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Annual Progress Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

District Level Administrators, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

The Star Math Annual Progress 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.

Renaissance Learning recommends administering Star assessments two to five times a year for purposes including screening, placement, diagnostic assessment, benchmark assessment, and outcomes measurement. Star assessments have been reviewed (by The National Center on Response to Intervention) for more frequent progress monitoring purposes (where students are tested monthly or weekly during the school year). New students, or students for whom you occasionally need additional information, may be tested at any time.

The audience for this report is primarily teachers who are using Star Math for periodic progress monitoring.

  1. Click Star Math on the Home page, then click Reports to begin printing the report.
  2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. Click 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:

    Use the drop-down list to choose all the students in a specific class, or click Students, Classes, or Groups to choose specific students, classes, or groups.

    "Groups" refers to groups of students that have been created specifically for reporting purposes.

    • When selecting specific students, you will see a checklist of all students enrolled in Star Math classes. Check each student you want on the report, or check the Student box at the top of the column to select all of them.
    • When selecting specific classes, you will see a checklist of all Star Math classes. Check each class you want on the report, or check the Class box at the top of the column to select all of them.
    • When selecting specific groups, you will see a checklist of all student groups in Star Math classes. Check each group you want on the report, or check the Group box at the top of the column to select all of them.
    Once the desired students, classes, or groups have been selected and saved, you will return to the Report Options page.

    Reporting Parameter Group

    For the Annual Progress Report, the reporting period is always an entire school year.

    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 (for example, you can compare all test results from the first quarter against the second quarter, or all test results from one month against another month, etc.).
    • 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.

    Choose whether to compare students' progress in Star Math against the National Norm Reference.

    Use this option to choose whether to show each student's GE score on the report.

    Choose this option to have students' ID numbers included on this report.

    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.
    • 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.

    Choose how to sort information on the report: by students' last names or by their student IDs.

    Note: 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.

    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. Click View Report when you are 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.