Renaissance Growth Platform (RGP) + Task Cards

Renaissance 

The NEW Renaissance Growth Platform is now available through Clever sign-on at www.houstonisd.org/screener.

Students will continue to access Renaissance assessments through digital resources on the Hub.

 training.rl Video: Why Renaissance Growth Platform (RGP)?

Renaissance BOY Administration Guides and Resources

Administration Window: September 14 - October 14

(Extended from October 9 date)

 Early Literacy (Grades K - 1)

Reading (Grade 2 - ENG2)

Math (Grade 1 - ALG1)

BOY Administration Resource Links  Description and reference

 Virtual BOY Professional Development

Past PD Resources    Upcoming Renaissance PD Calendar 

Video: Renaissance For Leaders Recorded PD (PPT) (Doc) (60 min)

Video: Renaissance for Teachers Recorded PD (PPT) (Doc)

 Teacher Virtual BOY Playlist (one-pager)

 One-page document to guide teachers through assessment process

 FAC Campus Orientation PPT 

 PowerPoint for FACs to use for campus orientation and participants guide.

 Verify Teacher Roster

Teachers can use this report to quickly verify their student roster.

 Missing Tests, Product or Classes

 Missing students or classes missing product may be related to automated assignment. Use this task card to investigate and resolve.

 Parent Email – English

 Parent Email – Spanish 

 Teacher email template to send to parents and students

 Modeling Renaissance BOY Proctoring

 Video modeling virtual proctoring PPT and scripts for BOY

    Demonstration Video: iPad - HUB to Early Literacy Test

    Demonstration Video: iPad - Teams to Early Literacy Test

 PowerPoint Teacher Script

 PPT Spanish

 PowerPoint  with script for teachers to use with students to administer BOY

 Test Activity Report

 Use this Test Activity Report report to monitor test status and track test completion of your students.

 Virtual Assessment Planning Guide

 Guidance for how to plan an assessment process on your campus

 Virtual Teacher Planning Guide

 Guidance for teachers on how to plan their Renaissance BOY assessment

Renaissance BOY Reports Protocol

 Understand the results and instructional implications with this guide 

For Principals - iDelegate Ren360 Access Request Form

Principals can use this form to give access for up to six campus staff to administrate Renaissance.

 Create ServiceDesk Ticket

 Use this link to start an email to the service desk. One of our team will answer in the order received, include school, teacher, and example student information in your ticket to help us resolve it more quickly.

  • Renaissance Growth Platform (RGP) is the HISD Universal Screener platform used by HISD to identify students’ reading and math proficiency levels. 
  • Explore RGP in a virtual open lab! HISD Virtual Open Lab Flyer 
  • Campuses can make an MS Teams Booking via HISD @ Home or contact HISD ServiceDesk to create an RL360 ticket for login & hardware issues. ServiceDesk@houstonisd.org  713-892-7378 (SERV) 
  • Student Assessment will support campuses with the assessment administration, online readiness, data disaggregation, and action planning. 
  • New resources and DDI supports will be available for screener data use at HoustonISD.org/DataRichYear 

training.rl How do I get started with RGP?

Pathway

 

 Renaissance Focus Skills

Focus Skills provide a standards-based roadmap for closing learning gaps as students move toward greater concept mastery. 

 Renaissance 101 

PowerPoint overview of updated Renaissance Growth Platform 

 RGP Crosswalk Documents

Crosswalk documents provide RGP upgrade description and common FAQs

 RGP Sandbox

RGP Sandbox URL and Log-in Instructions

 Task Cards (see below)

Use concise task cards to assist with common reporting and administration tasks. Find links in the table further below.

Live Support Options

Use HISD @ HOME Bookings to schedule a one-on-one or group video conference with one of our formative specialists using Microsoft Teams. Click the link below to make a  booking for OnTrack or Renaissance.

Link: Make an MS Teams Booking

 

support.rl How do I get support? Task Cards

Student Assessment has created documentation designed to assist campuses in completing specific tasks using Task Cards. Additionally, guidance documents have been created for reporting and planning purposes. See the links below for the resource that suits your need.

SUPPORT RESOURCES

TASK CARDS 

Planning

 Description

  Basic Navigation and Settings

 Basic navigation, preferences, manuals and support options  NEW!

  Assigning/Unassigning Assessments

 Assign product/assessments to courses  NEW!

  Creating Single Tester Class

 Create specialty *Single tester classes for teachers

     Video: Add *Single Tester Class

  Instructional Planning 

 Plan instruction for your class or individual students in Renaissance. NEW!   

  Goal Setting

 Teachers can set goals for the entire class or groups of students on the same screen for all Renaissance assessments, in both English and Spanish. 

  Math Focus Skills

  Literacy Focus Skills

In these documents, Renaissance presents the Focus Skills™ of each grade. They are the foundational skills that are essential to advancing learning and supporting the development of future skills.

  Renaissance Administration Manual

This manual provides general information about the Star assessments and specific guidelines for administering Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, and Star Math.

Test Administration

 Description

  Student Login Process

Student login task for teachers

  Student Login Cards

Create login cards to assist students with login information

  Add/Remove Team Teachers

Add and remove team teachers to view reports  NEW!

  Assigning Accommodations

  Accommodations FAQ

How to provide available accommodations in Renaissance  NEW!

  Remove Test Score (Deactivate)

School administrators can use the Deactivate feature from Star Record Book report to remove assessment scores.

Reporting

 Description

  Review Previous Student Scores

Use this report from OnTrack to review the students previous scores in Renaissance.

  Completion Reports

How to view student testing completion status in Renaissance  NEW!

  Printing Parent Letters 

Printing Parent Letters to share screener results with parents  NEW!

  Renaissance Data in OnTrack

 How to view, tier, and sort data in OnTrack.

support.rl How do I request admin access for staff? (Principals ONLY)

For Principals - iDelegate Ren360 Access Request Form

Renaissance Training Calendar

Asynchronous Professional Development Series

Click here to find additional professional development dates and resources.

support.rl How do I support my students from Home?

The FA@Home website has ready-to-use resources for supporting virtual assessment.

Formative Assesment Coordinators (FACs)

Parents