Dashboard Symbols

Dashboard Views

The controls near the top of the page let you change the view:

Arranges the schools or school groups on a quadrant grid, with the factor metric on the horizontal x-axis and the impact metric on the vertical y-axis.

Arranges the schools or school groups in single-column stacks, with each stack devoted to a single metric.

Changes the view to Observe and Orient, which shows the current performance levels of schools in the district measured against various scales and benchmarks.

Changes the view to Decide and Act/Adjust, which lets you predict future school performance in relation to different metrics and factors.

Use these four controls in combination:

+ = The quadrant version of the Observe and Orient view.

+ = The stack version of the Observe and Orient view.

+ = The quadrant version of the Decide and Act/Adjust view.

+ = The stack version of the Decide and Act/Adjust view.

Returns you to the Star District Dashboard Home page.

Navigator Thumbnails

Dashboard title.

Dashboards can have multiple views. The thumbnail image here reflects the view that was active the last time the dashboard was opened: quadrant, stack, or expanded. For example, if you opened a dashboard which was in the quadrant view, switched to the stack view, then closed the dashboard, the thumbnail for that dashboard would change from the quadrant view to the stack view.

The icon in the lower-right corner indicates what family the dashboard's primary metric belongs to: Star 360, AR 360, AM 2.0, or School Demographics. Changing a dashboard's primary metric will change the icon on the thumbnail.

The color palette for the thumbnails is red/yellow/green if the school groups on the dashboard were automatically created (this will be the case for all out-of-the-box dashboards). If you create your own groups and make a dashboard for those groups, the secondary color palette (orange/blue/violet/teal) will be used on the thumbnail.

The example above is for a dashboard measuring high school growth, with the primary metric in Star 360, using automatically created school groups, and last viewed as a quadrant.

An out-of-the-box dashboard that is new or has been updated since you last viewed it will have a banner indicating the change across the lower-left corner. Once you view the new or updated dashboard, the banner will be removed.

You can delete a dashboard by selecting the X in the upper-right corner of the thumbnail. Be very certain that you want to delete a dashboard—once deleted, a dashboard cannot be recovered.

Expanded Views

In the Decide and Act/Adjust view, you can expand a factor widget by selecting the expansion arrow.

You can also expand the reduced-size quadrant/stack on the right side of the page by selecting the expansion arrow.

If you are viewing data at the school or school group level, select a school or school group to open a pop-up window; if the school-specific data can also be viewed in the Reading Dashboard or Math Dashboard, a link will be provided here.

If the data can be used to create a report, a link to that report will be provided here.

You can also access the pop-up window by selecting a school or school group in a factor widget.

Schools and school groups without data will be included on the chart, but will be grayed out.

Select the arrows to close an expanded view.


     When working with groups, check or uncheck schools and school groups to show or hide them. A checked school or school group will appear on the quadrant or stack view; an unchecked school or school group is hidden and will not appear.

When you are editing groups and group sets, the colored tab on the right side of a school indicates that school's relation to the chosen metric.

A group is collapsed when the arrow on the right-hand side points down . Select the arrow to expand the group so you can see what schools are in it; the arrow will flip up when you do this .

When working with groups or group sets that you have created, you can adjust the Low-Moderate-High values for the metric by sliding the circled values left and right. When groups and group sets are created automatically, the metric values used to arrange them are set by Renaissance Learning—they cannot be adjusted, and there are no circles to slide: .

When creating group sets:

Select the copy icon to use an existing group set as the base of a new group set.

Select the red "X" icon to delete a group set.

A group set with the lock symbol cannot be edited or deleted.


Goals for an Impact Metric, whether recommended by Renaissance Learning or set by you, are represented by green lines on charts (or a green outer border on pie charts ):

If a goal can be set and Renaissance Learning has a suggested value for the goal, it will be indicated on the goal-setting slider . You can move the slider to the suggested value, or to a higher/lower value if you wish . An Impact Metric with no goal set or suggested will have no green lines.