Importing student data and setting up the new school year

This page gives step-by-step instructions on how to import student data into Renaissance Place. This typically takes place in advance of the new school year, and can be done at any time before the term begins.

Setting up the New School Year

Your Renaissance Place site (which hosts Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Maths and Star Assessments) must be prepared for the new school year with term dates.

If you need to set up your school year, you can find a step-by-step guide below.

Get the most out of your Star Assessments and Accelerated Reader programme with the new 2020/21 editable Implementation Guide. This guide supports both new and existing staff for the year ahead. Click on the link below.

For myON by Renaissance customers, a simple update of your data and student enroll is needed, back to school instructions below.

If you have our Renaissance Data Integration process, you should only have to assign products to your new classes by going from your homepage to; Courses and Classes > Click Assign Products next to the Course. If you cannot see 20-21 data or, you require to edit any data that is restricted, please email datasupport@renlearn.co.uk and a member of our Data team will be able to investigate this for you.


On-demand webinar: How to set up your Renaissance Place for the new school year

Avoid that last-minute rush to set up your Renaissance Place site in September! This webinar will help you get started as soon as possible so you’ll hit the ground running come the new year. We’ll also cover important end of year tasks, like saving crucial reports.

This event is suitable for both primary and secondary customers.


Amending courses and classes

After creating your new school year, your courses and classes will need to be set up. You have the option to copy over your courses and classes including student enrolments by working in the new school year, selecting courses and classes from the home page and then click ‘copy/edit classes and marking periods from the 2019-2020 school year’.  Alternatively, you can import a CSV file containing the new course and class information.

Pupil Data Import Guide 2020

Copy of Import template 2020


Transitioning from primary to secondary school

If your primary school feeds into a secondary school that uses Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Maths, or Star Assessments, you can export the data for your primary school leavers and send it to them to upload to their own RP site, giving them a picture of each child before they begin at secondary school. Find out how to do this in the document below.


Reports to save before your school year ends:

Not all Star Assessments report data is accessible on your Renaissance Place website from year to year. There are three reports that we strongly recommend you generate and save as a hard copy or PDF before the end of the current school year:

Student Progress Monitoring Report – This report contains intervention progress information – helpful for teachers who will be working with the same intervention students next year, or for sharing with those teachers who will be providing intervention to your current students next year.

Screening Report – This report cannot be generated for a preStar Screening Reportvious school year. Therefore, we encourage teachers to save a copy at the end of the current school year for all screening periods, so you can continue to benefit from and compare data.

Annual Progress Report – This report provides a graphic display of a student’s progress across a school year in comparison to either a National Norm Reference or a year-end target.

Set up new school year

Please complete the form below with your 2018/19 dates and a member of our Customer Services team will prepare your RP site on your behalf.