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Suggested Skills

Suggested skills are skills within the core progression. To reach the Suggested Skills page:

  1. Select Star Reading or Reading Assessments on the Renaissance Home page. In the drop-down list, select Enterprise Home .

  2. On the Enterprise Home page, select Enter Core Progress .


The suggested skills from the Core Learning Progression are shown here , sorted by grade. Focus skills have a double-angle quotation mark (») in front of them.

When you select the description of a skill , you will see information about that skill, such as instructional resources, ELL support, prerequisite skills, and so on (the amount and type of information presented varies from one skill to another). If instructional resources are available, select View Instructional Resources to see teacher activities, skill probes, and other resources to help you teach the skill effectively.

The skill is presented on a skill card ; the instructional resources related to the skill and links to those resources are shown below the card .



Below the skill cards, you will see these tabs for the skill that you are viewing:

  • Skill Details: Select this to see detailed information about the skill, such as the skill area, content-area vocabulary, conceptual knowledge, linguistic competencies, ELL support information, and standards.
  • Resources: Select this to see resources that you can use to work with students on this skill. Resources might include teacher activities, skill probes/sample items, lessons, performance tasks, or videos.
Below the name of each resource, you will see the overall average ratings given to each resource (if any). (In the example above, the DOK Item is rated 4 stars based on 1 rating.) Ratings can come from any user of Renaissance Place software. If you move the cursor over the stars, you can see the overall average rating for each category: Overall Quality, Skill Alignment, and Thoroughness.



To rate a resource, select Rate this resource if you haven't rated the resource before. If you want to change your rating for a resource, select your rating (such as "4 out of 5" in the example below ).



In the window that opens, select a rating for each category; then, select Submit .



After you rate a resource, you will go back to the page, where you will see your rating to the right. Your rating will be included in the overall average (the stars) within a few minutes; you may need to refresh the page to see this.

When you are finished, select Done .