STAR Math™ Software Manual

STAR Math™ Software Manual
STAR Math™
Software Manual
Renaissance Learning
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Contents
Welcome to STAR Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Who Can Take the STAR Math Test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
How It Works in Your Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Programs You Will Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
STAR Math Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Note to STAR 360 Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
STAR Math Enterprise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Tour of the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Renaissance Place Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Other Software You May Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tour of the Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Tools to Help You with STAR Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Manuals and Other Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Help in the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Live Chat Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Free Online Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Need More Help? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Logging In (Personnel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Setup Checklist for the STAR Math Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Navigating the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Change the School Year You Are Working In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Switching Roles and Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Logging Out and Closing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Software Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Current Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Checking for the Supporting Software You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Server Name or Address/Hosted Site URL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
RPID (Renaissance Place ID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
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Getting Ready for a New School Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Renaissance Place Tasks for the New School Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Technology/Computer Coordinator Tasks for the New School Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
STAR Math Tasks for the New School Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Renaissance Data Integrator (RDI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Summer School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Using an iPad® with STAR Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Before Students Take the Test on an iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Download STAR Apps on iPad® and Connect to Renaissance Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Sharing Settings with Another iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
How Students Log In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
How Students Log In on a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
How Students Log In on an iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
If Students Forget Their User Names or Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Find User Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Search in Renaissance Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
A student is unable to take a test. What might be the cause? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
The student may be locked out of Renaissance Place and cannot log
in to take a test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
The connection to the server may have been lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
The student capacity limit may have been reached. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Internet Explorer’s security settings might be making the browser “hang”
when the student selects Take a Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
The web browser settings may be interfering with the Renaissance
Place program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
As a security measure, your school may limit the computers that can
connect to your server (IP Restrictions). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
STAR Math and Renaissance Place: General Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Do I need additional software to use STAR Math? Where can I find the system
requirements? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
How do I make STAR Math available in a class? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
How do I add or delete a student from a class? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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Can I take a sample STAR Math test? Does STAR Math have a
“demo mode” that I can try? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
How do I keep students from taking STAR tests at home? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
How do I find my students’ user names and passwords? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
How do I find personnel and/or parent user names and passwords? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
For more information, see the Renaissance Place Software Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
I am unable to log in to Renaissance Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Testing Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
How do I pause or stop a test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Are there time limits in STAR Math? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
The amount of time allowed for each question can be extended by setting the
Extended Question Time Limit Preference (see page 208). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Sometimes my students accidentally close the web browser or STAR Apps
on iPad® and the test disappears. Is there a way to go back in or do they have
to start the test over? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Students seem to be having their tests ended abruptly, or they get logged
out of the system unexpectedly. What might be causing this? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
What if the student cannot pass the practice? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Am I allowed to read questions to the students? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
After the Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Can I delete a test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Is it okay to retest a student if I know he or she can do better? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Can I see which questions a student missed? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
How do I view last year’s STAR Math information for a student? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
STAR Apps on iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
What devices will support testing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Where can I find the system requirements? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Where can I get the App? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Can anyone download the App and start testing? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Are there plans to create apps for other mobile devices? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Can students take tests from home on their own personal iPad®? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
What if a student tries to cheat while taking a test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Algebra and Geometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Testing Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Taking the Test on a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Taking the Test on an iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Stopping a Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Stopping a Test on a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Stopping a Test on an iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Resuming an Unfinished Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Resuming an Unfinished Test on a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Resuming an Unfinished Test on an iPad® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
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Deactivating and Reactivating a STAR Math Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Deactivating a Student’s STAR Math Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Reactivating a Deactivated STAR Math Test for a Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention . . . . . . . . . 56
Cut Scores, Benchmarks, and Benchmark Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Managing STAR Math Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
STAR Math: Viewing Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
STAR Math: Editing Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Editing the School Benchmark Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Editing School Cut Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
STAR Math Enterprise: Viewing Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
View Benchmarks Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Viewing School Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Viewing District Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Viewing State Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
STAR Math Enterprise: Editing Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
School Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Editing the School Benchmark Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Editing School Cut Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
District Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Editing the District Benchmark Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Editing District Cut Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
State Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Editing Non-Linked Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Default Benchmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Setting Default Benchmarks: District Administrators and District Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Setting Default Benchmarks: School Administrators and School Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Screening Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Viewing Screening Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Adding or Editing Screening Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Interventions and Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Setting Up or Editing Intervention Goals for Progress Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Student Detail Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Managing Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Creating a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Adding or Removing Students from Groups: Method I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Adding Students to Groups: Method II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Editing a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Deleting a Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
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Record Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Use and Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Instructional Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Editing Instructional Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Student Details Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Alternative Core Progress Skills View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Viewing Instructional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Your State Learning Progression and the Learning Standards Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
STAR Math Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
STAR Math Enterprise Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Check for a PDF Viewer (such as Adobe Reader) Before You Generate Reports . . . . . 113
List of STAR Math and STAR Math Enterprise Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Which Report Should I Use? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Selecting Students for Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Accelerated Math Library Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Annual Progress Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Diagnostic Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Growth Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Growth Proficiency Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Growth Proficiency Chart: District Administrators and District Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
District View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Teacher View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Class View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Student View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Growth Proficiency Chart: School Administrators and School Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
School View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Teacher View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Class View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Student View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Growth Proficiency Chart: Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
My Classes View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Student View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Instructional Planning Report - Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Instructional Planning Report - Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Longitudinal Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Parent Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
How Parents Print the STAR Math Parent Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Screening Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
State Performance Report - Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
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State Performance Report - Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
State Standards Report - Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
State Standards Report - District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
State Standards Report - Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Student Progress Monitoring Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Summary Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Test Activity Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Test Record Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
About Reporting Parameter Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Score Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Trend Score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Growth Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Viewing Growth Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Setting Growth Expectations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Generating Growth Expectation Extracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Historical Extract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Creating Historical Extracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Viewing Preference Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Administrator Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Classroom Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Student Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Setting the Enterprise Tests Preference (Administrator Preference) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Setting the Testing Password Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Setting the Enterprise Tests Preference (Classroom Preference) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Setting the Student Test Registration Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Registering Students for Testing and Removing Students from the Registration List . . . .206
Setting the Estimated MIL Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Setting the Extended Question Time Limit Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Setting the Audio Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Using Audio Controls During a STAR Math Enterprise Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Setting the Test Type Preference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
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Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
STAR Math Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
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Welcome to STAR Math
STAR Math is a computer-adaptive, norm-referenced mathematics assessment
program. It gives you the math levels of your students in grades K–12 in 10–15
minutes (20 minutes for STAR Math Enterprise). In STAR Math, the student works
through a short, assisted-response (multiple-choice) test. If a student misses a
question, the difficulty level of the next question is reduced. If a student’s response
is correct, the difficulty level of the next question is increased. This system
minimizes frustration and provides more accurate scores for both high- and
low-performing students.
Who Can Take the STAR Math Test?
The STAR Math test is intended for students in grades K–12.
In general, the student should have beginning reading skills and some math skills.
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If the student can work through the practice questions unassisted, that
student should be able to be tested using STAR Math software.
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If the student has a lot of trouble getting through the practice, the student
probably does not have the basic skills necessary to be measured by STAR Math.
Your student capacity limit determines how many students can take the STAR
Math test in a school year or subscription year. For more information about
student capacity, see page 29.
How It Works in Your Classroom
A typical STAR Math session operates something like this:
1. You explain the test to your students using the Pretest Instructions (see page
10). These instructions show your students what the test looks like, how to
answer questions, and what happens if they don’t answer a question in time.
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2. Depending on the device you are testing with, you...
Throughout this
manual, “computer”
refers to a desktop,
laptop, or tablet computer
that accesses STAR Math via
Renaissance Place using a web
browser. “iPad®” refers to an
iPad® running STAR Apps on
iPad® (see page 24).
Computer
iPad®
a. Start the web browser at each
computer, go to the address (URL)
for your STAR Math Renaissance
Place server, and select I’m a
Student.
b. The first student logs in with his or her
user name and password and then
selects STAR Math.
a. Open STAR Apps on iPad® and let the
first student log in with his or her
user name and password.
b. The student taps STAR Math, then
taps Next.
3. If the student is in more than one STAR Math class, the student chooses a class.
4. You enter the monitor password if the program asks for it. (For more
information about the monitor password, see “Setting the Testing Password
Preference” on page 201.)
5. The student answers practice questions to show that he or she knows how to
answer the questions.
6. After the student passes the practice, the student answers the test questions.
7. When the student finishes the test, the next student can log in to test.
8. When all students have finished testing, you close the web browser or App to
end the test session.
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Programs You Will Use
Programs You Will Use
STAR Math Software
The STAR Math software—accessible from the Home page—will manage the
testing in your classrooms and keep track of students’ test results.
What You Will Use STAR Math to Do
See Page
Get tips and manuals to help you use STAR Math in your
classroom
10
Get the Pretest Instructions
10
Set preferences, including:
198
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Math Instructional Levels (MIL)
207
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Extended question time limits
208
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Audio
210
Register students for testing (if you choose to require registration)
205
Note: Both requiring registration and registering students are
done via the Test Registration Preference
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Print reports
113
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Note to STAR 360 Users
If you are using STAR Math as part of the STAR 360 Suite, you can access the
program and all of its functions by selecting Math Assessments on the Home
page.
Throughout this manual, for any instruction that reads “Select STAR Math,”
substitute “Select Math Assessments.”
STAR Math Enterprise
For more information
about the Enterprise
version of STAR Math,
contact Renaissance Learning.
STAR Math Enterprise is the same as STAR Math, but with some enhanced features,
including additional reports and expanded benchmark management.
In this manual, instructions and information that refer to Enterprise-only program
functions will have the E N T E R P R I S E indicator next to them.
If your school is using STAR Math Enterprise, an Enterprise Home link A will
appear when you select STAR Math on the Home page. Use this link to go to the
STAR Math Enterprise Home page.
A
Note: For district administrators and district staff, the Enterprise Home link will
appear if any school in the district is using STAR Math Enterprise; for school
administrators and school staff, it will appear if their own school is using STAR
Math Enterprise.
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Programs You Will Use
Tour of the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
The STAR Math Enterprise Home page has links to a number of Enterprise-only
features and reports:
A Choose the school you want
to work with from the
School drop-down list.
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Only schools using STAR
Math Enterprise will be in A
this list.
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School administrators
and teachers will not see
the School drop-down
list unless they are
assigned to more than
one school.
B
B Preferences: See page 198.
If you are not working in the
current school year, this
link will be disabled (see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual).
C
C Benchmarks: See page 67.
Screening Dates: See page
86. If you are not working in
the current school year, this
link will be disabled (see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual).
D
D Record Book: See page
103.
E Core Progress includes
definitions and examples
that help you plan your
instructional program. See
page 104.
E
F Historical Extract let you
export STAR test scores
from previous school years
for evaluation. See page
F
See page 6 for the rest of
the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page.
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G Reports: See page 113.
H Diagnostic Report: See page 124.
I Instructional Planning Report - Student: See
G
page 153.
Instructional Planning Report - Class: See page
149.
See page 5 for the
rest of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page.
J Longitudinal Report: See page 156.
K Growth Proficiency Chart: See page 130.
H
L State Performance Report - Student: See page
167.
State Performance Report - Class: See page 165.
State Performance Report - District: See the
“STAR Performance Report” section of the
Renaissance Place Software Manual.
M State Standards Report - Student: See page 175.
I
State Standards Report - Class: See page 169.
State Standards Report - District: See page 172.
Note: If a link does not exist between the STAR
Math scale and your state test, you will not be able
to create State Performance Reports (Student,
Class, or District).
J
K
L
M
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Programs You Will Use
Renaissance Place Management
Renaissance Place management tools let you view and manage district, school,
student, teacher, parent, course, and class information in the Renaissance Place
database, which is shared by all Renaissance Place software used in your district
or school.
The tasks you can perform depend on your user group. For more information
about user groups, see “Capabilities” on page 213.
Sample tasks may include:
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Adding, editing, or deleting courses and classes

Assigning teachers and students to classes
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Selecting a different school year to work in
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Viewing student information
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Clearing locked accounts (when students or personnel can’t log in)
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Printing reports with data from multiple Renaissance Place programs
Other Software You May Need
PDF Viewer (such as Adobe Reader)
To view or print reports, a PDF viewer (such as Adobe Reader) must be available
on the computer being used. To install Adobe Reader, use the downloads page.
See page 18.
Also, on the bottom of the Reports page, you can select Get Adobe Reader. You
will go to a site where you can download Adobe Reader.
STAR Apps on iPad®
Students can take the STAR Math test on an iPad® by using STAR Apps on iPad® if
it is installed on the device.
For more information, see page 24.
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Tour of the Home Page
Tour of the Home Page
For more information on the Home page and the program functions that can be
accessed from it, see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
The dashboards and reports give you
a way to quickly get an overall view of
how your school(s) are performing.
If you belong to more than
one user group, or are
assigned to more than one
school, use this drop-down
list to change your role (or
to log out).
For help, select the ?, then:
 Select Help to open a
help page related to the
software page you’re
viewing.
 Select Manuals to
access all the products’
software manuals.
Select the live
support icon to chat
with a member of our
support staff.
Select the home icon
to return to the Home
page.
Each program used by your
school is listed on the Home
page. Select a program to see
links that allow you to go to
specific program features. For
in-depth explanations of its
program features, see each
program’s help or software
manual.
Did you know? articles provide information about
program functions and resources to help you use
the software more effectively.
Alerts let you know when there is new information
about your software or if it needs administrative
attention (for example, a subscription renewal).
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Alerts
Alerts
When you log in to Renaissance Place, you may see one or more alerts A at the
bottom of the Home page. The alerts you see and the actions you can take in
response to the alerts depend on your role:
A
There are three types of alerts:

General product information
: Inform you of new product features or other
changes to your software. For example, if the server hosting Renaissance Place for
you will be undergoing maintenance, you would be notified in an alert.

Action necessary
: You must take specific action in the software. For
example, if a parent has requested access to Renaissance Place, you will see
an alert here so you can view the request and choose to accept or deny it.

Immediate attention
: You must take immediate action. For example, if
the terms of the Renaissance Place License Agreement change, you will need
to agree to the new terms before you can use the software.
Alerts will have whatever links are necessary for you to take action, view more
information, or dismiss the alert. License agreement alerts and subscription alerts
require special attention:
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License agreement alerts: District administrators and school administrators
will be presented with a notice that they must view and accept the terms of
the Renaissance Place License Agreement. They will be provided with a link to
view the license; on the license page, they can choose to accept or not accept
the agreement.
If an administrator-level user does not accept the agreement within 30 days
after the alert first appears, the alert will appear on the Home pages for
district staff, school staff, and teachers. At least one user per site must agree
to the license agreement.
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Did You Know?
Subscription alerts: When 90 days remain before your subscription runs out,
an alert appears to remind you. This alert can be dismissed, but it will
reappear again when the subscription is down to 60 days, then 30, then 15.
During this time frame, if your subscription is renewed, Renaissance Learning
will enter the new subscription code, and this alert will not reappear until 90
days prior to the end date of the new code (next year).
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Did You Know?
On the Home page, the “Did you know?” section A displays information about
program features to help you use the software more effectively. The panel will
automatically cycle from one topic to the next each time the Home page is
refreshed.
A
B
C
D
To move through the topics at your own pace, select the left or right arrows at the
bottom of the panel B.
To go to a new page where all the current topics (and some of the previously
featured items) can be seen, select View All C.
To access more information for each topic, select Learn more D.
Tools to Help You with STAR Math
You’ll find many tools in the software to help you learn how to use STAR Math:
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Manuals and other documents (see below)
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Help in the software (see page 11)

Live Chat Support (see page 12)

Training (see page 12)
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Resources (see page 12)
Manuals and Other Documents
To access the software manuals and other useful documents, select Manuals in
the upper-right corner of any page (or select the ? and then Manuals on the Home
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Welcome to STAR Math
Tools to Help You with STAR Math
page). Selecting that link lists the documents available for the Renaissance Place
programs on your server. For STAR Math, you’ll find these documents helpful:
Document
What It Provides
Pretest Instructions

Instructions you can read to students to explain
how the test works
Software Manual


General information about the program
Step-by-step instructions for working with the
program
Tips for Getting Started

Helpful hints to get you started using the program
Technical Manual

Technical information about how STAR Math was
developed and about its reliability and validity
Renaissance Place Software
Manual

Procedures for managing all school and district
information
Instructions for consolidating data and
generating custom reports
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Help in the Software
To access the help, select Help in the upper-right corner of any page. The help
opens in a separate window, as shown below.
A
A
C
B
D
Presently, STAR Apps
on iPad® does not
have its own online
help system, but you can look
up information about the App
using STAR Math’s online help
as described here.
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The Help link A is on every page in the program. Select it to get more
information about the page currently displayed in the program.

This logo B lets you know you’re in the STAR Math help. If you go to another
program’s help, the logo for that program will appear.

To search, use the search field at the top of the help page. Enter words to look
for in the help, and select the search icon
C to see the results. When you
do this, the program searches the help for all the installed Renaissance Place
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programs. Since the search covers all available help, this is the best way to
find what you need.

To navigate the help, use the links on the contents tab D. Select the Other
Products tab E to see a list of all the Renaissance Place products; select a
product to open that product’s help.
To print the current help topic, select the print icon
.
Live Chat Support
Select Live Chat Support or the chat icon (as
shown to the right) to chat with a member of
the support staff. By default, you can access
chat from any Renaissance Place page; however, district administrators can set a
preference to make it accessible from the Home page only or to turn it off entirely.
For details, see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
Free Online Training
Renaissance Learning provides free online training and additional resources for its
products through the Renaissance Customer Center. Visit
www.renaissance.com/customer-center and choose from a variety of learning
opportunities, including:

Recorded Webinars: View a pre-recorded tour of Renaissance software.

On-Demand Sessions: These short tutorials cover essential step-by-step
guidance on specific software tasks.

Getting Results Guides: Printable resources that provide practical guidance
on techniques and best practices to help you maximize implementation of
Renaissance products.
Resources
The STAR Math software contains other resources to help you use STAR Math in
your classroom. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Resources to find
definitions, pretest instructions, technical manuals, Core Progress for math, and
other helpful documents.
Note: Some resources are only available to STAR Math Enterprise customers.
Need More Help?
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Knowledge Base: For technical support information, search the Renaissance
Learning Knowledge Base on the web at: support.renaissance.com/techkb/.
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Email: Send general questions to: answers@renaissance.com. Send technical
questions to: support@renaissance.com (or worldsupport@renaissance.com
for worldwide support).

Phone: For assistance, call (800) 338-4204. Outside the US, call
1.715.424.3636.
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Getting Started
Logging In (Personnel)
Use these instructions to log in to Renaissance Place and access the STAR Math
program.
1. In your web browser, go to the URL for Renaissance Place.
If you have forgotten
your user name or
password, select
Forgot Your User Name or
Password? A . You can use your
email address or security
questions to verify your identity
and retrieve your user name or
reset your password.
2. On the Welcome page, select I’m a Teacher/Administrator.
3. Enter your user name and password.
You can only use this feature if
you have previously entered
your email address on the Login
Settings page in Renaissance
Place and verified that address.
For more information, see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
A
4. Select Log In.
If the Home page opens, you have successfully logged in. See page 8.
If the Login Settings page opens, you have to change your password (either
your system administrator wants you to change your password for security
reasons or the software wants you to change your password. You must change
your password once a year).
If you see an error message, you have entered an invalid user name or
password. You can try to log in again (make sure to enter your user name and
password correctly) or you can select Forgot Your User Name or Password?
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Setup Checklist for the STAR Math Software
Setup Checklist for the STAR Math Software
The tasks listed below must be performed before you start using STAR Math in your
classroom. You may or may not be the one required to complete any of these tasks.
Usually Performed By
District
School
Task
Admin.
Staff
Admin.
Staff
Teacher
Add school administrators and district staff


Add teachers, school staff, and students;
add parents, if desired


Add school marking periods

Add courses and classes, assign products
(select STAR Math in the products for the
class), and enroll students in classes.

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

Get a list of student user names and
passwords.





Make sure teacher and student computers
have the necessary software installed


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
Where to Find
Instructions
Renaissance Place
Software Manual
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Note: Check students’ grade levels when
you enroll them in classes. Each student
should have a grade level assigned from
K–12. Students without a grade level can’t
take the test.
Page 18
(computer)
Page 24 (iPad®)
Set up school benchmarks
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Page 59
Set up school benchmarks E N T E R PR I S E
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Page 67
Set up district benchmarks E NT E R PR I S E
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Page 73
Set up state benchmarks E N T E R P R I S E
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Page 78
Set up screening dates
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Set/check your preferences
 If a STAR Math class is copied into the
current school year from the prior school
year, the settings for that class’s Testing
Password, Enterprise Test, and Student
Test Registration Preferences are also
carried over into the new school year.
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Getting Started
Navigating the Software
Navigating the Software
The navigation bar at the top of each page shows you where you are in the
software, as shown here.
If you need to go back to a previous page, use the links in the navigation bar rather
than the web browser’s Back button, which can sometimes give you unexpected
results. For example, if you’re on the Create Group page and you want to go to the
Home page, select Home in the navigation bar.
Change the School Year You Are Working In
The school year that you are working in now is shown to the right of your name in
the upper-right section of any Renaissance Place program page.
You may want to work in a different school year if you are adding information for
the next school year or reviewing results from a previous school year. To work in
another school year, follow these steps:
1. On the Home page, select School Years.
2. Select Work in a Different School Year on the School Years page.
3. Select the school year that you want to work in. You will return to your Home
page; the new active school year will be shown to the right of your name.
4. If you choose to work in a past or future school year, you will see a gold bar
toward the top of every page A with a message to remind you which school
year you are working in.
A
A
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Switching Roles and Schools
Switching Roles and Schools
You may also see this
drop-down list if you
have been given extra
capabilities, even if you do not
have more than one role in your
school or school network. If you
have been granted more
capabilities and you do not see
the links you need, check for this
drop-down list on the Home
page and choose the role that
applies to the task.
Some people in your district or school may be assigned more than one role, or
they may be assigned to more than one school. For example, the librarian in the
high school might also teach a class in one of the middle schools.
Renaissance Place keeps track of these multiple roles and school assignments.
You can switch between roles or schools after you log in or any time while you are
using the software.
People normally change their user types in order to
perform tasks in the program that are restricted to
specific user groups. If you are trying to perform a
task and finding you don’t have access, try
switching your user type in the drop-down list on
the Home page.
Logging Out and Closing the Software
When you’ve finished working in STAR Math, log out to keep your data secure.
Automatic logout
after 80 minutes. If
you do not use any
Renaissance Place product for
about 80 minutes, you’ll
automatically be logged out
and you’ll have to log in again
when you return to the
software.
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1. Select Log Out in the upper-right corner of any page. (On the Home page, use
the drop-down list next to your name and select Log Out.)
2. Close the software by closing your web browser.
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Software Requirements
Current Requirements
For the most up-to-date software, hardware, operating system, and browser
requirements for Renaissance Place, visit www.renaissance.com/customercenter#systemrequirements.
Checking for the Supporting Software You Need
If any programs need
to be installed or
updated, make sure
you are logged into the
computer with the rights or
permissions required to install
software for all users. If you do
not know whether you have
those rights at the computer,
or if you don’t have those
rights, contact your school’s
technology/computer
coordinator.
Many Renaissance Place programs require additional software programs, such as
a PDF viewer such as Adobe Reader to view and print reports. The additional
software must be installed on each individual computer used to work with
Renaissance Place programs.
If the additional software is not installed, or is outdated, you or your students may
see messages about the missing software.
There are two ways to go to the downloads page:
Before logging in:
1. On the Login page, select Check Software Requirements A.
2. To see which downloads are available or required, select Downloads.
A
After logging in:
1. On the Home page, select Product Administration.
2. On the Product Administration page, below Setup and Maintenance, select
Download Supporting Software.
3. Select Downloads to see which Renaissance Place and third party downloads
are available or required.
For more information, refer to either the Help or the Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
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Software Requirements
Checking for the Supporting Software You Need
Server Name or Address/Hosted Site URL
There are two ways to find your hosted site URL (web address):
1. Go to the Downloads page, either before logging in or after logging in (see
page 18).
2. Select Downloads.
The URL of your hosted site is shown beside “Server Name/IP Address.”
or
1. Go to your Renaissance Place Welcome page and look in the address bar.
RPID (Renaissance Place ID)
The RPID is a unique identifier that provides a shortcut to your Renaissance Place
site.
Renaissance Place ID can be used during the setup of Renaissance products on
iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod® touch devices. The Renaissance Place ID can be used
wherever you see the RPID image.
There are two ways to find your RPID:
1. Go to the Downloads page, either before logging in or after logging in (see
page 18).
2. On the left, select Downloads.
The RPID is shown beside “Renaissance Place ID.”
or
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Checking for the Supporting Software You Need
1. Go to your Renaissance Place Login page. The RPID is shown in the lower-right
corner of the page A.
A
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Getting Ready for a New School Year
Renaissance Place Tasks for the New School Year
Do not perform the
steps in this section if
your school uses RDI
(see page 23).
Before you get STAR Math ready for the new school year, administrators or other
non-teaching staff need to perform these tasks in Renaissance Place. For details,
see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
 Add the new school year (must be done by district administrators or district
staff).
 Add the marking periods for each school (used for goals and reports) or copy
the marking periods from the previous school year.
 Add the days off for each school (used for report calculations) or copy the days
off from the previous school year.
 Set reporting periods for Renaissance Place consolidated reports.
You can also import
student, personnel,
class, and course
information (including
updates to student
enrollments and personnel
assignments), if you have a
properly formatted file from
another source (such as a
student information system).
For more information, see the
appendix in the Renaissance
Place Software Manual.
 Check to see which personnel are in the software and add, edit, or delete
personnel as needed.
 Check to see which students are in the software and add or delete students as
needed. You can also transfer students from one school to another, edit
student information, and edit student characteristics.
 Review the course list for each school and add, edit, or delete courses as
needed.
 Add additional classes as needed. As you add classes, choose the primary
teacher, select the products the classes will use, and add students to the
classes.
If your classes are similar to those from the previous school year, copy your
previous classes (if they are available). When you do this, you can choose
whether to copy the assigned teachers, assigned products, and enrolled
students. Class preference settings will also be copied.
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Technology/Computer Coordinator Tasks for the New School Year
Technology/Computer Coordinator Tasks for the New School Year
For the most up-to-date software, hardware, operating system, and browser
requirements for Renaissance Place, visit www.renaissance.com/customercenter#systemrequirements.
Task

Check for required supporting software on new
and updated computers, and recheck other
computers to make sure they have the latest
versions of the software.
Where to Find
Instructions
See “Checking for the
Supporting Software You
Need” on page 18.
Note: You must be logged in to each computer
with the rights required to install software for all
users.

If you will be using an iPad® with STAR Math, make
sure:
 STAR Apps on iPad® is downloaded on each
iPad®.
 You have established settings by connecting to
Renaissance Place on one iPad®, then sharing
those settings.
See “Using an iPad® with
STAR Math” on page 24.
STAR Math Tasks for the New School Year
These tasks can be performed by district administrators, school administrators,
and teachers unless otherwise noted.
Task
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Instructions

Set the preferences for STAR Math: district
preferences, classroom preferences, and student
preferences.
See page 198.

Register students for testing if registration is
required.
See page 205.

Set up benchmarks (administrators and
non-teaching staff only).
See page 56.

Set screening dates (administrators and
non-teaching staff only).
See page 86.

Set up student groups if necessary. Groups carry
over from year to year, but you may need to make
changes.
See page 96.
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Renaissance Data Integrator (RDI)
Renaissance Data Integrator (RDI)
If you have the Renaissance Data Integrator (RDI) service, your Renaissance Place
database is automatically linked to your student information system (SIS) data.
This means that Renaissance Place is linked to a database controlled by your
school. You will need to understand where and when to make changes to
information. This will help you to avoid losing information when your school
database updates the information in Renaissance Place.
If you aren’t sure if your school uses RDI or not, you can:

Ask your administrator at your school

Contact Renaissance Learning (see page 12)

Look for confirmation in Renaissance Place
To Look for Confirmation

Go to the Home page.
Look at the list of alerts. If your school uses RDI, and if you are logged in as an
district administrator, you will see an RDI Run Status alert, which will tell you
the last time an update occurred.

Go to the Home page and select Courses and Classes.
Look in the table of courses. If your school uses RDI, the Course ID column will
be populated.
To Find Your Technical Services Consultant
Contact Renaissance Learning. See page 12.
Summer School
To use your Renaissance Place programs during summer school, refer to
Knowledge Base article 7901571 at: support.renaissance.com/techkb/techkb
/7901571e.asp.
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Using an iPad® with STAR Math
Although you can take a STAR Math test on an iPad® using a web browser, you also
have the option of using STAR Apps on iPad®. The testing experience using STAR
Apps on iPad® is almost identical to testing in a web browser, but the procedures
are slightly modified to integrate better with the operating system used on the
iPad.®
Throughout this manual, if you are using a web browser on the iPad® instead of
STAR Apps on iPad®, follow the instructions for testing on a computer.
Before Students Take the Test on an iPad®
You must complete the following steps before students take a test on an iPad®:

Establish an Internet connection on the iPad®.

Download STAR Apps on iPad®. Note: You must have established and verified
an iTunes® account with an Apple® ID before you can download the App.

Establish settings by connecting to Renaissance Place on one iPad®.

Share those settings with any iPad® the students will be using to take STAR
Math tests.
Download STAR Apps on iPad® and Connect to Renaissance Place
1. Download STAR Apps on iPad® from the iTunes Store® or App
StoreSM. See the store where you downloaded the App for more
information about system requirements.
2. Launch the App by tapping STAR.
3. The first time you launch the App, tap Connect to Renaissance Place to
connect to Renaissance Place.
If this is not your first time launching the App, tap Settings to connect to
Renaissance Place.
4. On the Settings page, tap the Connect to Renaissance Place field A, type your
web address (URL) or Renaissance Place ID (RPID) on the keyboard, and tap
Join B. Your connection will be validated. If it is not validated, try this step
again.
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Sharing Settings with Another iPad®
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Sample RPID: RLI-123XYZ
C
A
If the Accelerated
Reader App is already
installed on the iPad®
and connected to Renaissance
Place, STAR Apps on iPad® will
automatically connect to the
same URL or RPID.
B
5. Tap Done C. You will be taken to the student login screen.
Sharing Settings with Another iPad®
Instead of typing the web address or RPID on each iPad®, you can share the
settings of one iPad® with others, enabling students to start testing more quickly.
To share the settings of one iPad® (such as a teacher’s iPad®) with others (such as a
student’s iPad®), follow these steps.
1. Launch STAR Apps on iPad® on the teacher’s iPad®.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Tap Share My Settings. Keep this screen up on the teacher’s iPad® as you
complete the following steps.
4. On the student’s iPad® (that will be using those shared settings for STAR
testing), launch the App.
5. Tap Settings.
6. Tap Find Shared Settings.
7. Tap the settings you want the student’s iPad® to use. You will go back to the
Settings screen and the connection will be validated.
8. Tap Done to go to the student login screen.
9. If you don’t have another student iPad® to share settings with, go to step 10.
If you do have another student iPad® to share settings with, repeat steps 4–8
on each one.
10. Back on the teacher’s iPad®, tap Settings on the Share My Settings screen,
then tap Done to stop sharing your settings and go to the student login screen.
(Your students will still be connected through your shared settings and will be
able to take a test.)
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How Students Log In
How Students Log In on a Computer
1. Start the web browser and go to
the Renaissance Place address
(URL).
2. On the Welcome page, select I’m
a Student.
3. The student enters his or her user
name and password, and then
selects Log In.
How Students Log In on an iPad®
1. Start STAR Apps on iPad®.
2. The student enters his or her
user name and password, and
then taps Go.
If Students Forget Their User Names or Passwords
Find User Name
When logging in on a computer, students who don’t know their user names can
select Forgot Your User Name? The software will ask the student to choose the
school and search for his or her name; then it will fill in the user name. Students
cannot search for their passwords.
The ability to find user names is a security option in Renaissance Place that can be
turned on or off; if the Forgot Your User Name? link is not visible, contact your
administrator.
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How Students Log In
If Students Forget Their User Names or Passwords
Search in Renaissance Place
Note: If you are a teacher, you can only search for students in your own classes.
For more information
about searching for
students, see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
1. Select Users on the Home page.
2. Select View Students on the Personnel, Students, and Parents page.
3. Use the View Students page to search for the students whose information you
want to view. Then, select Search to see the search results.
4. On the search results page, select the Passwords tab to see the user names
and passwords for all the students that were found in the search.
5. Select Print Page on the right side of the screen to print the list.
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Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQs)
Troubleshooting
A student is unable to take a test. What might be the cause?
The student may be locked out of Renaissance Place and cannot log in
to take a test.
Students (and personnel) may be temporarily locked out of all Renaissance Place
software if they attempt to log in too many times with an incorrect password.
If an account is locked, it will automatically be unlocked the next day.
Clear Locked Student Accounts
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
All locked student accounts are automatically unlocked at midnight.
1. Go to the Home page and select Users.
2. On the Personnel, Students, and Parents page, under Students, select Clear
Locked Students.
The Clear Locked Students page will list all students whose accounts are
locked.
3. To clear locks for all students at once, select Clear All Student Locks.
To clear locks for individual students, select Clear in the row for each student.
4. When you have finished clearing the locks, select Done.
The connection to the server may have been lost.
If there are connection problems between the server which is hosting Renaissance
Place and the computer or iPad® that the student is testing on, the test may be
interrupted.
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Troubleshooting
The following error messages will let you know what the problem is and what to
do next.
Trying to connect or Please wait
Network delays have caused the program to
slow down temporarily. The program will
continue to try to re-establish a connection.
Connection error
The program was unable to re-connect to the
server, or the user selected Cancel in the
“Trying to connect” message.
Log out of Renaissance Place, and then log
back in again.
The student capacity limit may have been reached.
Your STAR Math student capacity limit determines how many students can take a
test during your subscription. Your school or district purchased this capacity with
the software.
If you reach your student capacity limit, students who have not yet tested during
this subscription period will not be allowed to take the test. The program will
notify you that you have reached the student capacity limit.
If you need to increase the limit or reallocate the existing capacity, contact
Renaissance Learning. After your order is complete, your capacity limit will be
increased for you by Renaissance Learning.
Internet Explorer’s security settings might be making the browser
“hang” when the student selects Take a Test.
This can happen when the “Active scripting” security setting in Internet Explorer
(versions 7 and above) has been disabled. To re-enable the setting:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. In the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. If your Renaissance Place site or domain is in the list of trusted sites, select the
Trusted sites zone. Otherwise, select the Internet zone.
5. Select Custom level.
6. In the “Scripting” section, change “Active scripting” back to the default Enable.
7. Select OK. If prompted, select Yes to confirm the change.
8. Select Apply if available, then select OK again.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The web browser settings may be interfering with the Renaissance
Place program.
If a student is unable to take a test on a computer, a setting or feature in your web
browser might be the cause. You may need to:

Clear the browser’s cache

Disable pop-up blockers

Disable third-party toolbars

Enable ActiveX controls
Consult your web browser’s help for instructions on how to perform these actions.
As a security measure, your school may limit the computers that can
connect to your server (IP Restrictions).
IP addresses identify the computer being used. IP restrictions are used to
determine the computers that can connect to your school’s server. Renaissance
Learning recommends that schools set restrictions within the software such as
monitor passwords (see page 201) and IP restrictions. Both monitor passwords
and IP restrictions will help prevent testing from outside the school.
This is Renaissance Learning’s recommendation for all schools, regardless of what
devices the schools are using to ensure that testing takes place in a secure,
monitored environment.
For more information about IP restrictions, see the Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
Frequently Asked Questions
STAR Math and Renaissance Place: General Questions
Do I need additional software to use STAR Math? Where can I find the
system requirements?
Go to http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R004312127GJB43D.pdf for the system
requirements and additional software needed to work with Renaissance Place and
STAR Math.
If a student will test with an iPad®, the student has the option of using the STAR
Apps on iPad®. See “Using an iPad® with STAR Math” on page 24.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make STAR Math available in a class?
View the class information to make sure that the class has a primary teacher
assigned to it and that STAR Math is an assigned product for the class.
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
1. On the Home page, select Courses and Classes.
School administrators and school staff members assigned to more than one
school should use the drop-down list on the Home page to choose the school
they want to view classes for.
2. On the Courses and Classes page, select the course in which you can find the
class.
3. The next page shows you more information about the course you selected,
including tabs with lists of Complete and Incomplete classes. Select the name
of the class that you want to view.
4. On the next page you can see the class information, including the primary
teacher and assigned products.
See the Renaissance Place Software Manual if the primary teacher or products
assigned to a class need to be changed.
How do I add or delete a student from a class?
By default, district administrators, district staff, and school administrators can
add or delete a student from a class. This is completed in Renaissance Place. For
more information, see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
Can I take a sample STAR Math test? Does STAR Math have a “demo
mode” that I can try?
There is no “demo mode” for taking a STAR Math test. Too see what the test
procedure is like, please watch a short video, “STAR Math - Administering the
Assessment,” at www.renaissance.com/asp/video/video.asp?M=10358.
How do I keep students from taking STAR tests at home?
Internet protocol (IP) restrictions can be set up to limit student testing to the
computers at your school. For more information, see the Renaissance Place
Software Manual.
How do I find my students’ user names and passwords?
You can view or print the list from Renaissance Place (see page 27).
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find personnel and/or parent user names and passwords?
For security reasons, you cannot view or print a list of passwords for teachers, staff
members, administrators, or parents. User names may be viewed by
administrators. Passwords cannot be viewed, but they can be changed/reset by
administrators.
Personnel who know their current passwords can change their password on the
Login Settings page in Renaissance Place. If they enter an email address on that
page, personnel can also retrieve their user name or reset a forgotten password
later by selecting Forgot Your User Name or Password? on the login page.
For more information, see the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
I am unable to log in to Renaissance Place.
Personnel and parents may be temporarily locked out of all Renaissance Place
software if they attempt to log in too many times with an incorrect password.
If an account is locked, it will automatically be unlocked at midnight.
Clear Locked Personnel or Parent Accounts
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
All locked accounts (except district administrators) are automatically unlocked at
midnight.
This procedure will not work for a locked district administrator account (contact
Renaissance Learning (see page 12).
1. Go to the Home page and select Users.
2. For personnel: On the Personnel, Students, and Parents page, under
Personnel, select Clear Locked Personnel.
For parents: On the Personnel, Students, and Parents page, under Parents,
select Clear Locked Parents.
The next page will list all personnel or parents whose accounts are locked.
3. For personnel:
To clear locks for all personnel at once, select Clear All Personnel Locks.
To clear locks for individual personnel, select Clear in the row for each
person.
For parents:
To clear locks for all parents at once, select Clear All Parent Locks.
To clear locks for individual parents, select Clear in the row for each parent.
4. When you have finished clearing the locks, select Done.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Testing Procedures
How do I pause or stop a test?
See “Stopping a Test” on page 47.
Are there time limits in STAR Math?
The STAR Math test itself does not have an overall time limit; however, each test
question has its own time limit. If a student does not enter an answer within that
time limit, the program moves on to the next question.
During the development of STAR Math, the time it took for students to answer
questions was noted. The time limits used in STAR Math are based on those
observed times—most students will be able to answer a question in the time
allotted. See the STAR Math Technical Manual for more information on the
program’s development.
The amount of time allowed for each question can be extended by setting the
Extended Question Time Limit Preference (see page 208).
Sometimes my students accidentally close the web browser or STAR
Apps on iPad® and the test disappears. Is there a way to go back in or
do they have to start the test over?
This is known as an interrupted test. Students can resume interrupted tests. See
“Resuming an Unfinished Test” on page 49.
Students seem to be having their tests ended abruptly, or they get
logged out of the system unexpectedly. What might be causing this?
Students may try to open additional browser windows, tabs, or other programs
during a test. If a student performs any of these actions, or otherwise “loses focus”
by performing actions outside the test window, the student will have a few
seconds to return to the test by returning to the test window and selecting OK.
If the student does not return to the test, the student is logged out of the system,
and must log back in again (the incomplete test is considered “interrupted” and
can be resumed; see page 49).
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Frequently Asked Questions
What if the student cannot pass the practice?
The practice session is primarily meant to gauge the student’s ability to work with the
program’s interface, to see if the student understands how to select and enter an
answer. Have the student try another practice, and carefully observe the student.

If the student understands how to answer questions, but keeps giving
incorrect answers, this may indicate that the student is not ready to have his
or her abilities assessed by STAR Math.

If the student understands how to answer questions, but keeps running out of
time before entering an answer, you may need to extend the time limits for
that student (see page 208).

If the student does not understand how to answer questions, review the
testing procedures with the student. The Pretest Instructions are an excellent
resource for performing such a review (select STAR Math on the Home page,
then select Resources, then select Pretest Instructions).
Am I allowed to read questions to the students?
No, but you can set the Audio preference so that the program will read audio cues
out loud to a student. See page 210.
After the Test
Can I delete a test?
You cannot permanently delete a test from a student’s record, but a district
administrator, district staff, or school administrator can deactivate it (see page 51).
Deactivating a test removes the test-taking data and the test results from any reports
or calculations for that student. If necessary, a deactivated test can be reactivated at a
later time.
Is it okay to retest a student if I know he or she can do better?
Yes, if you know a student has rushed through a test or not taken it seriously.

If the student retests before midnight (on the same day as the test you don’t
want to count), only the retest data appears on most reports.

If the student tests after midnight (of the day as the test you don’t want to
count), the retest is treated as a separate test.
Note: If a student tests more than once during a screening period, data from the
last test taken is shown on the Screening Report (see page 162).
The Test Activity Report (see page 182) lists both completed and not completed
(interrupted and stopped) tests (see “Stopping a Test” on page 47).
STAR Math doesn’t record scores for unfinished tests.
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Can I see which questions a student missed?
No. With computer-adaptive tests, the student’s performance on individual items
is not as meaningful as the pattern of responses to the entire test.
How do I view last year’s STAR Math information for a student?
You must be granted the capability to view students’ historical STAR Math
assessments. See the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
STAR Math data always stays with the student. Use the Test Record Report (see
page 184) to view a student’s results from a different year: pick last year’s dates
when choosing report options.
For more information, see Knowledge Base Article 11025315 at
support.renaissance.com/techkb/techkb/11025315e.asp.
STAR Apps on iPad®
What devices will support testing?
The STAR Apps on iPad® is available for Apple’s iPad® with iOS 5.x or later. For
more information, see page 24.
Where can I find the system requirements?
There are two sets of system requirements you will need: those for the iPad® and
those for Renaissance Place.

For the iPad®, see the store where you downloaded the STAR Apps on iPad®.

For Renaissance Place,
www.renaissance.com/customer-center#systemrequirements.
Where can I get the App?
The STAR Apps on iPad® is available in the iTunes Store® and the App StoreSM.
Note: You must have established and verified an iTunes® account with an
Apple® ID before you can download STAR Apps on iPad®.
Can anyone download the App and start testing?
Anyone can download STAR Apps on iPad®. However, only those who have STAR
Math powered by Renaissance Place and have an iPad® connected to Renaissance
Place can take actual tests.
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Are there plans to create apps for other mobile devices?
We are exploring the option of creating apps for other devices and would welcome
customer suggestions.
Can students take tests from home on their own personal iPad®?
Each iPad® needs to be configured to work with a school’s STAR software. In
addition, Renaissance Learning recommends that schools set restrictions within
the software such as monitor passwords and IP restrictions to prevent testing from
outside the school. This is our recommendation for all schools, regardless of what
devices they are using to ensure that testing takes place in a secure, monitored
environment.
What if a student tries to cheat while taking a test?
If a student leaves the test screen by pushing the Home button on an iPad®, after 5
seconds he or she will be logged out of STAR Apps on iPad®. When that student
logs back in, that test will be an unfinished test and a monitor password will be
required for the student to finish the test (see “Resuming an Unfinished Test on an
iPad®” on page 51).
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Algebra and Geometry
ENTERPRISE
For students in grades 7 and higher, a normal STAR Math Enterprise test consists
of questions in math, algebra, and geometry (students below grade 7 do not get
algebra and geometry questions). For questions that require it, the student will be
able to use an on-screen calculator A and refer to an on-screen formula reference
sheet B.
A
B
Students can select or tap the calculator buttons, or they can press the
corresponding keys on the keyboard to use the calculator. They can use the
scrollbar on the formula reference sheet to move up and down within it.
At this level of assessment, a student’s ability to perform basic calculations and to
interpret simple story problems and charts is no longer being tested—competency
at performing these tasks is assumed. Instead, students are assessed for their
ability to solve higher-order problems: algebra, polynomials, graphed equations,
and calculations tied to geometric shapes, areas, and volumes.
Note: The Test Type preference (see page 212) can be set so that tests for students
in grades 7 and higher will consist of:

The usual combination of math, algebra, and geometry

Algebra questions only

Geometry questions only
The usual procedures for taking a STAR Math Enterprise test (spelled out in the
next chapter) still apply during algebra-only or geometry-only tests.
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Taking the Test on a Computer
1. Use the Pretest Instructions to explain the testing process to your students.
2. The student logs in (see page 26).
If the Audio Preference is set to On for a student (see page 210), the student
should have a set of headphones on, plugged into the computer, with the
volume adjusted so the student can hear the audio clearly without disturbing
other students. See page 211 for instructions on how students use audio
controls during a test.
3. On the Home page, the student selects STAR Math (or Take a Math Test if you
are using the STAR 360 Suite) A.
A
A
4. If the student is in more than one STAR Math class, the student should select
the correct class, then Next B.
B
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5. The student selects Start to begin taking the test C.
C
6. If STAR Math asks for a monitor
password (determined by the
Testing Password Preference; see
page 201), the teacher or test
monitor enters it and selects Start
D. If no password is required, the
student goes ahead to step 7.
D

You cannot substitute your Renaissance Place password for the monitor
password.

If you forget to enter a password before selecting Start, you will be
reminded to enter it, and you can try again.

If you enter the wrong
password, you can try again.
However, if you enter the
wrong password three times in a row,
you will not be able to start the student’s
test. Check the Testing Password
preference (see page 201) to make sure
you are using the correct monitor
password.
7. If the student has not taken a STAR Math test in the past 180 days, the student
will be presented with three practice questions:
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The student can choose an answer either by pressing the corresponding key
on the keyboard (A, B, C, or D), or by selecting an answer with the mouse.
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STAR Math highlights the chosen answer E. The student can choose a
different answer, but only before entering it—once the answer has been
entered, it cannot be changed.
E
F
Once the student is satisfied that he or she has chosen the correct answer,
the student enters the answer, either with the keyboard (by pressing Enter
or return) or with the mouse (by selecting Next F).
See “Setting the
Extended Question
Time Limit
Preference” on page 208.

A clock G appears on the screen when the student has 15 or fewer seconds
left to answer the question.
G
Before time runs out, if the student has chosen an answer, but has not
entered it, STAR Math counts the chosen answer as the student’s answer to
the question. If the student has not chosen an answer, STAR Math considers
it an incorrect answer.
The student will be notified if time
runs out on a question; the test will
move on to the next question.
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8. Once the student answers two of the three practice questions correctly, a
message tells the student that the test is about to start.
If the student does not answer two of the three practice questions correctly,
the student will be given another set of three practice questions. Once the
student answers two of those three practice questions correctly, the test will
begin. If the student does not answer two of those three practice questions
correctly, STAR Math ends the practice and the test will not start. The student
is told to ask for help.
ENTERPRISE
The STAR Math
Enterprise test has 34
questions; the STAR Math test
has 24.
9. The student answers the test questions, which are similar to the practice
questions. The methods used for choosing and entering answers are the same
as those used for the practice questions.
For students in grades 7 and above, certain algebra and geometry test
questions will include an on-screen calculator H and/or an on-screen formula
reference sheet I for the students to use.
H
I
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10. When the test is over, have the student
select OK J. The program will log the
student out so the next student can log in.
J
Taking the Test on an iPad®
1. Use the Pretest Instructions to explain the testing process to your students.
2. The student logs in (see page 26).
If the Audio Preference is set to On for a student (see page 210), the student
should have a set of headphones on, plugged into the iPad®, with the volume
adjusted so the student can hear the audio clearly without disturbing other
students. See page 211 for instructions on how students use audio controls
during a test.
3. The student taps STAR Math A, then taps Next B.
A
B
Note: If the student has mistakenly logged in (as the wrong student, or at the
wrong time), the student should tap Log Out in the upper-left corner of the
Choose a Test page C, then tap Log Out Now D.
C
D
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4. If the student is in more than one STAR Math class, the student should select
the correct class, then tap Next E.
E
5. The student taps Start to begin taking the
test F.
If the student chose the wrong program to
take a test in (for example, STAR Reading),
the student should tap Cancel G. This will
return the student to the Choose a Test
page.
F
G
6. If STAR Math asks for a monitor password
(determined by the Testing Password
preference; see page 201), the teacher or test
monitor enters it and taps Continue H.
If STAR Math doesn’t ask for a monitor
password, go on to step 7.

You cannot substitute your Renaissance
Place password for the monitor password.

If you forget to enter a password before
tapping Continue, or if you enter the wrong
password, you can try again I.
However, if you enter the wrong password
three times in a row, you will not be able to
start the student’s test. Check the Testing
Password preference (see page 201) to
make sure you are using the correct
monitor password.
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7. If the student has not taken a STAR Math test in the past 180 days, the student
will be presented with three practice questions:

The student can choose an answer by tapping it.
STAR Math highlights the chosen answer J. The student can choose a
different answer, but only before entering it—once the answer is entered, it
cannot be changed.
D
J
E
K
Once the student is satisfied that he or she has chosen the correct answer,
the student enters the answer by tapping Next K.
See “Setting the
Extended Question
Time Limit
Preference” on page 208.
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A clock L appears on the screen when the student has 15 or fewer seconds
left to answer the question.
L
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Before time runs out, if the student has chosen an answer, but has not
entered it, STAR Math counts the chosen answer as the student’s answer to
the question. If the student has not chosen an answer, STAR Math considers
it an incorrect answer.
The student will be notified if time runs out on a question; the test will move
on to the next question.
8. Once the student answers two of the three practice questions correctly, a
message tells the student that the test is about to start.
If the student does not answer two of the three practice questions correctly,
the student will be given another set of three practice questions. Once the
student answers two of those three practice questions correctly, the test will
begin. If the student does not answer two of those three practice questions
correctly, STAR Math ends the practice and the test will not start. The student
is told to ask for help.
ENTERPRISE
The STAR Math
Enterprise test has 34
questions; the STAR Math test
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9. The student answers the test questions, which are similar to the practice
questions. The methods used for choosing and entering answers are the same
as those used for the practice questions.
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For students in grades 7 and above, certain algebra and geometry test
questions will include an on-screen calculator M and/or an on-screen formula
reference sheet N for the students to use.
M
N
10. When the test is over, have the
student tap OK O. The App will log
the student out so the next student
can log in.
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Stopping a Test
Situations may arise in the classroom which interrupt a test (for example, a
surprise fire drill). If this happens, the teacher or test monitor can stop the test,
either pausing it so the student can return to it later, or stopping it entirely so the
student can start over on a new test.
Stopping a Test on a Computer
1. Select Stop Test in the upper-right corner of the screen A.
A
2. Select one of the following options:
B
C
Option
Choose When...
B Resume Later
You want to stop the test, but plan to
come back to it later.
D
Notes
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

C Stop Test
D Cancel
Test score will be recorded after test is resumed and
completed.
Test will resume on the same question number, but the
problem presented will be different (see page 49).
Resume Later can only be used during the actual test,
not during the practice session. (Stop Test and Cancel
are the only options available at that time.)
You want to stop the test; you have
finished with it and have no plans to
come back to it.


Test score will not be recorded.
The next time the student logs in to take a test, the
student will begin a new test.
You want to continue taking the test
now instead of pausing or stopping it.

Test continues as usual.
3. Enter the monitor password and select Stop Test E.
To find the monitor
password, see the
Testing Password
preference (page 201). You
may not need to use the
monitor password to start a
test, but you always need to
use it to stop, pause, or resume
a test.
E
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password.
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If you forget to enter a password before selecting Stop Test, you will be
reminded to enter it, and you can try again.

If you enter the wrong
password, you can try again.
However, if you enter the
wrong password three times in a row, you
will not be able to stop the student’s test.
Check the Testing Password preference
(see page 201) to make sure you are using
the correct monitor password.
Once the correct monitor password is
entered, the test is stopped or paused.
Note: STAR Math doesn’t record scores for incomplete tests (stopped and
unfinished), but it does note the total number of incomplete tests for each
student in the Test Activity Report (see page 182).
Stopping a Test on an iPad®
1. Tap the Share button in the upper-left corner of the screen A.
2. Tap one of the following options (or tap the main screen to close this menu and
return to the test):
A
B
C
Option
Choose When...
B Resume Later
You want to stop the test, but
plan to come back to it later.
Notes
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You want to stop the test; you
have finished with it and
have no plans to come back
to it.


Test score will be recorded after test is resumed and completed.
Test will resume on the same question number, but the problem
presented will be different (see page 49).
Resume Later can only be used during the actual test, not
during the practice session. (Stop Test is the only option
available at that time.)
Test score will not be recorded.
The next time the student logs in to take a test, the student will
begin a new test.
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3. To stop or pause the test, enter the monitor password and tap Continue D.
E
D
E
D
To continue taking the current test (you do not want to stop or pause the test):
Tap Cancel E.
To find the monitor
password, see the
Testing Password
preference (page 201). You
may not need to use the
monitor password to start a
test, but you always need to
use it to stop, pause, or resume
a test.

You cannot substitute your Renaissance
Place password for the monitor password.

If you forget to enter a password before
tapping Continue, or if you enter the wrong
password, you can try again.
However, if you enter the wrong password
three times in a row, you will not be able to pause or stop the student’s test.
Check the Testing Password preference (see page 201) to make sure you are
using the correct monitor password.
Once the correct monitor password is entered, the test is paused or stopped
Note: STAR Math doesn’t record scores for stopped, paused, or interrupted
tests. The Test Activity Report (see page 182) lists all tests.
Resuming an Unfinished Test
An unfinished test can be resumed if the test was interrupted in one of the
following ways:

If the test was intentionally paused by the teacher or test monitor (see pages
47 and 48).

If the student lost connection to the server, accidentally closed the browser or
app during the test, or “lost focus” by opening another browser window, tab,
or another program.
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An unfinished test can only be resumed within eight days of the interruption.

A test can be paused and resumed repeatedly. When a test is resumed, the
student returns to the same place in the test where the student left off (the
same question number), but a different problem will be presented. This is
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done to prevent pausing the test in order to give a student more time to work
on a problem.
Example: On a Thursday afternoon, Lisa is taking a STAR Math test. She is on
question 12 (a story problem) when she begins to feel ill. The teacher pauses
the test and sends Lisa home. Lisa does not return to school until Monday;
when she comes back, the teacher resumes the test. She continues the test,
starting on question 12 where she left off, but question 12 is no longer the
story problem she saw last Thursday; it has changed to a multiplication
problem.

A test can only be resumed on the platform on which it started. A test that was
paused in a web browser cannot be resumed in STAR Apps on iPad®, and
vice-versa.

STAR Math doesn’t record scores for incomplete tests (stopped and
unfinished), but it does record the total number of incomplete tests for each
student in the Test Activity Report (see page 182).
Resuming an Unfinished Test on a Computer
1. Log in to the student program. See page 26.
2. A message reminds the student that he or she has an unfinished test.
The teacher or test monitor should enter the monitor password and select
Start A.
A
To find the monitor
password, see the
Testing Password
preference (page 201). You
may not need to use the
monitor password to start a
test, but you always need to
use it to stop, pause, or resume
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taking the test.
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Resuming an Unfinished Test on an iPad®
1. Log in to STAR Apps on iPad® (see page 26).
2. The student will see a message reminding the student that he or she has an
unfinished test.
The student taps Start to resume the test A.
A
To find the monitor
password, see the
Testing Password
preference (page 201). You
may not need to use the
monitor password to start a
test, but you always need to
use it to stop, pause, or resume
a test.
3. The teacher or test monitor should enter the monitor password and tap
Continue B.
B
4. A message will confirm that the test is resuming, and then the student can
finish taking the test.
Deactivating and Reactivating a STAR Math Test
Although you cannot permanently delete a STAR Math test from a student’s test
record, you can deactivate a test. Deactivating a test removes the test-taking data
and the test results from any reports or calculations for that student. If necessary,
a deactivated test can be reactivated at a later time.
Note: Only tests taken during the current school year can be deactivated and
reactivated.
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Deactivating a Student’s STAR Math Test
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrator
 District Staff
 School Administrator
 School Staff
 Teachers
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Deactivate STAR Tests (only
district administrators, district staff, and school administrators will see this
link).
2. On the Deactivate Tests page, select the student’s school, teacher, and class
from the appropriate drop-down lists A.

Only district administrators, district staff, and school administrators
assigned to more than one school will need to choose a school from the
School drop-down list.

Teachers and classes are listed alphabetically.
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
A
B
C
F
D
E
3. Select Search B.
4. The first student in the class (in alphabetical order by last name) will have his
or her test history for the current school year shown, including the date and
time when each test was started and the student’s Grade Placement, Scaled
Score, Grade Equivalent, and Percentile Rank scores C, along with the type of
test taken (Enterprise, Non-Enterprise, Algebra, or Geometry). The Scaled
Score column also includes a colored square indicating the benchmark
category that the score places the student in.
If the student shown is not the one who needs to have a test deactivated,
choose the correct student, either with the Students drop-down list or by
selecting < Previous Student D or Next Student > E (which will take you
through the list of students in alphabetical order).
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5. Select the row for the test you want to deactivate; then, select Deactivate Test
F.
6. A message will show information about the chosen test and explain the effects
of test deactivation. Double-check the information to make sure you are
deactivating the correct test (select Cancel if you have chosen the wrong one).
G
H
7. Fill in the required information G explaining why the test is being deactivated.
8. Select Deactivate Test H.
9. You will return to the Deactivate Tests page, with a list of deactivated tests at
the bottom of the page I. An asterisk will appear after the student’s name in
the Students drop-down list, indicating that the student has had one or more
tests deactivated.
I
10. You can use the drop-down lists at the top of the page to choose another test
to deactivate; or, if you are finished deactivating tests, select Done.
Reactivating a Deactivated STAR Math Test for a Student
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrator
 District Staff
 School Administrator
 School Staff
 Teachers
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Deactivate STAR Tests (only
district administrators, district staff, and school administrators will see this
link).
2. On the Deactivate Tests page, select the student’s school, teacher, and class
from the appropriate drop-down lists A.
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
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
Only district administrators, district staff, and school administrators
assigned to more than one school will need to choose a school from the
School drop-down list.

Teachers and classes are listed alphabetically.
A
B
C
D
G
E
F
3. Select Search B.
4. The first student in the class (in alphabetical order by last name) will have his
or her test history shown, including the date and time of each test that was
taken C. A list of deactivated tests for that student is shown at the bottom of
the page D.
If the student shown is not the one who needs to have a test reactivated,
choose the correct student, either with the Students drop-down list or by
selecting < Previous Student E or Next Student > F (which will take you
through the list of students in alphabetical order).
5. Select the row for the test you want to reactivate; then, select Reactivate Test
G.
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6. A message will show information about the chosen test and explain the effects
of test reactivation. Double-check the information to make sure you are
reactivating the correct test (select Cancel if you have chosen the wrong one).
H
I
7. Fill in the required information H, explaining why the test is being reactivated.
8. Select Reactivate Test I.
9. You will return to the Deactivate Tests page; the test you have reactivated will
be in the list of tests at the top of the page.

If the student no longer has any deactivated tests, there will not be an
asterisk next to the student’s name in the Student drop-down list.
10. You can use the drop-down lists to choose another test to reactivate; or, if you
are finished reactivating tests, select Done.
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Cut Scores, Benchmarks, and Benchmark Structures
For more information
about benchmarks
and cut scores, select
Resources on the STAR Math
list, then select Benchmarks
and Cut Scores.
Unlike STAR Math
Enterprise, STAR Math
only uses one
benchmark (school), so there is
no need to select a default
benchmark.
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Several of the STAR Math and STAR Math Enterprise reports use cut scores,
benchmarks, and category structures to identify students who are having
difficulty. Once those students have been identified, you can begin to organize
your intervention plan. Students who are not reaching a specific benchmark can
be further divided into groups to help you focus your resources on the students
who need the most help.

A cut score is either a converted Percentile Rank (PR) score or, in the case of
state benchmarks, a Scaled Score (SS) (see page 187).

Cut scores that are chosen as targets for students to meet or surpass are
benchmarks.

School benchmarks are targets that apply to every student in a school
(each grade has its own benchmarks). These are available for all STAR
Math and STAR Math Enterprise customers.

District benchmarks are targets that apply to every student in a school
district; these are only available for STAR Math Enterprise customers.

A state benchmark correlates the STAR Math test scores within a school to
a state test. A state benchmark is only available to customers who are (a)
using STAR Math Enterprise and (b) are in a state that has a test linked to
the STAR Math scale.
Each type of benchmark can have different values; for example, state benchmarks
may be set higher than district benchmarks. For STAR Math Enterprise, one of
these benchmarks can be chosen as a default benchmark (to be used in situations
where a benchmark is required but one hasn’t been chosen).

The number of categories, the category names, and the minimum proficiency
level chosen create a benchmark structure. There are four default categories
(see the chart on the next page), but the number of categories in the structure
can be changed from two to five.
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Category
Description
Default Cut Score
At/Above Benchmark (green)
Students meeting or exceeding
the benchmark score
At/Above 40 PR
On Watch (blue)
Students slightly below the
benchmark score
Automatically calculated as the range between
“At/Above Benchmark” and “Intervention”
Intervention (yellow)
Students below the benchmark
score
Below 25 PR
Urgent Intervention (red)
Students far below the
benchmark score
Below 10 PR
This chapter explains how to change the number of categories in the structure and
the cut scores/benchmarks that define them.
Note: The procedures differ based on which version of the program you are using.
If your school is part of a mixed district (where some schools are using STAR Math
and others are using STAR Math Enterprise), follow the instructions for STAR Math
Enterprise.
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Editing benchmarks
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Editing school benchmark structure
Page 59
Editing school cut scores
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Editing benchmarks
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School
District
State
Selecting a default
benchmark
Editing school benchmark structure
Page 68
Editing school cut scores
Page 70
Editing district benchmark structure
Page 73
Editing district cut scores
Page 75
Editing non-linked grades
Page 78
District administrators and district staff
Page 81
School administrators and school staff
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Managing STAR Math Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention
A new capability has been added to STAR Math: Manage STAR Math Screening,
Progress Monitoring & Intervention. This capability allows users to view screening
and progress monitoring scores, and set Response to Intervention (RTI) goals for
all STAR Math students in a school (see page 213).
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For more information
about capabilities,
see page 213.
All users have this capability by default. Teachers who have this capability
removed will still be able to view and manage screening, progress monitoring and
intervention data, but only for their own students who are enrolled in STAR Math
classes (further clarification will be provided where appropriate).
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Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. On the left side of the page, in the gray sidebar, select View Benchmarks A.
A
3. On the View Benchmarks page, use the School drop-down list B to choose
which school to view benchmarks for. (School administrators, school staff, and
teachers can only view benchmarks for their own school.)
B
4. Select Done when you have finished viewing the benchmarks.
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STAR Math: Editing Benchmarks
The task of editing benchmarks in STAR Math is broken into two separate
procedures:

Editing the school benchmark structure (see the next section) allows you to
choose how many categories are used for the school, the names assigned to
those categories, and which category should serve as the minimum
proficiency level students should try to achieve.

Editing school cut scores (see page 61) allows you to change the default values
of the PR scores used as benchmarks.
Editing the School Benchmark Structure
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. On the left side of the page, in the gray sidebar, select View Benchmarks A.
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
A
3. On the View
Benchmarks page, use
the School
drop-down list B to
choose which school
to edit school
benchmark structures
for.
4. Select Edit
Benchmark
Structure C.
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If you change the
number of
categories, the cut
scores will revert to their
default values (see the
diagram on page 62).
5. On the Edit School Benchmark Structure page, use the Number of Categories
drop-down list D to choose how many categories you want in the structure
(from 2–5; the default is 4).
D
E
You can restore the
category names and
the Minimum
Proficiency Level back to their
default settings by selecting
Default G .
F
G
6. If you want to change the names of the categories, type the names you want in
the appropriate fields next to the colored boxes E. The default names differ
based on the number of categories being used:
2 Categories
3 Categories
4 Categories
5 Categories
At/Above Benchmark
At/Above Benchmark
At/Above Benchmark
Above Benchmark
Below Benchmark
On Watch
On Watch
At Benchmark
Intervention
Intervention
On Watch
Urgent Intervention
Intervention
Urgent Intervention
7. The Screening Report (see page 162) has a graph showing which students fall
into each of the categories. Choose one of those categories to serve as the
“bar” that students must reach in the Minimum Proficiency Level column F.
When a Screening Report is printed, a horizontal line will be placed on the
graph at the chosen level, making it easier to see students who are “reaching
the bar” and those who are not. (The lowest available category cannot be
chosen as the minimum proficiency level).
8. To save the changes you have made, select Save.
To exit this page without saving your changes, select Cancel.
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Editing School Cut Scores
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar on the left side of the page A.
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
A
3. On the View
Benchmarks page,
use the School
drop-down list B
to choose which
school to edit cut
scores for. (School
administrators and C
school staff can
only edit cut scores
for their own
school.)
B
4. Select Edit Cut
Scores C.
To change the number
of categories used,
their names, and the
minimum proficiency level, see
page 59.
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5. On the Edit School
Cut Scores page,
use the drop-down
lists in the row for
a grade to change
the PR values that define the categories for that grade. The values must be in
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ascending order from left to right. In the example below, the default number of
categories (4) are shown.
D In this example
(where 4 categories
are used), On Watch
is automatically
calculated as the
range of scores
between
Intervention and
At/Above
Benchmark. The
category that is
automatically
calculated changes
depending on the
number of
categories used; see
the diagram below.
D
There can be from 2–5 categories for school benchmarks (the default number
is 4). The values for some categories are automatically calculated based on the
scores you choose for the other categories. The default PR values for the
categories (along with their default names) are shown below:
Below Benchmark:
Calculateda
Number of Categories
2
3
Intervention:
Below 25 PR
Urgent
4 Intervention:
Below 10 PR
Urgent
5 Intervention:
Below 10 PR
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
On Watch:
Calculatedb
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
Intervention:
10–24 PR
On Watch:
Calculatedb
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
Intervention:
10–24 PR
On Watch:
25–39 PR
At
Benchmark:
Calculatedc
Above Benchmark:
At/Above 50 PR
a. Below Benchmark is automatically calculated to be from 1 to (At/Above Benchmark – 1). For example, if At/Above Benchmark is
At/Above 40 PR, Below Benchmark is 1–39 PR.
b. On Watch is automatically calculated as the range of scores between At/Above Benchmark and Intervention. For example, if At/Above
Benchmark is At/Above 40 PR and Intervention is Below 25 PR, On Watch is 25–39 PR.
c. At Benchmark is automatically calculated as the range of scores between Above Benchmark and On Watch. For example, if Above
Benchmark is At/Above 50 PR and On Watch is Below 40 PR, At Benchmark is 40–49 PR.
6. To save the changes you have made, select Save. To exit this page without
saving your changes, select Cancel.
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Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
E N T E R P R IS E
There are two ways to reach the View Benchmarks page:

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Enterprise Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise Home page, select Benchmarks A (below
“Benchmark Options” in the Important Features section of the page); go to
“View Benchmarks Page” on page 64.
A
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to “View
Benchmarks Page” on page 64.
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View Benchmarks Page
1. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, select the tab to choose which
type of benchmark you want to view: School A, District B, or State C.
The default
benchmark D is the
benchmark that is
used throughout STAR Math
Enterprise. In some places
(such as the Screening Report
options), you are allowed to
choose different benchmarks
to use—if no choice is made in
these situations, the default
benchmark shown here is the
one that will be used.

The current setting for the default benchmark is shown at the top of the
page D.

The Edit Default Benchmark link beneath it will only appear if the user
group you belong to is allowed to set the default benchmark (see page 81).

The State tab will only be shown if a linking between the STAR Math scale
and your state test has been completed for one or more grades. The name
shown on the tab will be the name of your state and the state test name
acronym
If you choose school benchmarks, see page 64.
If you choose district benchmarks, see page 65.
If you choose state benchmarks, see page 66.
D
A
B
C
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Verify that the School tab A is active.

Use the School drop-down list B to select which school’s benchmarks to
view. Note: School administrators, school staff, and teachers can only view
school benchmarks for their own school.

The number of categories and the minimum proficiency level for the chosen
school are shown in the Benchmark Structure section of the page C. The Edit
Benchmark Structure link beneath D will only appear if the user group you
belong to is allowed to edit school benchmark structures (see page 68).

The benchmarks for each grade in the chosen school are in the Cut Scores
table. The Edit Cut Scores link above the table E will only appear if the user
group you belong to is allowed to edit school cut scores (see page 70).
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Select Done when you have finished viewing the benchmarks.

A
C
D
B
E
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Verify that the District tab A is active.

The number of categories and the minimum proficiency level for the district
are shown in the Benchmark Structure section of the page B.

The Edit Benchmark Structure link beneath will C only appear if the user
group you belong to is allowed to edit the district benchmark structure (see
page 73).

The Cut Scores table will only have one row; a single district benchmark is
applied to all grades in all the schools in the district.

The Edit Cut Scores link above the table D will only appear if the user group
you belong to is allowed to edit district cut scores (see page 75).
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Select Done when you have finished viewing the benchmarks.
A
B
C
D
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Verify that the State tab A is active.

Unlike school and district benchmarks, state benchmarks are linked to the
Scaled Score (SS), not the Percentile Rank (PR); see page 188.

There may be grades in the state that do not have a linking between the state
test and STAR Math; the rows for these grades will be empty B.

The Edit Non-Linked Grades link above the table C will only appear if the
user group you belong to is allowed to edit scores for non-linked grades (see
page 78).
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Select Done when you have finished viewing the benchmarks.
A
C
B
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E NT E R P R I S E
School Benchmarks
The task of editing school benchmarks in STAR Math Enterprise is broken into two
separate procedures:
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Editing the school benchmark structure (see the next section) allows you to
choose how many categories are used for the schools, the names assigned to
those categories, and which category should serve as the minimum
proficiency level students should try to achieve. The same school benchmark
structure is used by all schools in the district.

Editing school cut scores (see page 70) allows you to change the default values
of the PR scores used as benchmarks. Each school can set its own values for
the school cut scores.
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Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
Editing the School Benchmark Structure
The procedure for editing school benchmark structure begins on the View
Benchmarks page; there are two ways to reach this page:

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise Home
page, select Benchmarks A
(below “Benchmark Options” in the
Important Features section of the
page); go to step 3 on page 69.
A
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 69.
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3. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, select the School tab B.
4. Select Edit Benchmark Structure C.
B
C
If you change the
number of
categories, the cut
scores will revert to their
default values (see the
diagram on page 77).
5. On the Edit School Benchmark Structure page, use the Number of Categories
drop-down list C to choose how many categories you want in the structure
(from 2–5; the default is 4).
C
D
You can restore the
category names and
the Minimum
Proficiency Level back to their
default settings by selecting
Default F .
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6. If you want to change the names of the categories, type the names you want in
the appropriate fields next to the colored boxes D. The default names differ
based on the number of categories being used:
2 Categories
3 Categories
4 Categories
5 Categories
At/Above Benchmark
At/Above Benchmark
At/Above Benchmark
Above Benchmark
Below Benchmark
On Watch
On Watch
At Benchmark
Intervention
Intervention
On Watch
Urgent Intervention
Intervention
Urgent Intervention
7. The Screening Report (see page 162) has a graph showing which students fall
into each of the categories. Choose one of those categories to serve as the
“bar” that students must reach in the Minimum Proficiency Level column E.
When a Screening Report is printed, a horizontal line will be placed on the
graph at the chosen level, making it easier to see students who are “reaching
the bar” and those who are not. (The lowest available category cannot be
chosen as the minimum proficiency level).
8. To save the changes you have made, select Save.
To exit this page without saving your changes, select Cancel.
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
Editing School Cut Scores
The procedure for editing school cut scores begins on the View Benchmarks page;
there are two ways to reach this page:

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page
 Teachers

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, select Benchmarks
A (below “Benchmark Options”
in the Important Features section
of the page); go to step 3 on page 71.
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From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 71.
3. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, select the School tab B.
4. Use the School drop-down list C to select which school’s cut scores to edit.
Note: School administrators and school staff can only edit cut scores for their
own school.
5. Select Edit Cut Scores D.
B
D
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6. On the Edit School Cut Scores page, use the drop-down lists in the row for a
grade to change the PR values that define the categories for that grade. The
values must be in ascending order from left to right.
E In this example (where
4 categories are used),
On Watch is
automatically
calculated as the range
of scores between
Intervention and
At/Above Benchmark.
The category that is
automatically
calculated changes
depending on the
number of categories
used; see the diagram
below.
E
There can be from 2–5 categories for school benchmarks (the default number
is 4). The values for some categories are automatically calculated based on the
scores you choose for the other categories. The default PR values for the
categories (along with their default names) are shown below:
Below Benchmark:
Calculateda
Number of Categories
2
3
Intervention:
Below 25 PR
Urgent
4 Intervention:
Below 10 PR
Urgent
5 Intervention:
Below 10 PR
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
On Watch:
Calculatedb
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
Intervention:
10–24 PR
On Watch:
Calculatedb
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
Intervention:
10–24 PR
On Watch:
25–39 PR
At
Benchmark:
Calculatedc
Above Benchmark:
At/Above 50 PR
a. Below Benchmark is automatically calculated to be from 1 to (At/Above Benchmark – 1). For example, if At/Above Benchmark is
At/Above 40 PR, Below Benchmark is 1–39 PR.
b. On Watch is automatically calculated as the range of scores between At/Above Benchmark and Intervention. For example, if At/Above
Benchmark is At/Above 40 PR and Intervention is Below 25 PR, On Watch is 25–39 PR.
c. At Benchmark is automatically calculated as the range of scores between Above Benchmark and On Watch. For example, if Above
Benchmark is At/Above 50 PR and On Watch is Below 40 PR, At Benchmark is 40–49 PR.
7. To save the changes you have made, select Save. To exit this page without
saving your changes, select Cancel.
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District Benchmarks
The task of editing district benchmarks in STAR Math Enterprise is broken into two
separate procedures:

Editing the district benchmark structure (see the next section) allows you to
choose how many categories are used for the district, the names assigned to
those categories, and which category should serve as the minimum
proficiency level students should try to achieve.

Editing district cut scores (see page 75) allows you to change the default values
of the PR scores used as benchmarks.
Who Can Do This?
Editing the District Benchmark Structure
 District Administrators
 District Staff
The procedure for editing district benchmark structure begins on the View
Benchmarks page; there are two ways to reach this page:
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, select Benchmarks
A
A (below “Benchmark Options”
in the Important Features section of the page); go to step 3 on page 74.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 74.
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3. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, select the District tab B.
4. Select Edit Benchmark Structure C.
B
C
If you change the
number of
categories, the cut
scores will revert to their
default values (see the
diagram on page 77).
5. On the Edit District Benchmark Structure page, use the Number of Categories
drop-down list D to choose how many categories you want in the structure
(from 2–5; the default is 4).
D
E
You can restore the
category names and
the Minimum
Proficiency Level back to their
default settings by selecting
Default G .
F
G
6. If you want to change the names of the categories, type the names you want in
the appropriate fields next to the colored boxes E. The default names differ
based on the number of categories being used:
2 Categories
3 Categories
4 Categories
5 Categories
At/Above Benchmark
At/Above Benchmark
At/Above Benchmark
Above Benchmark
Below Benchmark
On Watch
On Watch
At Benchmark
Intervention
Intervention
On Watch
Urgent Intervention
Intervention
Urgent Intervention
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7. The Screening Report (see page 162) has a graph showing which students fall
into each of the categories. Choose one of those categories to serve as the
“bar” that students must reach in the Minimum Proficiency Level column F.
When a Screening Report is printed, a horizontal line will be placed on the
graph at the chosen level, making it easier to see students who are “reaching
the bar” and those who are not. (The lowest available category cannot be
chosen as the minimum proficiency level).
8. To save the changes you have made, select Save. To exit this page without
saving your changes, select Cancel.
Editing District Cut Scores
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
The procedure for editing district cut scores begins on the View Benchmarks page;
there are two ways to reach this page:

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Use whichever method you prefer.
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, select Benchmarks
A
A (below “Benchmark Options”
in the Important Features section of the page); go to step 3 on page 76.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 76.
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3. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, select the District tab B.
4. Select Edit Cut Scores C.
B
C
5. On the Edit District Cut Scores page, use the drop-down lists to change the PR
values that define the categories for the district. The values must be in
ascending order from left to right.
D
D In this example (where 4 categories are used), On Watch is automatically calculated
as the range of scores between Intervention and At/Above Benchmark. The
category that is automatically calculated changes depending on the number of
categories used; see the diagram on page 77.
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There can be from 2–5 categories for district benchmarks (the default number
is 4). The values for some categories are automatically calculated based on the
scores you choose for the other categories. The default PR values for the
categories (along with their default names) are shown below:
Below Benchmark:
Calculateda
Number of Categories
2
3
Intervention:
Below 25 PR
Urgent
4 Intervention:
Below 10 PR
Urgent
5 Intervention:
Below 10 PR
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
On Watch:
Calculatedb
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
Intervention:
10–24 PR
On Watch:
Calculatedb
At/Above Benchmark:
At/Above 40 PR
Intervention:
10–24 PR
On Watch:
25–39 PR
At
Benchmark:
Calculatedc
Above Benchmark:
At/Above 50 PR
a. Below Benchmark is automatically calculated to be from 1 to (At/Above Benchmark – 1). For example, if At/Above Benchmark is
At/Above 40 PR, Below Benchmark is 1–39 PR.
b. On Watch is automatically calculated as the range of scores between At/Above Benchmark and Intervention. For example, if At/Above
Benchmark is At/Above 40 PR and Intervention is Below 25 PR, On Watch is 25–39 PR.
c. At Benchmark is automatically calculated as the range of scores between Above Benchmark and On Watch. For example, if Above
Benchmark is At/Above 50 PR and On Watch is Below 40 PR, At Benchmark is 40–49 PR.
6. To save the changes you have made, select Save.
To exit this page without saving your changes, select Cancel.
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State Benchmarks
If there is a linking between the state test and the STAR Math test, the Scaled Score
(SS; see page 188) that a student receives can be used to see if the student has
reached a state benchmark. Essentially, you use the results of a STAR Math test to
predict how a student will perform on a state test.
However, some grades may not have a link; for example, a state test might only
have a link to STAR Math for grades 3–8. In cases like this, no values are assigned to
the non-linked grades, but you can assign your own if you want to.
Who Can Do This?
Editing Non-Linked Grades
 District Administrators
 District Staff
The procedure for editing non-linked grades begins on the View Benchmarks page;
there are two ways to reach this page:
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, select Benchmarks
A
A (below “Benchmark Options”
in the Important Features section of the page); go to step 3 on page 79.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 79.
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3. In the top section of the View Benchmarks page, select the State tab A.
4. Select Edit Non-Linked Grades B.
A
B
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5. Enter the Scaled Score values you want in the appropriate fields.
C

You can enter numbers from 2–1400.

For each grade (row), the numbers must be lowest at the left and highest at
the right.
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You can also select Recommend Scores C to have the software
automatically calculate and enter Scaled Scores in all the fields for you.
These calculated scores are not linked to the state test. They are
extrapolated from the scores for grades that are linked to the state test.
Note: Selecting Recommend Scores fills in values for all the fields—if you
have already entered your own values in any of the fields before selecting
Recommend Scores, they will be overwritten. You can change any of the
recommended scores after they have been calculated.
Think of each Scaled Score as a point on a line. Once you have entered values
for any of the Below or At/Above scores, the software calculates the ranges
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between those scores. Some examples are shown below for state tests that use
from 2–5 categories.
6. To save the changes you have made, select Save.
To exit this page without saving your changes, select Cancel.
Once you have saved your changes, the new values will be shown in the table
in the State tab on the View Benchmarks page.
Default Benchmarks
The default benchmark is the benchmark that is used throughout STAR Math
Enterprise. In some places (such as the Screening Report options; see page 162),
you are allowed to choose different benchmarks to use—if no choice is shown, the
default benchmark will be used.
District administrators and district staff can either choose the default benchmark,
which will apply to all schools in the district, or allow school administrators and
school staff to choose their own benchmark, which will only apply in their own
school. In a mixed district (where some schools use STAR Math and some use STAR
Math Enterprise), the default benchmark chosen will only apply to schools using
STAR Math Enterprise.
Who Can Do This?
Setting Default Benchmarks: District Administrators and District Staff
 District Administrators
 District Staff
The Set Default Benchmark page is reached by means of the View Benchmarks
page; there are two ways to reach the View Benchmarks page:
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
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From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page
Use whichever method you prefer.
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From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, select Benchmarks
A
A (below “Benchmark Options”
in the Important Features section of the page); go to step 3 on page 83.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 83.
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3. On the View Benchmarks page, select Edit Default Benchmark B.
B
4. The Set Default Benchmark page opens.
To permit school administrators to choose the default benchmark used in their
own school, select Allow school administrators to set C.
C
D
E
F
G
To choose the default benchmark yourself, select Apply the following to all
schools D, and then choose one of the benchmarks listed to serve as the
default:
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School benchmarks E: Each school will use the school benchmark (see
page 67) as the default.

District benchmark F: The district benchmark (see page 73) will be the
default for all schools. If some schools in the district do not have an
Enterprise subscription, the district benchmark will not be used for those
schools.

“State” G: If a linking between the STAR Math scale and your state test has
been completed for one or more grades, the state benchmarks can be used
as the default. (The name shown will be the name of your state and the
state test name acronym.)
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If no linking studies have been performed for your state, this option will not be
available.
5. To save the changes you have made, select Save. To exit this page without
saving your changes, select Cancel.
Setting Default Benchmarks: School Administrators and School Staff
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
School administrators and school staff can only set default benchmarks for their
own school, and only if they have been given permission by the district
administrator or district staff (see step 4 on page 83).
The Set Default Benchmark page is reached by means of the View Benchmarks
page; there are two ways to reach the View Benchmarks page:

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
If you can’t select
View Benchmarks,
the selected school
does not have any screening
dates. Make sure you see the
name of the school you want to
work with in the School
drop-down list. To set
screening dates, see page 86.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select View Benchmarks in the gray sidebar (under “Setup”); go to step 3 on
page 85.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. On the STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, select Benchmarks
A
A (below “Benchmark Options”
in the Important Features section of the page); go to step 3 on page 85.
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3. On the View Benchmarks page, select Edit Default Benchmark B.
If the Edit Default
Benchmark link B is
not shown, you do not
have permission to edit default
benchmarks (see step 4 on
page 83).
B
4. On the Set Default Benchmark page, choose one of the benchmarks listed to
serve as the default:

School benchmarks C: All grades in your school will use the school
benchmark (see page 67) as the default.

District benchmark D: The district benchmark (see page 73) will be the
default for all grades in your school. If some schools in the district do not
have an Enterprise subscription, the district benchmark will not be used for
those schools.

“State” E: If a linking between the STAR Math scale and your state test has
been completed for one or more grades, the state benchmarks can be used
as the default. (The name shown will be the name of your state and the
state test name acronym.)
If no linking studies have been performed for your state, this option will not
be available.
C
D
E
5. To save the changes you have made, select Save. To exit this page without
saving your changes, select Cancel.
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Screening Dates
STAR Math uses three default screening dates for Screening Reports and Student
Progress Monitoring Reports:

Fall (September 1–September 15)

Winter (January 1–January 15)

Spring (May 1–May 15)
These dates can be edited, and more screening dates can be added (up to a
maximum of 10 for the school year).
Viewing Screening Dates
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
Teachers can only
view screening dates;
all other user groups
can edit them (see “Adding or
Editing Screening Dates” on
page 87).
There are two ways to reach the View Screening Dates page:

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
1. Select STAR Math
on the Home page,
then select
A
Screening,
Progress
Monitoring &
Intervention.
2. If necessary, use
the School
drop-down list to choose which school to view the screening dates for.
3. In the gray sidebar on the left side of the page, select View Screening Dates
A; go ahead to step 4 on page 87.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise Home.
2. Select your school from the School
drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Screening Dates A (below
“Benchmark Options” in the
Important Features section of the page); go ahead to step 4 on page 87.
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4. The table on the View Screening Dates page shows the name, start date, and
end date for all of the screening dates at the chosen school. When you have
finished viewing the screening dates, select Done.
Adding or Editing Screening Dates
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
There are two ways to reach the Edit Screening Dates page:

From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page

From the STAR Math Enterprise Home page
Use whichever method you prefer.
From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose which school to edit
screening dates for.
3. Select View Screening Dates in the gray sidebar on the left side of the page; go
to step 4 on page 88.
From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
1. Select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Enterprise
Home.
2. Select your school from the
School drop-down list, if
necessary.
A
3. Select Screening Dates A
(below “Benchmark Options” in
the Important Features section of the page); go to step 4 on page 88.
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4. Make your changes to the screening dates:
B
C
D
E
G
F
The following
restrictions apply to
editing and creating
screening dates:

District administrators and district staff can choose All Schools from the
School drop-down list B to set the same screening dates for all schools in
the district at the same time.

To change the name of an existing screening date, delete the current name
C and type in a new name.

To change the dates, select the Start Testing date D and/or End Testing
date E for an existing screening date and type in new dates. You can also
select the calendar buttons next to these fields to choose dates.

To add a new screening date, select Add Screening Dates F. A new row
will appear in the table; add the information you want as described above.
Once the limit of 10 screening dates has been reached, the Add Screening
Dates link will not be available.

To remove a screening date, select Remove G at the end of a row for the
screening date. It is possible to remove all of the screening dates (including
the three defaults), but if you remove all of them, you will be unable to
create a Screening Report.
 Screening Dates cannot
overlap.
 Screening Dates cannot range
over more than 30 calendar
days. It is best if the range falls
within a single calendar
month.
 The names of Screening Dates
cannot exceed 35 characters.
5. Select Save to save your changes. Select Cancel to leave this page without
saving your changes. The screening dates will automatically rearrange
themselves by calendar date.
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Interventions and Goals
Interventions and Goals
Setting Up or Editing Intervention Goals for Progress Monitoring
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
For students requiring additional help, you will need to start an intervention and
set goals.
Interventions and goals are set for individual students, and can only be set after a
student has taken his or her first STAR Math test.
Note: Teachers who have had the “Manage STAR Math Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention” capability removed (see page 215) can only set up and
edit intervention goals for their own students.
The procedure for setting up or editing an intervention starts on the Student Detail
page. There are two ways to reach this page:

From a student search

From a screening preview
Use whichever method you prefer.
From a Student Search
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Use the School drop-down list to choose a school, if necessary.
3. Select the Progress Monitoring & Goals tab.
For teachers who
have had the
“Manage STAR Math
Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention”
capability removed, choosing
All Classes from the Class
drop-down list B will only
return search results from their
own classes.
4. In the Search for Student area of the screen A, you can enter all or part of a
student’s name in the appropriate fields to use as search criteria, or you can
enter the student’s ID number. You may also use the Grade or Class drop-down
lists B to narrow your search to students in a particular grade or class.
E
A
B
C
For advice on setting
goals, select Learn
more about goals on
the Progress Monitoring &
Goals tab E .
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6. A list of students matching your search criteria will be presented D. Students
who fit your search criteria but have not taken a test yet will have a dash shown
in place of a PR score.
Select the name of a student; go to “Student Detail Page” on page 92.
From a Screening Preview
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select the Screening Status tab A to make sure you are using the Screening
Status view and use the School and Class drop-down lists B to choose your
school and class.
A
B
C
3. Select Preview in the row for a grade C. A grade will not appear in this list
until at least one student in that grade has taken a test.
Note: For a teacher who has had the “Manage STAR Math Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention” capability removed, a grade will not appear in this
list until at least one of that teacher’s students in that grade has taken a test.
4. On the Screening Preview page, select View Students in the row for a category
D to view the students that are in that category.
D
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5. On the View Students page, select a student’s name E to go to the Student
Detail page; go to “Student Detail Page” on page 92.
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Student Detail Page
1. On the Student Detail page, you will see the name of the student, the school
the student is enrolled in, the date of the student’s most recent STAR Math test,
and the student’s Scaled Score and Percentile Rank.

To set up an initial goal for a student that doesn’t have one yet, select Add
Goal A; go to step 3 on page 93.
A

To edit an existing goal, select Edit Goal B (or select the goal itself C);
continue to step 2.
B
C

To delete the existing goal, select Delete Goal D.
D
Be careful: once you delete a goal, all references to it will be deleted. Be very
certain that you want to delete it. After you delete a goal, you can add or
edit goals (as described above in this step), or select Done if you are
finished.
2. Your choices for the next option are based on whether the student took a test
after the goal was set:
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duration or goal of existing intervention E.
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If the student has taken a test since the goal was set, select Set up new
intervention and goal F. (This option will not be available if the student
has not taken a test since the goal was set.)
Once you’ve made your choice, go on to step 3.
E
F
3. In the Intervention Name field G, type a title for the intervention (maximum of
100 characters). This title will appear on any Student Progress Monitoring
Reports created for the student.
G
L
H
I
J
If the student has
only taken one test,
there will not be a
Starting test drop-down list.
The date and scores from that
test will serve as the student’s
starting test information.
K
4. Select the date you want the student to reach the goal by H. You can either
type in a date or use the calendar button to select one.
5. In the Goal section, use the Starting test drop-down list I to choose which
test should serve as the student’s starting test information (the date of the test
and the student’s Scaled Score and Percentile Rank on that test). Two
calculations are automatically performed based on this information:
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The number of Scaled Score points the student would have to gain every
week in order to maintain his or her current Percentile Rank.
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
For additional
information about
the scores and the
functions they serve in the
Screening and Student
Progress Monitoring Reports,
select Interpretations &
Guidance at the top of the
Intervention Details table L .
See “Default
Benchmarks” on
page 81. for
information about minimum
proficiency levels.
Students in a state
that doesn’t have a
state cut score for the
grade (see page 78) will not
have Catch Up/Keep Up or Stay
Up/Move Up goals.
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The number of Scaled Score points the student would have to gain every
week in order to reach the benchmark (unless the student has already
reached the benchmark, in which case that achievement will be listed here
instead). See “Cut Scores, Benchmarks, and Benchmark Structures” on
page 56.
Beneath these calculations, select a rate-of-progress goal J for the student,
then click Calculate Goal K:

The Moderate goal tells you how many Scaled Score points the student
would need to gain every week to have an SGP of 50.

The Moderately Ambitious goal tells you how many Scaled Score points the
student would need to gain every week to have an SGP of 66.

The Catch Up/Keep Up goal means different things depending on if a
student is below proficiency, at proficiency, or above proficiency:


For students below proficiency q: The goal tells you how many Scaled
Score points the student would need to gain every week to achieve
minimum proficiency (“catch up”).

For students at or above proficiency w: The goal tells you how many
Scaled Score points the student would need to maintain his or her
current proficiency level (“keep up”).
The Stay Up/Move Up goal means different things depending on if a student
is below proficiency, at proficiency, or above proficiency:

For students below proficiency q: Students below proficiency cannot
have a Stay Up/Move Up goal.

For students at proficiency w: The goal tells you how many Scaled Score
points the student would need to gain every week to move above
proficiency (“move up”).

For students above proficiency but below the next higher state
achievement level e: The goal tells you how many Scaled Score points
the student would need to gain every week to continue rising above
proficiency (“stay up”).

For students above proficiency and at or above the next higher state
achievement level r: The goal tells you how many Scaled Score points
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the student would need to gain every week to continue rising above
proficiency (“stay up”).
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You can also set a custom goal by using the drop-down list to choose Scaled
Score or Percentile Rank and entering the goal for the student.
Examples of custom goals: Jacinta has taken her first STAR Math test. Her
Scaled Score (SS) is 399 and her Percentile Rank (PR) is 39. The teacher sets up
an intervention and goal for Jacinta to reach in 8 weeks.

If the teacher wants to set a goal based on Scaled Score (SS), the teacher
selects Scaled Score from the drop-down list, enters the SS Jacinta should
reach within 8 weeks (for this example, 425), and then selects Calculate
Goal. The number of SS points Jacinta’s score needs to increase by every
week will be displayed (3.3 SS/week), as well as the PR score that is
equivalent to the goal of 425 SS (48 PR).

If the teacher wants to set a goal based on Percentile Rank (PR), the teacher
selects Percentile Rank from the drop-down list, enters the PR Jacinta
should reach within 8 weeks (for this example, 53), and then selects
Calculate Goal. The number of Scaled Score points Jacinta’s score needs to
increase by every week will be displayed (4.3 SS/week), as well as the SS
that is equivalent to the goal of 53 PR (437 SS).
6. When you have finished entering all the data for the student’s intervention and
goals, select Save.
To exit this page without saving any of the data, select Cancel.
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Groups
Students can be placed in groups so that certain reports can be created just for the
students in that group. A student can belong to more than one group.
Note: Use caution when working with groups. Administrators can delete groups
that were made in other classes or by other users.
Managing Groups
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose which school’s groups
you want to work with.
3. On the left side of the page, in the gray sidebar, select Manage Groups.
4. The first table on the Manage Groups page shows all the groups created for
STAR Math at the selected school that you are a member of. You will also see a
list of any other groups that you have created or which you have been assigned
to (these groups can be created in some of the other Renaissance Place
programs).
There are several tasks you can perform on the Manage Groups page:
Teachers who have
had the “Manage
STAR Math Screening,
Progress Monitoring &
Intervention” capability
removed can only manage
their own students in groups.

Select Create Group A to open up a window where you can enter the name
of a new group (see “Creating a Group” on page 97).

Select Edit B in the row for a group to edit the name of the group or the
personnel assigned to it (see “Editing a Group” on page 100).

Select Add/Remove Students C to change the students assigned to a
group (see “Adding or Removing Students from Groups: Method I” on
page 98).

Select Delete D to delete a group (see “Deleting a Group” on page 101).
A
B
C
D
E
5. Select Done E when you have finished making changes to groups.
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Creating a Group
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose a school.
3. Select Manage Groups in the gray sidebar on the left side of the page.
4. Select Create Group.
5. On the Create Groups page, enter or update the following information for the
group:

The name of the group A.

The personnel assigned to the group B. You can choose a single person
from the Personnel drop-down list, or select Select Multiple Personnel to
assign more than one personnel member to the group.

The programs the group will be used with C. STAR Math will already be
checked. If there are other programs on your server that can use this group,
they will be listed here; check the boxes for them if you want to use this
group for those programs as well.

You can type a short description of the group in the Description field D
(optional).
Note: The school the group belongs to E is the school you chose in step 2. If
you need to create the group for a different school, select Cancel, use the
School drop-down list on the Manage Groups page to choose the correct
school, and then select Create Group again.
E
A
B
C
D
6. To save the new group, select Save.
To exit this page without saving the new group, select Cancel.
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Adding or Removing Students from Groups: Method I
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose a school.
3. Select Manage Groups in the gray sidebar on the left side of the page.
4. On the Manage Groups page, select Add/Remove Students in the row for the
group you want to work with.
5. Search for the students you want to add to the group by using one or more of
the criteria available and selecting Search A.
Note: Since the following procedure started by selecting a link in the STAR Math
list, the search process described below will only find students in STAR Math
classes.
For an alternate way
to add students to
groups, see page 99.
F
E
Teachers who have
had the “Manage
STAR Math Screening,
Progress Monitoring &
Intervention” capability
removed can only add or
remove their own students
from groups.
A
D
B
C
6. Check the box by each student you want added, or check the Student box at
the top of the column B to select all the students listed on the page. If the list
of students in the search results goes to more than one page, select
<< Previous or Next >> C to move through the list.
7. Select < Add D.
8. Select Remove by a student you want to remove from the group E.
9. Select Remove All to remove all the students from the group F.
10. When you are finished, select Save.
To exit this page without saving your changes, select Cancel.
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Adding Students to Groups: Method II
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. Select the Screening Status tab A to make sure you are using the Screening
Status view and use the School and Class drop-down lists B to choose your
school and class.
3. Select Preview in the row for a grade C. A grade will not appear in this list
until at least one student in that grade has taken a test during the current
screening period.
Note: For a teacher who has had the “Manage STAR Math Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention” capability removed, a grade will not appear in this
list until at least one of that teacher’s students in that grade has taken a test.
For an alternate way
to add students to
groups, see page 98.
A
B
C
4. On the Screening Preview page, select Add Students to Groups in the row for a
category D to view the students that are in that category.
Teachers who have
had the “Manage
STAR Math Screening,
Progress Monitoring &
Intervention” capability
removed can only add their
own students to groups.
D
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5. On the Add Students to Groups page, check the name of each student you want
to add to a group. To select all the students on the page at once, check the
Student box at the top of the column E. The names of any groups the student
currently belongs to are also listed F.
G
H
I
E
F
6. Select the group you want to add the selected students to from the Group
drop-down list G. Then, select Add Selected Students H to add the students
to the group. The list of groups the student belongs to will automatically
update.
You can also create a new group by selecting Create a new Group I. (See
“Creating a Group” on page 97.)
7. When you are finished adding students to groups, select Done.
Editing a Group
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
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1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose a school.
3. Select Manage Groups in the gray sidebar on the left side of the page.
4. On the Manage Groups page, select Edit in the row for the group you want to
edit.
5. On the Edit Group page, update the following information for the group:

The name of the group A.

The personnel assigned to the group B. You can choose a single person
from the Personnel drop-down list, or select Select Multiple Personnel to
assign more than one personnel member to the group.
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
The programs the group will be used with C. STAR Math will already be
checked. If there are other programs on your server that can use this group,
they will be listed here; check the boxes for them if you want to use this
group for those programs as well.

You can type a short description of the group in the Description field if you
want to D (optional).
A
B
C
D
6. To save the changes you have made, select Save.
To exit this page without saving your changes, select Cancel.
Deleting a Group
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose a school.
3. In the gray sidebar on the left side of the page, select Manage Groups.
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
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4. Select Delete in the row for a group to delete the group A.
It is possible to delete
groups made by other
people, and deletion
of a group cannot be undone,
so be very careful when
deleting groups.
A
5. If you are sure you want to delete this group for all personnel, select OK. If not,
select Cancel.
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Record Book
Record Book
ENTERPRISE
Viewing Record
Books:
 District administrators and
district staff can view any
school, class, group, or
student in the district in a
Record Book.
 School administrators, school
staff, and teachers can view
any class, group, or student in
their own school in a Record
Book.
The Record Book integrates STAR Math Enterprise assessment data and Core
Progress. It gives teachers the ability to view the date of their students’ last
assessment, the Scaled Score and Percentile Rank from the last assessment, the
benchmark category based on the last assessment, what types of test the student
has taken, and the Instructional Groups they belong to (if they have been assigned
to one). Users can select a single student or multiple students from a Record Book
list and go directly into Instructional Resources from there. The resources
displayed depend on the students chosen:

For one student, resources related to the skills that that student is ready to
learn are displayed

For multiple students, resources related to skills based on the median Scaled
Score of all the students are displayed.
The Record Book lists all students in a class or group regardless of whether or not
they have taken a test.
There are two ways to access the Record Book; use whichever method you prefer,
then go to “Use and Navigation” on page 104.
Method 1
Method 2
On the STAR Math Enterprise Home page, select Record Book A in the
Important Features section at the top of the page.
Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Record Book A .
A
A
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A
B
C
D
E
F
G
A Use the links in the sidebar to go back to the
will only appear if the chosen class has students in
grades 7–12 and the Test Type Preference (see page
212) has been set for the class.
Renaissance Place Home page (Return to Home), view
and edit benchmarks (Screening, Progress Monitoring
& Intervention; see page 56), or print a report
(Reports; see page 113).
F Use the Sort by drop-down list to sort the information
in the table: you can sort by student’s names,
ascending or descending Scaled Scores, test dates, or
the instructional groups the students belong to. Select
Edit Instructional Groups to the right of the list to
change the number of instructional groups and which
students are assigned to them (see page 105).
B If you are a district administrator, district staff member,
or are assigned to more than one school, choose the
school you want to work with from the School
drop-down list.
C Use the Class or Group drop-down list to choose the
G The table shows each student’s name, Scaled Score,
class or group (see page 96) you want to view data for.
Percentile Rank, test date, and which instructional
group the student belongs to, if any (a dash means the
student is not in an instructional group). Select a
student’s name to see the Student Details page for
that student (see page 106).
D Use the Benchmark drop-down list to choose the
benchmark you want to compare students’ Scaled
Scores to (see page 63). Select Legend to the right of
the list to see a key for the available benchmarks.
E Use the Test Type drop-down list to choose which type
of test you want to view data for (Enterprise, Algebra,
or Geometry; see page 212). Note: This drop-down list
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When sorting by instructional group F, the table is broken into separate
sub-tables, one for each instructional group, with the median Scaled Score for the
students in that group listed above it:
G
Select View Suggested Skills above an instructional group’s table G to see skills
that the students in the instructional group are ready to learn; see page 110.
For any students in the Unassigned group, the median Scaled Score will not be
shown, and the View Suggested Skills link will not be available.
Instructional Groups
Instructional groups
created in the Record
Book are not the same
as those created for reporting
purposes (as described on
page 96).
Instructional groups allow teachers and personnel to create and edit custom sets
of students at will, and to see which skills the students in the instructional group
are ready to learn based on their median Scaled Scores.
Editing Instructional Groups
1. In the Record Book, choose the students whose data you want to view by using
the School, Class or Group, Benchmark, and Sort by options (see page 104).
2. To the right of the Sort by drop-down list, select Edit Instructional Groups.
3. On the Edit Instructional Groups page, use the Instructional Groups
drop-down list A to decide how many instructional groups you want to put
the students in.
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You can have from 1–10 instructional groups, plus one Unassigned group
(the default number is 4).
4. To assign a student to an instructional group, select the intersection of the
student’s row and the instructional group’s column B.

A student can only belong to one instructional group or the Unassigned
group.

You do not have to place students in every group you create; you can keep a
group empty and move students into it later if you want to.
5. Select Save when you are finished.
A
B
Student Details Page
The Student Details page shows information about a specific student’s test
history, including the student’s current Scaled Score, Percentile Rank, and a
projection of what you can expect the Scaled Score to be at the end of the school
year. This projection is based on proprietary research by Renaissance Learning; it
equals the amount of growth that 50% of students at the same level are expected
to achieve.
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You open the Student Details page for a student by selecting that student’s name
in the Record Book.
A You can choose different options
from the drop-down lists at the top
of the page; the information shown
below will automatically update
based on your choices.
A
B This table shows the student’s
latest test date, current Scaled
Score, projected Scaled Score, and
an estimate of the student’s
algebra readiness. (Note: Algebra
readiness will not be shown for
algebra-only and geometry-only
tests; see page 212.) The projected
Scaled Score is calculated based
on the date chosen for the end of
the school year in Renaissance
Place. Based on research, 50% of
the students who are at the same
level as the current student can be
expected to achieve this much
growth by the end of the school
year.
B
C
C This is a graphical representation
of the student’s Scaled Score (both
from the most recent test and
projected) in relation to the chosen
benchmark. Select Legend to the
right of the Benchmark drop-down
list at the top of the page to see a
key for the available benchmarks.
Note: Because projected scores
and benchmarks do not apply to
the algebra and geometry versions
of this report, this graph will not be
included if the only test the student
has taken is algebra-only or
geometry-only (see page 212).
D These tables show the student’s
test dates, Scaled Scores, and
Percentile Ranks since the start of
the school year.
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D
F
E Select View Suggested Skills to see skills this student is ready to learn
(see page 110). There will be a button for each type of test the student has
taken; in the example above, the student hasn’t taken an algebra test yet,
so you cannot view skills suggested by the results of an algebra test.
F Select Done when you are finished viewing the student’s details.
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Alternative Core Progress Skills View
The section beginning on page 104 (“Use and Navigation”) describes how to use
the Record Book to search for a particular student or instructional group and then
view the suggested core progress skills for that student or group.
It is possible to view information about the skills (such as terminology,
prerequisite skills, and so on) without going through the Record Book. When you
do this, you will see the Suggested Skills page, where all the skills and additional
information about them is listed, but none of them will be highlighted as a
suggested skill for a specific student or group. The amount and type of information
presented varies from one skill to another.
Note: The skills displayed in the alternative view are not based on the Learning
Standards Preference. For more information about the Learning Standards
Preference, see the Renaissance Place Software Manual or the help for
Renaissance Place (on the Home page, select ?, then Help).
There are several ways to get to the Suggested Skills page:

On the Home page, select STAR Math, then select Resources A. On the
Resources page, select Enter Core Progress for Math B.
A
B
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On the Home page, select STAR Math then select Enterprise Home. On the
Enterprise Home page, select Enter Core Progress (under “Core Progress” in
the Important Features section).
A
B

Select Enter Core Progress Learning Progression when creating an
Instructional Planning - Class Report (either on the report preview or the
report itself; see page 149).

Select Enter Core Progress Learning Progression when creating an
Instructional Planning - Student Report (see page 153).
A The suggested skills from
the Core Progress
Learning Progression are
shown here, sorted by
grade. Focus skills have a
double-angle quotation
mark (») in front of them.
A
B When you select the
description of a skill, you
will see information about
that skill, such as
instructional resources,
B
terminology, prerequisite
C
skills, and so on (the
amount and type of
information presented
varies from one skill to
another). If instructional
resources are available,
select View Instructional
D
Resources C to see
E
worked examples, skill
probes, and other
D Select the printer icon to print the list of suggested skills. The icon also appears on
resources to help you
instructional resources, allowing you to print them as well.
teach the skill effectively
(see page 110).
E Select Done when you are finished.
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Viewing Instructional Resources
If you get to this page
by starting from the
Record Book (see page
103), there will be a Return to
STAR Record Book link on the
page.
This link will not appear if you
get to this page from the
alternative suggested skills
view (see page 108).
After selecting View Suggested Skills in the Record Book (see E on page 107) or
View Instructional Resources for a skill on the Suggested Skills page (see B on
page 109), the suggested skills are presented on a skill cards A, which have
detailed information such as terminology and prerequisite skills. The instructional
resources related to the skills and links to those resources are shown below the
cards B. Resources might include worked examples, skill probes, lessons,
performance tasks, or videos.
A
B
Below the name of each resource, you will see the overall average ratings given to
each resource (if any). (In the example above, the DOK Item is rated 4 stars based
on 1 rating.) Ratings can come from any user of Renaissance Place software. If you
move the cursor over the stars, you can see the overall average rating for each
category: Overall Quality, Skill Alignment, and Thoroughness.
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To rate a resource, select Rate this resource C if you haven’t rated the resource
before. If you want to change your rating for a resource, select your rating (such as
“4 out of 5” in the example below D).
D
C
In the window that opens, select a rating for each category; then, select Submit E.
E
For more
information...
 ...about the Math Dashboard,
on the Home page, select ?,
then Help, then the Other
Products tab, then Math
Dashboard.
 ...about the Learning
Standards Preference, see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual or the help for
Renaissance Place (on the
Home page, select ?, then
Help).
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After you rate a resource, you will go back to the page, where you will see your
rating to the right. Your rating will be included in the overall average (the stars)
within a few minutes; you may need to refresh the page to see this.
Note: If you reach this page through the Record Book, the suggested skills you see
for a student will be the same as the ones you would see going through the Math
Dashboard; in both cases, the setting for the Learning Standards Preference
determines which skills are shown. However, if you reached this page from the
alternative suggested skills view, the suggested skills and resources presented are
based on the learning progression for your district (which was selected when your
site was set up—either Core Progress or Core Progress built for Common Core
State Standards). This may cause the skills shown here to be different from the
ones shown in the Math Dashboard.
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Your State Learning Progression and the Learning Standards Preference
Renaissance Learning has defaulted all schools in your district to your State
Standards Learning Progression, providing you with the ability to see your data
and instructional resources through the lens of your state standards.
Important: If you want to change the default setting of the Learning Standards
preference (found under Product Administration in Renaissance Place), it’s
important for your administrator to do so immediately before the school year
begins. If you change the preference after the school year starts, reports may be
affected when the Learning Standards Preference is edited. Consider printing
reports before editing this preference. If you change the preference after any
students have completed assessments, you may want to retest those students to
ensure your reports reflect the Learning Standard you have selected.
For additional information, refer to the following documents:
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New Scaled Score Entry Points for Learning Progressions:
http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R005838100EA0E8E.pdf

Learning Progression Development:
http://doc.renlearn.com/KMNet/R00583820FE302B1.pdf
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Reports
STAR Math Reports
Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports A to open the Select
Report page. Use this page to generate reports about your students’ STAR Math tests.
B
A
There is often more than one way to begin printing a report; alternate instructions
are provided where appropriate.
STAR Math Enterprise Reports
E N T E R P R IS E
Some reports are only available to STAR Math Enterprise customers where linking
has been completed (and, in some instances, to customers in states participating
in the Council of Chief State School Officers [CCSSO]/Renaissance Learning R&D
consortium). If your school has access to these reports, they will be listed along
with the others on the Select Reports page.
You will also be able to access these reports from the STAR Math Enterprise Home
page. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Enterprise Home B.
Check for a PDF Viewer (such as Adobe Reader) Before You Generate
Reports
With the exception of the Growth Proficiency Chart (see page 130) and the
Longitudinal Report (see page 156), STAR Math uses a PDF viewer (such as Adobe
Reader) to generate reports.
When you select Reports (on the Home page, after selecting STAR Math), STAR
Math checks for this software.
If your computer does not have a PDF viewer, you will see a message about
missing software. For more information, see “Checking for the Supporting
Software You Need” on page 18.
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List of STAR Math and STAR Math Enterprise Reports
List of STAR Math and STAR Math Enterprise Reports
Report
Description
Page
Accelerated Math Library Report
Recommends Accelerated Math library placement for each student.
121
Annual Progress Report
Graphs student progress over a school year.
122
Diagnostic Report
Presents diagnostic and skill information for an individual student.
124
Growth Report
Shows growth for a group of students over time, with emphasis on
SGP—Student Growth Percentile.
127
Growth Proficiency Chart
Plots Student Growth Percentile (SGP) and proficiency on a quadrant
graph; companion to the Growth Report.
130
Provides list of recommended skills for class or group instruction
based on most recent assessment.
149
Provides list of recommended skills for individualized instruction
based on most recent assessment.
153
ENTERPRISE
Longitudinal Report
Shows growth over multiple years.
156
Parent Report
Presents information letter (in English or Spanish), for parents and
guardians.
160
Screening Report
Graphs students’ placement above/below benchmarks based on
STAR scores.
162
State Performance Report - Classa
Graphs the percent of students on the pathway to proficiency on the
state test. Previously known as the Group Performance Report.
165
Displays Student Performance Outlook on the state test based on
STAR Math test scores.
n/ab
Graphs a student’s pathway to proficiency on the state test.
Previously known as the Student Performance Report.
167
Groups students by estimated mastery of State Standards or Common
Core State Standards based on STAR Enterprise Scaled Score.
169
Estimates mastery of State Standards or Common Core State Standards
for groups of students based on STAR Enterprise Scaled Score.
172
Estimates a student’s mastery of State Standards or Common Core
State Standards based on STAR Enterprise Scaled Score.
175
ENTERPRISE
Student Progress Monitoring Report
Graphs an individual student’s progress toward goal.
178
Summary Report
Summarizes student test results for a specific date range.
180
Test Activity Report
Shows students who have and have not tested during a specific date range.
182
Test Record Report
Shows individual results for tests taken within a specific date range.
184
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Instructional Planning Report - Class
ENTERPRISE
Instructional Planning Report - Student
ENTERPRISE
ENTERPRISE
State Performance Report - Districta
ENTERPRISE
State Performance Report - Studenta
ENTERPRISE
State Standards Report - Class
ENTERPRISE
State Standards Report - District
ENTERPRISE
State Standards Report - Student
a. This STAR Math Enterprise report is also available to customers in states where linking has been completed and customers in states
participating in the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)/Renaissance Learning R&D consortium.
b. This is actually the STAR Performance Report; it is one of the Renaissance Place consolidated reports. See the Renaissance Place
Software Manual.
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Which Report Should I Use?
Which Report Should I Use?
The following table should help you decide which report(s) can best serve your
needs. If more than one report is listed, read the report descriptions to narrow the
choices down.
Task/Information Needed
Report to Use
Page
STAR Math Classes and Test-Taking Data
Date of students’ most recent STAR Math test
Test Activity Report
182
How many STAR Math tests students have/have not
finished in a specific time period
Test Activity Report
182
List of all STAR Math classes
View classes in Renaissance Place (see the
Renaissance Place Software Manual)
–
List of STAR Math students’ passwords
Search in Renaissance Place
27
List of STAR Math students’ user names
Search in Renaissance Place
27
Were extended time limits used when taking a STAR
Math test
Diagnostic Report
124
Growth Report
127
Screening Report
162
Student Progress Monitoring Report
178
Test Record Report
184
Diagnostic Report
124
Growth Report
127
Instructional Planning - Class Report
149
Instructional Planning - Student Report
153
Test Record Report
184
Growth Report
127
Screening Report
162
Test Activity Report
182
Which students are enrolled in a STAR Math class
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27
Which students are enrolled in more than one STAR
Math class
Search in Renaissance Place
27
Test Activity Report
182
Which students are registered to take a STAR Math test
Test Activity Report
182
Was audio used when taking a STAR Math test
Which STAR Math students have not taken a test yet
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Which Report Should I Use?
Task/Information Needed
Report to Use
Page
Scores
Compare students’ Grade Equivalent (GE) scores to
national scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE)
scores to national scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Percentile Rank (PR) to national
scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ percentile rank range to national
scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Scaled Scores (SS) to national
scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
Growth Report
127
Growth Proficiency Chart E N T E R PR I S E
130
Instructional Planning Report - Student
153
Estimate what students’ Scaled Scores (SS) will be by a
specific date
ENTERPRISE
State Standards Report - Class E NT E R P R I S E
169
State Standards Report - District E N T E R P R I S E
172
State Standards Report - Student E N T E R P R I S E
175
View a summary of the Grade Equivalent (GE) score
distribution for a group of students
Summary Report
180
View a summary of the Percentile Rank (PR) score
distribution for a group of students
Summary Report
180
View all of a student’s test scores over a specific time
period
Test Record Report
184
View mean scores for a group of students
Summary Report
180
View students’ Grade Equivalent (GE) scores
Annual Progress Report
122
Diagnostic Report
124
Growth Report
127
Screening Report
162
State Standards Report - Class E NT E R P R I S E
169
Summary Report
180
Test Record Report
184
View the Estimated MIL Preference for the class the
students are in
207
View students’ Math Instructional Level
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Which Report Should I Use?
Task/Information Needed
View students’ Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores
Report to Use
Page
Diagnostic Report
124
Growth Report
127
Summary Report
180
Test Record Report
184
Diagnostic Report
124
Growth Report
127
Screening Report
162
Summary Report
180
Test Record Report
184
View students’ percentile rank range
Diagnostic Report
124
View students’ Scaled Scores (SS)
Annual Progress Report
122
Diagnostic Report
124
Growth Report
127
Parent Report
160
Screening Report
162
Student Progress Monitoring Report
178
Summary Report
180
Test Record Report
184
Growth Report
127
Growth Proficiency Chart E N T E R PR I S E
130
Assign students to instructional groups based on their
benchmark achievements
Instructional Planning Report - Class E N T E R P R I S E
149
Get suggestions for helping students below the 25th
percentile to achieve growth
Diagnostic Report
124
See which Accelerated Math library a student should be
using
Accelerated Math Library Report
121
See which skills students are ready to learn, based on a
specific benchmark
Instructional Planning Report - Class E N T E R P R I S E
149
Instructional Planning Report - Student
153
View students’ Percentile Rank (PR) scores
View students’ Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
Instructional Planning
ENTERPRISE
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Which Report Should I Use?
Task/Information Needed
Report to Use
Page
Growth and Progress
Check mean student performance improvement
between school years
Growth Report
127
Check mean student performance improvement
between two dates
Growth Report
127
Check student growth across school years
Longitudinal Report E N T E R P R I S E
156
Check student performance improvement between
school years
Growth Report
127
Check student performance improvement between two
dates
Growth Report
127
Check student progress in STAR Math across an entire
school year
Annual Progress Report
122
Check student progress towards a year-end goal
Annual Progress Report
122
Check student progress towards numeration and
computation goals
Diagnostic Report
124
Check student progress towards meeting state
proficiency targets
State Performance Report - Class E NT E R P R I S E
169
Compare student progress to a national norm reference
Annual Progress Report
122
Compare the growth of this year’s nth graders versus
last year’s nth graders (for example, this year’s
5th-grade students vs. last year’s 5th-grade students)
Longitudinal Report E N T E R P R I S E
156
Get suggestions for helping students below the 25th
percentile to achieve growth
Diagnostic Report
124
See all of a student’s test results over a specific time
period
Summary Report
180
Test Record Report
184
Assign students to instructional groups based on their
benchmark achievements
Instructional Planning Report - Class E N T E R P R I S E
149
Compare students’ proficiency in relation to a
particular benchmark
Growth Proficiency Chart E N T E R PR I S E
130
See which skills students are ready to learn, based on a
specific benchmark
Diagnostic Report (for students who have taken a
STAR Math Enterprise test)
124
Instructional Planning Report - Class E N T E R P R I S E
149
Instructional Planning Report - Student
153
Benchmarks
ENTERPRISE
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Which Report Should I Use?
Task/Information Needed
Which students are having trouble reaching a
benchmark
Report to Use
Page
Screening Report
162
Student Progress Monitoring Report
178
State Standards Report - Class E NT E R P R I S E
169
State Standards Report - District E N T E R P R I S E
172
State Standards Report - Student E N T E R P R I S E
175
State Standards Report - Class E NT E R P R I S E
169
State Standards Report - District E N T E R P R I S E
172
State Standards Report - Student E N T E R P R I S E
175
State Performance Report - Class E NT E R P R I S E
165
State Performance Report - Student E N T E R P R I S E
167
Compare students’ progress to a national norm
reference
Annual Progress Report
122
Compare students’ Grade Equivalent (GE) scores to
national scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE)
scores to national scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Percentile Rank (PR) scores to
national scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ percentile rank range to national
scores
Parent Report
160
Compare students’ Scaled Scores (SS) to national
scores
Parent Report
160
Let parents know how their child is doing compared to
national scores
Parent Report
160
Parent Report
160
State Standards, Proficiency, and Comparisons
Check if students are meeting Common Core state
standards
Check if students are meeting state grade-level
standards
Check students’ progress towards meeting state
proficiency targets
National Standards and Comparisons
Parents
Let parents know their child’s test scores and how their
child is doing compared to national scores
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Selecting Students for Reports
Selecting Students for Reports
Many of the reports have a Select Students option which lets you decide which
students to include on a report. The choice is typically made with a drop-down list;
the options in the list vary depending on your position. Generally:

District administrators and district staff will be able to choose students from
any class in any school in the district.

School administrators and school staff will be able to choose students from
any class in their own school.

Teachers can only choose students in their own classes.
Some reports also allow you to choose one or more specific students, classes, or
groups. Reports that allow this will have the relevant links A below the
drop-down list:
A
Selecting one of these will take you to a new page where you can select the
students, classes, or groups you want, and then select Save Selection B to return
to the Report Options page. You can also check the box at the top or bottom of the
list C to select or deselect all the choices in a list.
B
B
C
C
C
B
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Accelerated Math Library Report
Accelerated Math Library Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report suggests Accelerated Math libraries for your students based on the
results of their STAR Math tests. The report includes each student’s name, ID,
grade, class, teacher, and the recommended Accelerated Math library. It also
includes a summary of the number of students recommended for each library.
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Accelerated Math Library on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize on the Report Options page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students or
Classes to choose specific students or classes. See page 120.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Accelerated Math Library Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use
either a marking period that has been set up by a district administrator/school administrator
for your school, or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
Show Student ID
Choose whether or not to include student IDs on this report.
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names, student ID, or the Accelerated Math library that is
recommended for them.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Annual Progress Report
Annual Progress Report
This report provides a graphic display of a student’s progress across a school year
in comparison to either a National Norm Reference or a year-end goal. The
audience for this report is primarily teachers who are using STAR Math for periodic
progress monitoring.
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Annual Progress on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students,
Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
For the Annual Progress Report, the reporting period is always an entire school year.
Test Date Range
Use this option to choose a range of dates to include testing data from.
You must have at least one date range chosen.
 You can add more date ranges (up to 10) to this report in order to compare multiple date
ranges.
 Date ranges should not overlap.
 You need to choose Class, Teacher, or Grade for the Group By option in order to select a
Test Date Range. If the Group By option is left at its default setting (Student), you will not
be able to select a Test Date Range.

Comparison
Choose whether to compare students’ progress in STAR Math against the National Norm
Reference.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Show Student ID
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Option
Description
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
teacher, grade, or student.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or by their student IDs.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Diagnostic Report
Diagnostic Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report provides individual skills assessment and other diagnostic information
for each of the students you have selected. This report helps teachers determine
how to improve their students’ performance. It also supports a direct discussion
with an individual student’s parents or guardians.
The report also includes:

charts that show the student’s progress toward mastering Numeration and
Computation objectives.

suggestions for how the student can achieve additional growth, especially if
the student falls below the 25th percentile.
The report includes each student’s name, grade, teacher, class, ID, Scaled Score
(SS), Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), Percentile Rank range, Normal
Curve Equivalent (NCE), and recommended Accelerated Math library.
E N T E R P R I S E When you print this report for a student who has taken a STAR Math
Enterprise test, there are four additional options available: Test Type, Benchmark,
Show Skill Area Scores, and Use Trend Score (see page 125). If a student has taken
both a STAR Math test and a STAR Math Enterprise test, the report will use the data
from the most recent test.
Notes on the Diagnostic Report:

Although kindergartners can take STAR Math tests, data for kindergartners
has not been norm-referenced. Therefore, on this report, no values will be
shown for Percentile Rank (PR), Percentile Rank Range, and/or Normal Curve
Equivalents (NCE) for kindergartners.

Each student’s report prints on a separate page.

The report shows you how much time each student spent on each part of the
test. This can help you see how quickly the student read the questions; it may
also tell you if the student tried to do his or her best work.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using extended time limits
and/or audio, with a footnote explanation.
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Diagnostic on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
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Diagnostic Report
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students,
Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Diagnostic Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking
period that has been set up by a district administrator/school administrator for your school,
or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
Test Type E N T E R P R I S E
Use this option to choose which type of test you want to create the report for: Enterprise,
Algebra, or Geometry (see page 212).
Note: If Algebra or Geometry is chosen, Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), and
Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores will not be shown on the report, and the Benchmark,
Use Trend Score, and Show Grade Equivalent options will not be available.
Benchmark
ENTERPRISE
Use this option to see where a student’s Scaled Score (SS) stands in relation to a particular
benchmark: school, district, or state (see page 63).
Note: If Algebra or Geometry is chosen for the Test Type option, the Benchmark option will
not be available.
Use Trend Score
ENTERPRISE
Choose whether to use the trend score (see page 189) or the student’s actual Scaled Score
from the most recent test to determine the student’s suggested skills.
Note: If Algebra or Geometry is chosen for the Test Type option, the Use Trend Score option
will not be available.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Note: If Algebra or Geometry is chosen for the Test Type option, the Show Grade Equivalent
option will not be available.
Show Skill Area Scores
ENTERPRISE
Use this option to show a student’s skill area scores within each skill area: Numbers and
Operations; Algebra; Geometry and Measurement; and Analysis, Probability, and Statistics.
Show Student ID
Choose whether or not to include student IDs on this report.
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or by their student IDs.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
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This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
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5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Growth Report
Growth Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report shows the test results for the students you have selected and measures
their progress between two testing sessions. You can use this report to evaluate
your students’ improvement during the year or over many years.
The report includes each student’s name, age, class, teacher, test date, the type of
test taken, Scaled Score (SS), Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), Normal
Curve Equivalent (NCE) for the pretest and posttest, and Student Growth
Percentile (SGP). The report also provides the mean pretest and posttest scores
for the entire group of students.
Notes on the Growth Report:
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Only students who have taken more than one test appear on this report.

Teachers can only create a Growth Report for the current school year.

If a student takes two tests on the same day, only the last one will appear on
this report.

If your district administrator has set a Growth Expectation (see page 191), the
growth expectation will appear on this report, along with the percentage of
students who are meeting expectations and which students are performing
below expectations.

The teacher shown on the report is the teacher currently assigned to the class,
not necessarily the teacher of the class at the time the student took the tests.

Although kindergartners can take STAR Math tests, data for kindergartners
has not been norm-referenced. Therefore, on this report, no values will be
shown for Percentile Rank (PR), Student Growth Percentile (SGP), and/or
Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE) for kindergartners.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using extended time limits
and/or audio, with a footnote explanation.

Student Growth Percentile (SGP) will not be calculated for algebra or
geometry tests.
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To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Growth on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose All Classes, a specific class, or select Students, Classes, or
Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
 If a teacher chooses to select by Groups, all students in the selected group will appear on
the report, even if they are not enrolled in one of that teacher’s classes. (This is a capability
that can be changed; see the Renaissance Place Software Manual for more information.)
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Pretest Reporting Period
The Growth Report shows data changes across two specific time periods: a pretest reporting
period and a posttest reporting period.
Posttest Reporting
Period
For each reporting period, you can use the entire school year, a marking period that has been
set up by a district administrator/school administrator for your school, or you can set your
own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
 Date ranges for pretest and posttest reporting periods cannot overlap.
Test Type E N T E R P R I S E
Use this option to choose which type of test you want to create the report for: Enterprise,
Enterprise and Non-Enterprise, Algebra, or Geometry (see page 212).
 If Algebra or Geometry is chosen, Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), and
Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores will not be shown on the report, and Student
Growth Percentile (SGP) will not be calculated.
Summary Only
Use this option to make the data in the report more manageable by only showing a concise
summary of it.
 If Yes is chosen for this option, the Sort By option will not be available.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
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Option
Description
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
 If one or more specific classes were chosen for the Select
Students option, this option will automatically be set to
Class.
 If one or more specific groups were chosen for the Select
Students option, this option will automatically be set to
Group.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or by their student IDs.
 If Yes was chosen for the Summary Only option, this option
will not be available.
Page Break
Use this option to have the information for each selected set print on a separate page.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Growth Proficiency Chart
Growth Proficiency Chart
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
To view the Growth
Proficiency Chart, you
must be using one of
the following web browsers:
 Windows: Internet Explorer 9+
or Firefox 11+.
 Macintosh: Safari 5+ or Firefox
11+. You can also view the
chart on an iPad® running
iOS 5+.
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The Growth Proficiency Chart is a dynamic scatterplot chart that provides a
customizable comparison of how specific schools, classes, and students are
performing in STAR Math Enterprise based on their Student Growth Percentile
(SGP) and their proficiency in relation to a particular benchmark.
Your user group determines what information is shown in the “default” view and
what options are available for drilling down further into the data.
Notes on the Growth Proficiency Chart:

You must be working in the current school year to use this chart: it cannot be
used to examine test data in prior school years.

This chart cannot be used until there is at least one student who has taken at
least two tests within different testing windows.

To be included in the calculations for this chart, a student needs to have
tested at least two times and the two scores from those tests must be able to
generate a valid SGP value.

SGP is calculated for students who have taken at least two tests within
different testing windows. It uses the most recent test and at least one
prior test from an earlier testing window (Fall, Winter, or Spring). The
calculation uses the first test in the Fall, the test closest to January 15 in
Winter, and the last test in Spring. Only tests taken in the last 18 months
are used in the calculation.

If a student takes more than one STAR Math Enterprise test on the same
day, the score from the last test taken that day will be used.

Students enrolled in multiple schools or classes will be counted multiple
times if their scores meet the SGP window criteria.
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There are two ways to access the Growth Proficiency Chart; use whichever method
you prefer, then go to the page listed for your user group:
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Reports.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down
list, if necessary.
c. Select Growth Proficiency Chart on the Select
Report page.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Enterprise Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Growth Proficiency Chart A in the Enterprise Reports section
of the Enterprise Home page.
A

District administrators and district staff: go to page 131

School administrators and school staff: go to page 138

Teachers: go to page 145
Growth Proficiency Chart: District Administrators and District Staff
When you initially view the chart, the
following default information is shown
in the upper-right corner:
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students reach a benchmark. The
district benchmark is the default
(see page 63); the minimum
proficiency level for that
benchmark is shown below the
Proficiency drop-down list.
A
B
C

You can edit the district
benchmark by selecting
Customize B (see page 73).

If there is a linking study between STAR Math Enterprise and your state
benchmark, you can select the state benchmark from the Proficiency
drop-down list. (If there is no linking study for your state, there will not be
a drop-down list.)

Although you cannot change a state benchmark, you can view it by
selecting View under the drop-down list once the state benchmark has
been chosen (the Customize B link will change to View).
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

If the state benchmark is chosen, and you subsequently choose a grade
(see C) without any values assigned to it, you will be prompted to select
View and enter estimated values for the non-linked grade (see page 78).
C Initially, data for all grades in all schools in the district is shown. Use the
Grade drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade.

Only grades that have STAR Math Enterprise classes will be in the list. All
Grades will show all grades in the district that have STAR Math Enterprise
classes.

Picking a single grade includes only students in that particular grade.
From this initial (district) view, you can drill down deeper into the data (see the
following sections and the diagram on page 137). At any time while viewing the
Growth Proficiency Chart:

You can choose a different benchmark A or grade C. The chart will
automatically update based on the choices you make.

If any of the circles (which may represent a school, teacher, class, or student)
overlap so that you cannot hover over a specific circle, the top of the pop-up
window that opens will change to a drop-down list of all the overlapping
items. You can make your choice from this list.
Select Done when you are finished with the chart.
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District View
Each of the blue circles on the chart D represents a single school in the district.
Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with a school’s
name E and the following values:

Proficient: Percentage of students in that school who are achieving the
minimum proficiency level, as determined by the benchmark.

Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all students
in that school.

Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students
whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the
total number of students in the group.
Select View Teachers in the pop-up window F to change to the teacher view
(allowing you to view data for all STAR Math Enterprise teachers at the chosen
school; see page 134).
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Teacher View
Each of the blue circles on the chart G represents a teacher at the chosen school
who is assigned to a STAR Math Enterprise class. Hover the mouse over one of the
circles to open a pop-up window with a teacher’s name H and the following
values:

Proficient, Median Growth and Students Included: These values are
calculated the same way as they are in the district view (see page 133), but
now the data is limited to students of the chosen teacher at the school.

A Return to Schools link is added below the Grade drop-down list I. Select it
to return to the district view, where all the schools in the district are shown
(see page 133).
Select View Classes in the pop-up window J to change to the class view (allowing
you to view data for all STAR Math Enterprise classes taught by the chosen teacher
at that school; see below).
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Class View
Each of the blue circles on the chart K represents a STAR Math Enterprise class
taught by the chosen teacher. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a
pop-up window with the class’ name L and the following values:

At/Above Benchmark: The percentage of students in the class who have
reached or surpassed the chosen benchmark.

Median Growth and Students Included are calculated the same way as they
were for the district view (see page 133), but now the data is limited to
students in the chosen class.

In the Grade drop-down list M, only grades that the teacher has classes in will
be listed.

The Return to Schools link is now a Return to Teachers link N. Select it to
return to the teacher view, where all the teachers in the school are shown; see
page 134.
Select View Students in the pop-up window O to change to the student view
(allowing you to view data for all students in the chosen STAR Math Enterprise
class; see below).
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Student View

In this view, the horizontal axis P changes from Median Growth (SGP) to
Growth (SGP); the vertical axis Q changes from % Proficient to Scaled Score.

The benchmark is indicated by a green horizontal line R; students below this
line are not reaching the selected benchmark.
Each of the blue circles on the chart S represents a student in the chosen STAR
Math Enterprise class.
Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window T with the
student’s current SGP, the student’s Scaled Score and Percentile Rank from the
most recent test (including the test date), and the Scaled Scores and dates of the
tests that were used to calculate the student’s current SGP.
The Return to Teachers link is now a Return to Classes link U. Select it to return
to the class view, where all of a teacher’s classes in the school can be seen (see
page 135).
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District view (page 133)—Initial view, showing all
schools in the district with STAR Math Enterprise
classes. Hover over the circle for a school A ; then
select View Teachers B to drill down to the teacher
view.
A
B
Teacher view (page 134)—Shows all STAR Math
Enterprise teachers at the chosen school. Hover
over the circle for a teacher C ; then select View
Classes D to drill down to the class view.
C
D
Class view (page 135)—Shows all STAR Math
Enterprise classes taught by the chosen teacher.
Hover over the circle for a class E ; then select
View Students F to drill down to the student
view.
E
F
Student view (page 136)—Shows all students in the
chosen STAR Math Enterprise class. Hover over the
circle for a student G to view that student’s test
scores.
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When you initially view the chart, the
following default information is shown
in the upper-right corner:


A Proficiency is achieved when
students reach a benchmark. The
district benchmark is the default
(see page 63); the minimum
proficiency level for that
benchmark is shown below the
Proficiency drop-down list.
A
B
C

You can view the chosen
benchmark by selecting View
B (see page 64).

If there is a linking study between STAR Math Enterprise and your state
benchmark, you can select the state benchmark from the Proficiency
drop-down list. (If there is no linking study for your state, there will not be
a drop-down list.)

Although you cannot change a state benchmark, you can view it by
selecting View under the drop-down list once the state benchmark has
been chosen.

If the state benchmark is chosen, and you subsequently choose a grade
(see C) without any values assigned to it, you will be prompted to talk to
your district administrator about having estimated values for the
non-linked grade(s) entered (see page 78).
D Initially, data for all grades in your school are shown. Use the Grade
drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade.

Only grades that have STAR Math Enterprise classes will be in the list. All
Grades will show all grades in the school that have STAR Math Enterprise
classes.

Picking a single grade includes only students in that particular grade.
From this initial view, you can drill down deeper into the data (see the following
sections and the diagram on page 144). At any time while viewing the Growth
Proficiency Chart:
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You can choose a different benchmark A or grade C. The chart will
automatically update based on the choices you make.

If any of the circles (which may represent a teacher, class, or student) overlap
so that you cannot hover over a specific circle, the top of the pop-up window
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that opens will change to a drop-down list of all the overlapping items. You
can make your choice from this list.
Select Done when you are finished with the chart.
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School View
The blue circle on the chart D represents your school. Hover the mouse over the
circle to open a pop-up window with the school’s name E and the following
values:

Proficient: Percentage of students in the school who are achieving the
minimum proficiency level, as determined by the benchmark.

Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all students
in the school.

Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students
whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the
total number of students in the group.
Select View Teachers in the pop-up window F to change to the teacher view
(allowing you to view data for all STAR Math Enterprise teachers in the school; see
page 141).
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Teacher View
Each of the blue circles on the chart G represents a teacher at the school who is
assigned to a STAR Math Enterprise class. Hover the mouse over one of the circles
to open a pop-up window with a teacher’s name H and the following values:

Proficient, Median Growth and Students Included: These values are
calculated the same way as they are in the school view (see page 140), but
now the data is limited to students of the chosen teacher.

A Return to Schools link is added below the Grade drop-down list I. Select it
to return to the school view (see page 140).
Select View Classes in the pop-up window J to change to the class view (allowing
you to view data for all STAR Math Enterprise classes taught by the chosen teacher
at the school; see below).
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Class View
Each of the blue circles on the chart K represents a STAR Math Enterprise class
taught by the chosen teacher. Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a
pop-up window with the class name L and the following values:

At/Above Benchmark: The percentage of students in the class who have
reached or surpassed the chosen benchmark.

Median Growth and Students Included are calculated the same way as they
were for the school view (see page 140), but now the data is limited to
students in the chosen class.

In the Grade drop-down list M, only grades that the teacher has classes in will
be listed.

The Return to Schools link is now a Return to Teachers link N. Select it to
return to the teacher view, where all the teachers in the school are shown; see
page 141.
Select View Students in the pop-up window O to change to the student view
(allowing you to view data for all students in the chosen STAR Math Enterprise
class; see below).
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Student View

In this view, the horizontal axis P changes from Median Growth (SGP) to
Growth (SGP); the vertical axis Q changes from % Proficient to Scaled Score.

The benchmark is indicated by a green horizontal line R; students below this
line are not reaching the selected benchmark.
Each of the blue circles on the chart S represents a student in the chosen STAR
Math Enterprise class.
Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window T with the
student’s current SGP, the student’s Scaled Score and Percentile Rank from the
most recent test (including the test date), and the Scaled Scores and dates of the
tests that were used to calculate the student’s current SGP.
The Return to Teachers link is now a Return to Classes link U. Select it to return
to the class view, where all the teachers in the school can be seen (see page 142).
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School view (page 140)—Initial view, showing your
school. Hover over the circle for the school A ; then
select View Teachers B to drill down to the teacher
view.
A
B
Teacher view (page 141)—Shows all STAR Math
Enterprise teachers at the school. Hover over the
circle for a teacher C ; then select View Classes
D to drill down to the class view.
C
D
Class view (page 142)—Shows all STAR Math
Enterprise classes taught by the chosen teacher.
Hover over the circle for a class E ; then select
View Students F to drill down to the student
view.
E
F
Student view (page 143)—Shows all students in the
chosen STAR Math Enterprise class. Hover over the
circle for a student G to view that student’s test
scores.
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When you initially view the chart, the
following default information is shown
in the upper-right corner:


A
A Proficiency is achieved when
students reach a benchmark (see
C
page 63). The benchmark (chosen
by the district administrator) is
shown here: either the district
benchmark (which is the default) or
the state benchmark (if a linking
study has been completed for your
state). The minimum proficiency
level for the chosen benchmark is shown beneath it.
B

You can view the benchmark by selecting View B.

If the state benchmark has been chosen, and you subsequently choose a
grade (see C) without any values assigned to it, you will be prompted to
talk to your district administrator about having estimated values for the
non-linked grade(s) entered (see page 78).
C Initially, data for all grades that you teach STAR Math Enterprise classes in
is shown. Use the Grade drop-down list to limit the data to a single grade.

If you only teach STAR Math Enterprise classes for one grade, there will
not be a drop-down list.
From this initial view, you can drill down deeper into the data (see the following
sections and the diagram on page 148). At any time while viewing the Growth
Proficiency Chart:
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You can choose a different grade C. The chart will automatically update
based on the choices you make.

If any of the circles (which may represent a class or a student) overlap so that
you cannot hover over a specific circle, the top of the pop-up window that
opens will change to a drop-down list of all the overlapping items. You can
make your choice from this list.
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Select Done when you are finished with the chart.
My Classes View
Each blue circle on the chart D represents one of your STAR Math Enterprise
classes. Hover the mouse over the circle to open a pop-up window with the class
name E and the following values:

At/Above Benchmark: The percentage of students in the class who have
reached or surpassed the chosen benchmark.

Median Growth: The median (middle) value of the SGP scores for all students
in the class.

Students Included: The number before the slash is the number of students
whose scores were used to create this chart; the number afterwards is the
total number of students in the group.
Select View Students in the pop-up window F to change to the student view
(allowing you to view data for all students in the chosen STAR Math Enterprise
class; see page 146).
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E
F
Student View

In this view, the horizontal axis G changes from Median Growth (SGP) to
Growth (SGP); the vertical axis H changes from % Proficient to Scaled Score.

The benchmark is indicated by a green horizontal line I; students below this
line are not reaching the selected benchmark.
Each of the blue circles on the chart J represents a student in the chosen STAR
Math Enterprise class.
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Hover the mouse over one of the circles to open a pop-up window with the
student’s name K and the student’s current SGP, the student’s Scaled Score and
Percentile Rank from the most recent test (including the test date), and the Scaled
Scores and dates of the tests that were used to calculate the student’s current
SGP.
A Return to Classes link is added below the Grade drop-down list L. Select it to
return to the class view (see page 146).
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My Classes view (page 146)—Initial view, showing
your STAR Math Enterprise classes. Hover over the
circle for a class A ; then select View Students B to
drill down to the student view.
A
B
Student view (page 146)—Shows all students in the
chosen STAR Math Enterprise class. Hover over the
circle for a student C to view that student’s test
scores.
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Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
ENTERPRISE
This report provides teachers with a list of suggested skills students may be ready
to learn for class or group instruction based on the most recent STAR Math
Enterprise assessment. (The Instructional Planning - Student Report does this for
individual students.)
Notes on the Instructional Planning - Class Report:

If no classes or groups (see page 96) have been set up yet, you will not be able
to print an Instructional Planning - Class Report.

This report only includes STAR Math Enterprise tests, not STAR Math tests.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using audio, with a footnote
explanation.
Printing this report is a two-stage process:

In the first stage (step 1), you choose some preliminary options to select the
data that will be used in the actual report. You will be given an opportunity to
preview the report with the selected data, and you can change the selection
before proceeding.

In the second stage (step 2), you choose additional options which determine
how the data will be arranged in the report.

The procedure for printing this report starts on the Instructional Report
Groupings page. There are two ways to reach that page (use whichever
method you prefer, then go to step 1 on page 150):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Enterprise Home.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then
select Reports.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
b. Select your school from the School
drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Class A below “Instructional Planning” in the Enterprise Reports
section of the page.
c. Select Instructional Planning - Class on the
Select Report page.
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1. The table at the bottom of the Instructional Report Groupings page shows the
data that will be used to create the report. You can change the data that will be
used by choosing some preliminary options at the top of the page.
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B
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a. Use the Teacher A and the Class or Group drop-down lists B to choose a
specific class or group of students you want to show on the report. (See
“Groups” on page 96.) This option is similar to the “Select Students or
Select Specific Students | Classes | Groups” option on other reports, except
that a teacher must be selected first, and the class or group must be one
that belongs to that teacher.
The Teacher drop-down list is only available to district administrators,
district staff, school administrators, and school staff; teachers can only
create this report for their own classes.
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b. Use the Benchmark drop-down list C to
choose which benchmark will be used for
report calculations: School Benchmarks,
District Benchmarks, or State
Benchmarks (if there is an existing linking
study for your state). Select Legend D to
see a key for the available benchmarks, as
shown to the right.
Note: If the State Benchmark is chosen,
but some of the students are in a grade
that doesn’t have a state linking study:

None of the students on the Instructional Report Groupings page will
have their Percentile Ranks shown; only the Scaled Scores will be shown.

Students in the
non-linked grades will
have no color-coding to
indicate which cut score
category they belong to
(the squares will be
white).
c. Enter a testing end date in
the field E, either by typing one in or using the calendar button.
Assessment results on STAR Math Enterprise tests taken between this date
and 30 days prior to this date will be used when printing this report.
d. Select Update F to see how the options you’ve chosen affect the data in
the table at the bottom of the Instructional Report Groupings page.

If there are more than 50 students in the table, it will be broken to
multiple pages; select << Previous or Next >> above the upper-right
corner of the table G to move between pages.

Initially, the number of Instructional Groups shown H will match the
number of available benchmarks; use the Instructional Groups
drop-down list to change the number shown (from 2–5).

Students who have no STAR Math Enterprise assessment data for the
time period chosen will appear at the bottom of the table.
e. If you want to, you can see a preview of the report as it would appear with
only these preliminary options chosen.
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Next > I and go to step 2 on page 152.
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
To see the preview, select Preview Report J. The preview version of the
report will open:
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After you’ve finished looking at the preview of the report, either
Select Enter Core
Progress Learning
Progressions M to
see definitions, skill
prerequisites, and examples to
help you with instructional
planning.

select Return to Instructional Report Groupings K (to go back and
change the preliminary options you’ve chosen), or

select Customize this Report L to begin choosing additional report
options (go on to step 2).
2. Select the option you want to
customize for this report on the
Report Options page.
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Option
Page Break N
Description
Use this option to have each group’s information print on a separate page
3. Select View Report O when you have finished choosing options.
4. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
P
P These options let you go back and change the preliminary options you’ve chosen,
customize this report again, or enter the Core Progress Learning Progressions
(definitions, skill prerequisites, and examples to help you with instructional
planning).
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Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
E NT E R P R I S E
This report provides teachers with a list of suggested skills for individual
instruction based on a student’s most recent STAR Math Enterprise assessment.
(The Instructional Planning - Class Report does this for classes or groups.)
Notes on the Instructional Planning - Student Report:

This report only includes STAR Math Enterprise tests, not STAR Math tests.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using audio, with a footnote
explanation.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Report Options page. There are
two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1
on page 154):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Enterprise
Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Instructional Planning - Student on the Select
Report page.
c. Select Student A below “Instructional Planning” in the
Enterprise Reports section of the page.
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1. Use the Report Options page to select the options you want to customize for
this report.
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B
C
D
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Option
Description
Select Students A
To choose all of the students in a specific class, use the drop-down list. To choose specific
students, classes, or groups, select Students, Classes, or Groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes.
Benchmark B
Choose which benchmark will be used for report calculations: the School Benchmark, the
District Benchmark, or “State Benchmark” (if there is an existing linking study for your
state). The actual name you see for “State Benchmark” will depend on your state’s name and
your state’s standards acronym.
Show Projected Growth
This option predicts how much growth you can expect from students by a target date based
on their STAR Math Enterprise assessments to date. Use this option to choose your target
date:
 End of Year: This is the default setting, which uses the last day of your Renaissance Place
school year as the date.
 Custom Date: Enter a date in the blank field, or use the calendar button to choose one.
 Do not show: The predicted growth will not be included on the report.
C
Use Trend Score D
Choose whether to use the trend score (see page 189) or the student’s actual Scaled Score
from the most recent test to determine the student’s suggested skills.
Print Report Options E
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
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2. Select View Report F when you have finished selecting options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
G
G These options let you select a different report, customize this report again, or enter
the Core Progress Learning Progressions (definitions, skill prerequisites, and
examples to help you with instructional planning).
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Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
ENTERPRISE
This report uses STAR Math assessment data to make two different comparisons
of growth:

The Longitudinal - Growth Report compares growth for the same group of
students across multiple years.

The Longitudinal - Cross Sectional Report compares growth for a specific
grade level (different students) across multiple years.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Longitudinal Report page.
There are three ways to reach that page; use whichever method you prefer:
Method 1—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Reports Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Enterprise Home.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
c. Select Longitudinal on the Select Report page.
c. Select either Growth or Cross Sectional A (below
“Longitudinal” in the Enterprise Reports section of the
page).
d. Select either Growth or Cross Sectional A .
A
e. If you selected Growth, go to step 1 on page 157; if you
selected Cross Sectional, go to step 1 on page 159.
A
d. If you selected Growth, go to step 1 on page 157; if you
selected Cross Sectional, go to step 1 on page 159.
Method 3—From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress Monitoring &
Intervention.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Longitudinal under “Reports” in the gray sidebar on the left side of the screen.
d. Select either Growth or Cross Sectional A .
e. If you selected Growth, go to step 1 on page 157; if you selected Cross Sectional, go to step
1 on page 159.
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1. Select the report options you want at the top of the page.
A
B
C
D
F
E
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Option
Description
School A
Use the School drop-down list to choose your school. If a district administrator or district
staff member chooses All Schools, and the district has a mix of STAR Math Enterprise and
non-Enterprise schools, only the schools that use STAR Math Enterprise will be included in
the report.
Grade B
Use the Grade drop-down list to choose either a single grade, All Grades, or select Select
Specific Grades to the right of the drop-down list to select multiple grades.
Method C
Growth has already been selected for Method. If you would rather print the Cross Sectional
version of the Longitudinal Report, choose Cross Sectional and go to “Longitudinal Report:
Cross Sectional” on page 159.
The Growth version of the report tracks the same group of students as they progress from one
grade to the next. It is possible that some students joined this group after they began taking
STAR Math assessments (for example, by transferring in from another school), or it may be
possible that some students missed an assessment. Check the Only include students who
tested in all timeframes box to exclude these students from the data.
Timeframe D
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Use the Timeframe drop-down lists to choose the number of school years (Last 2 Years–Last
5 Years) and which time of year to use for comparison—either Aug 1 - Sep 30 (Fall) or Apr 1 May 31 (Spring).
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2. Select Update E to see how your choices affect the data shown in the table.
After changing any of the options, select Update for the refreshed data to
appear. (While the data is updating, you can select Cancel to stop the update.)
3. Once you’ve finished selecting options for this report and viewing the data, you
can either select Done F to return to the previous page, or Print G to print
the report.
Note: The browser setting to print background colors needs to be turned on to
print the color bars in this report. For additional printing tips, see our
Knowledge Base article at http://support.renaissance.com/techkb/techkb
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Longitudinal Report: Cross Sectional
1. Select the report options you want at the top of the page.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Option
Description
School A
Use the School drop-down list to choose your school. If a district administrator or district staff
member chooses All Schools, and the district has a mix of STAR Math Enterprise and non-Enterprise
schools, only the schools that use STAR Math Enterprise will be included in the report.
Grade B
Use the Grade drop-down list to choose either a single grade, All Grades, or select Select Specific
Grades to the right of the drop-down list to select multiple grades.
Method C
Cross Sectional has already been selected for Method. If you would rather print the Growth version of
the Longitudinal Report, choose Growth and go to “Longitudinal Report: Growth” on page 157.
Timeframe D
Use the Timeframe drop-down lists to choose the number of school years (Last 2 Years–Last 5 Years)
and which time of year to use for comparison—either Aug 1 - Sep 30 (Fall) or Apr 1 - May 31 (Spring).
2. Select Update E to see how your selections affect the data in the report.
3. Once you’ve finished selecting options for this report and viewing the data, you
can either select Done F to return to the previous page, or Print G to print
the report.
Note: The browser setting to print background colors needs to be turned on to
print the color bars in this report. For additional printing tips, see our
Knowledge Base article at http://support.renaissance.com/techkb/techkb
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Parent Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report (available in either English or Spanish) presents a student’s test results
from a particular testing session for his or her parents or guardians. The Parent
Report is generated in an easy-to-read letter format with sections for a teacher’s
signature and additional comments about the student’s performance.
Each student’s report is printed on a separate page and shows the students name,
grade, teacher, class, and ID. The report includes a detailed comparison to scores
on the national level: it shows the Scaled Score (SS), Grade Equivalent (GE),
Percentile Rank (PR) and Percentile Rank Range, and Normal Curve Equivalent
(NCE).
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select either Parent - English or Parent - Spanish on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students or
Classes to choose specific students or classes. See page 120.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Parent Report (both English and Spanish) shows data from a specific time period. You
can use either a marking period that has been set up by a district administrator/school
administrator for your school, or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and
ending date.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or by their student IDs.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
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6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
How Parents Print the STAR Math Parent Report
Parents can print the STAR Math Parent Report themselves if you do the following:

Add the parents to the software and assign their children.

Give the parents the address (URL) to the software and access to the server.

Send parents their user names and passwords.
To find out how to add parents and how parents can request access, see the
Renaissance Place Software Manual.
To view and print the
Parent Report, the
parents will need a
PDF reader installed on their
computer (on certain
Macintosh computers, they
can use Preview instead). If
they do not have Adobe Reader
installed, they can select Get
Adobe Reader at the bottom of
their Home page.
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1. After logging in, the parent selects his or her child from the drop-down list on
the Home page if necessary. (If the selected student is enrolled in more than
one school, the parent will also have to select a school.)
2. On the Home page, the parent selects STAR Math, then selects Parent Report
to print an English Parent Report or Informe en Español Para los Padres to
print a Spanish Parent Report.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Screening Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report is used to identify students who are having difficulty reaching benchmarks.
Once those students have been identified, you can begin to organize your intervention
plan. (The Screening Report shows this data for multiple students. The Student
Progress Monitoring Report (page 178) shows this data for a single student.)
Students who are not reaching a specific benchmark can be further divided into
groups to help you focus your resources on the students who need the most help.
Notes on the Screening Report:

There are a number of setup procedures you may want to perform before
printing a Screening Report (creating groups, editing benchmarks, and so on).
See “Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention” on page 56.

The Screening Report can be run for any of the screening dates that have been
set for your district. To check or change the screening dates before running
the report, see pages 86–88.

If no students have taken a test within the Current Screening Dates, you
cannot create a Screening Report.

Although kindergarten students can take the STAR Math test, the Screening
Report cannot be created for them.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using extended time limits,
with a footnote explanation.
The procedure for printing a Screening Report starts on the Report Options page.
There are three ways to reach that page; use whichever method you prefer, then
go to step 1 on page 163:
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then
select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
b. Select your school from the School
drop-down list, if necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Screening on the Select Report page.
c. Select Screening under “Reports” in the gray sidebar on the left side of the screen.
Method 3—From a Screening Preview
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
b. If necessary, select Screening Status A to make sure you are using the
Screening Status view and use the School and Class drop-down lists B
to choose your school and class.
c. Select Preview in the row for a grade C . (A grade will not appear in this
list until at least one student in that grade has taken a test.) Note: For a
teacher who has had the “Manage STAR Math Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention” capability removed, a grade will not appear
in this list until at least one of that teacher’s students in that grade has
taken a test.
d. Select Generate Screening Report.
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1. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific grade, or select Students,
Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
 Teachers who have had the “Manage Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention”
capability removed can only run this report for their own students.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Screening Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking
period that has been set up by a district administrator/school administrator for your school,
or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
Benchmark
Use this option to choose which benchmark you want to show on this report: the school’s, the
district’s, or the state’s. Not all benchmarks may be available; a default benchmark (such as
the school or district) should be set in those cases.
Note: This option will not be available to non-Enterprise customers; the school benchmarks
will be used.
Show Student Details
Use this option to show the categories the students are in on the report. You can choose to
show all of the categories, none of them, or only specific ones.
 If you choose a specific grade level for the Select Students option and your state
benchmark for the Benchmark option, but the chosen grade does not have a state
benchmark, then “No state benchmark available for this grade” will be shown in place of
the Show Student Details options.
 If you choose anything other than a specific grade level for the Select Students option,
then “Student details will be included for all categories” will be shown in place of the Show
Student Details options.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, or teacher.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or by their Scaled Scores (in descending order).
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
2. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
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3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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The links above the report will differ based on how you began printing it:

If you began from the STAR Math Reports page: Select a Different
Report will take you back to the STAR Math Reports page; Customize
this Report will take you back to the Report Options page.

If you began from the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention
page or a Screening preview: Customize this Report will take you back
to the Report Options page; Return to Screening, Progress Monitoring
& Intervention will take you back to the Screening, Progress Monitoring
& Intervention page.
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State Performance Report - Class
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
E N T E R P R I SE
This report provides a graphic display of how groups of students are progressing
toward proficiency based on their STAR Math tests.
Notes on the State Performance Report - Class:

This report is only available to Enterprise customers where linking has been
completed and customers in states participating in the Council of Chief State
School Officers (CCSSO)/Renaissance Learning R&D consortium.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Report Options page. There are
two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1
on page 165):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Enterprise Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
c. Select State Performance - Class on the Select Report
page.
c. Select Class A below “State Performance” in the
Enterprise Reports section of the page.
A
1. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
To choose all of the students in a specific class, use the drop-down list. To choose specific
students, classes, or groups, select Students, Classes, or Groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
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Option
Test Date Range
Description
Use this option to choose a range of dates to include testing data from.
You must have at least one date range chosen.
 You can add more date ranges (up to 10) to this report in order to compare multiple date
ranges.
 Date ranges should not overlap.

Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or their Scaled Scores.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
2. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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State Performance Report - Student
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
ENTERPRISE
This report provides a graphic display of how individual students are progressing
toward proficiency based on their STAR Math tests.
Notes about the State Performance Report - Student:

This report is only available to Enterprise customers where linking has been
completed and customers in states participating in the Council of Chief State
School Officers (CCSSO)/Renaissance Learning R&D consortium.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Report Options page. There are
two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Enterprise Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
c. Select State Performance - Student on the Select Report
page.
c. Select Student A below “State Performance” in the
Enterprise Reports section of the page.
A
1. Select the options you want to customize on the Report Options page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
To choose all of the students in a specific class, use the drop-down list. To choose specific
students, classes, or groups, select Students, Classes, or Groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Show Student ID
Choose whether or not to include student IDs on this report.
Show Trend Line
This option allows you to choose whether to show a trend line on the chart (a statistical
tendency of the change in student’s scores over time). This option is checked by default.
The student has to take at least three tests before a trend line can appear on this report.
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2. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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State Standards Report - Class
State Standards Report - Class
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
E N T E R PR I S E
This report shows estimates of students’ mastery of their state’s grade-level
standards or the Common Core State Standards. The report is designed to group
small groups of students, such as a class, by their estimated mastery of each state
standard.
Notes about the State Standards Report - Class:

This report only includes STAR Math Enterprise tests, not STAR Math tests.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Report Options page. There are
two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1
on page 170):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Enterprise Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
c. Select State Standards Report - Class on the Select
Report page.
c. Select Class A below “State Standards” in the Enterprise
Reports section of the page.
A
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1. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
Option
Description
Select Students A
To choose specific students, classes, or groups, select Students, Classes, or Groups. See
page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
Reporting Parameter
Group B
See page 186.
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Option
Description
Reporting Period C
The State Standards - Class report shows data from test scores spanning a 30-day period.
Enter the date you want to use as the end of this 30-day span. For example, if you choose
April 15 as the date, the report will show data from all STAR Math Enterprise tests taken
between March 17–April 15.
Select Standards
to Show D
Choose which standards will be shown on the report: the assessment standards for your own
state, or the Common Core State Standards, which is a diverse group of standards for
mathematical practice that have been adopted by multiple states. (The name of the state
standards will vary depending on your state.)
Show Projected
Growth E
Projected growth is an estimate of how much improvement a student or group of students
should experience between the current date and a future date based on STAR Math test
results to date.
 The end of the school year is the default date, but a different date can be selected; you can
also choose not to include this data in the report.
 If you enter a custom date for Show Projected Growth that is earlier than the date picked
for the Reporting Period C , then growth cannot be calculated for some or all of the
students.
Use Trend Score F
Choose whether to use the trend score (see page 189) or the student’s actual Scaled Score
from the most recent test to determine the student’s suggested skills.
Group By G
Choose how to group the information on the report: by grade,
teacher, or class.
Sort By H
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ rank
or name (alphabetical order).
Page Break I
Use this option to put the different standards (chosen in the Select Standards to Show option
D ) on separate pages.
Print Report Options J
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
2. Select View Report K when you have finished choosing options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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State Standards Report - District
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
E NT E R P R I S E
This report shows estimates of students’ mastery of their state’s grade-level
standards or the Common Core State Standards. The report is designed to show
high-level information on large groups of students at in a district or school, and
give the user a number of options for breaking the data down.
Notes about the State Standards Report - District

This report only includes STAR Math Enterprise tests, not STAR Math tests.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Report Options page. There are
two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1
on page 173):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Enterprise Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
c. Select State Standards Report - District on the Select
Report page.
c. Select District A below “State Standards” in the
Enterprise Reports section of the page.
A
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1. Use the Report Options page to select the options you want to use to
customize this report.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Option
Description
Schools A
If you have access to more than one school (such as a district administrator or district staff
member), you can choose one school to run the report for, or all schools for an entire district.
 If All Schools is chosen, and the district is made up of some schools that use STAR Math
Enterprise and some that don’t, the report will only have data for the Enterprise schools.
 Depending on the size of the district, it may take a while to generate this report. You will
see a reminder about this if you choose All Schools for the Schools option.
Grades B
To print the report a single grade, choose that grade. To print the report for all grades in the
school, choose All Grades.
Reporting Parameter
Group C
See page 186.
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Option
Reporting Period D
Description
The State Standards - District report shows data from test scores spanning a 30-day period.
Enter the date you want to use as the end of this 30-day span.
For example, if you choose April 15 as the date, the report will show data from all STAR Math
Enterprise tests taken between March 17–April 15.
Select Standards
to Show E
Choose which standards will be shown on the report: the assessment standards for your own
state, or the Common Core State Standards, which is a diverse group of standards for
mathematical practice that have been adopted by multiple states. (The name of the state
standards will vary depending on your state.)
Show Projected
Growth F
Projected growth is an estimate of how much improvement a student or group of students
should experience between the current date and a future date based on STAR Math test
results to date.
 The end of the school year is the default date.
 You can select a different date.
 You can also choose not to include this data in the report.
 If you enter a custom date for Show Projected Growth that is earlier than the date picked
for the Reporting Period D , then growth cannot be calculated for some or all of the
students.
Group By G
Choose how to group the information on the report: by district
or school.
 Teachers and school personnel will not see the Group By
option for this report. For these personnel, Group By is
automatically set to School.
 If All Schools and All Grades are chosen for the Schools A
and Grades B options, the Group By option will be restricted
to District (Do Not Group).
List By H
This is a secondary “grouping” option. Once a Group By option G
has been chosen (District or School), this option determines how
grouped items are listed (by Teacher, Class, Group, or None).
 Teachers and school personnel will not see the Group By
option for this report. For teachers, the List By options are
limited to Class or Group.
 If All Schools and All Grades are chosen for the Schools A and
Grades B options, the List By option will be restricted to None.
Sort By I
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ rank
or name (alphabetical order).
Page Break J
Use this option to put the different standards (chosen in the Select Standards to Show option
E ) on separate pages.
Print Report Options K
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
If the report uses any
combination the of
Group By, Sort By, and/or
List By options, they are
applied in the following
order: Group By, List By,
Sort By.
2. Select View Report L when you have finished choosing options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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State Standards Report - Student
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
E N T E R P R I SE
This report shows estimates of students’ mastery of their state’s grade-level
standards or the Common Core State Standards. The report aligns state standards
to the STAR Math Scaled Score (SS) so that the user can compare where a
student’s test is on the scale in relation to the standard.
Notes on the State Standards Report - Student:

This report only includes STAR Math Enterprise tests, not STAR Math tests.
The procedure for printing this report starts on the Report Options page. There are
two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go to step 1
on page 176):
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Enterprise Home.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if
necessary.
c. Select State Standards Report - Student on the Select
Report page.
c. Select Student A below “State Standards” in the
Enterprise Reports section of the page.
A
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1. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
Option
Select Students A
Description
To choose all the students in a specific class, use the drop-down list.
To choose specific students, classes, or groups, select Students, Classes, or Groups. See
page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
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Option
Reporting Period B
Description
This report shows data from test scores spanning a 30-day period. Enter the date you want to
use as the end of this 30-day span.
For example, if you choose April 15 as the date, the report will show data from all STAR Math
Enterprise tests taken between March 17–April 15.
Select Standards to
Show C
Choose which standards will be shown on the report: the assessment standards for your own
state, or the Common Core State Standards, which is a diverse group of standards for
mathematical practice that have been adopted by multiple states. (The name of the state
standards will vary depending on your state.)
Show Projected
Growth D
Projected growth is an estimate of how much improvement a student or group of students
should experience between the current date and a future date based on STAR Math test
results to date.
 The end of the school year is the default date.
 You can select a different date.
 You can also choose not to include this data in the report.
 If you enter a custom date for Show Projected Growth that is earlier than the date picked
for the Reporting Period B , then growth cannot be calculated for some or all of the
students.
Use Trend Score E
Choose whether to use the trend score (see page 189) or the student’s actual Scaled Score
from the most recent test to determine the student’s suggested skills.
Show Standards Detail
There are three mastery standards that normally appear in tables on this report (Above,
Within, and Below Estimated Mastery Range).
F
Since you may not need or want to see data for all three standards, this option allows you to
remove some of the tables from the report.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
G
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Show Student ID H
Choose whether or not to include student IDs on this report.
Group By I
Choose how to group the information on the report: by grade, teacher, or class.
Print Report Options J
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
2. Select View Report K when you have finished choosing options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Student Progress Monitoring Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report is used to identify students who are having difficulty reaching
benchmarks. Once those students have been identified, you can begin to organize
your intervention plan. (The Student Progress Monitoring Report shows this data
for a single student. The Screening Report (see page 162) shows this same data for
multiple students.)
Students who are not reaching a specific benchmark can be further divided into
groups to help you focus your resources on the students who need the most help.
Notes about the Student Progress Monitoring Report:

There are a number of setup procedures you may want to perform before
printing a Student Progress Monitoring Report (creating groups, editing
benchmarks, and so on). See “Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention”
on page 56.

Although kindergarten students can take the STAR Math test, the Student
Progress Monitoring Report cannot be created for them.

The Student Progress Monitoring Report will indicate if any students took a
test using extended time limits, with a footnote explanation.
The procedure for printing a Student Progress Monitoring Report starts on the
Report Options page. There are three ways to reach that page; use whichever
method you prefer, then go to step 1 on page 179:
Method 1—From the STAR Math Reports Page
Method 2—From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then
select Reports.
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress
Monitoring & Intervention.
b. Select your school from the School
drop-down list, if necessary.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Student Progress Monitoring on the
Select Report page.
c. Select Progress Monitoring under “Reports” in the gray sidebar on the left
side of the screen.
Method 3—From a Student Search
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Screening, Progress Monitoring
& Intervention.
b. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
c. Select Progress Monitoring & Goals.
d. In the Search for Student area of the screen A , you can enter all or part of a
A
student’s name in the appropriate fields to use as search criteria, or you can enter
the student’s ID number. You may also use the Grade or Class drop-down lists to
narrow your search to students in a particular grade or class. Note: For teachers
who have had the “Manage Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention”
capability removed, choosing All Classes from the Class drop-down list will only
B
include students from their own classes.
e. Select Search B .
C
f. A list of students matching your search criteria will be presented C . Students who
fit your search criteria but have not taken a test yet will have a dash shown in place
of a PR score. Select the name of a student.
g. On the Student Detail page, select Generate Progress Report. (If you can’t select Generate Progress Report, it is because the
student has taken only one test, so progress across tests cannot be shown.)
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1. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page. Note: To get the most out of the Student Progress Monitoring Report, it
is important to have intervention goals set for the students (see page 89, or
select Set Goals for Progress Monitoring above the Customization Options
table).
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Select Students
Description
To choose all the students in a specific class, use the drop-down list.
To choose specific students, classes, or groups, select Students, Classes, or Groups. See
page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
 Teachers who have had the “Manage Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention”
capability removed can only run this report for their own students.
Reporting Parameter Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Student Progress Monitoring Report shows data from a specific time period. You can
use either a marking period that has been set up by a district administrator/school
administrator for your school, or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and
ending date.
Show Student ID
Choose whether or not to include student IDs on this report.
2. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
3. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Summary Report
Summary Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report summarizes students’ test results over time. It includes each student’s
name, grade placement, class, teacher, test date, rank, the type of test taken,
Scaled Score (SS), Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), and Normal Curve
Equivalent (NCE).
The report also shows a summary of the mean scores for the class, a summary of
the PR distribution, and a summary of the GE distribution.
Notes on the Summary Report:

Although kindergartners can take STAR Math tests, data for kindergartners
has not been norm-referenced. Therefore, on this report, no values will be
shown for Percentile Rank (PR) and/or Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE) for
kindergartners.

Teachers can only generate a Summary Report for the current school year.

If Algebra or Geometry is chosen for the Test Type option (see below), Grade
Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), and Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE)
scores will not be shown on the report. Only the Scaled Score (SS) will be
included.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using extended time limits,
with a footnote explanation.
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Summary on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students,
Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Summary Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking
period that has been set up by a district administrator/school administrator for your school,
or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
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Option
Test Type E N T E R P R I S E
Description
Use this option to choose which type of test you want to create the report for: Enterprise,
Algebra, or Geometry (see page 212).
Note: If Algebra or Geometry is chosen, Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), and
Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores will not be shown on the report.
Summary Only
Use this option to make the data in the report more manageable by only showing a concise
summary of it.
Note: If Yes is chosen for this option, the Sort By option will not be available.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
name, test dates, or rank.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Test Activity Report
Test Activity Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report shows you how many STAR Math tests your students have and have
not completed during a specific time period. The report includes each student’s
name, grade, class, teacher, the type of test taken (if you are using STAR Math
Enterprise), the number of tests completed, the number of tests not completed
(interrupted/unfinished tests), the date of the last test, the Math Instructional
Level (MIL) if one is set, and whether the standard or extended time limit is used.
It also indicates which students have not tested, which students are enrolled in
more than one STAR Math class, and if historical data is included on the report.
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Test Activity on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students,
Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
Reporting Period
The Test Activity Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking
period that has been set up by a district administrator/school administrator for your school,
or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
Include
Use this option to further refine which students are included on the report: all students, only
students who are registered to take a test, or only students who have not taken a test yet.
Group By
Choose how to group the information on the report: by class,
grade, teacher, or not grouped.
Sort By
Choose how to sort information on the report: by students’ last
names or by their most recent test date.
Print Report Options
Use this option to print a list of the options you’ve chosen on the report. If you decide to run
the report again at a later date, you can refer to this list of options to make sure you’re using
the same ones.
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This report uses both the
Group By and Sort By
options; if a Group By
option is chosen, it is
applied first on the
report.
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5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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Test Record Report
Test Record Report
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
This report shows individual student results for every STAR Math test taken during
the time period you chose. It is the easiest way to get a detailed look at a student’s
test history.
For each test, the report shows the student’s name, ID, test date, grade placement,
class, teacher, the type of test taken (if you are using STAR Math Enterprise),
Scaled Score (SS), Grade Equivalent (GE), Percentile Rank (PR), and Normal Curve
Equivalent (NCE).
Notes about the Test Record Report:

The report will indicate if historical data is included.

Teachers typically will not see tests from previous classes and school years,
but administrators can grant them the capability to do this (see page 213).
District administrators and school administrators will see all tests for a
student unless this capability has been taken away.

Although kindergartners can take STAR Math tests, data for kindergartners
has not been norm-referenced. Therefore, on this report, no values will be
shown for Percentile Rank (PR) and/or Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE) for
kindergartners.

The report will indicate if any students took a test using extended time limits
and/or audio, with a footnote explanation.
To print the report:
1. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Reports.
2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
3. Select Test Record on the Select Report page.
4. Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options
page.
When you customize this report, you can choose these options:
Option
Description
Select Students
Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or select Students,
Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups. See page 120.
 “Groups” refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting
purposes; see page 96.
Reporting Parameter
Group
See page 186.
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Option
Description
Reporting Period
The Test Record Report shows data from a specific time period. You can use either a marking
period that has been set up by a district administrator/school administrator for your school,
or you can set your own range by choosing a starting and ending date.
Show Grade Equivalent
Use this option to choose whether to show each student’s GE score on the report.
The GE score may be capped on this report. See the score description on page 187 and the
STAR Math Technical Manual for more information.
Show Student ID
Choose whether or not to include student IDs on this report.
Page Break
Use this option to have each student’s information begin printing on a new page.
5. Select View Report when you have finished choosing options.
6. STAR Math will generate the report. When it’s ready, the report will open in
Adobe Reader or your default PDF reader.
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About Reporting Parameter Groups
About Reporting Parameter Groups
Reporting parameter groups help you organize a large and diverse number of
students into smaller groups with common traits. When you use reporting
parameter groups, you can create reports that focus on students with common
traits.
When you customize some STAR Math reports, you can choose a reporting
parameter group from a drop-down list. To create or change a group, select
Create New or Edit Selected.
A
B
C
A By entering an enroll date, you select students enrolled in the school before the date
you specify.
B You can specify each student’s ethnicity, gender, language, and grade when you add the
student or edit his or her information. See the Renaissance Place Software Manual.
C You can assign characteristics to students separately. You can also add your own
custom characteristics and assign them to students. See the Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
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Score Definitions
These scores appear on STAR Math reports. For more about the scores, refer to the
STAR Math Technical Manual. To find this manual, select Manuals in the
upper-right corner of any page in the software, or select STAR Math on the Home
page, then select Resources.
Score
Grade Equivalent (GE)
What It Means
Grade Equivalent scores range from 0.0–12.9+. They
represent how a student’s test performance compares
with that of other students nationally. For example, if
a 5th-grade student has a GE of 7.6, his or her score is
equal to that of a typical 7th grader after the sixth
month of the school year. This score does not
necessarily mean that the student is capable of doing
7th-grade material. It only indicates that his or her
math skills are well above average for his or her grade
level.
A GE score preceded by a “greater than” sign (>) is a
capped score. GE scores in excess of three grade levels
above the student’s actual grade are capped, meaning
that such GE scores are shown as “> [student’s actual
grade level + 3].” This prevents the misinterpretation
that students with excessively high GE scores are
capable of work at those higher grades. See the STAR
Math Technical Manual for more information.
Normal Curve Equivalent
(NCE)
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been scaled in such a way that they have a normal
distribution, with a mean of 50 and a standard
deviation of 21.06 in the normative sample for a
specific grade. NCEs range from 1–99. They appear
similar to Percentile Ranks, but they have the
advantage of being based on an equal-interval scale.
That is, the difference between two successive scores
on the scale has the same meaning throughout the
scale. They are useful for making meaningful
comparisons between different achievement tests and
for statistical computations, such as determining an
average score for a group of students. NCEs are mostly
used for research purposes and government program
evaluations.
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Annual Progress Report
Diagnostic Report
Growth Report
Parent Report
Screening Report
State Standards Report Student
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Summary Report
Test Record Report
Note: You can omit this score from
the reports by customizing the
reports.
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Diagnostic Report
Growth Report
Parent Report
Summary Report
Test Record Report
Reports
Score Definitions
Score
What It Means
Percentile Rank (PR) and
Percentile Rank Range
Percentile Ranks range from 1–99 and express student
ability relative to the scores of other students in the
same grade. For a particular student, this score
indicates the percentage of students in the norms
group who obtained lower scores. For example, if a
student has a PR of 85, the student’s math skills are
greater than 85% of other students in the same grade.
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
Longitudinal Report
The PR Range reflects the amount of statistical
variability in a student’s PR score. If the student were
to take the STAR Math test many times in a short
period of time, the score would likely fall in this range.

Parent Report
Screening Report
Summary Report
Test Record Report
The Scaled Score is the most fundamental score
produced by STAR Math tests. It ranges from 0–1400
and spans grades 1–12. It is calculated based on the
difficulty of the questions and the number of correct
responses. Scaled Scores are useful for comparing
student performance over time and across grades. In
STAR Math tests, all other norm-referenced scores are
derived from the Scaled Score.
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Scaled Score (SS)
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ENTERPRISE
ENTERPRISE
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ENTERPRISE
Instructional Planning - Student
Report
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Parent Report
Screening Report
Student Progress Monitoring
Report
Summary Report
Test Record Report
ENTERPRISE
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Note: See “Growth
Expectations” on
page 191.
SGP is calculated for students who have taken at least
two tests within different testing windows. It uses the
most recent test and at least one prior test from an
earlier testing window (Fall, Winter, or Spring). The
calculation uses the first test in the Fall, the test
closest to January 15 in Winter, and the last test in
Spring. Only tests taken in the last 18 months are used
in the calculation.
SGP utilizes the historical growth trajectories of STAR
examinees to map out what the range of potential
growth trajectories for each student will lead to,
including what growth is necessary for each student to
reach/maintain proficiency. SGP is updated annually
so that students projections are based upon the most
recent data available.
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Growth Report
Instructional Planning - Class
Report
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Student Growth
Percentile (SGP)
Diagnostic Report
Growth Report (PR only)
Instructional Planning - Class
Report
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Growth Reporta
Growth Proficiency Chart
ENTERPRISE
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Score Definitions
Score
Trend Score
What It Means
See the section following this table.
Reports That Include It
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Diagnostic Report
Instructional Planning - Student
Report
ENTERPRISE
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State Performance Report Student
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State Standards Report - Class
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State Standards Report Student
ENTERPRISE
ENTERPRISE
ENTERPRISE
a. When you create a Growth Report for students who have only taken algebra and/or geometry tests, Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
will not be calculated.
Trend Score
A trend score cannot
be calculated for a
student who has taken
two or fewer tests, or who has
taken three or more tests
without one of them being a
STAR Math Enterprise test.
A trend line is a straight line intersecting a group of data points on a graph; its location
and slope are determined through statistical analysis. Once a student has taken at
least three STAR Math tests (at least one of them being a STAR Math Enterprise test), a
trend line can be calculated using the Scaled Scores as data points. The Scaled Score
that falls on the trend line at a particular time is the trend score.
Imagine that a student has taken five STAR Math Enterprise tests since the
beginning of the school year. That student’s Scaled Scores (blue dots) are shown
below, along with the calculated trend line (red).
Less than a month later, the student takes another STAR Math Enterprise test, and
gets a Scaled Score of 550, which is a significant jump for such a short period of
time; the score from the test prior to this was only a little over 400. The student’s
teacher evaluates the suggested skills, and thinks they are too difficult for the
student at this time. It is possible that the student just made several lucky guesses
during the most recent test, explaining the unusually large rise in the Scaled Score.
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If the teacher chooses to use the trend score when viewing suggested skills, the
skills will be based on the score the student would have gotten on that same
testing date if the student had continued on the trend line (in this case, 496).
A trend score gives a teacher a way to change the skills suggested for the student if
the teacher believes the student’s performance on the most recent test was far
outside the norm for that student, without the risk of having skills suggested that
are too easy or too difficult.
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Growth Expectations
Growth expectations are set in STAR Math Enterprise using Student Growth
Percentile (SGP); it indicates the minimum rate of growth expected for students to
achieve by a specific date. Each of the STAR programs can have its own growth
expectation set, but the same expectation applies to all STAR classes for that
program throughout the district.
If growth expectations are set, they will appear on the Growth Report (see page
191), along with the percentage of students who are meeting expectations and
which students are performing below expectations.
Viewing Growth Expectations
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
ENTERPRISE
Note: District administrators should follow the steps for setting growth
expectations to view them (see page 192).
1. On the Home page, select any of the STAR programs, then select View Growth
Expectations A.
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
View Growth Expectations
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Growth Expectations
Setting Growth Expectations
2. On the View Growth Expectations page, you will see if each of the STAR
programs has a growth expectation set, and what the value of each growth
expectation is.
If growth expectations have not been set, you will see this message:
3. When you are finished viewing growth expectations, select Done.
Setting Growth Expectations
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
ENTERPRISE
1. On the Home page, select any of the STAR programs, then select Set Growth
Expectations A.
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about capabilities
on page 213.
A
You can set growth
expectations for the
current school year and
future school years; they cannot
be set when working in a
previous school year.
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Generating Growth Expectation Extracts
2. On the Set Growth Expectations page, check the Enable box B for each of the
STAR programs that you want to set a growth expectation for.
B
C
D
E
3. After checking the Enable box for a STAR program, use the Growth
Expectation drop-down list in the row for that program C to choose the
growth expectation you want students using that product to reach. The target
can be from 5 SGP to 70 SGP, in 5-percentile increments.
4. At the end of the row D, select the target end date (the date the growth
expectation should be achieved by). You can either type it or use the calendar
button.
5. When you are finished setting growth expectations, select Save E.
Generating Growth Expectation Extracts
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
You can create a
growth expectation
extract while working
in a prior school year.
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A growth expectation extract gives you access to growth expectation data for the
current school year for STAR Early Literacy Enterprise, STAR Math Enterprise, and
STAR Reading Enterprise. Growth expectation extracts are useful communication
tools, providing information that can be used for evaluating educator
effectiveness or during data retreats with staff, as well as aiding with school year
planning (both at the end of the current school year and the start of the next one).
The data is extracted into a .zip file that combines four tab-delimited text (.txt)
files:

an assessment extract,

an enrollment extract,

a Student Growth Percentile (SGP) extract,
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and a read me file.
Once you unzip the file, you can open these extracts in a spreadsheet program or a
plain-text editor.
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Note: Although growth expectations can only be set for students using Enterprise
programs, you may see students in the assessment and enrollment extracts that
use non-Enterprise programs. This is caused by the data filtering process; it is not
an error in the creation of the extract.
To generate a growth expectation extract:
1. On the Home page, select any of the STAR programs, then select Growth
Expectation Extract A.
A
2. On the Growth Expectation Extract page, select the school you want to create
the extract for B. You can choose All Schools, a single school, or select
Multiple Schools to select several schools (check the ones you want, then
select Save Selection).
B
C
D
F
G
E
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Each product will have
its own extract made;
for example, if you
check STAR Early Literacy and
STAR Reading, you will get two
sets of files.
3. Check the box next to each STAR program you want to include in the growth
expectation extract C. Only the programs used in your school district are
listed.
4. Select Generate Extract D.
5. Below the table of options is a list of growth expectation extracts created in the
last five days E.

In Queue means the extract is still being created.
If your extract has been in the queue for a while, you can select Refresh F
to force the list of extracts to update. (This will also reset the school and
program selections.)

Completed means the extract is ready. There will be a link to the right that
has the date the extract was created and the options chosen. Select the link
to save the extract.

No Data Found means that there was no data that matched the options you
have chosen. Choose different options and select Generate Extract again.

Failed means that there was a technical problem during the creation of the
extract. Make sure you have the same options chosen and select Generate
Extract again. If you experience multiple failures, please contact
Renaissance Learning (see page 12).
6. Select Done G when you are finished.
The growth expectation extract you created will be accessible on this page for the
next five days, after which it will be automatically removed. You will see an alert on
the Home page for any growth expectation extracts that are complete and have
not been automatically removed yet, or extracts that have failed. You can dismiss
these reminders like any other by selecting Dismiss.
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Historical Extract
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
The historical extract gives you access to test data from previous school years for
STAR Early Literacy, STAR Math, and STAR Reading. The data is extracted into a
tab-delimited text (.txt) file, which you can open in a spreadsheet program or a
plain-text editor. Historical extracts are useful for planning a new school year
(based on where students ended the previous year), comparing STAR’s prediction
of students’ performance on state tests with their actual test results, and
identifying trends in performance and growth for students or teachers.
Creating Historical Extracts
The procedure for creating a historical extract starts on the Historical Extract page.
There are two ways to reach that page (use whichever method you prefer, then go
to step 1):
Method 1—From the Renaissance Place Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then
select Historical Extract.
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select Enterprise Home.
b. Under Historical Extract (in the “Important Features” section), select
Historical Extract.
1. Choose from the following options:
Option
Description
Select Schools
Use the drop-down list to choose which school’s data to include in the extract.
 School administrators can only create an extract for their own school.
 District administrators and district staff can choose All Schools to create an extract for all
schools in the district, or they can select Multiple Schools to choose multiple schools from
a checklist (check the schools you want to include, then select Save Selection).
Select School Years
Use this drop-down list to choose which year’s data you want to include in the extract.
 Select Multiple Years to include data from more than one school year (check the years you
want to include, then select Save Selection).
Product
Check the box next to each program you want a historical extract for. Each product will have its
own extract made; for example, if you check STAR Math and STAR Reading, you will get two
data files.
 Choosing a program will include data from both the Enterprise and non-Enterprise versions
of the program if the selected school(s) use both.
Benchmark
Choose a benchmark to compare students’ test scores against: the school benchmark, the
district benchmark, or the state benchmark (if available).
Date for Projected Score
Enter the date that you want to predict the projected Scaled Score to in the historical extract.
The default date is the last day of the school year, but you can change it to another (such as the
day of the state test, or the actual last day of school).
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2. After you make your selections, select Generate Extract.
3. Below the table of options is a list of historical extracts created in the last five
days.

In Queue means the extract is still being created.
If your extract has been in the queue for a while, you can select Refresh to
force the list of extracts to update.

Completed means the extract is ready. There will be a link to the right that
has the date the extract was created and the options chosen (followed by
the file size of the extract). Select the link to save or open the extract.

No Data Found means that there was no historical data that matched the
options you have chosen. Choose different options and select Generate
Extract again.

Failed means that there was a technical problem during the creation of the
historical extract. Make sure you have the same options chosen and select
Generate Extract again. If you experience multiple failures, please contact
Renaissance Learning (see page 12).
4. Select Done when you are finished.
The extract you created will be accessible on this page for the next five days, after
which it will be automatically removed. You will see an alert on the Home page for
any extracts that are complete and have not been automatically removed yet, or
extracts that have failed. You can dismiss these reminders like any other by
selecting Dismiss.
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Preferences
STAR Math has three categories of preferences that can change the way the
program functions: giving students more time to answer test questions, requiring
students to be registered before they take a test, and so on.
Viewing Preference Settings
To view the current preference settings (or if you want to change those settings)
you will need to get to the Preferences page. All the procedures described in this
chapter start from the Preferences page. There are two ways to reach the
Preferences page—use whichever method you prefer:
Method 1—From the Home Page
Method 2—From the STAR Math Enterprise Home Page
a. Select STAR Math on the Home page, then select
Preferences A .
a. Select your school in the School drop-down list A at the top of the
STAR Math Enterprise Home page, if necessary.
b. Under STAR Math Enterprise Test (in the “Important Features”
section), select Preferences B .
A
A
B
Once you are on the Preferences page, you can view the current settings for all the
preferences. You may need to use the School and Class drop-down lists to view
the preference settings for a specific class or student; see the instructions for
setting each of the preferences for more information.
Administrator Preferences
The settings for
Administrator
Preferences carry over
from one school year to the
next. District administrators
should check the preference
settings at the start of a new
school year.
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Administrator Preferences can only be set by district administrators; the chosen
settings affect all schools within a school district. There is one Administrator
Preference:
• Enterprise Tests (page 200): This preference lets you choose which version of the test
you want students throughout the school district to have access to: the STAR Math
Enterprise test only or both the STAR Math and the STAR Math Enterprise tests.
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Classroom Preferences
Classroom Preferences
If a STAR Math class is
copied into the
current school year
from the prior school year,
the settings for that class’s
Testing Password, Enterprise
Tests, and Student Test
Registration Preferences are
also carried over into the new
school year.
Classroom Preferences can be set for classes by district administrators, school
administrators, and teachers who are assigned to a STAR Math class. These
include:

Testing Password (page 201): Lets you decide whether the monitor password
is required at the start of each STAR Math test; the preference also allows you
to set the monitor password.

Enterprise Tests (page 203): The administrator version of this preference
affects all STAR Math classes in all the schools in a district. The classroom
version of this preference can be set for all classes in a school, or it can be set
differently for individual classes in a school. Note that the setting of the
administrator version affects the setting for the classroom version.

Student Test Registration (see page 205): Lets you decide whether students
must be registered before they can take the STAR Math test. It also lets you
register students if you decide to require registration.
Student Preferences
Student Preferences can be set for specific students by district administrators,
school administrators, and teachers who are assigned to those students’ STAR
Math classes. These include:
The Extended
Question Time Limit
and Audio Preference
settings for a student are
carried over with that student
from one school year to the
next.
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Estimated MIL (see page 207): Lets you set an Estimated Math Instructional
Level for a student, which will change the difficulty of the first question the
student is given during a test.

Extended Question Time Limit (see page 208): Doubles the amount of time
the student has to answer a question.

Audio (see page 210): Reads audio cues out loud to students. This preference
is for STAR Math Enterprise tests only.

Test Type (see page 212): For students in grades 7 and above, you can use this
setting to determine what kinds of questions they will be presented with
during a test.
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Setting the Enterprise Tests Preference (Administrator
Preference) E N T E R P R I S E
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
The Enterprise Tests preference determines if students can only take Enterprise
tests (which is the default setting) or if they can take either an Enterprise or a
non-Enterprise test.

The administrator version of this preference (described here) applies to all
classes in all schools in a district.

The classroom version of this preference (see page 203) can apply to all
classes in a school or individual classes.
The setting for the administrator version affects the setting for the classroom
version. For example, if the Administrator Preference setting only allows
Enterprise tests to be taken, the Classroom Preference for a school in the district
cannot be set to allow Enterprise and non-Enterprise tests.
IMPORTANT! If you have both STAR Math Enterprise and STAR Reading Enterprise,
note that this preference can be set in both programs, but the same setting is
shared by both programs. For example, if you set the preference to Yes in STAR
Math Enterprise, then Yes will also be set for this preference in STAR Reading
Enterprise.
To set this preference:
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
1. On the Preferences page, under Administrator Preferences, select Edit A.
Note: The current setting of this preference is shown at the end of the row in
the Current Setting column B.
Home page, then select
Preferences.
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
A
B
2. Choose one of the two options C.
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If you choose Yes, students in all schools in the district will take Enterprise
tests only.
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
This preference
carries over from one
school year to the
next; district administrators
should check the preference
setting at the start of a new
school year.
If you choose No, the setting for the classroom version of this preference
(see page 203) will determine if students will take Enterprise tests only or if
they can also take non-Enterprise tests.
C
D
3. Select Save D.
Setting the Testing Password Preference
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
To set this preference:
1. On the Preferences page, select your school and class from the drop-down lists
in the Classroom Preferences section if necessary A.
A
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
B
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
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The current setting for the Testing Password Preference will be shown in the
Current Setting column of the table B. (Default settings: the monitor
password is ADMIN, and it is required for all classes.)

District and school administrators can choose All School Classes from the
Class drop-down list to see how many classes in a school have passwords
required: all, none, some (along with the number of classes; for example,
“Password required for: 6 of 39 classes”), and if any of the passwords in
place were defined by teachers. District and school administrators can also
check the preference setting for a specific class by choosing the class from
the Class drop-down list.
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
Teachers can only view or change this preference for their own classes. On
the Preferences page, the Class drop-down list will allow them to choose All
My Classes or a specific class that they are a teacher for C.
C
D

If All School Classes (or All My Classes) is chosen from the Class
drop-down list, the current monitor password will only be displayed in the
Current Settings column if it is the same for all classes.
2. Under Classroom Preferences, select Edit D.
3. Change the preference settings.
If a STAR Math class is
copied into the
current school year
from the prior school year, the
settings for that class’s Testing
Password Preference are also
carried over into the new school
year.
D
E
For more information about
copying classes from one
school year to the next, see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
F
D Check the Monitor box if you want the test monitor to enter a password before a
student can start a test. The monitor password is meant to be used by the person
who is supervising students as they take the test. By entering the monitor
password, the test monitor confirms that the students should be allowed to test
and that the student has not accidentally logged in as another student.
E If you require a monitor password, you can change the default monitor password
(ADMIN) to one that you want to use. A testing password defined by a district or
school administrator will always override one defined by a teacher.
4. Select Save F.
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If you are requiring the monitor password, make sure all test monitors know
the password.
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
You cannot substitute another password (such as your Renaissance Place
password) during the test.

Even if a monitor password is not required to start a test, it is always required
to stop or resume a test (see pages 47 and 49).
Setting the Enterprise Tests Preference (Classroom
Preference) E N T E R P R I S E
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
The Enterprise Tests preference determines if students can only take Enterprise
tests (which is the default setting) or if they can take either an Enterprise or a
non-Enterprise test.

If the administrator version of this preference (see page 200) has been set to Yes,
then you cannot set the classroom version of this preference—it will also be set to
Yes (and it cannot be changed unless the administrator version is set to No).

When the classroom version of this preference is set by a district administrator
or school administrator, it can be set the same for all classes in a school (by
choosing All School Classes in step 1), or each class can have its own setting.

When the classroom version of this preference is set by a teacher, it can be set
the same for all of that teacher’s classes (by choosing All My Classes in step
1), or each of that teacher’s classes can have its own setting.
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
IMPORTANT! If you have both STAR Math Enterprise and STAR Reading Enterprise,
note that this preference can be set in both programs, but the same setting is
shared by both programs. For example, if you set the preference to Yes in STAR
Math Enterprise, then Yes will also be set for this preference in STAR Reading
Enterprise.
To set this preference:
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
1. On the Preferences page, select your school and class from the drop-down lists
in the Classroom Preferences section if necessary A.
A
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
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The current setting for the Enterprise Tests preference will be shown in the
Current Setting column of the table B.

District and school administrators can choose All School Classes from the
Class drop-down list or choose a specific class.

Teachers can choose All My Classes or a specific class that they are a
teacher for C.
C
D

If you choose All School Classes or All My Classes, then individual classes
cannot have different settings for this preference.
Example: You teach 5 STAR Math classes; you want 4 of them to have
Enterprise tests only, and 1 to have either Enterprise or non-Enterprise
tests. You cannot choose All My Classes, set the preference to Yes, and then
change the preference for the other class to No. You would have to set the
preference to Yes or No for all 5 classes individually.
2. Select Edit D.
3. Choose one of the two options E.
If a STAR Math class is
copied into the
current school year
from the prior school year, the
settings for that class’s
Enterprise Tests Preference are
also carried over into the new
school year.
For more information about
copying classes from one
school year to the next, see the
Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
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If you choose Yes, students in the chosen class(es) will take Enterprise tests
only.

If you choose No, students who meet both of the following criteria will take
the non-Enterprise version of the test:
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
The student is taking the test outside of a range of screening dates (see
page 86), and

The student has a goal set (see page 89).
4. Select Save F.
Setting the Student Test Registration Preference
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
The Student Test Registration preference controls whether students in a class
must be registered before they can take STAR Math tests. This can help teachers
focus on a particular group of students they would like to test, such as a specific
class or new students.

If registration is not required, any student who is enrolled in a STAR Math class
can take a test.

If registration is required, only registered students can take a test; you must
register the students before each test.
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
If a STAR Math class is
copied into the
current school year
from the prior school year,
the settings for that class’s
Student Test Registration
Preference are also carried
over into the new school year.
Only the Yes/No setting carries
over; you still need to register
students if it is set to Yes.
To set this preference:
1. On the Preferences page, select your school and class from the drop-down lists
in the Classroom Preferences section A.
A
C
B
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
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District administrators can select any class at any school.

School administrators can select any class at their own school.

Teachers can select any class that they are the teacher for.
The current setting for the Student Test Registration preference for the chosen
class will be shown in the Current Setting column of the table B.
2. Under Classroom Preferences, select Edit C.
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3. Choose one of the options D: Yes to require registration, or No to not require
it.
D
E
4. Select Save E.
If you are requiring registration, see page 206 for instructions on how to register
students and how to remove students from the registration list.
Registering Students for Testing and Removing Students from the Registration List
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
If the Student Test Registration preference has been set to “Yes” (see page 205),
follow these instructions to register students to take a test or to remove them from
the registration list.
 School Staff
1. If you are not already on the Classroom Preferences page, follow steps 1–2 in
the previous section, “Setting the Student Test Registration Preference.”
 Teachers
2. On the Classroom Preferences page, select Register Students A.
 School Administrators
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
A
A
3. The Register Students page lists all the students in the chosen class. Any
students who are already registered to test will have the Yes box checked at
the end of their row B. Check the box at the end of other students’ rows to
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register them for testing, or remove the check to remove them from the
registration list. You can select the Allow Testing box at the top of the column
C to check or uncheck all the boxes at once.
C
B
D
4. Select Save D.
Setting the Estimated MIL Preference
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
STAR Math normally starts a student’s first test with questions slightly below the
student’s grade level. If the student has taken a STAR Math test in the past six
months, STAR Math uses the results from the last test to decide the starting
difficulty level for the next one.
However, when students have an Estimated Math Instructional Level (MIL) set,
STAR Math uses that level to decide how difficult the first question should be. You
should only enter an Estimated MIL for students who receive math instruction at a
higher or lower level than their current grade.
To set this preference for a student:
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
1. On the Preferences page, select the student’s school and class from the
drop-down lists in the Classroom Preferences section of the page.
In the Student Preferences section of the page, select Edit A.
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
A
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
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2. To change a student’s Estimated Math Instructional Level, type it in the field in
the row for that student (in the Estimated MIL column) B.
B
C
Note: Although kindergartners can take the STAR Math test, kindergarten (K)
cannot be set as an Estimated MIL.
3. Select Save C.
Setting the Extended Question Time Limit Preference
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
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Extended time limits are twice as long as standard time limits. Use them for
students with special needs who need more time to read or answer the test
questions. Reports will indicate if any students took a test using extended time
limits, with a footnote explanation.
Remember that the STAR Math norms and reliability and validity are based on the
standard time limits.
Question Type
Standard Time Limit
Extended Time Limit
Practice questions
90 seconds (1.5 minutes)
for each question
180 seconds (3 minutes)
for each question
Test questions
180 seconds (3 minutes)
for each question
360 seconds (6 minutes)
for each question
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To set this preference for a student:
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
or
1. On the Preferences page, select the student’s school and class from the
drop-down lists in the Classroom Preferences section of the page.
In the Student Preferences section of the page, select Edit A.
A
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
2. To let a student use extended time limits, check the box in the row for that
student (in the Extended Question Time Limit column) B. You can select the
box at the top of the column to check or uncheck all the students at once C.
The Extended
Question Time Limit
Preference settings
for a student are carried over
with that student from one
school year to the next.
C
B
D
3. Select Save D.
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Setting the Audio Preference
ENTERPRISE
 Teachers
Use this preference for students whose reading ability is not as strong as their
math ability (to the extent that not being able to read questions is affecting their
score). Students should use headphones when taking a STAR Math Enterprise test
with audio. The Diagnostic, Growth, Instructional Planning - Class, Instructional
Planning - Student, and Test Record Reports will indicate if any students took a
test using audio, with a footnote explanation.
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
To set this preference for a student:
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 District Staff
 School Administrators
 School Staff
1. On the Preferences page, select the student’s school and class from the
drop-down lists in the Classroom Preferences section of the page.
2. In the Student Preferences section of the page, select Edit A.
A
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
3. To let a student use audio during a test, check the box in the row for that
student (in the Audio column) B. You can select the box at the top of the
column to check or uncheck all the students at once C.
C
The Audio Preference
settings for a student
are carried over with
that student from one school
year to the next.
B
D
4. Select Save D.
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Using Audio Controls During a STAR Math Enterprise Test
If you set the audio preference to On for a student, that student will see additional
controls in the upper part of the screen, which will allow the student to pause,
resume, and replay the audio for the current question.
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Displayed while audio is paused or
after the audio has finished playing.
Displayed while audio is playing.
Displayed while audio is paused or after the
audio has finished playing.
Displayed while audio is playing.
When a new question is presented to the student, the audio begins playing
automatically.
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a. While audio is playing, select Pause to
stop the audio.
b. To resume the audio (at the same point
where it was paused), select Play.
c. To replay the audio for a question after
it is done, select Play.
a. While audio is playing, tap the
arrow to stop the audio.
b. To resume the audio (at the same point
where it was paused), tap the pause
symbol .
c. To replay the audio for a question after
it is done, tap the pause symbol .
The student does not have to wait for the audio to finish before answering a
question; answers can be entered at any time.
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Setting the Test Type Preference
Setting the Test Type Preference
ENTERPRISE
 District Staff
For students in grades 7 and above, the STAR Math Enterprise test includes
algebra questions and geometry questions. By using the Test Type Preference, you
can limit a student’s test to just questions in those categories.
 School Administrators
To set this preference for a student:
Who Can Do This?
 District Administrators
 School Staff
 Teachers
Learn more about
capabilities on page 213.
1. On the Preferences page, select the student’s school and class from the
drop-down lists in the Classroom Preferences section of the page.
In the Student Preferences section of the page, select Edit A.
A
Opening the STAR
Math Preferences
page:
 Select STAR Math on the
Home page, then select
Preferences.
or
 At the top of the STAR Math
Enterprise Home page, select
your school in the School
drop-down list if necessary;
then, under STAR Math
Enterprise Test (in the
“Important Features” section),
select Preferences.
2. For all students, the default setting of the Test Type Preference is Enterprise.

To give a student a test with the standard combination of math, algebra,
and geometry, leave the default setting of Enterprise B.

To give a student a test made up exclusively of algebra questions, select
Algebra in the row for that student C.

To give a student a test made up exclusively of geometry questions, select
Geometry in the row for that student D.
You can select the top of a column to set the same test type for all students in
the class E.
E
Student Growth
Percentile (SGP) is not
calculated in the
Growth Report (see page 127)
for algebra or geometry tests.
C
B
F
3. Select Save F.
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D
Capabilities
Capabilities give you the right to perform specific tasks in the software.
Capabilities are
sometimes known as
rights, access, and/or
privileges.
By default, your capabilities are determined by your user group. The position you
hold determines what user group you are in; you can be in more than one user
group. See “User Groups” below.
There are two types of capabilities:

Capabilities in Renaissance Place (see the Renaissance Place Software
Manual).

Capabilities in STAR Math (see “STAR Math Capabilities” on page 215).
By default, only district administrators and school administrators can change your
capabilities.
For more information about capabilities see the Renaissance Place Software
Manual.
User Groups
The Renaissance Place software contains these seven user groups:

District Administrators

School Administrators

District Staff

School Staff

Parents

Students

Teachers
Each person added to the Renaissance Place database is assigned to a user group
and a specific position within that group. The positions included in each user
group are listed below.
District Administrators

Assistant Superintendent

District Superintendent
District Staff
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Academic Testing Coordinator

Other District Staff

Admissions Director

Personnel Director

Curriculum Director

Reading Specialist

Custodian—District

Secretary—District

Director of Education

Special Education Director

Food Service Director

Technology/Computer Director
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Capabilities
User Groups

Gifted/Talented Director

Title I Director

Library/Media Director

Vocational Education Coordinator

Principal
School Administrators

Assistant Principal

Librarian/Reading Coordinator
School Staff

At Risk Coordinator

Physical Therapist

Athletic Director

Physician

Athletic Trainer

Reading Specialist

Audiologist

School Nurse

Custodian—School

School Psychologist

Educational Diagnostician

Secretary—School

ESL Coordinator

Social Worker

Food Service Worker

Speech Therapist

Guidance Counselor

Teacher’s Aide

Interpreter

Teacher Appraiser

Librarian/Media Specialist

Teacher Facilitator

Occupational Therapist

Teacher Supervisor

Other School Staff

Technology/Computer Coordinator
Teachers

Teachers for each Renaissance
Place Product

ESL Teacher

Lead Teacher

Special Duty Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Substitute Teacher

Team Teachers (general Team
Teacher or Team Teacher for each
Renaissance Place product)

Visiting Teacher
Students
Students will log in to use some software programs, such as STAR Math.
Parents
Parents may be added to the database by administrators or staff so they can log in
to view reports.
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Capabilities
STAR Math Capabilities
STAR Math Capabilities
District
School
Capability
Determines Who Can…
Admin.
Staff
Admin.
Staff
Teacher
Manage STAR
Math Preferences
User has the ability to modify STAR Math
preferences including testing password, test
type, test registration and each student’s
estimated MIL or extended question time
limit.

+

+

View STAR Math
Preferences
User has the ability to view STAR Math
preferences including testing password, test
type, test registration and each student’s
estimated MIL or extended question time
limit.





View Student’s
Historical STAR
Math
Assessments
User has permission to view historical data
for student assessments in reports.

+

+
+
Manage STAR
Math Screening,
Progress
Monitoring &
Intervention
View screening and progress monitoring
scores, and set Response to Intervention
(RTI) goals for all STAR Math students in the
school.The Record Book (see page 103) also
uses this capability to determine which
students to show.





= available + = can be added – = unavailable
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A
school (STAR Math Enterprise), 67
school (STAR Math), 59
school, editing (STAR Math Enterprise), 68
school, editing (STAR Math), 59
Urgent Intervention, 57
Benchmarks, 56
default, 56, 81
default, setting, 84
district, 56, 65
district, benchmark structures, 73
district, cut scores, 73, 75
district, editing, 73
district, viewing, 63, 64
school (STAR Math Enterprise), 64
school (STAR Math), 56
school benchmark structures (STAR Math Enterprise),
67
school benchmark structures (STAR Math), 59
school, cut scores (STAR Math Enterprise), 67, 70
school, cut scores (STAR Math), 59
school, editing (STAR Math Enterprise), 68
school, editing (STAR Math), 59, 61
school, viewing (STAR Math Enterprise), 64
school, viewing (STAR Math), 58
state, 56, 66, 78
state, editing, 78
state, non-linked grades, 78
state, viewing, 64
Browser requirements, 18, 22
Accelerated Math Library Report, 121
Active school year, 16
Add a student to a class, 31
Adding groups, 97
Adding screening dates, 87
Adding students to groups, 98, 99
Additional software required, 30
Administrative rights to a computer, 18
Administrator
locked out, 32
user name and password, 32
Administrator preferences
Enterprise Tests, 198
SGP Midpoint Date, 198
Adobe Reader, 7
Alerts, 9
Algebra, 37, 41, 46, 104, 107, 125, 128, 180, 181, 212
Algebra readiness, 107
Alternative core progress skills view, 104, 108
Annual Progress Report, 122
Answering questions
on an iPad®, 44
time runs out, 40, 44
using keyboard or mouse, 39
Assigning products to a class, 31
Assistance. See Help
At/Above Benchmark, 57
Audio preference, 199, 210
setting, 210
using audio controls during a STAR Math test, 211
Automatic calculations, 62, 72, 77, 80
Automatic logout, 17
C
Calculator, 37, 41, 46
Capabilities, 18, 213
screening, progress monitoring & intervention, 57
Capped GE scores, 187
Catch Up/Keep Up, 94
Changing password, personnel, 14
Changing passwords
parents, 32
Changing user names
parents, 32
teachers, staff members, administrators, 32
Chat, live support, 12
Checking for a PDF Viewer (such as Adobe Reader), 113
Checking for software
B
Benchmark structures, 56
At/Above Benchmark, 57
district, 73
Intervention, 57
Minimum Proficiency Level, 60, 64, 65, 70
names, 60, 62, 70, 72, 74, 77
number of categories, 56, 60, 62, 64, 65, 69, 72, 74, 77
On Watch, 57
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Editing school benchmarks (STAR Math Enterprise), 59
Editing school benchmarks (STAR Math), 59, 61
Editing screening dates, 87
Enterprise Tests preference, 198, 199
setting, 200, 203
Estimated MIL preference, 199
setting, 207
Exiting the program, 17
Exporting historical data, 196
Extended Question Time Limit preference, 199, 208
setting, 208
Extended time limits, 33
Extract, historical, 196
after logging in, 18
Software Requirements page, 21
Classroom preferences
Enterprise Tests, 199
Student Test Registration, 199
Testing Password, 199
Closing the software, 17
Computer
administrative rights, 18
rights to install software, 18
Connection to server lost, 28
Contact information
email address, 13
telephone numbers, 13
Core Progress, 103
alternative view of skills, 104, 108
Creating a group, 97
Cut scores, 56
automatic calculations, 62, 72, 77, 80
district, 73, 75
non-linked grades, 78
F
Find password
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Find student user name, 26, 27
Find user name
teachers, staff, administrators, parents, 32
Forgotten password
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Formula reference sheet, 37, 41, 46
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), 30
accidental closing of web browser/App, 33
additional software required, 30
deleting a test, 34
finding student user names and passwords, 31
making STAR Math available in a class, 31
preventing students from testing at home, 31
reading questions to students, 34
retesting, 34
sample/demo test, 31
student cannot pass practice, 34
testing procedures, pausing or stopping a test, 33
time limits, 33
viewing data from previous years, 35
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), STAR Apps on iPad®
cheating by pressing Home button, 36
future apps, 36
using personal iPad®, 36
where to get the App, 35
who can download/use the App, 35
D
Default benchmarks. See Benchmarks, default
Delete a student from a class, 31
Deleting groups, 101
Diagnostic Report, 124
Did You Know? information, 10
District administrators
passwords, 32
user names, 32
District benchmarks. See Benchmarks, district
District staff
passwords, 32
user names, 32
Documents
Getting Results Guides, 12
Resources, 12
Downloading STAR Apps on iPad®, 24
E
Editing district benchmarks, 73
Editing groups, 100
Editing intervention goals for progress monitoring, 89
Editing non-linked grades, 78
Editing school benchmark structures (STAR Math
Enterprise), 67, 68
Editing school benchmark structures (STAR Math), 59
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GE (Grade Equivalent), 187
capped, 187
Geometry, 37, 41, 46, 104, 107, 125, 128, 180, 181, 212
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Index
K
Getting Results Guides, 12
Goals
Catch Up/Keep Up, 94
Moderate, 94
Moderately Ambitious, 94
Stay Up/Move Up, 94
Groups, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101
adding students to, 98, 99
creating, 97
deleting, 101
editing, 100
managing, 96
removing students, 98
Growth expectations
setting, 192
viewing, 191
Growth Proficiency Chart, 130
Growth Report, 127
Knowledge Base, 12
L
Learning Progression, 109, 152, 155
Locked account
teacher, staff member, administrator, parent, 32
Logging in, 14
Logging in (students)
computer, 26
iPad®, 26
Logging out, 17
automatic, 17
Longitudinal Report, 156
Cross Sectional, 159
Growth, 157
Lost password
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Lost user name
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Lost user name (student), 26, 27
H
Hardware requirements, 18, 22
Help
email address, 13
Knowledge Base, 12
Live Chat Support, 12
online training, 12
STAR Apps on iPad®, 11
telephone numbers, 13
Historical extract, 196
Hosted Site URL, 19
M
Making STAR Math available in a class, 31
Managing groups, 96
Manuals
Getting Results Guides, 12
Renaissance Place Software Manual, 11
Resources, 12
Software Manual, 11
Technical Manual, 11
Minimum Proficiency Level, 60, 64, 65, 70
Mixed districts, 57, 81
Moderate goal, 94
Moderately Ambitious goal, 94
Monitor password, 43, 47, 51, 199, 202
Moving around in the software, 16
Multiple positions (roles), 17
I
Installing software, 18
Instructional groups (Record Book), 105
editing, 105
Instructional Planning Report - Class, 149
Instructional Planning Report - Student, 153
Intended grades, 1
Internet Explorer 7+ “hangs”, 29
Intervention, 56, 57
Intervention goals, setting up or editing, 89
IP address of your server, 19
iPad®, 35, 42
pre-testing setup, 24
requirements, 35
sharing settings, 25
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Name, user
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Name, user (student)
Find User Name, 26
search in Renaissance Place, 27
Navigating the software, 16
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Index
Pretest Instructions, 11
Preventing students from testing at home, 31
Program features, new, 10
Progress monitoring, 56
NCE (Normal Curve Equivalent), 187
New school year tasks, 21
Normal Curve Equivalent. See NCE
O
R
On Watch, 57
On-Demand Sessions, 12
Operating system requirements, 18, 22
RDI (Renaissance Data Integrator) service, 23
Record Book, 103
alternative core progress skills view, 104, 108
instructional groups, 105
instructional groups, editing, 105
Student Details, 106
Trend Score, 189
use and navigation, 104
viewing, 103, 105
Registering students for testing, 206
Removing students from groups, 98
Renaissance Data Integrator (RDI) service, 23
Renaissance Place, 7
Renaissance Place Home page, 8
Renaissance Place ID (RPID), 19
Renaissance Place Software Manual, 11
Renaissance Place, connecting with STAR Apps on iPad®, 24
Reporting Parameter Groups, 186
Reports, 113
Accelerated Math Library, 121
Annual Progress, 122
Diagnostic, 124
Growth, 127
Growth Proficiency Chart, 130
Instructional Planning - Class, 149
Instructional Planning - Student, 153
list (alphabetical), 114
Longitudinal, 156
Longitudinal - Cross Sectional, 159
Longitudinal - Growth, 157
Parent, 160
Parent, how parents print, 161
Reporting Parameter Groups, 186
Screening, 162
selecting specific students, classes, or groups, 120
STAR Math Enterprise Reports, 113
State Performance - Class, 165
State Performance - Student, 167
State Standards - Class, 169
State Standards - District, 172
State Standards - Student, 175
Student Progress Monitoring, 178
Summary, 180
P
Parent Report, 160
how parents print, 161
Parents
locked out, 32
passwords, 32
user names, 32
Password
changing, 14
monitor, 43, 47, 51, 199, 202
student, 31
student, search in Renaissance Place, 27
Passwords
changing (parents), 32
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Pausing a test, 33
computer, 47
iPad®, 48
PDF viewer (such as Adobe Reader), 113
Percentile Rank Range, 188
Permission to install software, 18
Personnel, user names and passwords, 32
Positions, multiple, 17
PR (Percentile Rank), 66, 188
Practice questions, 39, 44
Preferences
Administrator, 198
Audio, 199, 210, 211
Classroom, 199
Enterprise Tests, 198, 199
Estimated IRL, 198
Estimated MIL, 199
Extended Question Time Limit, 198, 199
SGP Windows, 198
Student, 199
Student Test Registration, 198, 199
Test Type, 37, 199
Testing Password, 198, 199
viewing, 198
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Screening, 56
Screening dates, 86
adding, 87
default (original 3), 86
editing, 87
removing, 88
restrictions, 88
viewing, 86, 87
Screening Report, 162
cannot create, 88
Search for student user name, 26, 27
Select Specific Classes, 120
Select Specific Groups, 120
Select Specific Students, 120
Server name or IP address (URL), 19
Setting default benchmarks, 84
Setting growth expectations, 192
Setting preferences, 198
Audio, 210
Enterprise Tests, 200, 203
Estimated MIL, 207
Extended Question Time Limit, 208
Student Test Registration, 205
Test Type, 212
Testing Password, 201
Setting up intervention goals for progress monitoring, 89
Setup checklist for installing software, 15
Setup, new school year
overview, 21
STAR Math tasks, 22
Technology/Computer Coordinator tasks, 22
SGP (Student Growth Percentile), 188
setting growth expectations, 192
viewing growth expectations, 191
Sharing iPad® settings, 25
SIS (Student Information System), 23
Software installation, 113
Software manuals, 11
Getting Results Guides, 12
Renaissance Place Software Manual, 11
Resources, 12
Technical Manual, 11
Software requirements, 18, 21, 22
checking for a PDF Viewer (such as Adobe Reader), 113
SS (Scaled Score), 66, 78, 188
Staff
locked out, 32
user names and passwords, 32
STAR 360, 4, 38
Test Activity, 182
Test Record, 35, 184
which to use, 115
Requirements
browser, 18, 22
hardware, 18, 22
iPad®, 35
operating system, 18, 22
software, 18, 22
Software Requirements page, 21
Resources, 12
Resuming an unfinished test
computer, 50
iPad®, 51
Rights to install software, 18
Roles, 17
RPID (Renaissance Place ID), 19
S
Sample/demo test, 31
Scaled Score. See SS
School administrators
passwords, 32
user names, 32
School benchmark structures
editing (STAR Math Enterprise), 68
editing (STAR Math), 59
School benchmarks (STAR Math Enterprise). See
Benchmarks, school (STAR Math Enterprise)
School benchmarks (STAR Math). See Benchmarks, school
(STAR Math)
School staff
passwords, 32
user names, 32
School year, changing, 16
School year, new
setup overview, 21
STAR Math tasks, 22
Technology/Computer Coordinator tasks, 22
School year, working in different, 16
Scores
definitions, 187
GE (Grade Equivalent), 187
NCE (Normal Curve Equivalent), 187
Percentile Rank Range, 188
PR (Percentile Rank), 66, 188
SGP (Student Growth Percentile), 188
SS (Scaled Score), 66, 78, 188
Trend Score, 189
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T
STAR Apps on iPad®, 7, 22
connecting to Renaissance Place, 24
downloading, 24
Frequently Asked Questions, 35
STAR Math Enterprise
Home page, 5, 113
reports, 113
State benchmarks. See Benchmarks, state
State learning progressions, 112
Learning Standards Preference, 112
State Performance Report - Class, 165
State Performance Report - Student, 167
State Standards Report - Class, 169
State Standards Report - District, 172
State Standards Report - Student, 175
Stay Up/Move Up goal, 94
Stopping a test, 33
computer, 47
iPad®, 48
Student capacity limit, 29
Student Details (Record Book), 106
Student Growth Percentile. See SGP
Student information system (SIS), 23
Student locked out, 28
Student preferences
Audio, 199
Estimated MIL, 199
Extended Question Time Limit, 199
Test Type, 199
Student Progress Monitoring Report, 178
Student Test Registration preference, 199
registering students for testing, 206
setting, 205
Student user name
Find User Name, 26
search in Renaissance Place, 27
Students
add to a class, 31
delete from a class, 31
Summary Report, 180
Summer school, 23
Support. See Help
Supporting software, 18
Adobe Reader, 7
check after logging in, 18
STAR Apps on iPad®, 7
Switching positions (roles), 17
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computer, 38
iPad®, 42
Teachers
locked out, 32
passwords, 32
user names, 32
Technology/Computer Coordinator
new school year tasks, 22
Test Activity Report, 182
Test Record Report, 35, 184
Test Type preference, 37, 199
setting, 212
Testing Password preference, 199
setting, 201
Testing procedure
computer, 38
description, 1
iPad®, 42
practice questions, 39, 44
Time limits, 33, 208
Tips for Getting Started, 11
Training
Getting Results Guides, 12
on-demand sessions, 12
online, 12
webinars, 12
Trend Score, 189
calculation restrictions, 110, 189
defined, 189
Troubleshooting, 28
connection to server lost, 28
Internet Explorer 7+ “hangs”, 29
Software Requirements page, 21
student capacity limit reached, 29
student locked out, 28
web browser settings, 30
See also Help
U
Unlocking accounts
student, 28
Updates (Did You Know? information), 10
Urgent Intervention, 57
URL of your server, 19
User groups, 213
User name, student
Find User Name, 26
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Index
W
User names
student, 31
teacher, staff, administrator, parent, 32
Using audio controls during a STAR Math test, 211
Web seminars, 12
Webinars, 12
Working in a different school year, 16
V
Y
Viewing data from previous years, 35
Viewing district benchmarks, 63, 64
Viewing growth expectations, 191
Viewing preferences, 198
Viewing school benchmarks
STAR Math, 58
STAR Math Enterprise, 64
Viewing screening dates, 86, 87
Viewing state benchmarks, 64
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changing the school year, 16
new school year, 21
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