Renaissance review
December 08, 2021

Renaissance review

Candace Buikema | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Star 360
  • Star Reading
  • Star Math
  • Star Early Literacy
  • Freckle

Overall Satisfaction with Renaissance Star Assessments

We use Star assessments for benchmarks 3 times a year. We also use the star programs for progress monitoring students. We use the data to guide instruction and group students. It works well with the Freckle program.
  • Grouping students.
  • Clear reports.
  • Easy use.
  • Does not take up entire screen on Chromebooks.
  • The testing well well- no suggestions.
  • Ability to group students.
  • Progress monitoring is easy.
  • Ease of benchmarks.
  • Usable data.
  • Not applicable.
  • We are in education- hopefully scores will increase.
  • Hopefully gaps will decrease. We are testing soon and will have hard data soon.
Last year we used Let's Go Learn. I do prefer this program. The tests are easy to administer and the data is clear and easy to use. We used Renaissance in the past with AR reading and Math. I do miss those programs. It is not a direction the district was going in.

Do you think Renaissance Star Assessments delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Renaissance Star Assessments's feature set?


Did Renaissance Star Assessments live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Renaissance Star Assessments go as expected?


Would you buy Renaissance Star Assessments again?


My district is currently using them for our benchmark testing. As far as scenarios, as an elementary school- not a business- the question does not really apply. All scenarios are made to work as it is a benchmark test.

Using Renaissance Star Assessments

30 - Teachers 2nd and 3rd grade in my district.
1 - We have a technology person and our title one teaches and administrators.
  • Benchmarks.
  • Progress monitoring.
  • Grouping.
  • We use it as intended.
  • Perhaps adding on other features.
This is a district decision. I am a teacher, not an administrator.

Evaluating Renaissance Star Assessments and Competitors

Yes - Let's Go Learn
  • Product Usability
It was not my decision.
I was not a deciding person.

Renaissance Star Assessments Implementation

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.
  • Training of teachers.
  • When you have people train the presenters need to have a larger sample group. More similar to a real class.

Renaissance Star Assessments Support

Everything has gone well.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
I believe so. Not my decision though.
I have used help with Freckle. I have had no need to use assistance when testing.

Using Renaissance Star Assessments

I have had no issues with the software during testing or use.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Administering the test.
  • Students logging on using clever.
  • It working with Freckle.
  • The on screen is too small.