Star Early Literacy - Hands-On Practice Preference

How do I get to this page?

  1. Log in to Renaissance Place.
  2. On the Home page, select Star Early Literacy (or Early Literacy Assessments under Star 360 if you are using the Star 360 Suite).

  3. Select Preferences.
  4. On the Preferences page, select Edit at the end of the Hands-On Practice row.

Who can do this with default capabilities?

  • District Level Administrators: any class or group in any school in the district
  • School Level Administrators: any class or group in their school
  • Teachers: any of their own classes or groups

This preference allows you to determine if students will need to answer a few hands-on practice questions before they begin a Star Early Literacy test. These questions only have one answer showing; they are used to determine whether a student understands how to use the mouse, keyboard, or tablet to select and enter answers.

  1. Select the shaded section of the "Setting for..." sentence to choose which classes or groups you want to set the Hands-On Practice Preference for .

  2. In the window that opens, select a school in the Schools column . (The preference can only be set for one school at a time. School level administrators and teachers who are only assigned to one school will not need to select a school.)

  3. In the Classes and Groups column , you have two options:

    • Choose All Classes and Groups to apply the same preference setting to all classes and groups that are listed.
    • Choose Select Classes and Groups if you want to set this preference only for specific classes and groups in this list. Select the classes and groups you want the preference to apply to .

    You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

  4. Select Apply to apply your choices, or Cancel to close this window without saving your changes.

  5. The classes and groups you chose will be listed on the page, and described in the "Setting for..." sentence.

    For each class or group, select how often you want students in that class or group to see the hands-on practice questions .

    • Available until first test is completed: Students will see the hands-on practice questions the first time they take a test. (To pass the hands-on practice questions, students must successfully select and enter the answer to three questions in a row.) Once a student has passed the hands-on practice questions and finished a test, that student will not be given hands-on practice questions again.
    • Always off: Students will not be given the hands-on practice questions.

    To set the same preference for all the classes or groups shown at the same time, select Set All... , select Available until first test is completed or Always off , and then select Apply to All .

  6. When you have finished making your changes, select Save Changes to save them (you will see a confirmation message once your changes have been saved). You can also select Undo Changes to undo your changes to the preference setting.

  7. Select Back at the top of the page to return to the Preferences page when you are done.