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If you are a Renaissance administrator, your to-do list:

  1. Add the new school year
  2. Update your roster (see below for roster options and information)
  3. Review screening windows and make adjustments if necessary
  4. Review adjust settings preferences, for example:

If you are a Renaissance teacher/librarian, your to-do list:

  1. Review classes once set up
  2. Make sure you can locate your student usernames and passwords
  3. Review product implementation resources below

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Rostering options

The Renaissance Growth Platform offers several options for rostering. Each offers various advantages depending on your school and district needs.

  1. Import Roster Data
    There are three types of imports to choose from when importing roster data into the Renaissance Growth Platform. Follow these instructions on how to import a file. Please review the file requirements below for the different options:

Please note that staff emails are now required to be included in the single file imports.

  1. Automated rostering with Custom Data Integration
    Renaissance offers a paid rostering solution called Custom Data Integration. If you have purchased this, a Data Specialist will reach out to you shortly with information on next steps.
  2. Manual Rostering
    You can manually add new students or personnel after your initial rostering is complete. This is a great option as minor enrollment changes happen throughout the school year. You can edit or add student users, school-level staff users or district-level users.
  3. Shared Rostering
    Once you have rostered onto the Renaissance Growth Platform, you can take advantage of Shared Rostering. This new feature allows you to share your roster data regularly and automatically with other Renaissance products including Freckle, myON and Schoolzilla.

If you are interested in learning more about Shared Rostering, please contact [email protected] to set up a time to discuss.

Renaissance Growth Platform Rostering Document

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Back-to-School resources:

Get started with resources to set up your new school year in your software, and get your students off to their best start in school and/or continuous learning outside of the school buildings.

Implementation Help File Resources:

Clearing Locks Help Files:

Setting IP Addresses and Product Access:

How you set your IP restrictions will vary depending on if you are back in the physical school buildings, remote learning, or a combination of in-school and remote.

Check and update IP Addresses and Product Access settings

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Star Assessments

Screen students at the start of the year to determine baselines, identify student needs, and inform instructional decisions.

New Renaissance Growth Platform Features for 2021-2022:

Read about the latest product features and updates on the Star Assessment blogs.

Some of the key updates include:

  • Streamline and simplify reporting with better support for students learning to read with the Unified Scale rolling out across Star adaptive assessments. Learn more.
    • The Unified Scale will power a seamless transition from Star Early Literacy to Star Reading
    • One scale across all Star CATs
    • Improved measurement precision
  • Help emergent bilingual students develop transferrable skills that focus on languages’ commonalities instead of differences. Learn more.
  • Prioritize the most critical skills with Focus Skills identified for Star Assessments in Spanish. New resources now available. Learn more.

Some of the key Star Assessments updates include:

  • Star CBM Lectura
  • Star + Nearpod Connection
  • Star Phonics

Accelerated Reader

Start the school year as strong readers!

Implementation Resources and Help Files:

New Accelerated Reader Features for 2021-2022:

Read about the latest product features and updates on the Accelerated Reader blog.

Some of the key updates include:

  • Support an even more motivating experience for younger readers with AR Friends, a new goal setting option ready for back to school. Learn more.
  • New record book and progress screens improve student and educator insights. Learn more.

Some of the key Accelerated Reader updates include:

  • Star CBM Lectura
  • Star + Nearpod Connection
  • Star Phonics

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