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Renaissance Star Assessments

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Attribute Ratings

  • Renaissance Star Assessments is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

Renaissance myON® Reader

74%
10 Ratings
8.3

Renaissance Star Assessments

83%
54 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Renaissance Star Assessments

84%
7 Ratings

Usability

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Renaissance Star Assessments

85%
5 Ratings

Availability

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Renaissance Star Assessments

82%
3 Ratings

Performance

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Renaissance Star Assessments

82%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

7.8

Renaissance myON® Reader

78%
4 Ratings
8.5

Renaissance Star Assessments

85%
23 Ratings

Online Training

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Renaissance Star Assessments

73%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Renaissance Star Assessments

82%
6 Ratings

Configurability

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Renaissance Star Assessments

91%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Renaissance Star Assessments

86%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Renaissance Star Assessments

82%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Renaissance Star Assessments

82%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

Renaissance myON® Reader

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Renaissance Star Assessments

82%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Renaissance Learning

I teach 5th/6th grade math and science, but I love finding fun books to explain science and math concepts using books that keep the students engaged. I can make sure to give them several options on their reading level to choose from and know I am meeting a majority of my students needs because they can listen to other book be read if they so choose. My students have learned so much from science graphic novels!
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Renaissance Learning

Star Math is good for providing baseline and growth data to help create individual pathways for students to address gaps created the past couple of years. This data can also be compared to state assessment results and other local data to get a better picture of the whole students and any concerns which may be identified.
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Pros

Renaissance Learning

  • Easy for students to navigate (even at 1st grade level).
  • Lots of non-fiction books.
  • Lots of books for a topic if students are doing a research project.
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Renaissance Learning

  • Star Assessment reports can provide valuable data as we monitor all of our students.
  • Star Assessments are simple to administer and are quick to complete.
  • Star Reports can predict how students will perform on our state assessment.
  • Star Assessment reports can be modified in many ways so we can focus on different areas with our students.
  • Star Assessments identify areas where students may need additional instruction and support and provide resources to meet those needs.
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Cons

Renaissance Learning

  • I could never figure it out.
  • Students levels from their STAR test did not translate into the books suggested on myON.
  • The platform is cumbersome and inaccessible for students and teachers.
  • I am fairly tech-savvy, but I could never navigate through and understand how myON worked. Eventually, I gave up and switched to Epic.
  • The book selection was poor. Only the non-fiction books were interesting to my students. None of the popular titles and authors were available.
  • It was a big disappointment and frustration for me and my students.
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Renaissance Learning

  • The graphs for each subject are not consistently the same. (ie. some graphs are by 5s and some are by 50s.) It's very confusing to read them.
  • The questions are not rigorous enough for state standards.
  • Different reports will show data that does not align. If 'state' is chosen, then all reports should show the same data. The Parent Report will show the child in 'green', but every sub-skill is in 'red'. That is super confusing for parents and teachers.
  • All reports should be based on the same score, but they are not. It is like comparing apples to oranges on the same child.
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Pricing Details

Renaissance myON® Reader

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Renaissance myON® Reader editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Renaissance Star Assessments

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Renaissance Star Assessments editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      I give it this rating because it is an essential program in our school. We set up reading groups throug( the Star assessment. We set goals based on the assessment. Students comfort zones are based on the zpd data in Star. We track students progress through the data found in Star.
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      Usability

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      I love the idea that it takes only a short period of time for the students to be able to take the quizzes and obtain results. I appreciative how quickly the teacher has plans on implementation in her/his hands as soon as the class has completed the quiz.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      It’s wonderful
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      Performance

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      I absolutely love this program
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      Support Rating

      Renaissance Learning

      I believe this product provides students with faster and easier access to books. This increases their time spent on task reading. myON reader is a product that is great for students and teachers.
      If there are any issues and concerns while using myON, there are many help resources available to offer assistance.
      myON Reader works so well with the rest of the Renaissance Platform. This consistency is great for everyone!
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      Renaissance Learning

      After using the product for multiple years, I am very pleased with the assessment administration and report options. I use STAR Assessment data regularly and review the different reports to guide instruction. There are many different report options to help meet the needs of the teacher and student. STAR Assessments are a valuable assessment tool for the classroom
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      Online Training

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      I just feel this way.
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      Implementation Rating

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      When presenters show us how to use the program they need to have a full class size of data. During training, there were only 5 or 6 sample students. Classes are more like 25 and that makes the training more realistic to have similar data to what we will use.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Renaissance Learning

      Easier to use and has a better availability to students reading habits.
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      Renaissance Learning

      We have used a few products like NWEA/Map, Lexia Rapid, Curriculum Associates/ i-Ready Diagnostics. Renaissance/Star360 stacks up to all of them, but doesn't exceed them. Star360 has less basic features (like school level grouping, exporting reports as a csv file, saving previous student data) but has some very good specific features compared to the others (like quick testing time, a variety of quick, good classroom level reports for teachers). They all have pluses and minuses, so it depends on the issue/feature is most important to you. NWEA/Map: the plus is complete previous data accessibility and export and compatibility in that most district in the county as well as our ISD use it., minus is the length of time it takes to test. Lexia Rapid: the plus is it gives very detailed breakdown of information in a relatively short test; the minus is it is VERY limited in scope (Reading at the k-2 level). Curriculum Associates/iReady Diagnostic: the plus is it has an integrated, ongoing online instruction piece that is tailored based on the diagnostic assessment results; the minus is that it does not give any good summary data (it gives individual scores and levels, but no class or grade average scores etc.) and it does not statistically adjust the normed scores (percentiles) for weeks of instruction or date test is taken in relation to the norm study. Renaissance/ Star360: the plus is that is it a quick assessment leaving more time for student instruction, it has a variety of good, detailed classroom level reports, and it interpolates the results to account for the exact testing date in relation to their norming study; the minus is that it does not keep records of previous students (even for the remainder of the current school year), it does not allow reports to be exported in any manipulable form (only pdf), and its lack of well functioning school wide grouping.
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      Scalability

      Renaissance Learning

      No answers on this topic

      Renaissance Learning

      Great overall program with lots of advice in implementation
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      Return on Investment

      Renaissance Learning

      • Students continued to read on their level and were motivated by all of the books being an AR book with a quiz and points to earn.
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      Renaissance Learning

      • Teachers throughout the school have a better idea about the reading strengths and challenges of individual students. They can make better instructional decisions to meet the needs of their students.
      • Students are more aware of their own reading ability and the purpose of reading instruction at the secondary level.
      • Parents have a better understanding of reading growth occurring each year.
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