Installing the Necessary Software to Administer Star Math Tests

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

Current Requirements

For the most up-to-date software, hardware, operating system, and browser requirements for Renaissance Place, visit

Computer Rights versus Capabilities in Renaissance Place

The rights/permissions/access you have on a specific computer are separate from the capabilities you have within Renaissance Place.

  • Administrative rights on an individual computer are part of your school's computer security policy. For more information, see your school's technology/computer coordinator.
  • Capabilities give you the right to perform specific tasks in the Renaissance Place software.

Supporting Software

Many Renaissance Place programs require supporting software programs, such as a PDF reader to print reports. The supporting software must be installed on each individual computer used to work with Renaissance Place programs.

The rights you are given for a specific computer determine

  • whether you can install supporting software programs on that computer
  • if the installed supporting software program is available to all users of that computer, or just you

If some of the software that you need to use Renaissance Place is not installed, or is outdated, you or your students may see messages about the missing software.

Checking for Supporting Software

To check that a specific computer has the necessary software to run Renaissance Place programs (before you log in) click Check Software Requirements on the Renaissance Place Welcome page.

The Software Requirements page will open.

After logging in on a computer, follow these steps to reach the Software Requirements page:

  1. On the Home page, click Product Administration.
  2. On the Product Administration page, below Setup and Maintenance, click Download Supporting Software.
  3. The Software Requirements page will open.

Software Requirements Page

The Software Requirements page lists all of the necessary software and (in some cases) provides audio samples, animations, and links for testing programs that are currently installed.

Note: If any programs need to be installed or updated, make sure you are logged into the computer with the rights or permissions required to install software for all users. If you do not know whether you have those rights at the computer, or if you do not have those rights, contact your school's technology/computer coordinator.