Track Student Work

On the Track Student Work page, you can see the status of your assignments and assessments (complete, in progress, etc.) and what action you need to take (such as scoring or review).

You can get to this page from several locations, including:

  • Track Results (available on the Home page if you have Renaissance Flow)
  • the Reading Dashboard (on the Home page under Dashboards and Reporting)
  • the Math Dashboard (on the Home page under Dashboards and Reporting)
  • the Star Custom Dashboard (in Star Custom)
  • Track Student Work links from other views
  • the Assignments or Review and Score Assignments links in Accelerated Reader 360 Instructional Reading

Selecting the Assignments, Students, Time Period, and Star Scale

To start, choose what you want to see:

  1. First, choose the assignments that you want to see.
  2. In the window that opens, you can choose which assignments you want to include in the view. Note that you can choose assignments of more than one type, from more than one application. As you make selections, the assignments will be added to the top of the window (see "Star Reading English Enterprise" in the first example below).

    • Assignments from assessment apps: This includes English and Spanish assessments from Star Early Literacy, Star Math, and Star Reading as well as Star Custom assessments. Select the application and the type of tests to include as shown below.
    • Note: Summative test data that you have imported through Star Custom does not appear on the Track Student Work page.

    • Instruction: Check the types of instructional resources that you want to include in reporting.
    • Practice: Check the practice assignments that you want to include. You can select:
      • Accelerated Math Instructional Practice work: 3PQ, which means students complete up to 3 practices and a quiz per assigned subskill. This does not include AM 2.0 or AM Live work.
      • Accelerated Reader Independent Reading quizzes: Literacy Skills, Other Reading (textbook quizzes), Reading Practice, and/or Vocabulary Practice. Note that Independent Reading data is not included in domain scores.
      • AR 360 Instructional Practice assignments: These may include Article Quizzes (quizzes that students took on their own, without assignments), Read Aloud Assignments (for K-2), Read and Quiz assignments, Skills Practice Assignments (without quizzes), Skills Practice (Migrated) Assignments (from before the 2016-2017 school year), and Skills Practice and Quiz Assignments.

    Review the selected assignments at the top of the page. If you want to remove any, select the x as shown below.

    When you've finished selecting assignments that you want to see mastery results for, select Apply.

  3. Next, choose the students for whom you want to view data.
  4. In the columns that open, find and choose the students whose data you want to see.

    District-level personnel will typically be asked to choose the school, teacher, class or group, and then the students. School administrators and non-teaching staff are typically asked to choose a teacher, class or group, and students. Teachers are typically asked to choose the class or group and students.

    In the last column, first choose whether to see data for all students in the class or to select the students. If you choose to select students, check the box for each student that you want to include in the data.

    When you have finished, select Apply.

    The groups that are available are custom groups that you have added for Dashboards, Planner, Star Custom, Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, and AR 360 (depending on the subject that is selected).

    To add custom groups to the class (or to change groups that you have set up), select Manage Groups in the top right corner of the page.

    In the Classes and Groups column, you will see the class listed, and then each group for a class. For example, if Class A has custom groups set up named Blue Group and Green Group, you would see Class A listed alone, then Class A - Blue Group and Class A - Green Group.

  5. Next, choose the timeframe to view data for: the school year, the last 30 days, the last 7 days, the current marking period, today, or custom dates.
  6. Marking periods are set up in Renaissance Place when administrators or non-teaching staff choose School Years on the Home page and then choose Add/Edit Marking Periods. The Review Student Results view only recognizes marking periods that have the type set to "Marking Period" (not other types such as quarters or semesters). If there is more than one, the software uses the first marking period in the list that fits the criteria.

    In the Track Student Work view, when you choose Marking Period as the time period to view data for, the software uses the current marking period that has the type set to Marking Period.

    You can't select Marking Period in the Review Student Results view if no school marking periods are set up in Renaissance Place.

    If you choose to see data for a custom date range, you can either type the start and end dates or select them from the calendars that open as you click in each field. You can select Clear dates (in the top right corner) to remove dates that you have entered or selected. When you're done choosing the dates, select Continue (or Cancel if you decide not to use custom dates).

  7. Choose the scale that you want used for scores shown on the page. Star scores and imported summative test scores on this page will be shown in the scale that you select.
    • Lexile® Scale refers to the Lexile® Measure scale.
    • PARCC is the scale used for assessments from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
    • Smarter Balanced is the scale used for scores on Smarter Balanced assessments.
    • Star Enterprise is the standard Scaled Score range of 0-1400.
    • Star Unified is a single scale of 0-1400 that unites Star Early Literacy, Star Math, and Star Reading on the same scale. The Star Unified scale also has the desirable measurement properties of a Rasch score scale.

Viewing Lesson Plan Data

Lesson Plans can include a variety of student work and assignments, depending on the software that you have available. Click one of the links below for more information.

Previous Lesson Plans that were created in Planner may be named "Lesson Plan" or named after a module in an aligned pacing guide that you are using in Planner. Newer Lesson Plans are given a unique name by the person who created them; each time that you create assignments, you can choose whether to add them to the existing plan or to create a new plan. If you have more than one plan with the same name, use the Start Date to identify the plan that you want to work with.

You can also see plans that were created for multiple classes or groups or for an entire grade; however, you will only see the work done by the students you selected at the top of the page.

For each plan, you will see who it is assigned to (the class or a group) and the number of activities that have each of the following statuses:

  • Upcoming: The activity (assignment, assessment, or resource) is in the plan, but it has not yet been put in the Assignments List on the student's Home page. When you created the plan, you chose the dates for each activity; these are the activities whose scheduled dates are in the future.
  • Ready: The activity now appears in the students' Assignment list, but students haven't started working on it yet.
  • Started: Students have started the activities, but they haven't yet finished them.
  • Needs Scoring: Students have finished and submitted the activities, but they haven't yet been scored by the teacher. Some activities, like Accelerated Math Instructional Practice assignments, are scored automatically by the software. Others require teacher scoring.
  • Scored: Students have finished the activities and they have been scored. If you click the number in this column, you can select Results to see scores for the assignments.

If you click the arrow next to one of these Lesson Plans, you can see the students that the plan was created for, and you can click the number in the Scored column and the Results link to view scores for a student.

If you select a student's name, you can see the student's status for all work, including work in this Lesson Plan. If the activity is Complete or Submitted, in some cases you can select the status for more options (such as reviewing results or scoring an activity).

If you select a Lesson Plan instead, you will see the activities (assignments, assessments, and resources) that are part of the plan. When you view the assignments, you can select the arrow to list the students, just as you could at the Lesson Plan level. If you click the number in the Scored column for an assignment or student, you can choose whether to view Performance Across Skills, Performance Across Item Types, Item Responses (if available), or Mastery. (If you click the student's name, you can see the student's status for the assignments and scores for complete assignments.)

If you click the assignment name, you can then see the date of each student's last action and each student's score (if the assignment is complete and scorable) or status (if the assignment does not require a score). You may see additional columns for assignments from Accelerated Reader Instructional Reading and Accelerated Math Instructional Practice.

If you click the student's name, you can see all of the student's work. For assignments in this plan, you can see the date of the student's work on the assignment, the status, and the score if the work is complete.

If you click a score while viewing the student or assignment information, you may be able to review and/or rescore assignments or request that an assignment be resubmitted (depending on the type of assignment). You can also choose whether to view Performance Across Skills, Performance Across Item Types, Item Responses (if available), or Mastery.

For Accelerated Reader Independent Reading Quizzes (Reading Practice, Literacy Skills, Vocabulary Practice, and textbook quizzes), you will see a plan named "AR 360 Independent Practice." The table will show the plan and the start date, which is the beginning of the school year for these quizzes. Since these quizzes are not assigned to students and students choose to take them, the Upcoming and Ready columns will have no numbers. The Started column will show you if any students have unfinished quizzes that they need to complete. The Needs Scoring column will also be empty since quizzes are scored automatically. The final column (Scored), shows how many AR Independent Reading Quizzes have been taken.

If you click the arrow next to the AR 360 Independent Practice, you can see the students in the selected class. To see the Review Student Results view for a student or the class, select the number in the Scored column and choose Results.

If you select a student's name, you will see all of the student's work. For Accelerated Reader quizzes, you can see the quizzes the student has taken during the school year, the date of each (Last Action), the status (Complete or In Progress) and the scores for completed quizzes. (If you select the Complete status, you have the option to rescore a Reading Practice or Other Reading Quiz or to transfer a student's quiz record to another student if the quiz was taken with the wrong user name and password.) In the example below, Ava has completed two Reading Practice Quizzes, two Vocabulary Practices, and two Vocabulary Review quizzes. She has also taken a Literacy Skills Quiz and an Other Reading Quiz on a textbook selection. The quizzes have been scored automatically.

If you select "AR 360 Independent Practice" instead of expanding it as described above, you will see a list of the quizzes that students in the selected class have taken. You can select the arrow next to a quiz to list the students who have taken it. (If you click the student's name, you can see the student's status for the quizzes and scores for complete quizzes.)

If you click the quiz name, you can then see the date of each student's quiz (last action) and each student's quiz score. (You can select a score and choose to rescore Reading Practice or Other Reading Quizzes or to transfer a quiz record to another student if necessary.)

If you click the student's name, in the list of the student's work, you can see the date the student started (or finished) quizzes, the status, and the score if the quiz is complete.

For previously created AR 360 assignments, plans are named "AR 360 Instructional Practice Plan." Assignments that you created by browsing on the Find Content page are in separate plans from those that you created by finding assignments by skill. The start date can help you identify a plan. (Some plans are only shown if you choose the school year as the time period.)

Newer assignments are in plans that are named by the person who created the assignments. Whenever you create new assignments, you decide whether to add them to the previous plan or to create and name a new plan. However, note that when you assign Featured articles, and when students read articles on their own and take quizzes, those assignments are added to the "AR 360 Instructional Practice Plan."

You can also see assignment plans that were created for multiple classes or groups or for an entire grade; however, you will only see the work done by the students you selected at the top of the page.

For each plan, you will see who it is assigned to (the class or a group) and the number of activities that have each of the following statuses:

  • Upcoming: The assignment has not yet been put in the Assignments List on the student's Home page. This may happen when you use the Find Articles by Skill and Plan Instruction method to create assignments. When you created the assignments, you chose the dates for each article assignment; these are the activities whose scheduled dates are in the future.
  • Ready: The assignment now appears in the students' Assignment list, but students haven't started working on it yet.
  • Started: Students have started the activities, but they haven't yet finished them.
  • Needs Scoring: Students have finished and submitted the activities, but they haven't yet been scored by the teacher. Quizzes for assignments are scored automatically by the software, but teachers must score the skills practice portion of the assignment.
  • Scored: Students have finished the activities and they have been scored. If you click the number in this column, you can select Results to see the scores for the assignments.

If you click the arrow next to the AR 360 plan, you can see the students that the plan was created for. You can click the number in the Scored column, then Results to see scores for a student.

If you select a student's name, you can see the student's status for all of the student's work, including work in this plan. In the example below, Marcos has finished and submitted his skills practice work for Girl Up Helps Girls Around the World; this work is ready to be scored but has not been scored. You can select Submitted and choose to score the skills practice activity. Marcos has also taken a quiz on that article; you can select Complete to choose to review or rescore the assignment or request that it be resubmitted, or you can see performance across skills or item types or mastery for the skill. Marcos has not started to work on The Swallows Dazzle on the Connecticut River; the skills practice assignment is Ready, and the quiz is Pending because it is taken after the skills practice assignment is done.

If you select the AR360 plan instead of expanding it, you will see the assignments that are part of the plan. When you view the assignments, you can select the arrow to list the students, just as you could at the plan level. If you click the number in the Scored column for an assignment or student, you can choose whether to view Performance Across Skills, Performance Across Item Types, Item Responses (for skills practice only - not quizzes), or Mastery. (Note that a mastery score is not available for assignments that focus on a skill that is not in the learning progression. The district administrator sets the Learning Standards that are used.)

If you click the student's name, you can see the student's status for the assignments and scores for complete assignments.

If you click the assignment name, you can then see the date of each student's last action and each student's score (if the assignment is complete). For skills practice, if the status is Submitted, you can select it and select Score Activity to score the work.

If you click a Skills Practice score, the first option in the menu is Review/Rescore/Resubmit, which lets you see the student responses and scores again, rescore them if necessary (or change the total score), or ask the student to work on the assignment more and resubmit it.

If you click the student's name, you can see the date of the student's work on the assignment, the status, and the score if the work is complete. You can review results for Complete activity or select Submitted to score skills practice work that the student has submitted.

For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice assignments, you will see Assignment Plans like the one shown below. Previously created plans are named "AM Instructional Practice Plan"; for newer plans, the person who created the plan can enter a name and decide when to create a new plan and when to add assignments to an existing plan. The start date will help you identify each plan.

You can also see plans that were created for multiple classes or groups or for an entire grade; however, you will only see the work done by the students you selected at the top of the page.

For each plan, you will see who it is assigned to (the class or a group) and the number of activities that have each of the following statuses:

  • Upcoming: The assigned subskills are in the plan, but they have not yet been put in the Assignments List on the student's Home page. When you created the plan, you chose the dates for each assigned subskill; these are the assignments whose scheduled dates are in the future.
  • Ready: The assigned subskill now appears in the students' Assignment list, but students haven't started working on it yet.
  • Started: Students have started working on an activity for the assigned subskill, but they haven't finished the activity.
  • Needs Scoring: For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, you should not see any values in this column because practices and quizzes are scored automatically by the software.
  • Scored: Students have passed a practice and quiz for assigned subskills. If you click the number in this column, you can select Results to see scores for the assignments.

If you click the arrow next to one of these Lesson Plans, you can see the students that the plan was created for, and you can click the number in the Scored column, then Results to view scores for a student.

If you select a student's name, you can see all of the student's work, including work in this plan. For Complete work, you can select the status to review the work or to see the student's performance across skills and item types, Item Responses, and Mastery. If the status of an assigned subskill is Intervene as shown in the second example below, you can also choose to Reassign the subskill after working with the student.

If you select a Lesson Plan instead, you will see the assigned subskills that are part of the plan. When you view the assignments, you can select the arrow to list the students, just as you could at the Lesson Plan level. If you click the number in the Scored column for an assignment or student, you can choose whether to view Performance Across Skills, Performance Across Item Types, Item Responses, or Mastery. (If you click the student's name, you can see the student's status for the assignments and scores for complete assignments.)

If you click the assignment name, you can then see the date of each student's last action and each student's score for practices and quizzes. If you click the score, you can choose whether to Review the assignment (view the student's results and responses), or you can choose to view the Performance across skills or item types, Item Responses, or Mastery. (You will also see the Reassign option mentioned above for scores that are low and shown in red.)

For Star Custom assessments, you will see lesson plans like the one shown below. Plans created previously are named "Star Custom Assessment Plan"; for newer plans, the person who created the plan can enter a name and decide when to create a new plan and when to add assignments to an existing plan. The start date will help you identify each plan.

You can also see plans that were created for multiple classes or groups or for an entire grade; however, you will only see the work done by the students you selected at the top of the page.

For each plan, you will see who it is assigned to (the class or a group) and the number of activities that have each of the following statuses:

  • Upcoming: The assigned assessments are in the plan, but they have not yet been put in the Assignments List on the student's Home page. When you created the plan, you chose the dates for each assessment; these are the assessments whose scheduled dates are in the future.
  • Ready: The assessments now appear in the students' Assignment list, but students haven't started working on them yet.
  • Started: Students have started working on assessments, but they haven't yet finished them.
  • Needs Scoring: Students have finished and submitted the assessments, but they haven't yet been scored.
  • Scored: Students have finished the assessments, which have been scored. If you click the number in this column, you can select Results to see scores for the assignments.

If you click the arrow next to one of these Lesson Plans, you can see the students that the plan was created for, and you can click the number in the Scored column, then Results to view scores for a student.

If you select a student's name, you can see the student's status for all work, including work in this plan. For Complete work, you can select the status to review/rescore assessments, view performance across skills or item types, view item responses, or view mastery.

If you select a Lesson Plan instead, you will see the assessments that are part of the plan. When you view the assessments, you can select the arrow to list the students, just as you could at the Lesson Plan level. If you click the number in the Scored column for an assessment or student, you can choose whether to view Performance Across Skills, Performance Across Item Types, Item Responses, or Mastery. (If you click the student's name, you can see the student's status for the assessments and scores for complete assignments.)

If you click the assessment name, you can then see the date of each student's last action and each student's score. If you click the score, you can choose whether to review or rescore the assessment or to view performance across skills or item types, item responses, or mastery information.

If you click the student's name, you can see the date of the student's work on the assessment, the status, and the score if the work is complete.

Star test information is shown in a plan titled Star Ad-Hoc Lesson. You will see a separate plan for each type of Star test, and Spanish tests will be in separate plans from English tests.

The table will show the plan and who it was assigned to (always the whole class for these plans). Since Star tests are not assigned and are taken as needed, the Upcoming and Ready columns will have no values for Star tests. The Started column will show you the number of unfinished Star tests. Since Star tests are scored automatically, the Needs Scoring column will also be empty, but the Scored column will show you how many tests have been taken by the selected class.

If you click the arrow next to one of these plans, you can see the students in the selected class. If you want to see test scores, click the number of scored tests for either the plan or a student; then, select Results.

If you select a student's name, you can see a list of all of the student's work, including the status of the tests the student has taken. In the example below, Camila has completed two Star Reading Spanish Enterprise Assessments.

If you select a plan instead of expanding it, you will see the tests that students completed. You can select the arrow to list the students and to see their most recent scores and the number of Scored tests for each student. If you click the number in the Scored column for the test or a student, you can choose Mastery to go to the Monitor Student Mastery view to see domain scores. (If you click the student's name, you can see all of the student's test scores, and you can click the status to see a mastery link.)

If you click the test name, you can see each student's score on the test (if the student has finished it) and the date of each student's last test. If you select a student's score, you can select Mastery to see mastery scores.

If you click the student's name, you can see all of the student's work. In the list, you can see the date of the student's last work, the status of the current activity, and the score if the student finished the test and it was scored. You can click the status to see the Mastery link.

Each time you click on a plan, assignment, or student's name, you will see a link just above the table on the new view that will take you back to the previous one.

You can click the heading of any column in the views described below to sort the tables by that column.

Viewing Performance Across Skills and Item Types

When you select some scores or assignment status links, you will have the option to view performance across skills or item types.

When you view performance across skills, each of the skills or subskills that are related to the assignments are listed with an overall score for the selected student, group, or class.

If you click the arrow next to a skill or subskill name, you can see a list of students and their overall score for work on the skill or subskill.

When you view performance across item types, you see each item type that the student or group has completed and the overall score for that item type. (For Accelerated Math Instructional Practice, Multiple Choice is the only item type.) If you click the arrow next to an item type, you can see a list of students and each student's overall score.

Planning Instruction or Viewing Skills and Resources

To find resources to use for instruction for the selected students, select Plan Instruction or View Skills & Resources in the top-right corner of the page. (This button is not available if you have selected a group that was created in Star.)

 

If the button is Plan Instruction, you will go to Planner, where you can choose skills and resources and generate a Lesson Plan.

If the button is View Skills & Resources, you will go to Planner Trial, where you can choose skills and resources and preview them as needed.

For more information, click the help link (?) on the Planner or Planner Trial page that opens.

Generating a PDF of the Page to Print or Save

Click the PDF icon at the top of the page to generate a PDF file. You can then print or save the file.

Going Back to the Navigator

Select the navigator icon at the top of the page to go back to the Navigator and choose a different view (such as Monitor Student Mastery or Review Student Results).