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 Renaissance Accelerated Reader, Renaissance Accelerated Maths and Renaissance 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

Step-by-step guide


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


Reports to save before your school year ends

We encourage you to retain this year’s important student information for reference when the new school year starts. Not all Star Assessment report data are accessible on your Renaissance Place website from year to year. Some reports are designed to be used only during the current school year.

There are two reports that we strongly recommend you generate and save prior to changing from the current school year:

The Student Progress Monitoring Report – This report contains intervention progress information that’s 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. We recommend saving a hard copy or PDF of these reports before the start of the next school year.

The Screening Report – This report cannot be generated for a previous school year. Therefore, we encourage teachers to save a hard copy or PDF of these reports at the end of the current school year for all screening periods, so you can benefit from and compare the data at the beginning of the new school year.