Learning Progressions

Empirically-validated learning progressions aligned to your state-specific standards identifies the skills your students know and which skills they are ready to work on next. Built right into Renaissance Star Assessments® to help you easily create a personalized learning path for your students.

Learning
Progressions

Empirically-validated learning progressions aligned to your state-specific standards identifies the skills your students know and which skills they are ready to work on next. Built right into Renaissance Star Assessments® to help you easily create a personalized learning path for your students.

What are learning progressions?

Learning progressions define a coherent and continuous pathway along which students move incrementally through states of increasing competence. Every incremental state builds on and integrates the previous one as students accrue new levels of expertise with each successive step in the progression.

How are they helpful?

A learning progression:

  • Supports each student’s K-12 journey
  • Identifies which skills to teach
  • Answers the question, “What’s next?"

Renaissance® learning progressions also feature:

  • A teachable order of skills in context of your state’s standards
  • Focus skills at key points in the development path
  • Data-based guidelines for personalizing instruction
  • Ideas for teaching skills, including ELL support

How are learning progressions developed?

RESEARCH


Build initial set of skills based on a survey of research literature, expert consultation, and analysis of state and national standards.

DATA


Calibrated items to determine skill difficulty and to empirically validate the order of skills.

VALIDATION


Continue to consult experts and refresh data annually to ensure precision

Built for your state standards

Star Assessments assess a wide variety of skills across multiple domains in reading, math, and early literacy. Item development is skill-specific. Each item in the item bank is developed for and clearly aligned to one skill. An item meets the alignment criteria if the knowledge and skill required to correctly answer the item match the intended knowledge and skill. Renaissance follows a rigorous process to ensure the assessment measures what it is intended to measure.

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STANDARDS


Capture the full hierarchy of the standards and ancillary documentation to ensure full interpretation of the standards.

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ANALYSIS


Identify the skills inherent in the standards. Study horizontal and vertical alignment of the standard in relationship to other domains and grades.

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SKILLS


Develop skill statements to represent the intent of the standards.

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ORDER


Place the skills in a teachable order that reflects how students learn and traverses domains as teaching would naturally occur.

Learn more about Renaissance learning progressions

Watch this webinar and discover how learning progressions:

  • Map the path forward for all students
  • Balance the teachable order of skills with your state’s requirements
  • Show pre-requisite skills within and across domains
  • Help you balance grade-level instruction