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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 year.

To generate a Growth Expectation Extract:

  1. Click one of the Star programs on the Home page, then click Growth Expectation Extract .

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Extract again.
    • 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.
  5. Click Done when you are finished.

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 Dismiss.