Alternative Core Progress Skills View (Suggested Skills Page)

Using the Record Book, you can search for a particular student or instructional group and then view the suggested core progress skills for that student or group.

It is possible to view information about the skills (such as terminology, prerequisite skills, and so on) without going through the Record Book. When you do this, you will see the Suggested Skills page, where all the skills and additional information about them is listed, but none of them will be highlighted as a suggested skill for a specific student or group. The amount and type of information presented varies from one skill to another.

Note: The skills displayed in the alternative view are not based on the Learning Standards Preference.

There are several ways to get to the Suggested Skills page:

  • On the Home page, select Star Reading, then select Resources. On the Resources page, select Enter Core Progress for Reading.
  • On the Home page, select Star Reading, then select Enterprise Home. On the Enterprise Home page, select Enter Core Progress (under "Core Progress" in the Important Features section).
  • Select Enter Core Progress Learning Progression when creating an Instructional Planning - Class Report (either on the report preview or the report itself).
  • Select Enter Core Progress Learning Progression when creating an Instructional Planning - Student Report.

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.

Note: If you reach this page through the Record Book, the suggested skills you see for a student will be the same as the ones you would see going through the Reading Dashboard; in both cases, the setting for the Learning Standards Preference determines which skills are shown. However, if you reached this page from the alternative suggested skills view, the suggested skills and resources presented are based on the learning progression for your district (which was selected when your site was set up—either Core Progress or Core Progress built for Common Core State Standards). This may cause the skills shown here to be different from the ones shown in the Reading Dashboard.

To print the list of suggested skills, select the printer icon . The icon also appears on instructional resources, allowing you to print them as well.

When you are finished, select Done .