Creating a Growth Expectation Extract
Who can do this with default capabilities?
District Level Administrators
A Growth Expectation Extract gives you access to growth expectation data for the
current school year for Star Early Literacy, Star Math Enterprise,
and Star Reading Enterprise. Growth target extracts are useful communication
tools, providing information that can be used for evaluating educator
effectiveness or during data retreats with staff, as well as aiding with
school year planning (both at the end of the current school year and the
start of the next one).
The data is extracted into a .zip file that combines four tab-delimited
text (.txt) files:
Once you unzip the file, you can open these extracts in a spreadsheet
program or a plain-text editor.
Although growth expectations can only be set for students using Enterprise
programs, you may see students
in the assessment and enrollment extracts that use non-Enterprise programs.
This is caused by the data filtering process; it is not an error in the
creation of the extract.
You can create a Growth Expectation Extract while working in a prior school
To generate a Growth Expectation Extract:
- Click one of the Star programs on the Home page, then click
- On the Growth Expectation Extract page, select the school you want
to create the extract for . You can choose All
Schools, a single school, or click Multiple
Schools to select several schools (check the ones you want,
then click Save Selection).
- Check the box next to each Star program you want to include
in the Growth Expectation Extract . Only the programs used in your school
district are listed.
Each product will have its
own extract made; for example, if you check Star Early Literacy and Star
Reading, you will get two sets of files.
- Click Generate Extract .
Below the table of options is a list of growth expectation
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 that has
the date the extract was created and the options chosen. Click
the link to save the extract.
- No Data Found means
that there was no data that matched the options you have chosen.
Choose different options and click Generate
- Failed means that
there was a technical problem during the creation of the 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 Growth Expectation 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 Growth Expectation 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