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 would like to set up your own school year, you can find a step-by-step guide below. Alternatively, if you would like us to set up the year on your behalf, please find the link below.

Please note that if we set up your school year you will still need to import your student and class information for the year – instructions on doing so can be found in the step-by-step guide below.

Get the most out of your Star Assessments and Accelerated Reader programme with the new 2019/2020 editable Implementation Guide. This guide supports both new and existing staff for the year ahead. Click on the link below.

Step-by-step guide

Implementation Guide – Star Assessments & Accelerated Reader


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

When you change your school year in Renaissance Place the courses are copied over from the previous year. If these courses are deleted you will lose them in all previous years as well. This means you will lose any pupil records from the last school year such as records of quizzes and Star test results.

If you would like to amend courses for your new school year, we recommend you add new courses.

How to import student data into RP

Data import Excel template

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.