Assessment – Renaissance-U Course

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Welcome to Star Assessments

  • Tutorial: What are Star Assessments?
  • Tutorial: Using this online course suite

Essentials of how Star works

  • Tutorial: How does Star measure student achievement?
  • Activity: How does Star measure student achievement?
  • Tutorial: Star’s scale is the foundation of the assessment
  • Tutorial: Star connects to progressions, assessments, and standards
  • Activity: View a sample Star Math test
  • Activity: View a sample Star Reading test
  • Activity: View a sample Star Early literacy test
  • Tutorial: Overview of Star scores
  • Tutorial: Scaled Score (SS)
  • Tutorial: Percentile Rank (PR)
  • Tutorial: Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
  • Tutorial: Grade Equivalent (GE)
  • Activity: Commonly used scores
  • Activity: More practice with commonly used scores
  • Tutorial: Which students take the Star test?
  • Tutorial: Star Math algebra and geometry tests

Planning for assessment

  • Tutorial: Why plan for Star?
  • Tutorial: Understand how Star fits into an RTI or MTSS framework
  • Tutorial: Identify purposes for an assessment
  • Tutorial: Establish data teams
  • Activity: Scheduling screening with Star
  • Activity: Considerations for scheduling screening with Star (PDF)
  • Tutorial: Develop a schedule
  • Tutorial: Set up screening windows
  • Tutorial: Define benchmarks and proficiency levels
  • Activity: How will you maintain test security?
  • Activity: Establishing a good testing environment
  • Activity: Top 10 questions that students ask about Star
  • Activity: Setting informed expectations
  • Activity: Exploring expectations of two schools

Administering the test

  • Tutorial: Why do test procedures matter?
  • Activity: Getting to know the Star pretest instructions
  • Share & Discuss: How do you encourage student effort on tests?
  • Tutorial: The roles of a test monitor (PDF)
  • Activity: Monitoring the testing event
  • Activity: Getting familiar with testing issues
  • Tutorial: How to administer the test with fidelity
  • Tutorial: Star administration checklist (PDF)
  • Share & Discuss: What do your students do after testing?
  • Activity: Adapting the testing experience
  • Tutorial: Extending item time limits
  • Tutorial: Adjusting the starting level of the test
  • Share & Discuss: How have you adapted your testing experience?
  • Activity: Document and reflect after administering the test (PDF)
  • Activity: Viewing results after testing
  • Tutorial: Viewing results through the Record Book
  • Activity: Taking immediate next steps

Having Conversations about Data

  • Tutorial: Foster a data culture
  • Video: Data in action
  • Activity: Assessing your part in fostering a data culture (PDF)
  • Share & Discuss: How do you make assessment results relevant to students?

Universal screening

  • Tutorial: Why gather screening data?
  • Tutorial: Understanding the Screening Report
  • Activity: Understanding the Screening Report
  • Tutorial: Interpreting and acting on fall screening data
  • Activity: Interpret fall screening data for your class (PDF)
  • Tutorial: Setting up interventions and goals
  • Tutorial: Interpreting and acting on winter screening data
  • Activity: Interpret winter screening data for your class (PDF)
  • Tutorial: Interpreting and acting on spring screening data
  • Activity: Interpret spring screening data for your class (PDF)

First Data Conversation

  • Activity: Data conversation summary (PDF)

Using the Learning Progression to Inform Instruction

  • Tutorial: How are Learning Progressions used in Star?
  • Video: How do learning progressions help support coherence in instruction?
  • Video: What is a learning progression?
  • Video: How is Core Progress structured?
  • Tutorial: Using Core Progress with Star
  • Share & Discuss: How do you use Core Progress?
  • Activity: From score to skills to resources
  • Activity: Planning instruction for student groups

Progress Monitoring

  • Tutorial: Why monitor the progress of students in intervention?
  • Tutorial: Understanding the Student Progress Monitoring Report
  • Activity: Understanding the Student Progress Monitoring Report

The Second Data Conversation

  • Activity: Data conversation summary (PDF)

Measuring growth and interpreting change

  • Tutorial: Why look at growth?
  • Tutorial: Understanding the Growth Report
  • Activity: Understanding the Growth Report
  • Tutorial: Understanding the Growth Proficiency Chart
  • Activity: Understanding the Growth Proficiency Chart
  • Tutorial: Interpreting and acting on growth data
  • Share & Discuss: How do you share assessment results with students?

Estimating Mastery of Standards

  • Tutorial: How does Star estimate mastery of standards?
  • Tutorial: Estimating mastery of standards for a student or class
  • Activity: Interpret standards data for your student or class (PDF)
  • Tutorial: Estimating the mastery of standards for a district

Estimating Proficiency on State Tests

  • Tutorial: How does Star estimate proficiency on state tests?
  • Tutorial: Using the Screening Report with state benchmarks
  • Tutorial: Gauging whether students are on track to reach proficiency
  • Activity: Interpret proficiency data for your class or student (PDF)

The Third Data Conversation

  • Activity: Data conversation summary (PDF)

Still have questions about Star Assessments?

  • Activity: Frequently asked questions (PDF)
  • Activity: Working with a Renaissance coach? (PDF)

Star Custom course suite

Welcome to Star Custom

  • Video: Understanding an assessment continuum
  • Tutorial: What is Star Custom?
  • Activity: Log in to Renaissance Place
  • Activity: Progress Pulse – Overview

Formative Assessment

  • Tutorial: What is formative assessment?
  • Video: Impact of formative assessment
  • Activity: using the formative assessment process (PDF)

Working with Star Custom tests

  • Tutorial: How is Star Custom organized?
  • Activity: Practice working with Star Custom tests
  • Activity: Guide to planning Star Custom tests (PDF)
  • Tutorial: Considerations for choosing test items
  • Activity: Selecting skills
  • Activity: Finding and selecting an assessment
  • Activity: Scheduling assessments
  • Activity: Creating assessments – assessment details
  • Activity: Creating assessments – finding and selecting items
  • Activity: Creating assessments – Reviewing assessments

Using feedback to inform instruction

  • Tutorials: Why use Star Custom reports?
  • Activity: Hand scoring
  • Activity: Importing student assignment data
  • Activity: Star Custom Dashboard
  • Activity: Monitoring student mastery
  • Activity: Reviewing student results
  • Activity: Tracking student work
  • Activity: Viewing assessment data
  • Activity: Key questions about Star Custom data

Adding items

  • Tutorial: Why add items to Star Custom?
  • Activity: Planning to add items to Star Custom (PDF)
  • Tutorial: Understanding what makes a well-designed item
  • Activity: Creating assessment items

Still have questions about Star Custom?

  • Activity: Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • Activity: Working with a Renaissance Coach (PDF)

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