About Reporting Parameter Groups
When you customize the Usage Report, you can select or create a reporting parameter group for the report. The reporting parameter groups that you create in Renaissance Home Connect are also available to you in other Renaissance programs, but they are not available to other users.
Reporting parameter groups are customized student groups that allow you to focus on students who meet specific criteria. A reporting parameter group can include students with a specific school enrollment date, ethnicity, gender, language, characteristic, and/or grade.
For more about the information you can choose for the group, click one of these links:
To limit the report to students who were enrolled in the school before a specific date, click in the Enroll Date blank and type that date.
When you add a student to the software or edit the student's information in Renaissance software, you can set the student's ethnicity. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can select specific ethnicities or Not Specified.
Like ethnicity, a student's gender is specified when you add or edit the student's information in Renaissance software. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can include female students, male students, and/or students whose gender is not specified.
Like ethnicity and gender, a student's primary language can be specified when you add the student or edit the student's information in Renaissance software. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can include students with specific primary languages or students whose primary language is not specified.
If you want to use characteristics to create a reporting parameter group, you must first assign the appropriate characteristics to your students by editing each student's characteristics in Renaissance software. When you create a reporting parameter group, you can choose to include students with any of the selected characteristics or to include only students who have all of the selected characteristics. Click Any or All in the left-hand column.
Like ethnicity, gender, and language, each student's grade can be specified when you add or edit the student's information in Renaissance software. You can include specific grades in a reporting parameter group.
Reporting parameter groups do not need to be limited to one category. You can select options among all of the categories to create a very specific reporting group. For example, you could set up a group that includes students who are Hispanic, female, with a primary language of Spanish, who are Gifted and Talented and in grades 1, 2, or 3.
District and school administrators can take away the Filter Report by Characteristics and Filter Reports by Ethnicity capabilities, which allow you to select ethnicities and characteristics for a reporting parameter group.