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Longitudinal Report

Who can do this with default capabilities?

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

The Longitudinal Report uses Star Reading assessment data to compare growth for the same group of students across multiple years (the "growth" version of the report), or a specific grade level (different students) across multiple years (the "cross-sectional" version of the report).

Method 1—From the Star Reading Enterprise Home Page

  1. Click Star Reading on the Home page, then click Enterprise Home.
  2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. Click either Growth or Cross Sectional below "Longitudinal" in the Enterprise Reports section of the page.



    • Click Growth for a report that measures growth for a single grade of students across multiple years.
    • Click Cross Sectional for a report that measures growth for multiple grades during a single year.

Method 2—From the Star Reading Reports page

  1. Click Star Reading on the Home page, then click Reports.
  2. Select your school from the School drop-down list, if necessary.
  3. Click Longitudinal on the Select Report page.
  4. On the Longitudinal Report page, click either Growth or Cross Sectional .



    • Click Growth for a report that measures growth for a single grade of students across multiple years.
    • Click Cross Sectional for a report that measures growth for multiple grades during a single year.

Method 3—From the Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention page

  1. Click Star Reading on the Home page, then click Screening, Progress Monitoring & Intervention.
  2. If necessary, use the School drop-down list to choose your school.

  3. Click Longitudinal under "Reports" in the gray sidebar on the left side of the screen .
  4. On the Longitudinal Report page, click either Growth or Cross Sectional .



    • Click Growth for a report that measures growth for a single grade of students across multiple years.
    • Click Cross Sectional for a report that measures growth for multiple grades during a single year.

Select the options you want to customize for this report on the Report Options page. The available options will differ based on which version of the report you are creating.

School: If a district level administrator or district staff member chooses All Schools, and the district has a mix of Star Reading Enterprise and non-Enterprise schools, only the schools that use Star Reading Enterprise will be included in the report.

Grade: Choose either a single grade, All Grades, or click Select Specific Grades to the right of the drop-down list to select multiple grades.

Method: Growth has already been selected for Method. If you would rather print the Cross Sectional version of the Longitudinal Report, choose Cross Sectional.

The Growth version of the report tracks the same group of students as they progress from one grade to the next. It is possible that some students joined this group after they began taking Star Reading assessments (for example, by transferring in from another school), or it may be possible that some students missed an assessment. Check the Only include students who tested in all timeframes box to exclude these students from the data.

Timeframe: Choose the number of school years (Last 2 Years-Last 5 Years) and which time of year to use for comparison—either Aug 1 - Sep 30 (Fall) or Apr 1 - May 31 (Spring).

Click Update to see how your choices affect the data shown in the table. After changing any of the options, click Update for the refreshed data to appear. (While the data is updating, you can click Cancel to stop the update.)

If you only wanted to see the data (without having to print the report), click Done . Otherwise, click Print to print the report.

The browser setting to print background colors needs to be turned on to print the color bars in this report. For additional printing tips, see our Knowledge Base article at http://support.renaissance.com/techkb/techkb/9201163e.asp.

School: If a district level administrator or district staff member chooses All Schools, and the district has a mix of Star Reading Enterprise and non-Enterprise schools, only the schools that use Star Reading Enterprise will be included in the report.

Grade: Choose either a single grade, All Grades, or click Select Specific Grades to the right of the drop-down list to select multiple grades.

Method: Cross Sectional has already been selected for Method. If you would rather print the Growth version of the Longitudinal Report, choose Growth.

Timeframe: Choose the number of school years (Last 2 Years-Last 5 Years) and which time of year to use for comparison—either Aug 1 - Sep 30 (Fall) or Apr 1 - May 31 (Spring).

Click Update to see how your choices affect the data shown in the table. After changing any of the options, click Update for the refreshed data to appear. (While the data is updating, you can click Cancel to stop the update.)

If you only wanted to see the data (without having to print the report), click Done . Otherwise, click Print to print the report.

The browser setting to print background colors needs to be turned on to print the color bars in this report. For additional printing tips, see our Knowledge Base article at http://support.renaissance.com/techkb/techkb/9201163e.asp.