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Enhancement Highlights

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Recent Updates

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Seamless reading growth tracking for the transition from non-reader to reader: The Star Growth Report now provides Student Growth Percentile (SGP) scores for students transitioning from using Star Early Literacy to Star Reading Assessments – giving you the data you need to track growth for early readers.

Purposeful

New benchmarks for Star Assessments taken in Spanish: You can categorize achievement of students taking Star Assessments in Spanish to help identify level of risk and the need for additional resources, (using benchmarks based on Spanish assessment norming data). Available for Star Early Literacy (grades K-3), Star Reading and Star Math (grades 1-8).

Purposeful

New Lexile® reporting for Star Reading assessments in Spanish: Lexile measures and ranges included on many Star Reading Spanish reports gives you an alternative option to interpret student performance.

Predictive

New ACT/SAT readiness report option: New ACT/SAT readiness report option compares students’ Star scores to ACT or SAT benchmark expectations so you can address student needs and help better prepare them for success.

If you are not already aware, Renaissance provides an ACT/SAT linking tool to track students’ readiness towards ACT and SAT readiness benchmarks as early as 6th grade. https://www.renaissance.com/act-sat-benchmark-tool/

Purposeful

My Created Reports for Administrators. Analyze student performance and provide insight to guide your decision-making process with the flexibility to build customized reports.

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Recent Updates

Practice

Content to increase nonfiction reading: Nearly 2,000 nonfiction articles and quizzes have been added.

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Home Connect enhancements to strengthen the home/school connection: You can now add up to 6 parent and/or guardian email accounts in Renaissance Home Connect for real-time student progress updates.

Grow

Simplified and improved reporting for the following reports: Student Performance Record, Summary Diagnostic, Goal History, Quiz Takers, and the Points Club.

Grow

Additional options for tracking and managing student points: You can now use Points Management in the Record Book to incentivize students above and beyond their personalized goals.

Engage

More quizzes offer increased student choice: Over 2,900 reading practice quizzes in English and Spanish have been added.

Future Enhancements

Grow

More choice in setting book level goals: Lexile® levels will be added as a new option.

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Additional tools for building connection between school, home, and the community: You’ll be able to share student achievement with downloadable or digital infographics that showcase words read, books read, and more.





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Recent Updates

Impact

Enhanced interoperability: myON can now be linked with Star data to fuel personalized book recommendations. Accelerated Reader quizzes for myON titles can now also be accessed at both the end of each book or from the book information screen

Teaching and learning support

More easily integrate deliberate reading across the curriculum: A new book bundles tool allows teachers to create a customized recommendation band on the student home page

Teaching and learning support

A completely redesigned book player: Students can now enjoy a more personalized and active reading experience and are better supported as they are reading to help them deepen their knowledge and comprehension.

Access

Expanded access and choice: Over 250 new Core Collection titles added and 2 new third-party publishers have been added.

Other Enhancements

Teaching and learning support

New historic reports: can now be viewed by grade, building, and week to provide administrators with a snapshot of historical trends and implementation health

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Recent Updates

Interoperability

HMH partnership IS LIVE. Use Star to place into HMH’s Into series, and access HMH resources through the Renaissance Growth Platform.

Future Enhancements

Interoperability

Use your Clever login: In 2020, you can use your Clever login to access Renaissance Growth Platform.

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