by a summary showing the total number of students in the class or group and the number who have and have not taken tests during the selected date range.
If you selected Show only students with no completed tests in step 6, then this list and the summary are all that will be shown on the report.
If a student had accommodations enabled during the test, icons indicating this will be attached to the date of the student's test (audio , accommodations , assistive technology , unlimited/extended time , or alternate response )
- You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
- Select the PDF icon above the first table in the report (or at the top of the page) to create a PDF version of the report: . You can also select the CSV icon above the first table in the report to create a CSV version of the report that you can open in a spreadsheet program: .
- To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon at the top of the screen.