Creating a Historical Extract
Who can do this with default capabilities?
District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators
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 for 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.
- Choose from the following options:
Use the drop-down list to choose which school's data to
include in the extract.
School level administrators can only create an extract
for their own school.
District level administrators and district staff can choose
All Schools to
create an extract for all schools in the district, or
they can click Multiple
Schools to choose multiple schools from a checklist
(check the schools you want to include, then click Save Selection).
Use this drop-down list to choose which year's data you
want to include in the extract.
Click Multiple Years
to include data from more than one school year (check the
years you want to include, then click Save
Check the box next to each product you want a historical
extract for. Each product will have its own extract made;
for example, if you check Star
Early Literacy and Star Reading,
you will get two data files.
Choosing a product will include data from both the Enterprise and non-Enterprise versions of the product (Star Reading and Star Math) if the selected school(s) use both.
Choose a benchmark to compare students' test scores against:
the school benchmark, the district benchmark, or the state
benchmark (if available).
Enter the date that you want to predict the projected Scaled
Score for 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
- After you make your selections, click Generate
- 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 click
Refresh to force the list
of extracts to update.
- "Completed" means the extract is ready. There
will be a link to the right of "Completed" that has
the date the extract was created and the options chosen (followed
by the file size of the extract). Click the link to save or open
- "No Data Found" means that there was no historical
data that matched the options you have chosen. Choose different
options and click Generate Extract
- "Failed" means that there was a technical problem
during the creation of the historical extract. Make sure you have
the same options chosen and click Generate
Extract again. If you experience multiple failures, please
contact Renaissance Learning.
- Click Done when you are
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 clicking Dismiss.