MathFacts in a
Flash Renaissance Place Updates
in a Flash Renaissance Place 3.1
in a Flash Renaissance Place 3.0
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MathFacts in a Flash
Renaissance Place 2.0
MathFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place 3.1 has been enhanced in
the following ways:
1) Renaissance Place 4.1 is compatible with SQL
Server 2005 Express Edition. During a new install, SQL Express will be
installed if neither SQL Server 2000 nor SQL Server 2005 are present. If you
are already using the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) and would
like to upgrade to Express Edition, contact Renaissance Learning Technical
2) School Interoperability Framework (SIF) 2.0
1) Import/Export functionality has been
enhanced to allow you to select your matching criteria prior to the import,
ensuring only appropriate students are automatically merged. Clicking the
“Merge Candidates” button will show students that were not an exact match but
have some matching information.
2) Enhancements to student merge for students
with data for Accelerated Reader, English in a Flash, and MathFacts in a Flash.
3) Students and their records can be
permanently deleted from the Renaissance Place database. This is helpful to
remove students who have graduated or are no longer enrolled in your district.
In previous versions of Renaissance Place, students with records could only be
inactivated and their data remained in the database.
selecting the option to “Permanently remove students and their records” from
the Edit Multiple Students page, be sure future access to their data is not
required, as this feature will remove the students’ personal information as
well as any application data from the database.
1) The Alternate forms levels are
off by default for classes created after installing or upgrading to version 3.1.
These levels are still available in the software but students will not see them
as they are working. Teachers can easily add any of these 10 levels by clicking
the “Add/Remove” link under Manage Levels in the Assignment Book.
2) Numerous enhancements and
formatting changes were made to the practice worksheets and flash cards.
1) The font size of all student
pages has increased to be more like the Accelerated Reader student pages.
2) When a student aborts a test, a
TOPS report will now print. The report will show a symbol next to the level
number, and the footer will indicate the test or practice was not completed.
A NEO 2
SmartApplet is now available to allow students to use their NEO 2s
in MathFacts in a Flash. See KB article #7684191 for more information.
MathFacts in a Flash Renaissance Place
3.0 has been enhanced in the following ways:
1) Support for Microsoft .NET Framework version
2.0. During the upgrade to Renaissance Place 4.0, release 0803, the web site
used by Renaissance Place will be updated to use .NET 2.0.
2) Improved Active Directory Authentication
1) The Check Software Requirements page has
been redesigned to verify each of the required components is installed and
2) The Download Client Application Installers
link under Product Administration was renamed to Download Supporting Software,
and the link now opens the Check Software Requirements page in a new browser
3) Changes have been made to the header and
layout of all Renaissance Place web pages. Note that all header navigation
links are now on the second row and that the page titles, such as Assignment Book,
are on the page rather than left-justified in the header.
4) Consolidation was reviewed and has been
updated to provide optimal performance.
5) New school years can now be set by a
district administrator for all schools, not requiring each school administrator
to log in and set it separately.
6) The Assign Products link has been added to
the View Courses page to assign products to multiple classes simultaneously.
7) Two new security options allow you to remove
the Parent link from the Welcome page, and hide the “Find User Name” link on
the student login page.
8) Additional alerts have been added to the
Home page depending on the state of your software:
Agreement - An alert will appear for administrators immediately after an
upgrade or new install to view and agree to the software license. (The Download
Software Updates link has been removed from the Product Administration section
of Renaissance Place.)
- An alert will appear for administrators anytime we have a cumulative patch or
high-priority fix available (only if connected to the Internet).
Requests - An alert will appear for the administrator anytime one or more
parents have requested access to Renaissance Place; these alerts are updated
- An alert will appear for all school- and district-level users once an active
subscription is within 90, 60, 30, 15 and 0 days from a subscription end date.
(The subscription alert was also available in Renaissance Place 3.2 with
Cumulative Patch 2.)
9) Search results will now show up to 50 items
per page so there are fewer pages to click through.
1) New! Renaissance Home Connect allows
students to take MathFacts in a Flash practices and tests from home, if their
school has an Accelerated Math Enterprise license and a MathFacts in a Flash
Service subscription license. (Work done at home does not count toward mastery
2) In order to give students more practice and
help them master math facts more quickly, practices have been updated to
include a minimum of 20 questions.
3) The TOPS report preference was changed to
prevent students from receiving TOPS reports after a practice or test, and
again at the end of the practice or test session.
4) This release adds better tracking of when
students are working in MathFacts in a Flash, to prevent students from seeing
the alert stating, “This student is already logged in” when the student has
finished worked, exited the program normally, and is trying to take another
practice or test. This should also prevent students from seeing “Level
undefined” when trying to work.
5) A change was made in the software so if the
workstation briefly loses connection to the Internet at the time a student is
finishing a practice or test, the results should still be saved. If this occurs
the student will see "Loading Results, Please Wait..." until the
reconnection is made. (If a connection cannot be made within two minutes, the
results will not be saved.)
6) The MathFacts DetectPlugin page was updated.
When students log in and click on “Start Working”, the software will check the
TOPS preference for the class. If TOPS printing is enabled for either practices
or tests, the Print Plug-In will be required. If TOPS printing is disabled for
both practices and tests, the Print Plug-In is not required.
There are now 62
levels available for students to work on.
1) In order to give students further practice
on basic math facts, alternate format levels have been introduced. These levels
appear directly before review levels for addition, subtraction, multiplication,
and division. (In an alternate format, the number in an equation that a student
needs to fill in will vary.)
2) Based on customer feedback, multiplication
and division levels were grouped to be more similar to the addition and subtractions
levels and only include two numbers.
3) Multiplication and division by 11 and 12
were split off into their own levels so teachers who do not require
multiplication and division by 11 and 12 can remove these levels.
4) Three new levels were added for percentages.
1) All of the MathFacts in a Flash reports were
reviewed and updated to a format that is consistent across all Renaissance
Place application reports.
2) A new Student Record Report has been added
to give teachers a report that shows student progress on their current level as
well as all levels the student has mastered.
3) The Class Progress Report was updated to
include a “School Days Since Last Session” calculation.
in a Flash Renaissance Place 2.1 has been enhanced in the following ways:
Support for SQL
Server 2005, except Express and Workgroup Edition.
1) Support for Macintosh OS X workstations
running on an Intel-based processor.
2) Support for Active Directory authentication
of Renaissance Place users.
3) Enhancements to the Client Application
Installers page, including better detection of required components. The AccelScan client is now listed under the
Scoring Software section, along with the Renaissance Responder software.
1) To make report customization faster,
clicking on a report now takes you directly to the Customize page.
2) Numerous enhancements to software
in a Flash Renaissance Place 2.0 has been enhanced in the following ways:
can use Renaissance Place with Mozilla’s Firefox browser (Macintosh and Windows
platforms only), in addition to Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Safari
new and improved Parent Place page has reports for several products
what you need easier with the simplified home page task menu
performance improvements make school-wide and district-wide reports* run much
you can import your Tier 3 scores into Renaissance Place and utilize the
Customizable Status, Ranking, and Progress reports*
courses to multiple schools simultaneously
multiple students to edit and change enrollment simultaneously
Place allows you to export data in a text file format to be used in other
Renaissance Update to download Renaissance Place software updates
Data Translator now allows you to match your Renaissance foundation imports
with your SIS records by Student ID, assuring more accurate and complete
11) SIF Agent
has been updated to comply with the SIF 1.5r1 specifications and now includes
two new StaffAssignment and Authentication objects
MathFacts data will not be available on any RP Consolidated reports in
** MathFacts student data will not import through Renaissance Data
Translator in this release, only student names and classes. If you want to transfer your MathFacts
desktop data to Renaissance Place at this time, you must export out of the desktop
application and import through Renaissance Place (Student Names must match
and Charts from the Assignment Book: Print Practice area rather than reports
The parent report
can be printed in Spanish, as well as English.
Practice: Specify if students are required to practice after failing the first
test on a level
2) Monitor Password: This will require a
monitor password if a student tries to abort a test
3) Problem Format: Set the practice
and test problem format to horizontal, vertical or a combination of both
4) Student Answer Input: Select how the
students choose or enter their answers for practices or tests (Mouse, Arrow
Keys, Open Ended or User Defined Keys)
5) Time Goals: Enable and define five decreasing time goals
for tests - Offer students the
choice to master at increasingly faster speeds, after mastering a level at two
minutes. There are five speed levels,
called Time Goals, at 15-second intervals beginning at two minutes. Teacher can change default time goals and
override time goal settings.
6) Time-Out: Set the maximum time allowed per session or
problem before the software aborts the session or advances to the next problem
TOPS Report – Select when a TOPS report prints and
if it should include a line for parent signature
1) About the Software: MathFacts in a
Flash software instruction and content
2) Charts and Worksheet: Resources for
teachers and students to practice math facts
3) Research: Key research about MathFacts in a Flash
MathFacts in a Flash in the Classroom: Strategies and techniques for teachers
One answer choice was removed per problem
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