The Star Parent Report provides a printable informational letter for parents or guardians, and is available in English and Spanish.
How do I get to this page?
- Log in to Renaissance.
- On the Home page, select Star Reading, Star Early Literacy, Star Math, or Star Spanish.
- In the drop down-list, select Reports.
- On the Star / Assessment tab on the Reports page, under “Parent and Other Reports,” select Star Parent 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 Early Literacy Reading Star Reading Progress Monitoring Reading 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency Assessment Reading Spanish Star Reading Spanish Reading Spanish Star Early Literacy Spanish Math Star Math Enterprise Math Star Math 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 Change Demographics... (or 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.
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.
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).
- Use the Reporting Period drop-down list to select a date range for the measure. 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.
- Use the Sort Students By drop-down list to choose how you want students to be sorted in the report: by classes/groups, grade, last name, or teachers (the last option will not be available if you are a teacher).
- Use the Language drop-down list to choose a language for the report (English or Spanish).
- For Star assessments, you may need to use the Scale drop-down list to choose which scale to use for reporting scores.
notes on the scales
- The Lexile® scale will not be a selectable option if the report is being run for Star Math (English or Spanish).
- The Star Enterprise scale is only available in Mississippi; however, if the Star Scale Transition Preference is set to Show Unified Scale Only for sites in Mississippi, the Star Enterprise Scale will not be an option in this list.
- Check Show Grade Equivalent if you want to include Grade Equivalent scores in the report.
- Check Show Student ID if you want to include student IDs on the report.
- Check Show Normal Curve Equivalent if you want to include Normal Curve Equivalent scores on the report.
- Check Show Signature Line if you want the report to have teacher and parent signature lines added at the bottom.
- Check Hide Students Without Data if you want to have students without test data omitted from the report.
- Once you are done choosing report options, select Update Report .
- The report will generate and then open at the bottom of the page. Within the selected time frame, it shows each student's scores for the chosen product, along with an explanation of what those scores mean. This helps parents or guardians understand how a student's performance compares to that of other students across the nation.
Example report: Star Reading
Example report: Star Math
At the bottom of the page, the signature lines are shown (if the Show Signature Line option was selected).
notes on the scores
- If the following conditions are met:
- If the report is for Star Math Enterprise (English) or Star Math Progress Monitoring (English) assessments and the Quantile® measure preference has been set to show Quantile® Measures, the report will show Quantile® measures. (At this time, Quantile® measures are not available for Star Math Spanish, Star Math Algebra, or Star Math Geometry assessments.)
- In the explanatory text for Percentile Rank (PR), a PR ≤25 is below average, 25–75 is average, and >75 is above average.
- If the following conditions are met:
- You can change any of the options you have selected and then regenerate the report by selecting Update Report.
- To print the report, select the PDF icon at the top of the screen: .
- To return to the Reports page, select either Back to Reports or the report icon at the top of the screen.