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Article 7901571

Tips on using your Renaissance software during summer school


Product: Renaissance Accelerated Math, Renaissance Accelerated Reader, Renaissance English in a Flash, Fluent Reader Renaissance Place, Renaissance MathFacts in a Flash, Renaissance, Renaissance Star Early Literacy, Renaissance Star Math, Renaissance Star Reading

Platform: Macintosh, Windows

Last Updated: 5/2/2019


This article only applies if your hosted URL begins with https://hosted. If your hosted URL begins with 'https://global-zone', reference KB article #13002496 for information on summer school setup.

Issue:

Tips on using your Renaissance software during summer school.

Note to Renaissance Data Integrator (RDI) users: If you have arranged for this service, our Data Integration Specialists have set up RDI on your Renaissance database server to automatically link your student information system (SIS) data to the Renaissance database. Contact a Specialist to discuss how to set up your Renaissance database for summer school. Do not follow the steps in this article since most of them are not necessary.

Resolution:

Most districts consider summer sessions to be part of the previous school year. If this is the case for you, wait until after all summer sessions are over before moving ahead to the 2018-2019 school year. This is especially important if you will be testing students in the Star programs over the summer, since norm-referenced scores are based on both the students grade, and the specific month and day in which he or she takes a test. When you move ahead to the new school year, all students grades will go up by one. See KB article #1857027 for more information on grade placement, or refer to your Star Technical Manuals for an in-depth explanation of the importance of grade placement.

 

Adjusting your school year and marking period dates

If students will be using Renaissance software during the summer, simply create a new marking period to keep the records separate for reporting purposes. For example, perhaps your 2017-2018 school year ends on 5/25/2018, and students attend summer school from 6/4/18 to 7/27/18. You could extend your current school year to end on 7/27/18 and create a new Summer Session marking period with the dates 6/4/18 to 7/27/18. In Accelerated Reader, students will have a choice of viewing all quizzes taken, quizzes taken since the beginning of the previous school year, or just those taken during the Summer Session. In all programs, teachers will have the option to generate reports for just the Summer Session marking period. Note: If you need to edit the school year start date in order to correct the end date, but your start date is not an editable field, contact Renaissance Technical Support for assistance.

TIP: If you use the Date and Time Restriction preference in Accelerated Reader, youll want to check the preference at each school to make sure the dates include your summer session.

 

Setting up new classes

The existing classes can be used for summer school but you may find it more convenient to add new classes, since the student enrollments and teacher assignments will probably change.

When you are ready to move ahead to the new school year, refer to KB article #10150563.


Keywords: 7901571, ZKBSetUp, RenaissancePlacePlatform

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